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Zager, Dianne – Childhood Education, 2019
Traditional schooling methods and environments are falling short in terms of providing the best access to education and preparing students for productive, engaging futures. Innovation becomes particularly important when working with atypical students, such as the children on the autism spectrum who are served by the Shrub Oak International School…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Innovation, International Schools
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Dahle, Reena; Hart, Sean; Hart, Kevin – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: A semester-long project, geared towards a multidisciplinary group of undergraduate engineering students, to design and simulate a large-scale microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) 2-D optical scanner is presented. Background: MEMS component design and fabrication typically requires a cleanroom and costly high-vacuum equipment; these…
Descriptors: Simulation, Electronics, Engineering, Undergraduate Students
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2019
For this 17th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) central obligation, free appropriate public education (FAPE). More specifically, the focus here is procedural and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Peltzman, Alissa; Curl, Cory – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
State and school report cards provide a powerful avenue for states to reach families and the broader public as essential partners in improving student outcomes. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and many state legislatures require states to publish an array of education data including measures at the state, district, and school levels.…
Descriptors: Data Use, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Decision Making
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Armstrong, Matthew; White, Joshua P.; Hudgins, Jesse W.; Bull, Geoffrey R.; James, Corey M.; Riegner, Dawn E.; Miller, April D.; Biaglow, Andrew – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
The Kicking Mule Brewing Co. at West Point enables members of our chemical engineering club, students, and beer enthusiasts alike to acquire chemical engineering acumen, knowledge, and skills by developing a tangible product. Through a rigorous on-site brewing process with subject matter experts, our goal is enhancement of student chemical…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Hands on Science
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Oberhelman, Steven M.; Dunn, Christina A. – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
In 2017, the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University created an initiative modeled on the State University of New York's Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program. COIL is an approach to fostering global competence through the development of a multicultural learning environment that links university classes in two…
Descriptors: Global Education, Study Abroad, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Villenas, Sofia A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
This conceptual article explores education and the relational in everyday social movement. I highlight a single, local community event--a Speak Out--and travel with scholarship on public pedagogy, witnessing, and Latina feminist theories of coalition to articulate pedagogies of 'being with' in community activism for racial justice. My interpretive…
Descriptors: Social Action, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Activism
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
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Maza, Paul; Miller, Allison; Carson, Brian; Hermanson, John – School Science Review, 2018
Learning and retaining science content may be increased by applying the basic science material to real-world situations. Discussing cases with students during lectures and having them participate in laboratory exercises where they apply the science content to practical situations increases students' interest and enthusiasm. A summer course in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Veterinary Medical Education, Physiology
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Morphis, Elizabeth A – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article focuses on a shift in the author's approach to teaching a literacy course to a coaching-based model after observing pre-service teachers "struggle" to implement the teaching practices during on-site fieldwork with a kindergarten, first-, or second-grade child partner. The author discusses how she provided more timely…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education
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Williams, Tinnycua – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Studies have demonstrated the significance of afterschool staff development and have attempted to show the impacts of staff training on program quality and youth outcomes. Professional development, though necessary, wasn't always a priority for the author, especially if training hours conflicted with the author's afterschool program schedule.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Change, After School Programs, Youth
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
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