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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Bullying and cyber bullying are important issues in schools, not only in the United States but in many other nations. In this article, the author recommends sites that he thinks would be helpful for teachers and schools combating bullying and cyber bullying. These recommended sites provide teacher lesson plans and other resources dealing with…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computers, Social Networks
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Grimmett, Marc A. – Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 2010
The author describes Brothers in Excellence (BE), a conceptual model for understanding African American boys and helping them to be successful. BE addresses 3 domains of development proposed to be essential to the success of all African American boys: identity development, social development, and career development. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: African American Students, Social Development, Males, Career Development
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Turney, Kristin; Kao, Grace – Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Parental involvement at school offers unique opportunities for parents, and this school-based involvement has important implications for children's academic and behavioral outcomes. The authors used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001) to examine race and immigrant…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Language Aptitude, Immigrants
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Tabrizi, Shereen – Learning Languages, 2009
The Dearborn Public Schools, with 18,300 students, is located in the Detroit urban area with the largest concentration of Arabic-speaking people in the United States. In order to prepare the students for the 21st century skills and global awareness and in response to parents' requests, the author in collaboration with the school principal and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, FLES, Speech Communication, Federal Aid
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Tollefson, Ann – Learning Languages, 2009
Planning to start or expand a K-8 critical language program? Looking for support in doing so? There "may" be help at the federal level for great ideas and strong programs. While there have been various pools of federal dollars available to support world language programs for a number of years, the federal government's interest in…
Descriptors: National Security, Federal Government, Public Agencies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gullickson, Janice – Learning Languages, 2009
Six years ago Project Starship MIR, the Russian language "shuttle," launched at Turnagain Elementary, one of the Anchorage School District's 65 elementary schools. The MIR "peace" mission originated with encouragement from the local business community to prepare students for Alaska's future economic, social and political ties…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Business, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
Weiss, Heather; Little, Priscilla; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Deschenes, Sarah N.; Malone, Helen Janc – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
After-school learning, summer learning, and family involvement in learning are major predictors of children's development, educational achievement, and school success. The United States will not achieve its national goals of equal educational opportunity without addressing the importance of and inequities in out-of-school learning opportunities.…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Moos, Lejf; Krejsler, John; Kofod, Klaus Kasper – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2008
This article will argue that diverse national, regional and local contexts leave different rooms for manoeuvre for school principals. The social technologies applied by the authorities (like accountability systems) can be "tight" or "loose" and so leave little or much room for principals' interpretations of what a good school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Principals
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that amid tight budgets and shrinking revenue, states are wagering that voters in next month's elections will agree to expand state-sanctioned gambling in exchange for increased school aid. Initiatives on six state ballots Nov. 4 involve gambling revenue intended to raise money for everything from community college funding and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elections, Educational Finance, Unions
Dresser, Rocio – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
In the United States in the last few years, a considerable amount of attention has been given to literacy programs as a way to close the academic gap between English-only (EO) students and English language learners (ELL). Teacher education programs around the country have been dealing with issues of academic inequity for some time. There are no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
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Lloyd, Gwendolyn M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This report describes one preservice teacher's development of mathematics instruction during her student-teaching internship in a kindergarten classroom at a low-performing, urban elementary school. A framework of social strategies was used to describe the student teacher's use of strategic compromise as a way to deal with competing pressures and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interests, Student Teachers
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Davis, N. E.; Roblyer, M. D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2005
As a result of the growth of virtual schools across the United States, K-12 school courses and diplomas are increasingly offered, either completely or partly, at a distance. In light of this increase, it is apparent that there will be demand for teachers who are prepared to teach from a distance and a complementary need for local counselors. The…
Descriptors: Guidance, Teaching Methods, Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Auger, Richard W.; Seymour, John W.; Roberts, Walter B., Jr. – Professional School Counseling, 2004
The terror attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax terror campaign that followed had profound implications not only in the political world but also in the realm of professional school counseling. School counselors nationwide were thrust in the position of responding to a traumatic situation on a scale previously…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Terrorism, School Counselors, Coping
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Barman, Charles R.; Stein, Mary; Barman, Natalie S.; McNair, Shannan – Science and Children, 2003
Last fall, "Science and Children" invited kindergarten to grade eight teachers to participate in a study investigating students' ideas about plants and plant growth (Barman et al. 2002). Two hundred twenty-seven individuals from 16 states in the United States, one U.S. Territory, and one Canadian Province responded to this invitation and…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers