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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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Van Soelen, Thomas M.; Kersey, Shannon N.; Chester, Charles; LeMoyne, Michael; Perkins, Rebecca Williams – Learning Professional, 2019
Shannon Kersey, principal of Alpharetta High School in Georgia and one of the authors of this article, believes in the benefits of building assistant principals' leadership capacity, not just for success in their current jobs but to support their eventual transition to principal. Three of her former assistant principals are now principals of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Career Change, Capacity Building
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Pace, Julie Harper – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This article details an experiment in an 11th and 12th grade 3-week intensive course, the Science and History of Contagious Disease. The course was an interdisciplinary survey of how diseases are spread along with an examination of social responses. Although both lecture and discussion based, the course revolved primary around a trip in which we…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Archives, Communicable Diseases
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
"Summer counseling" is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These programs provide services during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment and involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Academic Advising, Summer Programs
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Saye, John W.; Stoddard, Jeremy; Gerwin, David M.; Libresco, Andrea S.; Maddox, Lamont E. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper reports results from a six-state study of 62 USA social studies classrooms. We examined the extent to which intellectually challenging authentic pedagogy was present in study classrooms, the characteristics of classroom practice at different levels of authentic pedagogy, and how those characteristics may promote or inhibit high levels…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Intellectual Development, Epistemology
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Williams, Mitchell R.; Tompkins, Patrick; Rogers, Betty – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Developmental education has been examined from the perspective of students, college instructors, administrators, and policy-makers. However, the perspectives of one important stakeholder group--high school teachers--has not been included in the research literature on this topic. The purpose of this study was to allow teachers to be heard on the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmental Studies Programs
Sell, Mary Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quasi-experimental, non-equivalent groups study investigated the effects of instructional text messages on the academic achievement and sense of connectedness of high school students enrolled in economics classes in north Georgia. Previous research on text messaging has shown that it (a) is the preferred method used by adolescents for…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Sense of Community
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
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
Dowell, Kathleen; Stevenson, Olivia – Grantee Submission, 2018
"12 for Life" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "12 for Life" provides a rigorous STEM curriculum, combined with on-the-job-training, work/life skills development, mentoring, and employment opportunities to high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Program Evaluation
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Rahimi, Regina; Liston, Delores – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Nationally, one in four high school students drops out in high school. Georgia, in particular, is very concerning with a 67% high school completion rate (Hickman & Heinrich, 2011) and a 41% drop out rate recorded for girls (National Women's Law Center, 2007). While these statistics are disturbing, they do not do justice to the reality of the…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Stonier, Francis; Teed, Kenneth; Westine, Carl – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
The use of surveys and GIS mapping allows one to more readily examine spatial relationships that may occur. Greater attention may be paid to understanding these clusters and develop better individualized interventions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bullying in a population of nearly 600,000 students who represent a population of…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Bullying, Urban Areas, Student Surveys
Mayer, Greg; Lingle, Jeremy; Usselman, Marion – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The question of how to best design an online course that promotes student-centred learning is an area of ongoing research. This mixed-methods study focused on a section of advanced high school students, in college-level mathematics courses, that used a synchronous online environment mediated over web-conferencing software, and whether the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses, Student Experience
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Warren, Jacob C.; Smalley, K. Bryant; Barefoot, K. Nikki – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2017
The use of addictive substances by adolescents is a major public health concern; however, rural versus urban variations are poorly understood. The purpose of the current study was to examine rural-urban differences in the prevalence of recent use of 11 substances in grades 6 through 12 in a statewide sample of students from the Georgia Student…
Descriptors: Drinking, Public Health, High School Students, Smoking
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Kumar, Gayathri S.; Bryan, Michael; Bayakly, Rana; Drenzek, Cherie; Merlo, Caitlin; Perry, Geraldine S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Understanding how youth perceive eating healthy foods can inform programs and policies that aim to improve healthy eating. We assessed the reasons for and the most common locations of eating healthy foods among Georgia's (GA) high school (HS) students. Methods: Using the 2013 GA HS Youth Risk Behavior Survey, we examined motivations…
Descriptors: High School Students, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, National Surveys
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