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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
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
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
Twardowski, Charlotte K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study had two purposes. The first purpose of the study was to describe the perceptions of first-time in college high school students, specifically early college students, in regards to factors that enabled them to be successful. Secondly, the perceptions of first-time in college high school students, specifically early college students, were…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
Bevers, James Walter – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study was implemented to investigate how three Texas high school campuses improved their campus accountability ratings using the High School Allotment (HSA) funding. Three high schools were selected based on criteria, including campus size, ethnic breakdown of student population, use of HSA finding, and improvement in the campus…
Descriptors: High Schools, Accountability, Case Studies, Interviews
Marling, David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Native American Nations have perpetually had the highest rates of poverty and unemployment and the lowest per capita income of any ethnic population in the United States. Additionally, American Indian students have the highest high school dropout rates and lowest academic performance rates as well as the lowest college admission and retention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Poverty, Unemployment
Werner, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation presents a historical case study of the Egg Harbor Township School District bond referendum that passed with an exceptionally high 92 percent of votes in January 2005. The methodology used in this study resulted in both an examination of the components of the New Jersey Public School District bond referendum process as well as an…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Educational History, Primary Education
Henry, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how Catholic homeschooled students navigate the college choice process. With the growth of homeschooling in the United States nearly doubling in the past eight years (Cogan, 2010), this study explored a segment of this growing population to give researchers and practitioners a deeper…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Catholics, Home Schooling, Interviews
Stephenson, Lisa G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
From their beginning, community colleges have been active partners with multiple stakeholders in providing educational opportunities in a variety of formats to meet the education and workforce needs of their communities. Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges (KCTCS) have provided access to postsecondary education for typically underserved…
Descriptors: High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment
McJunkin, Kyle Stewart – ProQuest LLC, 2010
While the literature on college access is extensive, little attention has been given to examining how charter high schools shape the college-going aspirations of students. The purpose of this study was to examine how students at one charter high school develop college-going aspirations, including what role the culture of the charter school plays…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, High School Students, Academic Aspiration
Danielsen, Jeff Eugene – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this case study was to discover the types of leadership policies and practices that make one-to-one laptop initiatives sustainable in three schools in South Dakota and Kansas. In order to implement a one-to-one initiative, administrators must determine what needs should be met ahead of the implementation. The needs may include…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Program Implementation, Administrative Policy, Program Administration