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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
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2014 consistently outperformed graduates across Maryland and the nation on all sections of the ACT, according to the ACT, Inc. annual report that was released Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Thirty percent of the graduates in the MCPS Class of 2014 took the ACT exam. According to the ACT,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations, Student Participation
Knight, Michelle G.; Marciano, Joanne E. – Teachers College Press, 2013
This book will support teachers, counselors, and administrators in creating a culturally relevant, school-wide, college-going culture to improve educational experiences and outcomes for Black and Latina/o youth. The authors present the perspectives and experiences of 25 students, focusing on the complexities of their daily lives and illuminating…
Descriptors: College Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced PlacementĀ® (APĀ®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Johnston, Howard; Williamson, Ron – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Everyone acknowledges the importance of leadership in good schools, but sometimes a leader's influence extends into unexpected areas. Getting admitted to and succeeding in college is certainly the result of hard work on the part of individual students and their families, but for many kids, particularly those from impoverished backgrounds or from…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Admission, Paying for College, Parent Participation
Golann, Joanne Wang; Hughes, Katherine L. – James Irvine Foundation, 2008
This report from the Community College Research Center sheds light on the current policies and practices that shape "dual enrollment" efforts in California. The report, funded by The James Irvine Foundation, demonstrates the feasibility of using dual enrollment programs to enhance college and career pathways for low-income youth who are…
Descriptors: Models, College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students
Christenbury, Leila – Teachers College Press, 2007
Leila Christenbury is well known as a writer and researcher in English Education: her classic book "Making the Journey," [ED437654] now in its third edition, has been a guide to countless middle and high school language arts teachers. In her new book, this veteran teacher and teacher educator reveals what did and---more surprisingly---did not…
Descriptors: Middle Class, High Schools, English Teachers, High Stakes Tests
Dunn, Rita, Ed.; Griggs, Shirley A., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
Today, there is little deviation from the standard, business-as-usual practices in the world of education. This book challenges these stale practices and asks the important questions that can improve schools beyond the current state of mediocrity. Written for administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents--even politicians and corporate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Violence, Talent Development
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Tierney, William G.; Bailey, Thomas; Constantine, Jill; Finkelstein, Neal; Hurd, Nicole Farmer – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, School Districts, Access to Education