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Basch, Charles E. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Objectives: To outline the prevalence and disparities of breakfast consumption among school-aged urban minority youth, causal pathways through which skipping breakfast adversely affects academic achievement, and proven or promising approaches for schools to increase breakfast consumption. Methods: Literature review. Results: On any given day a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Females, Breakfast Programs, Academic Achievement
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Walcott, Christy M.; Chenneville, Tiffany; Tarquini, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Sexuality education programs have been prevalent in U.S. public schools for decades (Cornblatt, 2009). Although strong public support exists for school-based sexuality education (e.g., Albert, 2007; Dailard, 2001), there is a great divide among parents, policy makers, and the public at large regarding how to prevent sexual activity (and its…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sex Education, Sexuality, Recall (Psychology)
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Young, Anita; Kaffenberger, Carol – Professional School Counseling, 2011
School counselors are required to implement accountability strategies in order to increase student performance and contribute to closing the achievement gap. This study investigates the beliefs and practices of school counselors who have earned national recognition for implementing comprehensive school counseling programs based on identifying…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Recognition (Achievement), Program Evaluation, Demonstration Programs
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Using the off-level test scores of more than 250,000 students who participated in talent search testing from 2000 to 2008, this study examined if previously reported gender differences in students' performances in math versus verbal areas as well as the reported ratios of males and females for specific scoring levels still existed across years.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Income, Females, Talent
Brown, Matthew; Morrell, Jodene; Rowlands, Kathleen Dudden – Online Submission, 2011
This article discusses a National Writing Project Young Writer's Camp for students in grades four through twelve with initial varying attitudes and writing experiences and how "campers'" attitudes and beliefs about writing and their own identities as writers were transformed over two weeks. Based on matched pre- and post-surveys,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Writing Instruction, Creative Writing
Levenstein, Rachel; Sporte, Sue; Allensworth, Elaine – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
In late 2010, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) initiated a new safety program called the "Culture of Calm" initiative (CoC). Since 2010, CPS has focused resources on schools in order to improve school climate--particularly school safety. These resources were used, to a large extent, to hire vendors that provided services to teachers and…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Environment, High Schools, Principals
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Miller, Cynthia; Riccio, James – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Aimed at low-income families in six of New York City's highest-poverty communities, Family Rewards ties cash rewards to a pre-specified set of activities and outcomes thought to be critical to families' short- and long-term success in the areas of children's education, family preventive health care, and parents' employment. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
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Smoot, Sharene L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Teachers in rural areas are finding that more and more special needs children are being included in their K-12 classrooms to comply with the mandate for a free and appropriate public education even in isolated small school systems. For students with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) this placement is meant to accomplish both the academic and…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Inclusion, Rural Areas, Interpersonal Competence
Hinojosa, Trisha; Miller, Shazia; Swanlund, Andrew; Hallberg, Kelly; Brown, Megan; O'Brien, Brenna – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The Stock Market Game[TM] is an educational program supported by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education. The program is designed to teach students the importance of saving and investing by building their financial literacy skills. The primary focus of the study was to measure the impact…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Content
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Newton, Xiaoxia A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2010
This paper reported results from a generalizability study that examined the process of developing classroom practice indicators used to evaluate the impact of a school district's mathematics reform initiative. The study utilized classroom observational data from 32 second, fourth, eighth, and tenth grade teachers. The study addresses important…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Theory Practice Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Grade 10
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Spier, Erin – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of a group art therapy intervention within a school setting to increase coping skills and decrease disruptive behaviors in a group of 6 eighth-grade students at risk for making a poor transition to high school. The mixed-method AB single-case experiment measured each individual's changes in behavior and coping…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Group Therapy, Intervention, Grade 8
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Sheldon, Steven B.; Epstein, Joyce L.; Galindo, Claudia L. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2010
Although we know that family involvement is associated with stronger math performance, little is known about what educators are doing to effectively involve families and community members, and whether this measurably improves math achievement at their schools. This study used data from 39 schools to assess the effects of family and community…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Laptop Computers, Summer Schools, Administrator Role
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)
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