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Wastler, Jared C.; Zepp, Shannon – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
This article tells the story of transformation at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, Maryland. Feedback from teachers, both informal and formal, was largely negative. Teachers said there was little application to their daily interactions with students and felt that their engagement was limited to simply showing up. They expressed a desire to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis – State Education Standard, 2015
Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gains
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
This brief describes the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs that bridge the gap between school and work, thereby creating pathways to college and careers for Washington's emerging workforce. BEdA programs teach foundational skills--reading, writing, math, technology and English language--so adults can move through college and into…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Labor Force Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges are fundamentally transforming precollege (remedial) education to move students faster into credit-bearing classes. The state's colleges are working with high schools to prevent the need for remediation. They are also shortening the path for college students of all ages who need the extra help. Courses…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
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Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Chen, Xianglei; Ingels, Steven – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This Data Point utilizes data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. HSLS:09 surveyed students, their parents, math and science teachers, school administrators, and school counselors. The study included information about students who were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys
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Clements, Margaret; Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The goal of the study conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands' Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance (NRDRA) was to provide information about how and why high schools in the Greater…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Surveys, Barriers
Kim, Kellie; Schiller, Ellen; Meinders, Dona; Nadkarni, Swati; Bull, Bruce; Crain, Danielle; Huennekens, Bill; O'Hara, Nancy; Thacker, Christopher – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This white paper provides a snapshot of available policies and guidance related to online learning and students with disabilities from a small group of states that require online experience as part of high school graduation or report a higher number of online course enrollments. The Appendix allows for a quick scan of the following 12 elements…
Descriptors: State Policy, Electronic Learning, Position Papers, Definitions
Creusere, Marlena; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey; Norman, Patricia – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
TG provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. This issue of "State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas"…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Paying for College, Population Trends
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Carter, Erik W.; Moss, Colleen K.; Asmus, Jennifer; Fesperman, Ethan; Cooney, Molly; Brock, Matthew E.; Lyons, Gregory; Huber, Heartley B.; Vincent, Lori B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Ensuring students with severe disabilities access the rich relationship and learning opportunities available within general education classrooms is an important--but challenging--endeavor. Although one-to-one paraprofessionals often accompany students in inclusive classrooms and provide extensive assistance, the constant presence of an adult can…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Peer Teaching
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Kern, Lee; Evans, Steven W.; Lewis, Timothy J.; State, Talida M.; Weist, Mark D.; Wills, Howard P. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Educating children and youth with significant social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) problems continues to pose significant challenges for special and general educators. The long-term effects of challenges this group of students experience include school dropout, mental health problems, unemployment, and high incarceration rates. To date, the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Intervention, Secondary School Students
McFadden, Erica Skogebo; Daugherty, David B.; Lee, Sang Eun; Fisher, Kim W.; Hack, Anthony; Spyra, Ed – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2015
There is a federal movement to improve student outcomes targeting some of these predictors in several recently launched initiatives, but where does Arizona stand? What are we currently doing to move the needle, and what do we still need to do? This report prepared for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has two objectives: (1)…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2015
A comprehensive college and career readiness initiative prepares students for the rigors of college and the global workforce. While there are many moving parts, each initiative is designed to increase student acquisition of college credit and meaningful employer certifications that give students a leg up in the college classroom and the labor…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Labor Force Development, Global Approach
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2015
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2015. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, (8) Private Career Schools, and (9) Distance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Turrin, Margie – Science Teacher, 2015
Data and data analysis are central to science and the complex world in which people live. Students need to practice working with data--addressed in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013)--starting with small, self-collected data sets and moving on to larger, remotely collected data assemblages. Small data sets…
Descriptors: Science Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Experiential Learning
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Busey, Amy; Krumhansl, Ruth; Mueller-Northcott, Julianne; Louie, Josephine; Kochevar, Randy; Krumhansl, Kira; Zetterlind, Virgil – Science Teacher, 2015
Scientific research is undergoing a "big data" revolution, as probes deployed in oceans, the atmosphere, and outer space provide near real-time data streams. As more and more data sets such as Ocean Tracks become available online, opportunities to engage students in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Oceanography, Marine Biology
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