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Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Great strides have been made by community school initiatives across the nation in their efforts to impact student achievement, attendance, student engagement, graduation rates, parent involvement and more. Data on community schools is growing and the authors encourage readers to review research reports and syntheses on results. The results…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Parent Participation
Gonsalves, Susan – District Administration, 2010
Last year, 15 students in the Montpelier (Vermont) High School's Advanced Placement Spanish class paid class-time visits every week to a nearby dairy farm. They interacted with the Mexican laborers by conversing with them in Spanish, having picnics together, and playing cards and soccer. As the students advanced their Spanish verbal skills, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Advanced Placement, Spanish
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Few people realize the impact that high school dropouts have on a community's economic, social, and civic health. Business owners and residents--in particular, those without school-aged children--may not be aware that they have much at stake in the success of their local high schools. Indeed, everyone--from car dealers and realtors to bank…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, High Schools, Dropouts, Economic Impact
Achieve, Inc., 2010
"Perspective" is a monthly e-newsletter presenting news and views from Achieve. This month's issue commences with a report stating how the number of states that ensure the college and career readiness of their students has increased since Achieve first started tracking progress on the college- and career-ready policy agenda five years…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), State Schools, Teaching (Occupation), International Education
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
The new faces on the help desk are younger, work for cheap, and may be the tech savviest in the building. This article describes how two IT training programs are teaching students valuable technology skills while providing schools with a much-needed lift to their troubleshooting teams. The programs--Generation YES and Mouse Squad--put students at…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Information Technology, Elective Courses
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
Strong relationships with adults who provide support are essential to the healthy development of children. Principals and staff in successful schools have found that respecting and addressing the needs and preferences of families and community members can be instrumental in forming lasting relationships. Through strong partnerships, successful…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
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Parrett, William; Budge, Kathleen – Educational Leadership, 2009
Six high-performing/high-poverty schools provide insights into what it takes to make a dramatic turnaround. School leaders had to make tough calls--and many of those decisions were about how to use resources. The budget in a high-performing, high-poverty school is a moral document, reflective of the school's beliefs about the conditions necessary…
Descriptors: Poverty, Leadership, Educational Change, Budgeting
Meeder, Hans; Hebert-Giffen, Michelle – Association for Career and Technical Education, 2009
Throughout the United States, administrators and teachers in American high schools face mounting pressure to increase the academic rigor of their curriculum in an effort to prepare students for postsecondary education and workforce success. Career and technical education (CTE) courses have often been overlooked in the public debate about making…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Recognition (Achievement), Credits, High Schools
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2007
Monitoring the well-being of children and adolescents is a critical component of efforts to prevent psychological, behavioral, and health problems and to promote their successful development. Research during the past 40 years has helped identify aspects of child and adolescent functioning that are important to monitor. These aspects, which…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Well Being, Children, Adolescents
Chenoweth, Karin – Harvard Education Press, 2007
This straightforward and inspiring book takes readers into schools where educators believe--and prove--that all children, even those considered "hard-to-teach," can learn to high standards. Their teachers and principals refuse to write them off and instead show how thoughtful instruction, high expectations, stubborn commitment, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Teachers, Principals
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Graham, Mark A. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2007
In contemporary life and education, the local is marginalized in favor of large-scale economies of consumption that are indifferent to ecological concerns. The consequences of neglecting local human and natural communities include a degraded habitat, loss of wilderness, alienation, rootlessness, and lack of connection to communities. Critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Art Education, Ecology, Barriers
Bailey, Thomas, Ed.; Morest, Vanessa Smith, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Community colleges enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the United States. These two-year colleges manifest the American commitment to accessible and affordable higher education. With about 1,200 institutions nationwide, community colleges have made significant progress over the past decade in opening access and have become the critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Case Studies, Institutional Mission
Conklin, Kristin D.; Smith, Stephen – National Governors Association, 2004
Never before in U.S. history has the quality of human resources--the skills and education of its people-been so important to the economic prospects of states and their residents. Within the next 20 years, the nation will lack 14 million people with postsecondary education unless states realize significant improvements in high school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate
Merrow, John – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
This article focuses on the three kinds of school safety: (1) physical; (2) emotional; and (3) intellectual, and details how to determine if a school is safe. Excellence in schools demands that schools be physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe for students, while "good enough" schools are simply physically safe. Here, the…
Descriptors: School Safety, Excellence in Education, Terrorism, Educational Environment
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