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Guerra, Andreia; Rezende, Flavia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Angela Chapman and Allan Feldman (2016) conducted a study that aimed to exam how a group of diverse urban high school students were affected by the participation in a contextually based authentic science experience. The analysis of all data led the authors to conclude that the experience of authentic science positively influenced the science…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Rubin, Beth C. – National Education Policy Center, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law in 2001, fueled by bipartisan concern about the standardized test scores of U.S. students in comparison with their international cohort and dissatisfaction with gaps in achievement between certain student groups--low income, English-language learners, special education, and students of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Gutiérrez, Rochelle – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2013
Rochelle Gutiérrez has spent 15 years researching effective, urban high school mathematics departments that served Black, Latin@ and low-income adolescents (see, e.g., Gutiérrez, 1996, 1999a, 1999b, 2000, 2002). These were schools where students took more mathematics than was required by their district; where English learners, recent immigrants,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools
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Castelli, Darla; Centeio, Erin; Boehrnsen, Helen; Barclay, Doug; Bundy, Craig – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
There are many key players in a functional school-university partnership. The purpose of this article is to provide insight into the establishment of roles within a school-university partnership charged with creating educational reform. Specific details are provided about three key change agents (the Wizard, the Warrior, and the Wagoner) who…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Health Related Fitness, Physical Education, Behavior Modification
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
On behalf of the states that participated in the 2009-10 State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) on Technical Skills Assessment, this paper addresses two significant issues facing the nation: ensuring that more students are both college and career ready and addressing the need for better and more quality data to evaluate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Program Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment
Schroeter, Gillian – Online Submission, 2010
Background: The high school production offers our students a creative way to develop their literacy, numeracy and social skills to mention a few. Why then do we permit anyone to teach the production and usually expect teachers to volunteer? Purpose: To do research into why the school production should be adopted as an integral part of our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Enrichment Activities, High Schools
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Miranda, Rommel J.; Hermann, Ronald S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the authors provide an overview and critically analyze three successful faculty-developed urban K-12 science outreach programs. They consider a successful outreach program as one that has been sustained for at least five years after initial funding, and has provided empirically-based research findings from the program.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Evaluation Methods, Outreach Programs, Criticism
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Betts, Julian R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2009
In a series of reforms started in 1998 and formalized with the 2000 introduction of the Blueprint for Student Success, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) implemented a wide-ranging series of reforms designed to boost the literacy skills of students. This article provides an overview of the reforms, assesses the contributions made by the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Educational Change, Statistical Analysis, Literacy
Farrace, Robert – Principal Leadership, 2008
Concurrent enrollment programs provide academic challenges for high school students and also provide a strong foundation for career and technical education programs. The state of Utah is one of the leaders in concurrent enrollments, providing funding for high schools to adopt such programs across the state, and Weber State University in Ogden,…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, High Schools, Vocational Education, Administrator Attitudes
Elrick, Michael – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2007
In this article, the author provides a response to Scott Caspell's article "Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program." The author states that Caspell picked an excellent time frame to interview former students as they had participated in the integrated program between 10 and 13 years ago. Ideally, then,…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Warrican, S. Joel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2006
Using a literacy project as illustration, I make a case for action research as an approach for external innovators who seek to effect educational change. Collaboration between the innovator and those for whom the innovation is intended, rather than power, is the key ingredient in bringing about change. Clients must be actively involved at all…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Action Research, Cooperative Planning
Hayes, Steve – Teaching Music, 2005
This article describes the ways that will help school directors in promoting their band program. An example is the Roanoke-Benson High School Band in Illinois which, fourteen years ago, had just twenty-four members. The low enrollment was understandable considering that the high school had 195 students. However, through an assertive effort to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High Schools, School Administration, Student Recruitment
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Simpson, Earl – Inquiry, 2003
Simpson argues that in dual enrollment all the advantages appear to be on the side of the community college.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Educational Finance