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Lobenstein, Monica – Journal of Extension, 2018
Youths trained in intervention skills can help stop a suicide through effective communication and an empathetic response. Extension professionals and community partners developed a layered approach to teaching suicide intervention skills, involving school staff, other community-based adults, and youths in a consistent community training process.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Intervention, Suicide, Prevention
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Lindsay, Jim; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer; Proger, Amy – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
College education is fundamental to students' upward mobility, states' economic growth, and the country's economic competitiveness. Researchers have forecast that 63 percent of future jobs will require a college degree, yet in the coming years the United States will likely produce 3 million fewer college graduates than are needed to fill workforce…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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Phelps, L. Allen; Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
Post-recession Federal policy initiatives, such as secondary/postsecondary career pathways and gainful employment higher education accountability standards, prioritize the alignment of education practices with market-driven outcomes. Using longitudinal student record data merged from college and state K-12 data systems with the Unemployment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, Longitudinal Studies
Wagner, Stacey – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The National Fund for Workforce Solution's Young Adult Initiatives aim to test and implement new strategies for targeting America's young adults and share this information so that employers and workforce development can join forces in investing in the millions of young adults across the nation. This case study focuses on promising findings from…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Youth Employment, Labor Force Development, Case Studies
Online Submission, 2015
In school districts across the nation, diverse student groups, including English Learners and students with disabilities, have been experiencing significant gains in reading performance after using READ 180. This compendium of READ 180 research contains results of 40 studies conducted in a variety of settings, in school districts across the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Rozek, Christopher S.; Svoboda, Ryan C.; Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Hyde, Janet S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
During high school, developing competence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critically important as preparation to pursue STEM careers, yet students in the United States lag behind other countries, ranking 35th in mathematics and 27th in science achievement internationally. Given the importance of STEM careers as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, High School Students
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Poteat, V. Paul; Sinclair, Katerina O.; DiGiovanni, Craig D.; Koenig, Brian W.; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Few studies have examined school-based factors associated with variability in the victimization and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Among 15,965 students in 45 Wisconsin schools, we identified differences based on Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) presence. Youth in schools with GSAs reported less truancy,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Clubs, Program Effectiveness
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Hagen, Janet W.; Skenandore, Alice H.; Scow, Beverly M.; Schanen, Jennifer G.; Clary, Frieda Hugo – Journal of Family Social Work, 2012
Nationally, the United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than any other industrialized nation. Native American youth have a higher birth rate than the national rate. A full-year healthy relationship program, based on Native American teachings, traditions, and cultural norms, was delivered to all eighth-grade students at a rural tribal…
Descriptors: American Indians, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Birth Rate, Pregnancy
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Schneider, Melanie; Huss-Lederman, Susan; Sherlock, Wallace – TESOL Journal, 2012
When professional learning communities (PLCs) are developed to promote the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs), the results can benefit not only ELLs but the whole school. This article examines the ventures of three high schools that implemented PLCs as part of a Title III National Professional Development Project. The authors…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, English Language Learners, Communities of Practice
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Valdez, Carmen R.; Budge, Stephanie L. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
This study evaluated an adolescent depression in-service training for school staff in the United States. A total of 252 school staff (e.g., teachers, principals, counselors) completed assessments prior to and following the in-service and a subsample of these staff participated in focus groups following the in-service and three months later.…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Inservice Education, Staff Development, Pretests Posttests
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Uetz, Michelle – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2011
This research was conducted to determine if job related field experiences improved the confidence of secondary transition students. There were six students included in the study. The students ranged in disabilities from emotional and behavioral disability, borderline cognitive disability and severe (IQ under 60) disability. In addition, the case…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Disabilities
Yenni, Amanda; Hartman, Amie – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine if the actual implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) was related to school psychologists' knowledge, district opportunities for RtI training within the school district, and school psychologists' attitudes toward RtI. The implementation and use of RtI was predicted to be dependent upon those…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Prereferral Intervention, School Psychologists, Mental Health
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Solomon, Laura J.; Bunn, Janice Y.; Flynn, Brian S.; Pirie, Phyllis L.; Worden, John K.; Ashikaga, Takamaru – Health Education & Behavior, 2009
Theory-driven, mass media interventions prevent smoking among youth. This study examined effects of a media campaign on adolescent smoking cessation. Four matched pairs of media markets in four states were randomized to receive or not receive a 3-year television/radio campaign aimed at adolescent smoking cessation based on social cognitive theory.…
Descriptors: Smoking, Telephone Surveys, Adolescents, Mass Media
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Brown, Melinda S.; Sivek, Daniel J.; Thomas, Christine L. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2008
The principal author developed a workshop through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, based on central Wisconsin's prairie chicken population, to present teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality environmental education. Seventeen high school teachers attended the 2003 workshop. Pre-and post-workshop surveys were…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Environmental Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Schug, Mark C.; Hagedorn, Eric A. – Social Studies, 2006
This article describes the Youth Enterprise Academy (YEA), a program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Education through the partnership for a private foundation, the state government, a private not-for-profit organization, and the local public schools. The YEA is designed to improve the financial and economic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Economics Education, Program Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies