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Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Successful dual enrollment programs begin with strong, collaborative partnerships between community colleges and their local K-12 school systems. They also require clearly articulated agreements that spell out what each entity's responsibilities. For example: Who's going to teach the courses? Will the instruction take place at the high school or…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Came, Deb; Drake, Linda – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2017
The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) is a maturing and stable program. In 2016-17 it included: (1) Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and math for students in grades 3-8 and high school; (2) Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) in science for grades 5 and 8; (3) End-of-Course exams in math and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Language Arts, Mathematics, Grade 3
MDRC, 2017
The past decade has seen a resurgence of interest in career and technical education (CTE) as a way to engage students, help people build the skills necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced economy, and meet employer demand for workers. MDRC--which has a two-decade history of developing and evaluating CTE programs, including their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Trends, Educational Research, Organizations (Groups)
ACT, Inc., 2016
"The Condition of College and Career Readiness" looks at the progress of the 2016 ACT®-tested graduating class relative to college and career readiness. This state briefing begins with statistics in the following categories for Washington: performance, STEM, career readiness, impact, behaviors that impact access and opportunity,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Benchmarking
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Olson, Don; Hook, Joseph; Doescher, Russell; Wolf, Steven – Physics Teacher, 2015
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. During a gale on Nov. 7, 1940, the bridge exhibited remarkable oscillations before collapsing spectacularly (Figs. 1-5). Physicists over the years have spent a great deal of time and energy studying this event. By using open-source analysis tools and digitized footage of…
Descriptors: Scientists, Mechanics (Physics), Films, Video Technology
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Bert, Greg – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
This article provides new ways to teach and assess motor skills in various lifetime sports such as tennis, golf, badminton, and other sports that students are likely to play as adults by focusing on five basic biomechanical principles.
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, High School Students, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges are fundamentally transforming precollege (remedial) education to move students faster into credit-bearing classes. The state's colleges are working with high schools to prevent the need for remediation. They are also shortening the path for college students of all ages who need the extra help. Courses…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Delander, Brady; Millard, Maria – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While United States citizens are not compelled to cast a ballot in any given election, the act of voting is often referred to as a civic duty. By actively taking part in local, regional, and national elections, the voter is fulfilling one aspect of what it means to be an active, engaged citizen. Among the responsibilities of individual secretaries…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizen Participation, High School Students
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Krause, Tracy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
This article describes how the physical educators at Tahoma High School, in a community in Washington state's Cascade Mountains, surveyed their students, reached out to the community, integrated physical education and academics, and established a school-wide focus on wellness. Tracy Krause writes that the three "Rs"--relationships,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Student Interests, Program Descriptions
Wang, Kevin – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2013
Getting called into the boss's office isn't always fun. Memories of trips to the school principal's office flash through one's mind. But the day last year that the author was called in to meet with their division vice president turned out to be a very good day. Executives at his company, Microsoft, had noticed the program he created in his spare…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Volunteers, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students
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Magney, Troy; Eitel, Karla; Eitel, Jan; Jansen, Vincent; Schon, Jenny; Rittenburg, Rebecca; Vierling, Lee – Science Teacher, 2013
Many students probably take pictures daily. Whether snapshots of their friends at a Justin Bieber concert or of their latest skateboard trick, these images document changes in a student's life. Digital cameras can do more, however, than record memories to post on Facebook. They can also help students examine changes in their environment. This…
Descriptors: Photography, Handheld Devices, Environmental Interpretation, Plants (Botany)
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Roesch, Gabrielle E.; Neuffer, Tamara; Zobrist, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2013
The Summer Youth Forestry Institute (SYFI) was developed to inspire youth through experiential learning opportunities and early work experience in the field of natural resources. Declining enrollments in forestry and other natural resource careers has made it necessary to actively engage youth and provide them with exposure to careers in these…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Extension Education, Forestry
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Neher, Mallory Jane; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2012
This project was a response to the changes in the Washington State math assessments for high school students. The creation of an exit exam for Washington State high school students and the expectation that they pass it to graduate has placed tremendous pressure on high schools that struggled with low passing rates on the Washington State math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High School Students
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Schmitz, Steven A.; Nourse, Steven W.; Ross, Molly E. – Education, 2012
That the student population in public schools is becoming increasingly diverse is not all that surprising. Studies indicate that in less than three decades, a majority of children will likely belong to race-ethnic minorities. Conversely, teacher candidates are not keeping pace with the diversity ratio of students in the PK-12 public school…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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