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Curry, John H.; Jackson, Sean R.; Benchic, Maria L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In the fall of 2012, Mason County High School implemented a 1:1 iPad program which placed the devices into the hands of every teacher and student. Researchers examined data from student and teacher interviews, program maintenance data and instructional change examples to answer the question, "Did it work?" With digital and blended…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Block, Corrie R. – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
Space has been opened to question heteronormativity and to address the assumption that each student in k-12 schools identifies as heterosexual. Is anything happening in this space? What affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs do teachers who teach LGBTQ+ topics demonstrate? Conversely, what affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs prevent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Goodin, Amie – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students as well as related environment and school-level risk and protective factors were examined. Methods: Data was acquired from the 2015 CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Survey for Kentucky (N = 2577). Prevalence of substance use was calculated for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Correlation, Homosexuality
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Kulig, Teresa C.; Cullen, Francis T.; Wilcox, Pamela; Chouhy, Cecilia – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Self-control has provided a useful framework for understanding both offending behavior and victimization risk. As a theory of victimization, research has established that low self-control is directly related to victimization risk beyond a range of other factors. This finding raises the issue of whether other personality traits are associated with…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Victims, Violence, Adolescents
Bottoms, Gene; Merritt, Amanda; Mollette, Dan; Tadlock, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
This report presents results of teacher and student surveys on how powerful Mathematics Design Collaborative practices are shifting how teachers teach. It also summarizes student achievement data from schools using the strategies in four states. In vignettes and testimonials, teachers who completed Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Assignments, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In spite of the well-paying, in-demand jobs that many STEM degrees can lead to, just 18 percent of the 1.9 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2015-16 (the most recent data available) were in STEM subject areas.3 Given that about 5 percent of workers with a non-STEM undergraduate degree work in a STEM field, a large proportion of a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Education Work Relationship
Barnett, Elizabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Increasingly, state departments of education, school districts, and high schools are recognizing that many students graduate from high school underprepared for college-level coursework in mathematics. Many are referred to remedial education when they arrive at college. To help students become better prepared for college and avoid remedial courses…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
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Pharis, Thomas James; Allen, Larry; Mahoney, Jamie V.; Sullivan, Stephanie – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
A focus on improving teacher quality and student achievement led many states to implement teacher effectiveness systems. The Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching was adapted by Kentucky as the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES). This study examined educator viewpoints concerning the impact of TPGES on improving…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Heron-Hruby, Alison; Trent, Brandie; Haas, Samantha; Allen, Zachary Cole – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Discussion is a well-known tool for promoting reading comprehension in secondary-level English classes for students at all levels of reading skill, especially when the discussion promotes argumentation. However, researchers know little about how struggling readers use discussion, mainly because low-track English classes have tended to focus on…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Group Discussion, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Flory, Michael; Cramer, Eric – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2017
Kentucky offers college preparatory transition courses in math, reading, and English to grade 12 students. The courses are designed as one possible intervention for students who do not meet state college readiness benchmarks in one or more of those subjects on the ACT in grade 11. This study updates a previous Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Transitional Programs, Grade 12, College Readiness
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Pennington, Jessica; Rintamaa, Margaret; Osborne, Monica; Parker, Cindy; Rudd, Mary – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
In this article, we describe a model for reading engagement that emerged from interviews with high school students who participated in a yearlong supplemental intervention course. The course focused on motivation, strategies, content learning, and communication within the context of themed instruction. We sought to ascertain instructional factors,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Strategies, Interviews
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Morris, Edward W.; Perry, Brea L. – Sociology of Education, 2017
School disciplinary processes are an important mechanism of inequality in education. Most prior research in this area focuses on the significantly higher rates of punishment among African American boys, but in this article, we turn our attention to the discipline of African American girls. Using advanced multilevel models and a longitudinal data…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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