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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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Kruger, Christopher J.; Scogin, Stephen C.; Jekkals, Regan E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Although embedded in a traditional middle school, STREAM takes a nontraditional approach by connecting students to the outdoors through project-based learning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Projects, Outdoor Education, STEM Education
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Stacy, Sara T.; Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Rosewood, Jonathan – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Including youth in the development and evaluation of out-of-school time (OST) programs has positive effects on youth, the organizations that serve them, and the communities in which they live. Such involvement can improve young people's social competence, foster leadership and engagement, and empower groups. Youth provide unique perspectives on…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Student Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Powell, Allison; Watson, John; Staley, Patrick; Patrick, Susan; Horn, Michael; Fetzer, Leslie; Hibbard, Laura; Oglesby, Jonathan; Verma, Sue – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
In 2008, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) produced a series of papers documenting promising practices identified throughout the field of K-12 online learning. Since then, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policy and practice driving personalized learning in the K-12 education space. State,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Conventional Instruction
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DeFauw, Danielle L.; Saad, Klodia – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2014
This article presents an authentic writing opportunity to help ninth-grade students use the writing process in a science classroom to write and illustrate picture books for fourth-grade students to demonstrate and share their understanding of a biology unit on cells. By creating a picture book, students experience the writing process, understand…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 9, Writing Assignments, Writing Processes
Jacobs, Joanne – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2013
This policy brief is the second in a series of in-depth case studies exploring how top-performing charter schools have incorporated civic learning in their school curriculum and school culture. This brief focuses on National Heritage Academies, a for-profit charter management company that runs 74 schools in Michigan and eight other states. NHA…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Ethical Instruction
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Many teachers use the Internet and other electronic and web-based resources to engage students in meaningful assignments for independent learning, greater ownership of learning and better preparation for college and careers. The technology practices should align with the new college- and career-readiness standards (CCRS). They also should enhance…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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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
Arellano, Amber; Lenhoff, Sarah W.; Jacobs, Drew – Education Trust-Midwest, 2012
An honest look at public education in Michigan reveals both hopeful and dismal news. While their state has taken a few bold steps in the past year to improve their education system, their students still lag far behind their peers nationally, and the performance gaps between them -- across income level and race -- are both alarming and persistent.…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Cutting Scores
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation