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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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Theobald, Roddy J.; Goldhaber, Dan D.; Gratz, Trevor M.; Holden, Kristian L. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
We used longitudinal data from Washington State to investigate the relationships among career and technical education (CTE) enrollment, inclusion in general education, and high school and postsecondary outcomes for students with learning disabilities. We replicated earlier findings that students with learning disabilities who were enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Enrollment
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Feuerborn, Laura L.; Tyre, Ashli D.; Zecevic, Mladen – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
The implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) requires a shift from a reliance on reactionary discipline to prevention-oriented supports, and it requires that staff adopt and regularly apply the practices throughout the building. This level of systemic change in staff thinking and practice is challenging to…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Middle Schools
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Girtz, Suzann; Salina, Chuck; Eppinga, Joanie – State Education Standard, 2018
Sunnyside High School in Washington State, a school of more than 1,600 students, had a graduation rate below 50 percent in 2010. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) had repeatedly identified Sunnyside as a low-performing school--that is, in the bottom 5 percent of the state's high schools and therefore qualifying for…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Turnaround, Graduation Rate, Leadership Effectiveness
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Tyre, Ashli D.; Feuerborn, Laura L. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2017
Low staff support for schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) is a barrier to implementation and sustainability. In this qualitative study, we identify staff opposed to SWPBIS among staff in 36 schools across 9 districts in western Washington. Nonsupportive staff (n = 44) are compared to supportive staff (n = 1,166) on…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, School Personnel, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Successful dual enrollment programs begin with strong, collaborative partnerships between community colleges and their local K-12 school systems. They also require clearly articulated agreements that spell out what each entity's responsibilities. For example: Who's going to teach the courses? Will the instruction take place at the high school or…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Coomes, Jacqueline; Lee, Hyung Sook – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
Mathematics teachers want to empower students as mathematical thinkers and doers (NCTM 2000). Specific ways of thinking and doing mathematics were described in the Process Standards (NCTM 2000); they were further characterized as habits of mind (Mark, Goldenberg, and Sword 2010); and more recently, they were detailed in the Common Core's Standards…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Empowerment, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Skills
Sutton, Paul S.; Knuth, Randy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
A comprehensive high school in Bellevue, Washington, embraces problem-based learning as its strategy for improvement. Supported by a federal i3 grant, the school spent five years preparing for a widespread launch of PBL at the school. After several years of implementation, researchers learned that students perform the same or better on…
Descriptors: Investment, Problem Based Learning, High Schools, Educational Improvement
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Denson, Cameron D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
This article examines the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program and investigates its impact on underrepresented student populations. MESA was started in California during the 1970s to provide pathways to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers for underrepresented students and represents an exemplar model…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Achievement, Mixed Methods Research, Self Efficacy
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
Advanced high-school courses, such as Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the United States, present a content selection conundrum of major proportions. Judicious content selection is necessary if students are to learn subject matter meaningfully, but the sheer breadth of tested material in these courses promotes nearly the opposite:…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science
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Rifkin, Moses – Physics Teacher, 2016
Every physics teacher wants to give his or her students the opportunity to learn physics well. Despite these intentions, certain groups of students--including women and underrepresented minorities (URMs)--are not taking and not remaining in physics. In many cases, these disturbing trends are more significant in physics than in any other science.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Killion, Joellen – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
A randomized trial study, conducted over two school years in 18 high schools in Washington, finds that "An Inquiry Approach," a three-year, educative curriculum for high school science, has a positive impact on student achievement, teacher practice, and fidelity of implementation of the curriculum when the curriculum is paired with…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Wallace, Michael L.; Freitas, William M. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Preparing young Americans with science and technology skills has been on the forefront of educational reform for several years, and Extension has responded. Robotics projects have become a natural fit for 4-H clubs, with members' experiences ranging from using Lego┬« Mindstorms┬« and other "purchase and assemble" robotics kits to building…
Descriptors: Robotics, Youth Clubs, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness
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Feuerborn, Laura L.; Wallace, Caroline; Tyre, Ashli D. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Full stakeholder support for any innovation can be difficult to achieve, particularly in complex systems such as middle and high schools. Increasingly, obtaining middle and high school teacher support for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) is identified as a challenging yet crucial element of implementation. The reasons behind these…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Middle Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Silva, Cecila; Kucer, Stephen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This research examines the impact of field experiences with English language learners on the conceptual and emotional development of preservice disciplinary students. For one semester, preservice university students worked with English language learners enrolled in middle and high school Newcomer Programs. During this time the university students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Field Experience Programs, Program Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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