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Privacy Technical Assistance Center, 2019
School officials routinely seek to balance the interests of safety and privacy for students. While the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) generally requires written parent or "eligible student" consent before an educational agency (district) or institution (school) discloses student education records and the personally…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Student Records, Privacy
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2017
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is an epidemiologic surveillance system that was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, High School Students, National Surveys, Risk
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Burton, Diana; Goodman, Ruth – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
With teachers under pressure to meet curriculum targets, responsibility for including students with behavioural emotional and social difficulties (BESD) in mainstream schools falls heavily on non-teaching staff. In this article, semi-structured interviews were conducted with special educational needs coordinators (SENCos) and support staff in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Special Needs Students
Nevada Department of Education, 2010
The 2009 Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 317 (SB 317) requiring that Nevada's public high schools, including charter schools, provide instruction in financial literacy. In an effort to assist school districts with implementation of instruction in financial literacy, the Nevada Department of Education assembled a task force (Financial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Consumer Science, State Standards, School Districts
National High School Center, 2010
High school improvement initiatives often focus on specific intervention strategies, programs, or priority topics (e.g., dropout intervention). However, research shows that systemic and sustainable improvement can only be achieved when initiatives are implemented with consideration for the broader education contexts in which they operate. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Needs Assessment, Improvement Programs, Educational Improvement
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Lo, Lusa – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
Developing a collaborative home-school partnership in the special education process is one of the crucial indicators of successful educational planning. Special education laws and regulations strongly emphasize the importance of parental roles in the process. However, as is well documented in existing literature, it can be challenging for many…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Special Education, Hearing Impairments, Parent Role
Lamont, Emily; Harland, Jennie; Atkinson, Mary; White, Richard – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2009
The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 was designed to address the wide variation in local authority provision for care leavers and to promote a more multi-dimensional approach to the process of leaving care. Care leavers are likely to be at greater risk of mental health difficulties than other young people and the transitional period from leaving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adolescents, Mental Health
Bachman, Jerald G.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Schulenberg, John E.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; Freedman-Doan, Peter; Messersmith, Emily E. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
Does success in school protect teenagers from drug use? Does drug use impair scholastic success? This book tackles a key issue in adolescent development and health--the education-drug use connection. The authors examine the links and likely causal connections between educational experiences, delinquent behavior, and adolescent use of tobacco,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Delinquency, Marijuana, Cocaine
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Bradby, Denise; Pedroso, Rosio; Rogers, Andy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This handbook presents a taxonomy and course descriptions for secondary education. The system is intended to help schools and education agencies maintain longitudinal information about students' coursework in an efficient, standardized format that facilitates the exchange of records as students transfer from one school to another, or to…
Descriptors: Courses, Classification, Course Descriptions, Secondary Education
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Ehren, Barbara J. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2006
Students with language impairment often experience serious and far-reaching effects of reading comprehension problems on their academic performance. The complexity of the problems and the characteristics of effective intervention necessitate a collaborative approach among general education teachers, special education teachers, and speech-language…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Special Education Teachers, Language Impairments, Reading Comprehension
Openshaw, Linda – Guilford Publications, 2007
This text gives social workers tools for effective and ethical practice in school settings. Readers learn practical skills for observation, assessment, intervention, and research that will enable them to respond to the needs of diverse students from preschool through the secondary grades. The book presents strategies for dealing with particular…
Descriptors: Health Services, Discussion, Social Work, School Social Workers
Purcell, Jeanne H., Ed.; Eckert, Rebecca D., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2005
This book will help the reader every step of the way with detailed guidelines, practical tips, templates, action plans, and suggestions for strategic planning teams as well as for the sole practitioner. Consolidating the sage advice and up-to-date research of 29 leaders in the field, this comprehensive and highly practical guide takes the…
Descriptors: Program Design, Identification, Educational Needs, Strategic Planning
Bloom, Gary S.; Castagna, Claire L.; Moir, Ellen; Warren, Betsy – Corwin Press, 2005
Research shows conclusively that principals and other school leaders are essential to school improvement, and that these individuals benefit from the intensive, contextualized support that a coach or mentor can provide. But how does a coach support a school leader in mastering the professional and emotional challenges of school leadership for a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Principals, Instructional Leadership
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJ1), 2005
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) believes that prior to the start of each season, all high school head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches should be required to participate in a comprehensive orientation to the sport program. This orientation should be planned and conducted by the athletic director or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletic Coaches, High Schools, Staff Orientation
Timmons, Joe; Podmostko, Mary; Bremer, Christine; Lavin, Don; Wills, Joan – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2005
To successfully make the transition from school to adult life and the world of work, adolescents and young adults need guidance and encouragement from caring, supportive adults. The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including appropriate assessments that focus on the talents, knowledge, skills,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Youth Employment, Career Planning, Testing
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