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Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Borup, Jered; Stimson, Rebecca J. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Local schools are increasingly providing their students who are enrolled in an online course with an on-site facilitator as a means for increasing online pass rates. However, few studies have examined how online teachers and on-site facilitators work in conjunction to support online students. Successful on-site facilitators (n = 12) and online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Borup, Jered; Chambers, Chawanna; Srimson, Rebecca – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Just as they have in face-to-face courses, parents will likely play an important role in lowering online student attrition rates, but more research is needed that identifies ways parents can engage in their students' online learning. In this research we surveyed and interviewed 12 online teachers and 12 on-site facilitators regarding their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology
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Broda, Michael; Ekholm, Eric; Schneider, Barbara; Hutton, Amy C. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examines the association between high school teachers' collegial networks and their own familiarity with, and practices related to, supporting students' admission to college. Using survey data collected at two time points from 163 teachers in four mid-Michigan high schools in 2011-2012, this study (a) employs cluster analysis to map…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Collegiality, College Admission
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Chen, Xinguang; Yu, Bin; Stanton, Bonita; Cook, Robert L.; Chen, Ding-Geng; Okafor, Chukwuemeka – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
Research findings are inconsistent regarding a positive association between the passage of state medical marijuana laws (MML) and the adolescent access and the use of marijuana. We utilized a novel analytical approach to examine this issue with multiyear data from the 1997-2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of the State of Michigan.…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Therapy, Correlation, Laws
Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Stacy, Sara T.; Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Rosewood, Jonathan – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Including youth in the development and evaluation of out-of-school time (OST) programs has positive effects on youth, the organizations that serve them, and the communities in which they live. Such involvement can improve young people's social competence, foster leadership and engagement, and empower groups. Youth provide unique perspectives on…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Student Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Erb-Downward, Jennifer, Comp. – Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, 2018
In compliance with new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the State of Michigan recently released graduation, dropout and attendance rate data for homeless students for school years 2012-13 through 2016-17. This policy brief examines the state's newly available public education graduation and dropout data and finds dramatic…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Attendance, Homeless People, Educational Policy
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Kim, Soobin; Wallsworth, Gregory; Xu, Ran; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is a statewide college-preparatory policy that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Using detailed Michigan high school transcript data, this article examines the effect of the MMC on various students' course-taking and achievement outcomes. Our analyses suggest that (a) post-MMC cohorts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Achievement
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Lauermann, Fani; Tsai, Yi-Miau; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Which occupation to pursue is one of the more consequential decisions people make and represents a key developmental task. Yet the underlying developmental processes associated with either individual or group differences in occupational choices are still not well understood. This study contributes toward filling this gap, focusing in particular on…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice, Gender Differences, Adolescents
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Saw, Guan; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Chen, I-Chien; Keesler, Venessa; Martineau, Joseph – American Journal of Education, 2017
Since the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted, grading and labeling of schools as low performing have been increasingly used as means to incentivize failing schools to raise student achievement. Using statewide high school data from Michigan, our regression discontinuity analyses show that the bottom 5% of schools identified as persistently…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Low Achievement, High School Students, Persistence
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Molefe, Ayrin; Burke, Matthew R.; Collins, Nancy; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research shows that rural students' education expectations and aspirations, as well as their postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates, tend to be lower than those of nonrural students. However, much of that prior research may not apply to today's students because it uses old data or focuses on individual states or purposive samples.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Expectation
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Molefe, Ayrin; Proger, Amy; Burke, Matthew R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
This study examined rural-nonrural differences in postsecondary educational expectations and the attainment of expectations for grade 10 students attending rural and nonrural high schools in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest region and how these differences compare with rural-nonrural differences in the rest of the nation. For…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Expectation, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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