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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Hackmann, Donald G.; Malin, Joel R.; Fuller Hamilton, Asia N.; O'Donnell, Laura – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs), an effective strategy to promote students' college and career readiness, are increasingly used in US school systems as a mechanism to encourage students' career exploration and identification of career goals. After describing features of ILPs, we provide an example of the ILP process developed and implemented…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Martin, Nancy L.; Soares, Andrey – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
In this paper, we report on our experience as rookies organizing, funding, and running a summer computing camp for middle school girls. The focus of the camp was building mobile applications using App Inventor. The three day/two night camp targeted girls in rural, high poverty school districts and was funded through an award from the National…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Summer Programs, Design
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Seglem, Robyn; Bonner, Sarah – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article highlights an inquiry project in an eighth-grade ELA class in a rural middle school. Using the novel "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, we encouraged students to form questions relating the text to the larger world. To begin the unit, students participated in three anchor activities over a three-week period. Students blogged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Grade 9, Rural Schools, Middle School Students
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Hassenpflug, Ann – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
A review of two recent federal court cases concerning school principals who experienced adverse job actions after they engaged in speech about fiscal misconduct by other employees indicates that the courts found that the principal's speech was made as part of his or her job duties and was not protected by the First Amendment.
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Finance, Employees, Ethics
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Barilla, Rosemary; Brown, Tina Boyer – Journal of Education, 2015
Rosemary Barilla, a middle-grade language arts teacher, inspired by her own dedication to the arts, describes the ways she integrates the fine arts into her classroom program that is designed to teach reading and writing. Tina Boyer Brown, a founding teacher at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts┬«), describes the school as a place where…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de La Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Preparation for college and careers begins when students are young, yet, it can be difficult for middle grade educators to know how best to prepare these students for future success. Middle grade practitioners need to know what to pay attention to and who needs additional support. Without knowing how to identify students who are on-track for high…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, College Preparation, At Risk Students
Healey, Kaleen; Nagaoka, Jenny; Michelman, Valerie – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
A four-year college degree increases a student's employment prospects and earning potential. Given this importance, it is not surprising that 75 percent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students aspire to obtain at least a four-year college degree. Yet, prior research showed that few achieved this goal: a 2006 University of Chicago…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Attainment, Graduation
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
By coincidence or not, Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia created civic education task forces not long after national test results showed a dismal understanding of the subject matter across all grade levels. Results of the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress showed just 25 percent of all testtakers in grades 4, 8 and 12 demonstrated…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, National Competency Tests, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Johnson, Marquetta; Plemons, Anna; Makol, Suzanne; Zanskas, Meghan; Dzula, Mark; Mahoney, Meg Robson – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
Writing about the teaching artist practice should mean writing about art making. As both teacher and artist, the authors are required to be cognizant of their own art-making processes, both how it works and why it is important to them, in order to make this process visible to their students. They also need the same skills to write about how and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Writing (Composition), After School Programs
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Cardichon, Jessica; Roc, Martens – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Middle and high school students subjected to harsh school discipline policies and practices such as suspensions and expulsions are more likely to disengage from the classroom and course work, and increases their chances of dropping out, according to this new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. The report recommends implementing…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, School Culture, Outreach Programs
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results in mathematics and reading are based on representative samples of 1,100 to 2,300 public school students at grade 4 and 900 to 2,100 public school students at grade 8 in each participating urban district in 2013. Twenty-one urban districts participated in the 2013 assessments. The assessments…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Clauset, Karl H.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Journal of Staff Development, 2012
Through learning communities, schools can change to strengthen educator practice and improve student learning outcomes. So can districts. For 20 years, the authors have helped states, districts, and schools in the United States and Canada implement Whole-Faculty Study Groups, a design for learning communities. During the 2010-11 school year, they…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
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