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Kite, Vance; Park, Soonhye – Science Teacher, 2018
In 2006 Jeanette Wing, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed computational thinking (CT) as a literacy just as important as reading, writing, and mathematics. Wing defined CT as a set of skills and strategies computer scientists use to solve complex, computational problems (Wing 2006). The computer science and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Computer Literacy, Urban Renewal
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Roberts, Kelly D. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2010
For many individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attending and completing postsecondary education is a viable option. However, success in postsecondary education for these individuals may require more planning and ongoing support than students without an ASD. This article provides educators and transition support personnel with a range…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Autism, Time Management, Goal Orientation
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
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Regan, Mary Elana – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Youth violence in the city of Philadelphia, PA, has reached epidemic proportions. The majority of homicides related to gun violence is most prevalent among African American males aged 19 to 24 years. Therefore, it is essential to implement youth violence prevention programs to a target population several years younger than this age group to…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Weapons, Charter Schools, Violence
Fiehn, Julia – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
Citizenship education is an important part of the development of young people. By enabling them to learn about their rights and responsibilities, to understand how society works, and develop knowledge and understanding of social and political issues, citizenship prepares them for dealing with the challenges they face in life. Through citizenship…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Citizenship Education
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
Massachusetts Department of Education, 2005
The "Dropouts in Massachusetts Public Schools" report is an annual report created by the Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE) to provide districts and the public general information on dropouts in Massachusetts. The intention of this report was not to draw conclusions or make recommendations on the current state of dropouts in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Owen, Marsha – Journal of Staff Development, 2005
In January 2002, the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Public Schools launched the Learning, Education, and Resource Network (LEARN) Academy, a learning opportunity for its noncertified staff. The academy provides intensive leadership skills development and opportunities. Participants include representatives of transportation, child nutrition, health services,…
Descriptors: Leadership, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Paraprofessional School Personnel