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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Character education is an inclusive concept regarding all aspects of how families, schools, and related social institutions support the positive character development of children and adults. "Character" in this context refers to the moral and ethical qualities of persons as well as the demonstration of those qualities in their emotional…
Descriptors: Values Education, Intervention, Ethics, Elementary Schools
Rochford, Joseph A. – Stark Education Partnership, 2011
Early College High Schools are unique, almost counter intuitive, creations. By design, they are to enable low income, minority, and even low performing students to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college or an Associate Degree simultaneously. In order for this to happen youth, often as young as 14 or 15 years of age, must begin…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, High Schools, Sustainability, Low Income
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation created the Early College High School Initiative in 2002, opening more than 200 hundred early college programs across the nation and every year a new report is created to evaluate the progress of the program (Berger, Adelman, & Cole, 2010). Staff at the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE)…
Descriptors: College Credits, Evidence, College Programs, Dual Enrollment
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Bebell, Damian; O'Dwyer, Laura M. – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2010
Despite the growing interest in 1:1 computing initiatives, relatively little empirical research has focused on the outcomes of these investments. The current special edition of the Journal of Technology and Assessment presents four empirical studies of K-12 1:1 computing programs and one review of key themes in the conversation about 1:1 computing…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Sadler, Philip M., Ed.; Sonnert, Gerhard, Ed.; Tai, Robert H., Ed.; Klopfenstein, Kristin, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
With an annual yearly growth rate of 9.3 percent over the last two decades, Advanced Placement courses have become a juggernaut in American high school education. AP courses are routinely perceived as an indicator of educational rigor, and many schools push to enroll low-income or minority students in these courses in the hope of preparing them…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
Called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) since its inception, the federally funded program provided scholarships of up to $7,500 for low income residents of the District of Columbia to send their children to participating private schools. Overall, low-income students who were awarded vouchers to attend private schools through the OSP…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Low Income, Scholarships, Educational Vouchers
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
There are 21 schools in the Harrison County School District (HCSD), located in southern Mississippi, in the Gulfport/Biloxi metropolitan area. Of those, only Harrison Central 9th Grade (HC9) and Harrison County High School (HCHS) participated in the Cisco 21S Initiative--therefore, this summary will focus on only administrators, teachers,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Public Schools
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
Located in southern Mississippi, the Forrest County School District (FCSD) consists of six schools: three K-6 elementary schools, two K-8 elementary-middle schools, and one high school (grades 9-12), all of which have been involved in the Cisco Initiative since its inception. The district employed 16 administrators, 7 technology staff members, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Public Schools
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2009
Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS) is located in Brooklyn, a small rural town in southern Mississippi and part of the Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unlike the other schools that participated in the Cisco 21S initiative, FCAHS is not part of a larger school district. Therefore, the unit of analysis throughout this summary…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, High Schools, Rural Schools
Karp, Melinda Mechur; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Hughes, Katherine L.; Jeong, Dong Wook; Bailey, Thomas R. – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2007
Dual enrollment programs enable high school students to enroll in college courses and earn college credit. Once limited to high-achieving students, such programs are increasingly seen as a means to support the postsecondary preparation of average-achieving students and students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. This report seeks to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Students, Grade Point Average, Graduation
Andersen, Jack; Baligad, Cade; Fitzgerald, Scott; Nielsen, Bryan; Campbell, Rob – Nevada Department of Education, 2006
The Department of Education has undertaken an ambitious effort to develop statewide occupational skill standards. The standards in this document are for Collision Repair Technology programs, and are designed to clearly state what the Collision Repair Technology student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high school…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Employment Qualifications, Program Effectiveness, Technical Education