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Rice, Joshua E.; Rugg, Bradley; Davis, Sharon – Journal of Extension, 2016
Youth involved in 4-H projects have been engaged in science-related endeavors for years. Since 2006, 4-H has invested considerable resources in the advancement of science learning. The new Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge program challenges 4-H youth to work together to identify agriculture-related issues in their communities and to…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Problems, Community Programs
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Deming, John C.; O'Donnell, Jacqueline R.; Malone, Christopher J. – Science Educator, 2012
Prior research suggests that students' understanding of scientific concepts is pre-determined by their reasoning ability. Other efforts suggest that American students' scientific literacy is in decline. One difficulty Bybee (2009) acknowledges is that there are two divergent philosophical models of scientific literacy. The first describes the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Scientific Concepts, National Norms, Scientific Literacy
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Minnesota's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Career Development, Careers, College Preparation
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Shadiow, Linda K. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2009
Teachers are novices at any stage of their careers when they are faced with incidents that disrupt their expected patterns of teaching and learning. A first-day-of-school incident experienced by the author illustrates the evolution of a teacher's personal pedagogical theory construction, which is ultimately illuminated through the lens of Nel…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives, English Instruction, Grade 8
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
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McConachie, Stephanie; Hall, Megan; Resnick, Lauren; Ravi, Anita K.; Bill, Victoria L.; Bintz, Jody; Taylor, Joseph A. – Educational Leadership, 2006
To raise the literacy achievement of secondary school students, some schools train their whole faculties in general reading and writing strategies to implement across the curriculum. Content-area teachers often resist this approach, however, fearing that setting aside time for literacy instruction will dilute the academic rigor of mathematics,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Writing Strategies, Thinking Skills, Literacy