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Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Razquin; Booker, Kevin; Lockwood, J. R., III – US Department of Education, 2007
This report presents findings about the relationship between participation in the Title I school choice and supplemental educational services options and student achievement from the National Longitudinal Study of "No Child Left Behind" (NLS-"NCLB"). A key component of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001"…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, School Choice, Supplementary Education
Singer, David – Horace, 2007
The purpose of this article is to describe Discourse Time (D.T.), a teaching practice that aims to integrate argumentative literacy, the third piece of the literacy puzzle, into math learning environments. Snapshots from a tenth grade classroom at Skyview Academy High School in Thornton, Colorado is used to paint a vivid picture of what D.T. looks…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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
Ronald, Green A. – Online Submission, 2006
With the growth of standardized assessment benchmarks in both the public and private paradigms, testing performance matters to institutions more than ever. In an attempt to take as many hindering variables out of this process, such as test anxiety, socioeconomic influences, and latency in cognition, Improvisation: A Complement to Curriculum seeks…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Creative Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Testing
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2006
When one sees the new Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), the first thing one will likely to notice is the building's impressive design. The school looks more like a Silicon Valley biotech firm than a typical new Colorado high school. Indeed, the innovative structure, modeled on a similar facility in San Diego, has already garnered…
Descriptors: State Standards, Charter Schools, School Culture, Academic Achievement
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
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2006
This article discusses student pressure as a subject of debate. The latest debate about schoolwork is being fueled by three recent books: "The Homework Myth" by Alfie Kohn, "The Case Against Homework" by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, and "The Overachievers", by Alexandra Robbins, which depicts overextended high…
Descriptors: Overachievement, Homework, High School Students, Academic Achievement
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2005
The "comprehensive" high schools that now educate almost all young people in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States were designed in a different era for a different economy. American comprehensive high schools were intended to provide a basic education in reading, writing, and arithmetic, preparing most students for work and some…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Choice, Teaching Methods, African Americans
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Kerski, Joseph; Linn, Sophia; Gindele, Rick – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2005
This article discusses the Mapping CSAP (Colorado Student Achievement Program) project, an extension of a grant-funded programme that sought to show the importance of a geographic perspective on public policy decision-making at the state level. In this programme, high school students were asked to grapple with current state issues in Colorado,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Water Quality, Geography, Land Use
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