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College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
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Ferrara, JoAnne; Siry, Christina – Teacher Education and Practice, 2010
In this article we describe a professional development school that was created within a community school to prepare preservice teachers to work with an increasingly diverse student population, which is now common in many suburban school districts. The professional development school involved a 4-year college and a community school. We discuss the…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Community Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Vogel, Carl – District Administration, 2009
In this digital world, being a "viewer" is passe. Web 2.0 tools--social networks, wikis, blogs, voicestream, YouTube, Google Docs--allow users to be participants. Instead of creating isolated users, such technologies foster community and collaboration. In this article, the author describes how schools in New York, Florida, New Jersey,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperation, Social Networks
Garner, Barbara, Ed. – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2008
"Focus on Basics" is a publication of the U.S. Division of World Education, Inc. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policymakers. "Focus on Basics" is dedicated to connecting research…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Patients
Stearns, Jared – Technology & Learning, 2006
K-12 schools are broadening their curriculum offerings to include audio, video, and other multimodal styles of communication. A combination of savvy digital natives, affordable software, and online tutoring has created a perfect opportunity to integrate professional level video and videoconferencing into curricula. Educators are also finding…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Television, Production Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Riley, Patricia – Teaching Music, 2006
St. Mary's School is a training ground for prospective music teachers enrolled at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. Students from the Crane School taking the Practicum in Teaching Elementary General Music course teach half-hour collaborative lessons twice each week to children at St. Mary's. In the fall of 2003,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, National Standards, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Tompkins, Linda J. – Science Teacher, 2005
Teachers often invite guests from the community into their classrooms and organize field trips out into the community; however, this does not constitute community-based education (CBE). In CBE, students are engaged in the public domain and form partnerships to meet a community need. Premised on the notion that students are members of the…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Community Needs, Community Education, Partnerships in Education