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Burke, Scott; Moore, Tom – Principal Leadership, 2009
When geometry and career and technical education (CTE) are cotaught in the process of building a house, learning is enhanced, test scores improve, and there's a waiting list of students wanting in. Geometry in Construction is a class instructed by the authors--a CTE teacher (Scott Burke) and a mathematics teacher (Tom Moore). While Moore instructs…
Descriptors: Housing Needs, Homeless People, Standardized Tests, Construction Programs
Balasubramanian, Nathan; Frieler, Jana L.; Asp, Elliott – Principal Leadership, 2008
It is a challenge for schools with large populations of students from low-income, migrant, and international families to ensure that every student reaches proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. Traditionally, schools across the country have tended to cope with this challenge by offering a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Models
Griffin, Shari Chaney; Newsome, Brian – Principal Leadership, 2007
With a firm belief that "no student deserves to be a number," Jill Martin, the 2007 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) MetLife High School Principal of the Year, has built her career on a commitment to giving every student a high quality education and a good start in life. With a degree in English and a craving…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, High Schools, Principals, Career Choice
Olson, Sharon; Buschjost, Patricia – Principal Leadership, 2006
Loveland (Colorado) High School is a comprehensive high school of approximately 1,500 students located 50 miles north of Denver. Two years ago, Loveland was not making annual yearly progress (AYP) in any subpopulation as required by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The scores of the general population were not much to brag about either.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Test Results, Comprehensive Programs