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Clark, Jill P. – Principal Leadership, 2012
Many students enter large comprehensive high schools without having the necessary social and academic skills or understanding of what will be expected of them as they move through the high school curriculum. To help a higher number of students experience success, schools must help them develop academic, social, and self-management skills.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Discipline Problems, Dropout Rate, Grade 9
Herlihy, Corinne – National High School Center, 2007
The transition into high school is a critical point in the educational pipeline, and ninth-grade can be characterized as one of its leakiest junctures. This policy brief examines how some states and districts are currently easing the transition into high school for students. It focuses on five key challenges that states, districts and schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grade 9, Dropout Prevention, School Statistics
Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights
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Dreon, Oliver, Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2005
Physics First has gained momentum across the country. Providing a radically different paradigm to teaching science at the high school level, the Physics First movement inverts the traditional science sequence by teaching physics to ninth grade students. One of the benefits of this change, supporters claim, is that it provides a foundation to teach…
Descriptors: Physics, Grade 9, Science Education, Educational Practices
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Lemon, Cheryl – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This article describes how Cheryl Lemon, a biology teacher at Gateway Regional High School, integrated technology into appropriate curricular contexts during her field experiences as a preservice teacher. She used Web-based simulations, a projection screen, an interactive white board, and Flash-based interactivity in conjunction with direct…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Technology Integration, Appropriate Technology, Preservice Teacher Education