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Zapolsky, Valerie – Afterschool Matters, 2019
Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) is a nonprofit arts organization in Rangeley, a town of 1,200 souls in the rural western mountains of Maine. Working with existing facilities and a largely volunteer workforce, the article explains how this group established Creative After School Arts, or CASA--a program that provides a safe home away from home…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Art Activities, Rural Areas, Creativity
Donlin, Mike – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
In 2007, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5097, which required the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to convene a task force to examine how gangs are affecting school safety. The task force must annually report its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the Legislature. The Gangs in Schools Task Force…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Federal Legislation, School Safety, Intervention
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Schwab, Keri; Dustin, Daniel – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
Engaging youth in traditional physical education exercises or ball sports can be a challenging task, especially when they prefer novelty, entertainment, or excitement in their leisure-time activities. In addition, many youth are unaware of the opportunities that exist to exercise or recreate in nature, often preferring to spend time indoors…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Exercise, Physical Activities, Outdoor Education
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While most states require testing in social studies or civic education, two states attach consequences for students and schools based on required statewide civics exams. Lawmakers in Florida, in 2010, and in Tennessee, in 2012, approved legislation that holds students accountable for their civics knowledge. Students are taking the tests for the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Bellettini, Carlo; Lonati, Violetta; Malchiodi, Dario; Monga, Mattia; Morpurgo, Anna; Torelli, Mauro; Zecca, Luisa – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
This article describes the state of informatics education in the Italian secondary schools, highlighting how the learning objectives set up by the Ministry of Education are difficult to meet, due to the fact that the subject is often taught by teachers not holding an informatics degree, the lack of suitable teaching material and the expectations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction