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Ricker, Britta; Thatcher, Jim – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
As humans and natural processes continuously reshape the surface of the Earth, there is an unceasing need to document and analyze them through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The public is gaining more access to spatial technologies that were once only available to highly trained professionals. With technological evolution comes a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Guidelines
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Lovitt, Thomas C.; Perry, Leslie; Hughes, Stanley – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2015
Why not set up a school in an apartment complex? After all, that is where children reside before and after they attend an actual school, and that is where they are during the summers when their actual school is closed. It is also where their parents are after work. And why not unite this school at an apartment complex with the school attended by…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Community Schools, Neighborhood Schools
Genay, Tina – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes the author's (an elementary school librarian) journey as she researched various bike bookmobile programs in the United States. Though the three programs had different target audiences, all the bike bookmobiles that she observed generated excitement and interest in reading. Public interest for each program was high. People…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Phenomenology, Library Services, School Libraries
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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
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2013
Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It's called "High School 21+," a competency-based high school diploma offered at Washington's community and technical colleges. Adults 21 years old and older can go to participating colleges to earn a high school diploma. An advisor will look at transcripts…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Community Colleges, Program Descriptions
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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
Pascopella, Angela – District Administration, 2011
Between 1979 and 2008, the number of school-age children (ages 5-17) in the United States who spoke a language other than English at home increased from 3.8 to 10.9 million, or from 9 to 21 percent of the population in this age range, according to the latest figures from the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES). The NCES also reveals…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Private Schools, Immersion Programs, Dropout Rate
Hobbs, Jane; Brummel, Sherry; Holz, Connie; Lett, Shanley; Martin, Kiki; McLeland, Jules; White, Carole – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
Lopez Island is located in the archipelago of San Juan Islands off the northwest coast of Washington State. Breathtaking mountain vistas, sparkling shorelines, forests, and pastoral landscapes filled with sheep and orchards attract many tourists to San Juan County each year. This isolated community can only be reached by traveling on ferries,…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Barriers, Performance Factors, Child Care
Wakelee, Daniel – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
Hiring tenure-track faculty is an activity common to all colleges and universities. Most institutions engage in hiring activities each year. Despite the number of searches conducted annually, most available information about faculty hiring consists of guidelines for conducting searches and statistics about searches within disciplines. The purpose…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Selection, College Faculty, Personnel Policy
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Ginsberg, Margery; Craig, Anthony – Journal of Staff Development, 2010
One way to approach the improvement of instruction is for educators to learn from student interactions in cultural events that fully engage students' motivation and curiosity. In such a context, educators get to know students in new ways and to connect student strengths to classroom instruction. This can be especially powerful when the learning…
Descriptors: American Indians, Motivation, Cultural Activities, Cultural Capital
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McEachran, Nancy; Oleson, Katherine E. – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2010
This article describes the creation of an intercultural welcoming panel that the authors developed with English as a second language (ESL) students and communication studies (CS) students at a community college. The creation of the welcoming panel is based on their collaborative work with both sets of students over several academic quarters. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Community Colleges, College Students
Peterson, Andrea; Haulgren, Frank – Computers in Libraries, 2010
During spring quarter 2008, the Western Washington University (WWU) Libraries established an interactive bloglike environment called "14 Days to Have Your Say" with the intention of gathering new ideas and feedback about the libraries from the university community. The environment was developed as a fairly simple Drupal site. The project…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Research, Mail Surveys
Krueger, Carl; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program is a federal formula grant designed to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic entities to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Created by the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Grants, Low Income Groups
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
This report fulfills the biennial requirements of RCW 28B.76.250, which directs the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) "to submit a progress report on the development of transfer associate degrees to the higher education committees of the House of Representatives and Senate each odd-numbered year." The HECB report monitors…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
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