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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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
This newsletter of best practices in implementing the High Schools That Work (HSTW), Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) school improvement models is based on presentations at the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the summer of 2013. The newsletter is divided up into…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Learner Engagement, Assignments, High Schools
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O'Roark, Jason Lee – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
After serving as a high school math teacher in Maryland for three years, the author moved to teaching sixth-grade math. His high school background led him to differentiate differently than his colleagues. The article discusses his observations and his conclusions and offers a plan to implement changes in the way mathematics is taught through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools
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
Zaslaw, Jay – Principal Leadership, 2010
Over the past decade, many schools have adopted zero-tolerance policies as a means to curtail negative student behavior. Such policies persist although "there is as yet little evidence that the strategies typically associated with zero tolerance contribute to improved student behavior or overall school safety." School suspension and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Discipline Policy, Juvenile Justice
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This newsletter of best practices describes steps that schools have taken to establish a guidance and advisement system that helps students plan for and succeed in students high school, further study and careers. Articles in this issue include: (1) Advisory Program Boosts Achievement and Career Planning; (2) District-Wide Guidance Program Assists…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Guidance, Academic Achievement, Career Planning
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
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Litowitz, Len S. – Technology Teacher, 2007
This article features the Conestoga Valley School District and its Technology Education program. Conestoga Valley, which is located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, covers 56 square miles comprising a population of approximately 29,000 people in an area that is best described as agricultural and rural-residential. Situated near the…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, School Districts, Technology Education, Middle Schools
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Mirsky, Laura – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2007
High levels of disruptive behavior, discipline referrals, and suspensions are among the symptoms of schools which have lost the bonds of respect. Educators face major challenges in transforming these school cultures. This article describes how restorative practices were implemented in certain southeastern Pennsylvania schools. The process of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, School Culture, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement
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Weaver, Victoria; Coggins, Trisha; Little, Sara – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Students in York County, Pennsylvania, live near Amish communities, and recognize the influence of Amish culture within their own lives through food, decorative arts, furniture, and quilts. The understanding of the cultural ideas used in Amish quilts, however, is not often explored. Two regional art educators, Trisha Coggins and Sara Little, were…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Studio Art, Handicrafts, Units of Study
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Mizell, Hayes – Middle School Journal (J3), 2005
Many school systems have so much difficulty when it comes to educating students between the ages of 12 and 15. There seems to be perennial dissatisfaction with how public schools educate these "young adolescents." The grade configurations of schools varied, but the dominant pattern was eight years of primary school followed by four years…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Middle Schools, High Schools, Junior High Schools