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Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
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Scholz, Michael A.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Brysch, Carmen P.; Scholz, Ruojing Wang – Journal of Geography, 2014
Geography textbooks contain chapter or review questions that may engage students in spatial thinking. This research used Jo and Bednarz's (2009) "Taxonomy of Spatial Thinking" to evaluate the percentage of spatial thinking questions in four university-level world geography course textbooks. The results from this study were then…
Descriptors: World Geography, Textbooks, Spatial Ability, Content Analysis
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2009
This longitudinal study focuses on a new generation. Members of the high school class of 2002 were born in the years 1983 and 1984. In order to situate their lives in historical context, it is helpful to think back to some of the major events in the lives of these young Illinois citizens. This analysis of the cohort of 2002 provides leaders of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Equal Education, Females
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Black, Trasha; Bird, James J. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Attracting and retaining highly qualified school leaders is becoming increasingly important in our nation. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or inhibit practicing teachers from seeking administrative positions. Using exploratory factor analysis, survey responses of 329 students enrolled in Master of School…
Descriptors: Altruism, School Administration, Educational Administration, Factor Analysis