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Rubel, Carol Weiss – Prevention Researcher, 2003
Our annual feature, "From the Inside," is intended to share stories about working with youth in order to inspire others. In this year's installment, Carol Weiss Rubel, an educator in Pennsylvania, writes about her experience working with at-risk teens and creating "Yellowwood." Yellowwood is an alternative school for youth with…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Service Learning, Learning Experience, Holistic Approach
Fearnow-Kenney, Melodie D.; Wyrick, David L.; Jackson-Newsom, Julia; Wyrick, Cheryl H.; Hansen, William B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2003
All Stars, Sr. is a comprehensive high school health education supplement designed to prevent high-risk behaviors among adolescents. The program includes topics such as personal health, nutrition, interpersonal relationships, and stress, with a special emphasis on drug prevention. Effective research-based programs that target late onset prevention…
Descriptors: High Schools, Drug Use, Prevention, Health Education
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Yakimowski-Strebnick, Mary E.; Adedoyin, Kimberly Clark; Connolly, Faith – ERS Spectrum, 2003
The Baltimore City Public School System's (BCPSS) Grade 9 Transition Program was implemented in 2001-02. It is designed to increase student achievement in an era of No Child Left Behind federal legislation by providing additional time and learning opportunities for eighth-grade students who have not met all promotion standards established by the…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Wangemann, Paul; Lewis, Nina; Squires, David A. – T.H.E. Journal, 2003
The PDA was originally conceived of as a portable handheld electronic device that provided a user with a tool to organize his or her life through easy access to a personal calendar, daily planner, and address book. Over the years, these devices have expanded to include many new functions, which have helped more applications in diverse fields. This…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Mitchell, Murray; Castelli, Darla; Strainer, Skip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
Physical education as a school subject can be characterized as largely void of both consensus and accountability. Until the publication of the national content standards (NASPE, 1995) there was no explicit, shared vision regarding what is important to teach in school programs. There has been a sense that this lack of consensus somehow preserves…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Physical Education, Educational Policy
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Stewart, Susan; Mitchell, Murray – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
The physical education curriculum in the state of South Carolina is representative of a trend towards increasing instruction in health-related fitness concepts. In 1994 the South Carolina state legislature mandated that the required physical education course in high school include one semester of lifetime fitness and one semester of personal…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Health Related Fitness, Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards
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Castelli, Darla; Rink, Judith – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
Despite small steps of progress, issues of legitimacy and worth are still barriers inhibiting systemic change in physical education. Even with the call for reform in physical education (Rink, 1993), few comprehensive school reform efforts have included physical education, for at least two reasons. First, physical education is not considered a core…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Surveys, State Standards, Educational Change
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Williams, Lori; Rink, Judith – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
The new emphasis on performance-based assessment holds much promise for assessment in physical education, particularly for the assessment of motor skills. Physical educators want to know if students can perform motor skills and use those motor skills in game and activity settings. However, the viability of performance-based assessment as a formal…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Data Collection, Scoring, Psychomotor Skills
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Rink, Judith; Stewart, Susan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
The purpose of this chapter is to synthesize the results of the studies presented in this monograph and to discuss the implications of those results. The chapter is divided into four sections. In the first section state level assessment as a reform mechanism for high school physical education is discussed in terms of the South Carolina experience.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Physical Education, Student Evaluation, High Schools
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Lauchlan, Fraser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
Chronic non-attendance has generally focused on the distinction between truancy and school refusal: the former has traditionally been linked to conduct disorder, the latter to separation anxiety disorder. However, research has demonstrated that truancy and school refusal exist in the absence of such disorders and, more significantly, that some…
Descriptors: Intervention, Truancy, Separation Anxiety, Behavior Disorders
Kemple, James J.; Herlihy, Corinne M.; Smith, Thomas J. – MDRC, 2005
In low-performing public high schools in U.S. cities, high proportions of students drop out, students who stay in school typically do not succeed academically, and efforts to make substantial reforms often meet with little success. The Talent Development High School model is a comprehensive school reform initiative that has been developed to…
Descriptors: Graduation, High Schools, School Restructuring, Talent Development
Kemple, James J. – MDRC, 2004
Career Academies offer high schools--particularly those in urban communities that struggle to keep students in school and to prepare them for post-secondary education and employment opportunities--a systematic approach to addressing a range of challenges. Typically serving between 150 and 200 students from grades 9 or 10 through grade 12, Career…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Labor Market, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities
Kopp, Hilary – Jobs for the Future, 2002
Since the inception of the School-to-Work Project in 1998, networks members have increasingly viewed credible evidence as critical to both their approaches to program improvement and their strategies for winning and sustaining support and resources. This issue brief: (1) Describes the activities Network members have pursued together during…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Feedback (Response), Data Collection
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Myers, Valerie M.; Kline, Charles E. – High School Journal, 2002
Demand for improved student performance and accountability in the face of growing numbers of students with learning or behavioral difficulties creates a challenge for secondary school administrators and staffs. Principals who strive to be effective instructional leaders must find ways to provide knowledge and support that help teachers meet all…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervention, Helping Relationship, Teamwork
McCloskey, Patrick J. – Teacher Magazine, 2002
In this article, the author describes how Math/Science Institute (M/SI) in New York City prepares minority students to take the rigorous entrance exam for the city's three specialized science high schools: Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Technical. M/SI was created in 1995 by Ramon Cortines, who was then chancellor of New York City's…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Minority Groups, Neighborhoods, African American Students
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