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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shields, Katherine A.; Agnew, Lauren; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to examine the pathways used by students to attain a Regents diploma at the outset of a new policy expanding those pathways in June 2015. Under the new 4+1 pathways policy, students could replace one of the two…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Social Studies, Achievement Gap
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Huk, Oksana; Terjesen, Mark D.; Cherkasova, Lina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Irrational beliefs have been linked to negative unhealthy emotions that can contribute to occupational burnout. Maladaptive cognitive schemas, such as irrational beliefs, are theorized to interfere with an appraisal of the perceived balance of resources and demands. The aim of the current study is to investigate the extent to which irrational…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Self Efficacy, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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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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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Muir-Knox, Haley; Meredith, Holly – Exceptionality, 2018
Many adolescents, particularly adolescents with disabilities, have difficulty with literacy tasks such as reading and writing. Yet research has found that when students with disabilities receive appropriate instruction, they typically are able to improve their overall writing outcomes. This study explored the effectiveness of a summary writing…
Descriptors: Literacy, Writing Strategies, Adolescents, Disabilities
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
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Kiyama, Judy Marquez – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Upon transition to higher education, Latinas face obstacles including cultural stereotypes, limited financial resources, racist campus climates, family responsibilities, being first generation college students, and cultural incongruities. Despite obstacles, Latinas exhibit college aspirations and goals. This article centers Latinas' messages…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Ethnic Stereotypes, Barriers
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Yull, Denise; Wilson, Marguerite; Murray, Carla; Parham, Lawrence – School Community Journal, 2018
Parents' involvement in their children's education is widely understood as a key component of educational success. However, schools typically expect parents to engage with the school system in ways consistent with White, middle-class parenting and behavioral norms and in ways that are deferential to the school's agenda. In this article, we report…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Mentors
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Ares, Nancy; Evans, Dawn M.; Harnischfeger, Alice M. – Critical Questions in Education, 2018
We investigate 10th-grade Latinx and African American high school students' engagement in a reform-oriented curriculum designed to foster their critical social analysis of urban schooling. Students' designs of "ideal schools" based on their studies of their neighborhoods largely reproduced existing inequitable structures and practices of…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 10
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Kamler, Estelle; Goubeaud, Karleen – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
In the Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) program, an initiative developed by a university located on Long Island, New York, and funded by a congressionally-directed grant, a diverse cohort of 11th grade low-income students were financially, academically, and emotionally supported in their goal of becoming math or science teachers in predominantly high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Low Income Students, Grade 11, Vocational Interests
Gafney, Leo – Online Submission, 2017
This report is based on several evaluations of NSF-funded geoscience projects at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. The report reviews the status of K-12 geoscience education, identifying challenges posed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the experiences of university faculty engaged in teacher preparation, state…
Descriptors: Science Education, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
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Martin, Leisa A.; Lauzon, Glenn P.; Benus, Matthew J.; Livas, Pete, Jr. – Educational Forum, 2017
This study examined 191 high school students' willingness to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, their reasons for participating or not participating in saying the Pledge, and their thoughts about the Pledge during this daily school ritual. The study was conducted in a rural town next to the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. The majority of the students…
Descriptors: High School Students, American Indian Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Schools
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Clancy, Mary; Gardner, Jessica – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
This article chronicles the development of a portfolio system used primarily to assess special education high school students on a variety of traditional and non-traditional standards and skills. Developing, capturing, sharing, and assessing student learning can be problematic when traditional testing or classroom assessment methods are not an…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Special Education, Portfolio Assessment, High School Students
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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