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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
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Kidwell, Tabitha; Pentón Herrera, Luis Javier – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
What do a rural elementary school in Indonesia and a suburban high school in Maryland have in common? The authors share vignettes and describe culturally sustaining practices in these contrasting teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools, Vignettes
Maryland State Department of Education, 2019
Based on the 2018-2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, nearly half (47%) of all entering kindergarten children in Maryland displayed the foundational skills indicating they are fully ready for kindergarten. A third (33%) are approaching readiness. Twenty percent of children are assessed with emerging readiness skills. The school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Jurca, Laurah – Educational Leadership, 2018
In Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, the Our Lives, Our Words program puts digital cameras in the hands of elementary-aged English language learners. Teachers plan lessons that allow students to use photography as way to support and extend their writing.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Photography, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Parker, Carolyn; Kruchten, Catherine; Moshfeghian, Audrey – Afterschool Matters, 2017
The STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) program is a community partnership initiative that includes both in-school and afterschool STEM education for grades 3-5. It was designed to broaden participation and achievement in STEM education by bringing science and engineering to the lives of low-income urban elementary school…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Urban Schools, STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Frederick, J. Adam; Haines, Sarah; Romano, Christina; Takacs, Jacqueline – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The eastern oyster, "Crassostrea virginica," is an ecologically and economically important species in Chesapeake Bay. Oysters are ecologically unique in the Chesapeake Bay because they build a structure known as a bar or reef by attaching to one another over a 45 long period of time. They have been coined the "Ecological Engineers…
Descriptors: Animals, Marine Education, Marine Biology, Anatomy
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Lottero-Perdue, Pamela; Grabia, Kathryn; Sandifer, Cody – Science and Children, 2017
In a kindergarten classroom, exclamations like "Oh no!" may be causes for concern. However, when the students in Mrs. Grabia's classroom shouted "Oh no!" and "Uh oh!" during an engineering-infused 5E lesson, it meant that a persistent little robot had pushed its way out of the fences they had created. It also meant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Engineering, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Elburn, Sara J.; Cooper, Mary Anne; Conners, Keith J. – School-University Partnerships, 2017
As authors of a successful 2017 application for ''Exemplary Professional Development Schools (PDS) Achievement,'' the authors are honored to share portions of the application they submitted. While the data and information included focuses on the 2015-16 academic year, the growth of the PDS partnership took place over many years and represents the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Professional Development Schools, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Johnsen, Susan K. – Gifted Child Today, 2016
At the 61st National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, two practitioner panels responded to questions about implementing the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and in mathematics. After listening to their responses, the authors felt that the "Gifted Child Today" readers would enjoy…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Haines, Sarah – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Stream investigation and restoration projects offer unique experiential opportunities to engage students in outdoor learning experiences that are relevant to the communities in which they live. These experiences promote an understanding of watershed issues and establish positive attitudes and behaviors that benefit local watersheds and help to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Outdoor Education, Relevance (Education), Conservation (Environment)
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Ylizarde, Natalie Harr; Shockley, Ebony Terrell – Science and Children, 2018
Citizen science provides an opportunity for students to capture data both locally and globally while supporting the real-time work of scientists seeking to understand natural events. In this article, the authors present a project-based approach that explores climate at home and abroad to help develop elementary students' local-to-global…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 3
Jacobson, David – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
School districts on the leading edge of the Birth through Third Grade movement have demonstrated unprecedented success raising the achievement of low-income students by developing coherent strategies focused on the early years of learning and development. These communities are not merely improving preschool. Rather, they are building aligned,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Achievement Gains, Low Income Groups, Early Childhood Education
Eberhart, Linda; Barnes, Tara – Abell Foundation, 2014
The community of East Lake, home to Charles R. Drew Charter School (Drew), is 6 miles from downtown Atlanta. In 1995, crime in East Lake was 19 times higher than the national average. Now, violent crime is down 95 percent. In 1995, 88 percent of residents were unemployed. Now, only 5 percent receive welfare. In 1995, just 5 percent of fifth…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
Recognizing the importance of both keeping middle school students engaged and improving their math skills, Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) developed a summer school STEM program involving not only math and science instruction but also the experience of building a robot and competing with those robots in a city-wide tournament.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Robotics, Mathematics Skills
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Correctional Education English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy programs vary from state to state, region to region. Some states enroll their correctional ESL students in adult basic education (ABE) classes; other states have separate classes and programs. At the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, the ESL class is a self-contained…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Correctional Education, Adult Basic Education
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