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Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E. – Remedial and Special Education, 2014
Proficiency in writing increases opportunities in higher education, employment, and social relationships. Many students in the United States, however, are struggling writers. In particular, the writing performance of students with disabilities in secondary grades continues to lag behind grade level peers. The purpose of this article was to review…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Intervention, High School Students
Wilkins, Julia; Huckabee, Sloan – National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, 2014
This paper presents a review of the literature on dropout prevention interventions for students with disabilities. A variety of search methods, including electronic library searches, hand searches of journals, and Internet searches were used to acquire the widest possible set of research studies. To be included in this review, the studies must…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Ryoo, Jean; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Computer Science Education, 2015
This article describes the importance that high school computer science teachers place on a teachers' professional learning community designed around an inquiry- and equity-oriented approach for broadening participation in computing. Using grounded theory to analyze four years of teacher surveys and interviews from the Exploring Computer Science…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Shockley, Robert; Watlington, Eliah; Felsher, Rivka – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
This article reports the results of a qualitative meta-analysis study of the research and literature on the efficacy of teacher induction on the retention of high-quality secondary school teachers and challenges current assumptions about the efficacy of induction despite the proliferation of induction programs nationwide. A theoretical model for…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Beginning Teacher Induction, Program Effectiveness, Correlation
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Chingos, Matthew M. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
Schools across the United States are facing budgetary pressures on a scale not seen in generations. Times of fiscal exigency force policymakers and education practitioners to pay more attention to the return on various categories of public investment in education. The sizes of the classes in which students are educated are often a focus of these…
Descriptors: Class Size, Budgeting, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
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Cobb, R. Brian; Lipscomb, Stephen; Wolgemuth, Jennifer; Schulte, Theresa – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Nearly four decades have passed since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensured access to public education for students with disabilities in the United States. During the years following its introduction, there was a growing recognition that helping students, especially students with disabilities, in their transitions from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Sussman, Steve; Arriaza, Bridget; Grigsby, Timothy J. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Relative to youth in regular high schools, alternative high school (AHS) youth are at high risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) misuse. Prevention and cessation efforts are needed for this population. Methods: A systematic, exhaustive literature search was completed to identify ATOD misuse prevention and cessation research…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High School Students, At Risk Persons, Alcohol Abuse
Kannapel, Patricia J. – Edvantia (NJ1), 2012
This literature review on high school capstone courses found that, while the idea of such courses has been around since the 1990s, such courses have not been widely implemented and virtually no research exists on their effectiveness. Nevertheless, several high schools around the country have implemented senior culminating projects in which high…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Curriculum, High Schools, Career Readiness
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Sinkele, Carrie Nicole; Mupinga, Davison M. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2011
All-girl engineering workshops are increasing in popularity as a means to attract females into the male-dominated field of engineering. However, the effectiveness of such workshops as a recruitment tool is unclear. This report summarizes several research studies on this topic with the intent of showing the effectiveness of such workshops and other…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Occupations, Females, Workshops, Engineering
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Hull, Harry F.; Ambrose, Christopher S. – Journal of School Nursing, 2011
A literature review was conducted to summarize the impact of school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) programs on school absenteeism. Seven studies were identified: six peer-reviewed articles and one conference presentation. The number of students vaccinated ranged from 185 to 5,315, representing 35-86% of enrolled students. Six studies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Immunization Programs, High School Students, Attendance Patterns
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Porath-Waller, Amy J.; Beasley, Erin; Beirness, Douglas J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
This investigation used meta-analytic techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of school-based prevention programming in reducing cannabis use among youth aged 12 to 19. It summarized the results from 15 studies published in peer-reviewed journals since 1999 and identified features that influenced program effectiveness. The results from the set of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Meta Analysis
Kauh, Tina J. – Public/Private Ventures, 2010
With funding from the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)--through support from The Atlantic Philanthropies--Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) conducted a small study to begin identifying promising strategies currently used by after-school programs to recruit and retain middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic…
Descriptors: After School Programs, School Holding Power, Recruitment, Males
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2010
Rigorous research on alternative high schools for at-risk students is extremely limited, especially for rural areas. There are case studies and descriptive reports of successful programs for rural students whose needs are not met in traditional schools. In general, these programs share the same characteristics as those found in urban areas. Some…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High Schools, Rural Areas, At Risk Students
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