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Miller, Shannon McClintock; Ray, Mark – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As part of the national Future Ready Librarians initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education, Mark Ray and Shannon McClintock Miller serve as national advocates for school library programs and librarians. Mark and Shannon began their library advocacy careers in school libraries. For eight years, Shannon was the district librarian in Van…
Descriptors: Librarians, Advocacy, Library Services, School Libraries
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Becker, Jody; Carr, Barbara L.; Knapp, Gillian R.; Giraldo, Luis Gustavo – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In the spring of 2017, the "Harvard Educational Review" ("HER") published the first part of a symposium on the intersection of incarceration and education. That collection of articles offers scholarly perspectives on the purpose, challenges, and potential of education in carceral settings, as well as the origins and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Parent Participation, Technology Uses in Education, Juvenile Justice
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Wright, Sarah L.; Katz, Jerome A. – Journal of Management Education, 2016
While universities are intensely protective of revenue streams related to intellectual property interests for the institution and professors, the financial and legal interests of students in the entrepreneurial process have largely been overlooked. This lack of attention, both in universities and in the literature, is intriguing given the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, Norms, Student Rights
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Albert, Daniel J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Media arts has been familiar to many through television, film, and digital graphics, and often appears as an extension of the four traditional arts disciplines: music, arts, theatre, and dance. As media arts continues to acquire its own unique identity, particularly through technological means, it has been included as a stand-alone discipline in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Werder, Carmen; Garcia, Joseph; Bush, Jamie; Dallstream, Caroline – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
Four different perspectives--from the director of a scholarship of teaching and learning dialogue forum, the director of a leadership institute, and two undergraduate students--join together to discuss a collaboration in optimizing leadership education at Western Washington University.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Cooperative Planning
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Stuber, Jennifer; Quinnett, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2013
During its 2012 legislative session, Washington State passed ESHB 2366, otherwise known as the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Act of 2012. ESHB 2366 is a significant legislative achievement as it is the first law in the country to require certain health professionals to obtain continuing education in the assessment,…
Descriptors: Suicide, Primary Health Care, Health Personnel, Prevention
Koppelman, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2013
At colleges and universities, thinking one's own thoughts is at the heart of all the other activity that, together, constitutes a liberal education. Self-examination and reflection enable people to make sense of the world and their places in it. Each individual can experience the mind as it grasps its own dynamics and spawns deep and unique…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Thinking Skills
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Johansen, Bruce E. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2012
For the state of Washington's one-hundredth birthday, in 1989, Native peoples there decided to revive a distinctive mode of transportation--long-distance journeys by canoe--along with an entire culture associated with it. Born as the "Paddle to Seattle," during the past two decades these canoe journeys have become a summertime staple for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, Water, Recreational Activities
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2010
In the tug-of-war between researchers and IT for supercomputing resources, a centralized approach can help both sides get more bang for their buck. As 2010 began, the University of Washington was preparing to launch its first shared high-performance computing cluster, a 1,500-node system called Hyak, dedicated to research activities. Like other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Researchers, Information Technology, Competition
Watson, Ashley E.; Hill, Paul T. – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2008
Big-city school systems face many problems, including high dropout rates, low academic achievement, and achievement gaps between middle-class and low-income children. Many big-city systems are also losing enrollment and facing financial deficits. These problems inevitably lead to criticism of the boards that govern urban school districts, and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Education, City Government
Ewen, Danielle; Matthews, Hannah – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2007
This paper explores the range of ways in which school districts are using Title I funds for early education through kindergarten and examines how the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has impacted those investments. It also makes recommendations for local education agencies (LEAs) interested in creating Title I-funded early education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Young Children
O'Brien, Thomas C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
The Math Wars continue to rage. And now the back-to-basics faction seems to dominate the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, whose recommendations will have as much effect on curriculum and instruction as those of the National Reading Panel. Mr. O'Brien joins those who have urged the panel to support the reform curricula developed under the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Change
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Roberts, Jan Vallone – English Journal, 2006
In this article, the author recounts her teaching experience with new high school students at Northwest Yeshiva High School, an Orthodox Jewish high school on Mercer Island. In teaching the students about writing, the author describes how she was moved by the narratives written by her students, and that after reading their stories she decided to…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, High School Students, Jews, Personal Narratives
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Simmons, Steve R. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2006
Experiential learning is a time-honored approach that can help to "...seal the bond between the learner and the learned." Such learning encourages the making of meaning from individual and shared experiences and helps abstract concepts to become relevant to the learner. The 20th century educational theorist, John Dewey, articulated a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, State Colleges, Experiential Learning
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Carroll, Thomas G. – New Educator, 2005
Every child deserves a quality education. Providing competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success is the way to get there, but the devil is in the details. By tinkering on the edges, adopting piecemeal approaches to attracting, supporting, and retaining highly qualified teachers for the students who need them most, the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Qualifications
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