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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shields, Katherine A.; Agnew, Lauren; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to examine the pathways used by students to attain a Regents diploma at the outset of a new policy expanding those pathways in June 2015. Under the new 4+1 pathways policy, students could replace one of the two…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Social Studies, Achievement Gap
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Gatz, Jennifer; Kelly, Angela M.; Clark, Sheri L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study explored the effects of a middle school physical activity intervention for adolescent girls on the executive functioning involved in science learning. The girls, ages 11 to 14, were at risk for low self-esteem, sedentary lifestyle, and poor health outcomes. Executive function stems from interdependent cognitive control processes that…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Middle School Students, Females, Executive Function
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Huk, Oksana; Terjesen, Mark D.; Cherkasova, Lina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Irrational beliefs have been linked to negative unhealthy emotions that can contribute to occupational burnout. Maladaptive cognitive schemas, such as irrational beliefs, are theorized to interfere with an appraisal of the perceived balance of resources and demands. The aim of the current study is to investigate the extent to which irrational…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Self Efficacy, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
Riddell, Christopher M. – Online Submission, 2018
This quantitative study uses a survey to determine how public school teachers perceive the efficacy of the intervention of the Dignity For All Student's Act on the climate of civility in the classroom at one specific public middle school located in Upstate New York. The intent is to explore the perceived efficacy of the intervention put into place…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Human Dignity, Program Implementation
New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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Saye, John W.; Stoddard, Jeremy; Gerwin, David M.; Libresco, Andrea S.; Maddox, Lamont E. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper reports results from a six-state study of 62 USA social studies classrooms. We examined the extent to which intellectually challenging authentic pedagogy was present in study classrooms, the characteristics of classroom practice at different levels of authentic pedagogy, and how those characteristics may promote or inhibit high levels…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Intellectual Development, Epistemology
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
The "Knowledge Is Power Program" ("KIPP") is a nonprofit network of more than 200 public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified four studies of "KIPP" that fall within the scope of the Charter Schools topic area and meet…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Intervention, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement
Horton, James A., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the school climate and school culture in selected public secondary Priority Schools, Focus Schools, and Reward Schools in New Jersey and New York. This study used the United States Department of Education's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver definition to identify Priority…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Public Schools, Secondary Schools
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
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