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LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
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Epler, Pam – IGI Global, 2017
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners' needs. This allows teaching practices to be optimized to create a meaningful learning environment. "Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
Fergus, Edward – Corwin, 2017
According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In "Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity", Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Data Analysis, Research Utilization
Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
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Liou, Daniel D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2016
This article intends to support the efforts of administrators, teachers, and community activists to center race, equity, and anti-deficit perspectives within the practice of school leadership. By drawing upon methods of critical race studies, and Du Bois's 1935 concept of the sympathetic touch, the author provides examples of anti-deficit…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Low Income, Instructional Leadership, College Attendance
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Steeg, Susanna M.; Lambson, Dawn – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article describes how one elementary school's professional development model helped both new and veteran teachers grow in their knowledge and practice of balanced literacy. Created in partnership between university faculty, school administration, and elementary teachers, this multifaceted whole-school PD effort enabled teachers to learn…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Epler, Pam; Ross, Rorie – IGI Global, 2015
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve classroom learning, teachers and administrators continue to struggle in developing the best methodologies and practices for students with disabilities. "Models for Effective…
Descriptors: Models, Delivery Systems, Special Education, Academic Support Services
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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Miller, Faith G.; Patwa, Shamim S.; Chafouleas, Sandra M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
An increased emphasis on collecting and using data in schools has occurred, in part, because of the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). Commonly referred to as response to intervention in the academic domain and school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports in the behavioral domain, these initiatives have a…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Rating Scales, Student Behavior, Response to Intervention
Phillips, Michelle; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2013
In 2009, the National Science Foundation funded the "Dynabook: A Digital Resource and Preservice Model for Developing TPCK" project through its Discovery Research K-12 program. Dynabook project leaders and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized that digital textbooks would soon be a primary instructional resource, and seized…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Engineering, Research and Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
This practitioner packet is designed to help community college administrators implement reforms to developmental education at their colleges. It reviews common impediments to developmental reform and presents data that supports directions colleges can take to create a system of developmental education that might serve students more effectively.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Administrators, College Administration
Roberts, Kerry; Hanna, Shellie L.; Womack, Sid T. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
These qualitative case studies give the prospective superintendent a real-life look at life on the other side of the district CEO's desk. Two dozen superintendents reflect upon their first challenges and growth opportunities that arose during that all-important first year. They tell it like it is, no sugar-coating. The experiences they listed, in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Educational Administration, Administrator Guides, Mentors
Mongon, Denis; Leadbeater, Charles – Institute of Education - London, 2012
"School Leadership for Public Value" is a timely contribution to the debate about the purpose and structure of schooling in England and internationally. It draws deeply upon the work of ten schools and describes how they created strong alliances with local communities. These alliances helped to raise the academic attainment of pupils and…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Values, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Bok, Vincent – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
Schools have always been recognized as an integral part of the community and the challenge is to ensure this vital component of social infrastructure is delivered in such a manner that long term benefits for local children, families and the broader community are realized. The Western Metropolitan Region in Victoria has experienced rapid…
Descriptors: School Role, Community Attitudes, Population Growth, School Community Relationship
Iowa Department of Education, 2012
Case studies of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) in the Iowa project included four high schools that have been practicing this professional development model for the last five years. The schools, AHST Secondary School, Cedar Falls High School, Spencer High and Middle Schools and Valley High School were visited in April, 2011. The visits included…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Models, Professional Development, High Schools
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