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Palacios, Moses; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Lyons, Renata; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of raising our expectations for males of color and provide a resource for school districts seeking to build or recalibrate their initiatives to improve the academic outcomes of young men and boys of color. Throughout this report there are exemplars of current initiatives across the nation's…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Quality, Males, Educational Environment
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Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts
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Croteau, Susan M.; Lewis, Katherine – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Gary Armstrong, assistant principal, is faced with a delicate situation. The elementary school recently enrolled a transgender student, and the principal, Amy Lamar, is resistant to considering the student's unique needs. This case was developed for use in a leadership course. Instructors can use the case to encourage dialogue around legal…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Needs Students, Elementary Schools, Educational Administration
McGuinness, Aims – Education Commission of the States, 2016
A decade ago, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (the National Center) issued a policy brief, "State Capacity for Higher Education Policy." The National Center's core recommendation: States must have a broad-based, independent, credible public entity with a clear charge to increase the state's educational…
Descriptors: State Policy, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Rose, Chad A.; Houchins, David E. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
Bullying is a common occurrence in U.S.'s schools and is currently at the forefront of national attention. Unfortunately, students with disabilities are frequently the targets of peer-on-peer bullying. The purpose of this article is to examine the legal ramifications when students with disabilities are bullied in school settings. We address court…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Victims
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. If any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX. The essence…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Roper, Larry D. – Journal of College and Character, 2015
Legislation and initiatives at the state and federal levels are challenging colleges and universities to review their approach to issues of sexual violence. This article addresses issues of compliance and beyond.
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Abuse, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
Center for American Progress, 2014
More engaging and challenging standards build a strong academic foundation for all students. Girls--and in particular, girls of color--have a lot to gain from more rigorous learning standards that better prepare them for college and career success. This fact sheet explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Common Core State Standards, Equal Education
Rose, Raymond – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2014
Online education has become an accepted part of the educational landscape over the past two decades. Digital resources are the norm in classrooms. The expectation is that all students will benefit from technology some way. In order for that to be the case, however, sometimes more overt action is needed to ensure that all students do in fact get…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
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Toglia, Thomas V. – Tech Directions, 2013
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 has significant implications for gender equity in career and technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs--and the relatively low number of women and girls pursuing nontraditional careers has significant economic and social implications. From an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, STEM Education, Sex Fairness, Females
Whitmer, Regina – District Administration, 2013
The glory days of high school sports are no longer reserved for dream team athletes, as athletic directors are increasingly opening up sports to all students, regardless of ability, and seeing winning results on the field and off. This push is reflected in the most recent National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) survey, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Athletics, High School Students, National Surveys
Huelsman, Mark; Engle, Jennifer – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013
Student parents face many challenges to accessing, persisting, and completing postsecondary education. While some of these challenges are unique to student parents--such as finding quality child care during class and work hours and juggling studying and academic assignments with parenting duties--others are typical of low-income and underserved…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
Washington, James – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Sports have become an integral part of the developmental experience of many of today's youth. Since the implementation of Title IX, more young girls and women have begun to play sports and see those sports as a possible career path. Tennis, basketball and soccer all have professional sports leagues for women, and many more sports offer women the…
Descriptors: Females, Injuries, Athletes, Sports Medicine
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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2012
A growing body of research says there is a link between afterschool activities and graduating from high school, going to college, and becoming a responsible citizen. Temple University psychologist Laurence Steinberg, whose book, "You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10-25," discusses afterschool activities. He suggested…
Descriptors: School Activities, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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