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Long, Maxwell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
These two qualitative descriptive case studies investigated supports and barriers to integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an instructional methodology in language arts and social studies departments at an urban and a suburban high school in Wisconsin. Integrated Comprehensive Systems (ICS) implementation was determined through the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Social Studies
Sander, Joseph G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is an abundance of research associated with the belief that factors such as educational expenditures, socioeconomic demographics, geographic location, district size and school funding have a relationship to student achievement. This study provides insight into the relationship between these factors and the effect it has on student academic…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Educational Finance, Correlation, Academic Achievement
Benzaquen, Eitan Yacov – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In April 2008, the Wisconsin Erie School District attempted and failed to pass a school bond referendum to renovate its high school. In November 2008, again the school district did not pass a referendum. Interestingly, in the 2009-2010 school year, the district was successful in passing a bond referendum. Although the original bond measure called…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Educational Finance, School Districts, Voting
Jones, Linda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Research indicates there are significant differences in the academic performance of minorities and whites, particularly at the high school level. On average, Latino and African American high school students read and perform math on the same level as 13-year-old white students and trail their white peers by an average of 20 test points on math and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Administrator Attitudes, African American Students, Males
Morehead, Coleen Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2015
While empirical studies on rural education have defined many of the socioeconomic factors associated with rural students nationally, there is a lack of definitive and comprehensive research defining the benefit or value of career technical education for rural California high school students. Consequently, this lack of research may in turn…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, Career Education, Technical Education
Song, Fang – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In the first chapter, I analyze the growth patterns of postsecondary education costs in re-cent years. It shows the trends of college revenue, expenditure and other financial items using data drawn from the Delta Data Project between 1987 and 2010. Connections between various categories of revenue/spending and state-level macroeconomic indicators…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Educational Trends, Educational Finance
Davenport, Ellen Richardson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In Virginia, the availability of dual enrollment classes for high school students has varied, depending on the interest of the local school division and the community college's president in whose service region the school division is located. HB 1184, which passed in the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly, stipulates that the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
Casarico, Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The requirement for continuous improvements and the lack of funds for schools to properly implement all the mandates puts schools in the inevitable position of having to make tough decisions with regards to programs. The central theme of NCLB requires states to adopt a plan for accountability that will lead to increased achievement for all…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Accountability
Platt, Louise Carolyn Sater – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study is to compare student achievement changes between matched QEIA and non-QEIA schools in an effort to infer effects of the most significant feature of QEIA funding, class size reduction. The study addressed the critical question--are there demonstrated, significant differences in student achievement gains between…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
Stoskopf, Jack E., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined high-school principals' perceptions of their preparedness for their financial responsibilities. The participants were high-school principals from the state of Wisconsin. Surveys were sent to 150 high-school principals who were members of the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA), Wisconsin's professional…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility
Townsend, LaTricia Walker – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Nationwide the demand for schools to incorporate technology into their educational programs is great. In response, North Carolina developed the IMPACT model in 2003 to provide a comprehensive model for technology integration in the state. The model is aligned to national educational technology standards for teachers, students, and principals.…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Henry-Young, Marcia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to identify, classify, and interpret, through the lived experiences of teachers, the subjective barriers to the use of new communications technology in the classroom. Three questions guided this study: (a) What in the teacher's experience prevented him or her in the adoption and active use…
Descriptors: Barriers, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
VonBank, Anthony H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This case study dissertation examines the implementation of digital technology in a mid-sized public school district in southern Minnesota. The methodology involved unstructured interviews and close observation of several teachers, administrators and related staff in the junior-senior high building. These observations were presented in informative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Information Technology, School Districts, Interviews
Shoemaker, Scott Norman – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study presents the results of a study of first-generation college student predictors of persistence at Christ-centered baccalaureate colleges. Data were obtained from 5 institutions that administered the CIRP Freshman Survey from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA and were matched with persistence data. Multiple regression…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Church Related Colleges
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