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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Martinez, James Anthony – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Teacher perceptions after 5 years of implementing evaluation protocols that were initiated under Race to the Top revealed attitudes about the evaluation instrument used and the nature of their relationship with the evaluator. This study surveyed middle and high school teachers in nine Eastern Tennessee school districts. Data indicated unintended…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Tests, Evaluators
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Arroyo, Gracie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem that was a study in this research was teachers' attitudes and perceptions towards ESL students. This was a qualitative case study conducted in a small town in Tennessee with seven teachers from middle and high school. The theory used was Critical Pedagogy by Paulo Freire (1970). This research helped in understanding how teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Middle School Teachers
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
Vargas, Joel; Sabados, Krista – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Jobs for the Future (JFF) set out a little over a year ago to create such models for bridging the secondary-postsecondary divide, developing strategies for high schools and colleges to build paths from the 12th grade through critical milestones of success in the first year of college. These partnerships of school districts and community colleges…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, High School Graduates, College Freshmen, College School Cooperation
Montgomery, Dionicia F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study explored alternative teaching methods to improve student outcomes in the classroom. The researcher investigated the effects of the active learning strategies, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry learning and Peer Instruction on student achievement, conceptual understanding, and students' self-efficacy in an honors biology…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Peer Teaching, Outcomes of Education
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
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Craven, Krista; Ramirez, Jazmin; Montero, Diana; Robles, Maria; Robles, Rodrigo – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Educational equity for undocumented immigrants has become a widely discussed issue in both the political and public realm of Tennessee. This presentation focuses on the ways in which undocumented immigrant youth in Tennessee confront and challenge educational inequities, particularly that of affordable access to higher education. This presentation…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Equal Education, Access to Education, Activism
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In 2014, Tennessee launched a statewide initiative known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) aimed at better supporting students' individual learning needs. RTI[superscript 2] is a framework for teaching and learning that includes regular screenings to identify student areas of need and a tiered model of intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
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Bautista, Julius – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
This paper features a discussion of how educators can channel anthropological practices towards the enhancement of experiential learning (EL) teaching methods, particularly on the topic of religion across the Asia-Pacific. I argue that our capacity to achieve curricular objectives through EL calls for an attentiveness to the affinity between the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Anthropology, Stereotypes
Mathews, Kaitlyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This action research study evaluates the impact of the literacy intervention, Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), on students' comprehension of social studies texts in secondary classrooms at a high school in East Tennessee, and their perceptions of the intervention as an activity for learning. The identified problem of practice this study…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, High School Students
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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