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Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
"Louisiana Believes," the state's comprehensive plan to prepare students for college and career success, includes a system of related policies and programs that help schools provide students with pathways to future prosperity, give schools the resources to offer these pathways, and reward schools when students achieve their goals. This…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students
Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
WestEd, 2014
Consider that colorful photographs, eye-catching illustrations, and captivating images intended to make textbooks more appealing may actually distract students from the lesson at hand. Or that asking students to simply solve math problems might not be as effective as having them explain the steps of solutions that are already worked out--even some…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools
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Bruhn, Allison; Gorsh, Jay; Hannan, Chloe; Hirsch, Shanna Eisner – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
Schools implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are often confronted with concerns from a variety of educational stakeholders about school climate, teaching behavioral expectations, the role of reinforcement, and labeling students. Administrators should be prepared to respond to these concerns with theoretical and…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Criticism, Program Implementation, Teacher Expectations of Students
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
Phillips, Michelle; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2013
In 2009, the National Science Foundation funded the "Dynabook: A Digital Resource and Preservice Model for Developing TPCK" project through its Discovery Research K-12 program. Dynabook project leaders and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized that digital textbooks would soon be a primary instructional resource, and seized…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Engineering, Research and Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Darrow, Rob; Friend, Bruce; Powell, Allison – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2013
This roadmap was designed to provide guidance to the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) school administrators in implementing blended learning programs in their own schools. Over the 2012-13 school year, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) worked with 8 NYCDOE Lab Schools, each with its own blended learning…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
Achieve, Inc., 2012
As shown by MetLife's 2010 "Survey of the American Teacher," America's educators strongly believe that all students should graduate from high school ready for college and a career (85 percent). Additionally, according to MetLife's 2009 survey, 86 percent of teachers believe that setting high expectations for students will improve student…
Descriptors: State Standards, Stakeholders, Educational Improvement, Principals
Johnston, Howard; Williamson, Ron – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Everyone acknowledges the importance of leadership in good schools, but sometimes a leader's influence extends into unexpected areas. Getting admitted to and succeeding in college is certainly the result of hard work on the part of individual students and their families, but for many kids, particularly those from impoverished backgrounds or from…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Admission, Paying for College, Parent Participation
Iowa Department of Education, 2012
Case studies of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) in the Iowa project included four high schools that have been practicing this professional development model for the last five years. The schools, AHST Secondary School, Cedar Falls High School, Spencer High and Middle Schools and Valley High School were visited in April, 2011. The visits included…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Models, Professional Development, High Schools
Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
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Tassell, Janet; Stobaugh, Rebecca; Sheffield, Linda – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Middle grades are a critical time for capturing the interest and imagination and developing the potential of mathematically promising students. This is a time for students to make sense of mathematics, build a solid foundation and enthusiasm, and set the course for the highest levels of mathematics in the future. This is a time to explore their…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Activities
Umphrey, Jan; Taylor, Wes – Principal Leadership, 2011
This article presents an interview with Wes Taylor, the 2011 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year. In this interview, Taylor shares credit with the teachers and staff members at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, for the school's systemic and long-lasting improvement in instruction and climate. He mentions that the…
Descriptors: Principals, Interviews, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents in all Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. The information is presented for each school.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
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