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Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
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Lelliott, Anthony; Rollnick, Marissa – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This paper reviews astronomy education research carried out among school students, teachers, and museum visitors over a 35-year period from 1974 until 2008. One hundred and three peer-reviewed journal articles were examined, the majority of whose research dealt with conceptions of astronomical phenomena with 40% investigating intervention…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Astronomy, Museums, Journal Articles
Lefkowits, Laura; Woempner, Carolyn; Kendall, John; Frost, David – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2009
This document is one of eight reports prepared to support the development of a new learning system, a development effort that is the first step in a major initiative undertaken by the Stupski Foundation. The Foundation endeavors to improve the life options of all students, especially underserved urban youth of color, whom we refer to as "Our…
Descriptors: Urban American Indians, Minority Group Students, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth
Bodilly, Susan J.; Augustine, Catherine H. – RAND Corporation, 2008
For over 30 years, arts education has been a low priority in the nation's public schools. Arts teaching positions were cut, and arts education in schools has dwindled as schools try to increase test scores in mathematics and reading within the time constraints of the school day. Some communities have responded with initiatives aimed at…
Descriptors: Art Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Partnerships in Education
Savich, Carl – Online Submission, 2007
This paper reviewed the research literature on graduation rates in U.S. high schools to evaluate and assess the findings. The methodology employed was to determine the measuring method that researchers used in reaching their findings. The strengths and weaknesses of the method employed were then analyzed. Flaws and inaccuracies were examined and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Measurement Techniques
Quint, Janet – MDRC, 2006
High school reform has moved to the top of the education policy agenda, commanding the attention of the federal government, governors, urban school superintendents, philanthropists, and the general public. All are alarmed by stubbornly high dropout rates, by the low academic achievement of many high school students, and by the large numbers of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Talent Development, School Restructuring, Low Achievement
Chaskin, Robert J.; Baker, Stephen – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2006
In recent years, there has been increased policy interest in the way young people spend their time out of school, and in promoting the availability of opportunities for them to spend this time in productive and developmentally supportive ways. Out-of-school opportunities (such as arts and music programs, sports teams, community service, youth …
Descriptors: Grade 10, Neighborhoods, Adolescents, Interests
Staples, Hilary – Online Submission, 2005
Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary science in which scientists look for solutions to human needs in nature. It endeavors to discover answers from the molecular, or material level, all the way up to the interrelationships, or systems level. The purpose of this review of the literature is to demonstrate the need and potential application of this new…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Spiritual Development, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
Vaughn, Rachel L; Seifer, Sarena; Vye Mihalynuk, Tanis – National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2004
Service-learning in the chemistry curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn while contributing to their communities. Examples of chemistry service-learning projects at the post-secondary level include: (1) teaching students about lead poisoning avoidance while assessing and analyzing lead content in the paint of older homes; (2)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Projects, Poisoning, Hands on Science
Zook, George F. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1922
On the basis of an extended conference composed of school superintendents and principals in June, 1918, the Arkansas State Board of Education issued, June 1, 1920, a preliminary outline of a course of study for high schools. This circular also contained certain standard requirements for approved high schools. Contained in the outline were the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, College Presidents, High Schools, Conferences (Gatherings)