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Conn, Steven – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
As professional sports grew into a multibillion-dollar enterprise, colleges followed suit. Small programs grew big; big programs grew huge, all chasing ESPN glory and cash. So, in turn, high school athletics programs grow, emulating their big siblings. There is a widespread consensus that the nation's public education systems are in serious…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, College Athletics, Paying for College, Public Education
Waddell, Andy – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
A man died last summer at 78. His obituary was two paragraphs long. The "San Jose Mercury News" simply stated that Edward A. White was survived by "his brother Mike, his sister Mary, and his many loving nieces and nephews." Like Willy Loman, he "never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper." Only one short line from his obit showed…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Altruism, English Instruction, English Teachers
McCollum, Sean – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Great rivalries represent sports at their most dramatic. These contests and the histories behind them can inspire the best in athletes and bring together communities in shared enthusiasm like few other public events can. This is shown in venues large and small, from national pride during the Olympic Games to the community spirit on display when…
Descriptors: Athletics, Municipalities, Community Characteristics, Sportsmanship
Carter, Alex; Healey, Tim – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Schools and districts have implemented many programs specifically designed to help rising freshmen successfully make the transition to high school, such as 9th-grade academies, mandatory interventions, small learning communities, summer school programs, orientations, mentoring programs, and support teams. The ultimate goal is to help students get…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Orphal, Dave – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
At their worst, parent meetings (especially when they focus on a problem) are packed with defensiveness, frustration, guilt, and fear for parents, teachers, and students. All parties want to "get it over with." But by sharpening their facilitation skills, teachers can keep a parent meeting from degenerating into a dance of blame. This article…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Group Dynamics
Elias, Marilyn – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
In one recent national survey of teenagers who had been in relationships, 29% reported experiencing sexual or physical abuse or receiving threats of physical violence from partners. About 10% in grades 9 to 12 consistently say they've been physically hurt on purpose by a dating partner during the past year, according to the ongoing Centers for…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Prevention, Eating Disorders
Schorr, Jonathan; McGriff, Deborah – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
"Hybrid schools" are schools that combine "face-to-face" education in a specific place with online instruction. In this article, the authors describe school models which offer a vision for what deeply integrated technology can mean for children's education, for the way schools are structured, and for the promise of greater…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This study confirms that there is reason for concern about…
Descriptors: Accountability, High School Students, Teaching Methods, High Schools
Singh, Kathryn – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Today, more than ever, teachers must work effectively and efficiently to meet seemingly contradictory demands placed on them by society. On the one hand, school personnel are tasked with attaining and publicly reporting high levels of student achievement in response to No Child Left Behind. On the other, school personnel must ensure that students…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership
Nodine, Thad R. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
In 2005, the Hildago (Texas) Independent School District, in partnership with the University of Texas-Pan American, the University of Texas System, the Communities Foundation of Texas/Texas High School Project, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promised that all of its students would earn college credits before graduating from high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Credits, Stakeholders, College Programs
Alvarez, Brenda – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
One way to create more class time and not lose education time is to have students take notes at home and do the work in class. This article describes "flipping the classroom," a new instructional model that allows an educator to record a lesson plan on video in the same fashion it would be presented to students. The structure of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Homework, Family Environment, Classroom Environment
Cooper, Mary Ann – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
The Department of Education has been under attack by people motivated by the perceived failure of the system to improve educational achievement on the elementary and high school levels or the desire to dramatically reduce spending and waste during troubled economic times. A new program introduced in four states seems to address competency and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Practices, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Administration
Kronholz, June – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Algebra, Feedback (Response)
Strom, Paris; Strom, Robert – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
The Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California surveys 2,000 households each year to find out how online technology affects Internet users. Findings in the latest report show social networks are increasing and a majority of users report feeling as strongly about their communities online as their real-world communities.…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Internet, Social Change, Social Networks
Tusch, Erich G. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
In 2004, prior to the launch of their 1-to-1 laptop program, the superintendent expressed some anxiety about the prospect of radically changing teaching and learning by issuing a laptop computer to every student and teacher. Although the concept was exciting, it carried big risks and would take time and thorough planning to execute well. Even with…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Technology, Public Support, Computer Uses in Education
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