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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Jackson, C. Kirabo – Education Next, 2019
When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself are often fodder for fond thanks--alongside mastering precalculus, becoming a critical reader, or remembering the capital of Turkmenistan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
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Falco, Lia D. – Middle School Journal, 2019
Findings from recent studies suggest that students' pathways into mathematics-related careers begin as early as middle school when students are forming lasting self-perceptions of their academic abilities. Middle school is also a time when students begin making choices about future coursework in math, science, and technology that will have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
Walker, Michael; Yeager, Corey; Zumbusch, Jennie – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
The Office of Black Male Student Achievement (OBMSA) of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), established in 2014, is one of the first in the country. The innovative work of the OBMSA is centered on student voice and student thought. After getting input from parents and families, community members, educators, and young Black males themselves, the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, African American Students, Males, Academic Achievement
Hedger, Joseph – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
When the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was released earlier this year, most states learned that their average scores in grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics remained relatively flat since 2015. More troubling though, students performing at the lowest 10th and 25th percentiles saw a decline in their scores. To confront this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Growth Models, Low Achievement, Accountability
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
Hayes, Susan; Meinders, Dona; Rosborough, Jana – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) aims to increase the number of students with disabilities who achieve positive post-school outcomes and engage in higher education or competitive employment opportunities. Through their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), Alabama is focusing on…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Systems Approach, Change Strategies, Disabilities
Schmoker, Mike – Educational Leadership, 2018
Schmoker argues that having students write regularly across the disciplines, connecting written work to content in the discipline to facilitate student understanding about content, would boost most students' academic achievement. We must "demystify" writing instruction, distilling it to key skills that any teacher can guide students to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Academic Achievement, Cues, Educational Change
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Baker, Sheila F.; Alexander, Bonnie – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Learning in makerspaces involves doing, playing, thinking, experimenting, creating, collaborating, mentoring, inquiring, problem-solving, producing, inventing, designing, building, and sharing (Loertscher, Preddy, and Derry 2013). Whatever the character of a makerspace, all makerspaces have the same goal: to actively engage students in open-ended…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Middle Schools, Library Services
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chanicka, jeewan; Mahari de Silva, Renuka; Merkley, Kevin – Intercultural Education, 2018
In local, diverse learning communities in Ontario, educators may have to look closely at how engagement can be established in meaningful and authentic ways that encourage and foster student agency and democracy. As students are critically engaged and grasp the relevance of their learning within the context of their daily lives, learning in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Democracy, Trust (Psychology)
Evans-Whipp, Tracy; Mundy, Lisa; Miller, Eliza; Canterford, Louise; Patton, George – Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
In Australia and many other countries, the provision of the healthiest possible start in life for all children has been a priority for government. Evidence to support the importance of the early years for future development has accumulated over the past two decades [1]. Patterns of childhood development predict health, wellbeing, learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Development, Social Development
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2018
A broader understanding of the importance of student behaviors and school climate as drivers of academic performance and the wider acceptance that schools have a role in nurturing the "whole child" have increased attention to indicators that go beyond traditional metrics focused on proficiency in math and reading. The 2015 passage of the…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Student Behavior, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
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Merlin, Clare – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Multicultural education is an educational approach designed to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students, including those in marginalized groups. This approach has historically been directed towards teachers, but school counselors have the appropriate training and skills to lead multicultural education efforts, as well. In this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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