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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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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
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
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Vasil, Jay – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005
How many physical education programs incorporate tennis into the curriculum? How many physical educators feel proficient enough to teach tennis? Equally important, do students truly make progress when tennis is taught? Tennis instruction in secondary physical education settings is often frustrating for students and teachers alike. Many physical…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Cues
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Kitagawa, Pam; Ridley, Melanie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2005
Today, the media, policy makers, educators, and parents are all talking about abstinence. Unfortunately, these groups often do not define the term or assume a singular, limited definition. However, each group and possibly each individual have a different definition of the word. In this environment of confusion and miscommunication, it is essential…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Definitions, Semantics, Pregnancy
Camp, Dolph – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963
Demands on guidance workers in secondary schools are constantly increasing. Certification requirements for these workers are continually being revised as their responsibilities become more sharply defined. Since the appearance of the 1960 edition of "Guidance Workers Certification Requirements" (Bulletin 1960, No. 14), 21 States and…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, Certification, Counseling Psychology