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Ohio Department of Education, 2019
"Each Child, Our Future" is Ohio's shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan's purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Millard, Lyman – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
According to a recent What Works Clearinghouse review, the most effective dropout-prevention strategy is to directly connect schoolwork to students' career aspirations. Towpath Trail High School in Akron is a real life embodiment of that strategy. Author Lyman Millard of the Bloomwell Group offers a fascinating look at a school that engages…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropout Prevention, Occupational Aspiration, Educational Strategies
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
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Alhammouri, Ahmad M.; Foley, Gregory D.; Dael, Kevin – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
In this article, the authors describe how a theoretical framework--the modeling cycle of Bliss, Fowler, and Galluzzo (2014)--came to life in their classroom as students struggled with an open-ended modeling task. The authors share their high school students' work--warts and all. They explain how they used their students' ideas and errors to help…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving, Learner Engagement
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
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
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Dani, Danielle; Hallman-Thrasher, Allyson; Litchfield, Erin – Science Teacher, 2018
One way to probe students' misconceptions about science during instruction is by using formative assessments. Described as assessments "for" learning rather than assessments "of" learning (Black and Wiliam 1998), they provide teachers with information about student understanding during instruction. Examples of formative…
Descriptors: Cues, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
NWEA, 2018
There are many great stories of schools and districts effectively using MAP® Growth™ data to change the trajectory of student learning--but the stories don't often begin in high school. That's why Southwest Local School District in Ohio and their incredible growth are so unique. How did they start with an effective intervention at the high school…
Descriptors: School Districts, High Schools, Data, Achievement Tests
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
Jobs for the Future, 2018
Today, young people need both cross-cutting skills and specialized knowledge to thrive in the nation's rapidly changing economy. Business leaders require skilled talent to innovate and grow. And state and local communities need a workforce ready to lead new economies and industries. These shifts are achievable when states and regions embrace a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Quigney, Theresa A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The transition to life after high school for students with disabilities and the vital role that school counselors have in assisting the students and their families to achieve success are discussed. As there may be unique requirements for these students in making this transition, it is important that school counselors are acquainted with particular…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Goal Orientation
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McManus, Jeff – Physics Teacher, 2017
Many physics students have experienced the difficulty of internalizing concepts in electrostatics. After studying concrete, measurable details in mechanics, they are challenged by abstract ideas such as electric fields, flux, Gauss's law, and electric potential. There are a few well-known hands-on activities that help students get experience with…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Hands on Science, Scientific Concepts
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Bircher, Lisa S.; Sansenbaugher, Bonnie – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes an elementary science summer day camp at East Palatine High School in East Palestine, Ohio, for students in grades K-4, aided by high school (grades 9-12) student mentors. The school's Outdoor Area for Studies in Science (OASIS) is used for formal and informal studies in science for an elementary science camp week. The camp…
Descriptors: Summer Science Programs, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Mentors
Blase, Dean Woodring; Donahoe, Marta – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Clark Montessori Junior and Senior High School was the first public Montessori high school in the US. Marta Donahoe and Dean Blase outline the roots and founding principles of Clark Montessori in the context of Montessori pedagogy. Woven throughout this discussion of the Montessori high school environment are guiding principles that Clark adopted…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, High Schools, Educational Principles
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