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Gruman, Diana H.; Marston, Toby; Koon, Holly – Professional School Counseling, 2013
Professional school counselors are educational leaders with training and expertise to address the mental health concerns of students. Unfortunately, work conditions at some schools can create barriers to the delivery of effective mental health services. This article presents a case of one rural, diverse high school that transformed its school…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, High Schools, Rural Schools
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2012
Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers, and parents alike--and poor health severely limits a child's motivation and ability to learn. Recent research confirms that "health disparities affect educational achievement". Improving students' health is integral to education reform.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, School Health Services, Learning Readiness
Echevarría, Jana – Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners, 2012
This research brief highlights two schools' efforts to improve the achievement of their students using the SIOP Model. These schools, one elementary and one secondary, have seen significant improvement in the performance of their English learners through the use of the SIOP Model of instruction, an approach that addresses both academic language…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Teaching Models, Elementary Schools
Ramsey, Jennifer; Gorgol, Laura – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2010
In 2001, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a 10-year, multi-million dollar initiative, the Washington State Achievers Program (WSA), to increase opportunities for low-income students to attend postsecondary institutions in Washington State. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granted funds to the College Success Foundation…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Financial Support, Income
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Monpas-Huber, Jack B. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Accountability policies imply much about high school teachers' abilities and willingness to use state assessment data to improve instruction. This study asked what teacher- and school-level variables best predict how frequently teachers use state assessment data and how much instructional benefit they derive from use of data. Research has…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Information Utilization, Statistical Data
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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Stepanek, Jennifer; Peixotto, Kit – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework for providing interventions and services at increasing levels of intensity until students succeed. The framework helps teachers and schools provide instruction and interventions matched to student needs, monitor progress frequently to guide decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and apply…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
In late 2007, the Council of the Great City Schools conducted a high-level management review of the school district's human resources, financial, and technology operations to: (1) Review and evaluate the leadership, management, organization, and operations of the respective departments; and (2) Develop recommendations and proposals that would…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Information Technology, Educational Change, Human Resources
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2007
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Supreme Court Hears Union Coercion Case; What…
Descriptors: Unions, Court Litigation, Fees, Constitutional Law
Achieve, Inc., 2005
Achieve was asked by the Washington State Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission, Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, and the Partnership for Learning to conduct a study of the 10th grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). The intent of the study was to compare the content, rigor and passing scores on…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests