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Apps, Kerry – Teaching History, 2018
In this article Kerry Apps introduces students to the significance of the witch-hunts in the modern era, at the time when they occurred, and in the middle of the eighteenth century. She presents her rationale for choosing the witch-hunts as a focus for the study of significance, and shows how her thinking about her teaching has evolved through her…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Transformative Learning, Reflective Teaching, Values Education
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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Khachatryan, Davit; Karst, Nathaniel – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
With the ease and automation of data collection and plummeting storage costs, organizations are faced with massive amounts of data that present two pressing challenges: technical analysis of the data themselves and communication of the analytics process and its products. Although a plethora of academic and practitioner literature have focused on…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Statistics, Business Schools, College Students
Davis, Paula – Donnell-Kay Foundation, 2017
As housing prices increase in cities across the country, many teachers are finding it harder to afford to live in the districts in which they teach. Teacher salaries aren't keeping up with the rising cost of living. These challenges are contributing to widespread teacher turnover, which is known to have negative effects on students. Teachers are…
Descriptors: Housing, Public School Teachers, Housing Needs, Teacher Salaries
Brown, Gary R.; Rhodes, Terrel L. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
America's institutions of higher education have been challenged to develop new strategies to improve the success of all students. With more and more students attending multiple institutions, improving the transfer process is key to ensuring all students succeed. AAC&U launched the Quality Collaboratives (QC) project in 2011 with support from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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Campbell, Michael G.; Powers, Tamara M.; Zheng, Shao-Liang – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Implementing the case study method in a practical X-ray crystallography course designed for graduate or upper-level undergraduate chemistry students is described. Compared with a traditional lecture format, assigning small groups of students to examine literature case studies encourages more active engagement with the course material and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
Ndiaye, Mamadou; Wolfe, Rebecca E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Early college high school models are designed to encourage and assist traditionally underrepresented groups of students- low income, Latino, and African-American- to persist in and graduate from high school while earning college credit. Some of the models target high school dropouts, with the aim of helping them acquire the education and training…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Students, Success, Advanced Placement Programs
Berry, Barnett; Farris-Berg, Kim – American Educator, 2016
Over the past 20 years, federal and state reforms have drawn on heavy-handed attempts to close the achievement gap through top-down management of teachers. Such approaches have often included high-stakes accountability systems that mandate what to teach and how to teach it and that evaluate teachers on the basis of annual standardized test scores.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Change Agents, Teacher Empowerment, Educational History
Sadowski, Michael – Educational Leadership, 2016
Over the past three decades, much of the conversation about LGBTQ students in schools has centered on safety--anti-bullying policies, the "safe space" of gay-straight alliances, and "safe zones" marked by rainbow-colored stickers on classroom doors. In this article, Michael Sadowski argues that it's time to move beyond safety…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Bullying
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) grantees and Head Start programs are funded to provide high-quality preschool education and comprehensive services to families meeting federal poverty guidelines. The overlap of program standards and services across these two programs provides unique opportunities for partnerships. This document provides examples…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Grants
Sturgis, Chris – iNACOL, 2016
In the upper northeast corner of the United States, the commitment to competency education has grown so strong that entire states are embracing it through high-leverage comprehensive policies. Of the six New England states -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- four have established comprehensive state…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Student Certification
Anrig, Greg – Educational Leadership, 2015
For the 12 years that Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York City, the Big Apple was home to the nation's largest experiment in implementing the business model of education reform. The numbers of public school closings and new charter schools soared, while the high school student assignment system was overhauled to be driven by choice. By the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Unions, Teacher Associations, Educational Improvement
Education Resource Strategies, 2015
This executive summary describes a case study that implemented the framework School System 20/20 to examine how Lawrence Public Schools (Massachusetts) is transforming its policies and structures to better align resources with student and teacher needs. Education Resource Strategies' (ERS') School System 20/20 is a set of conditions and practices…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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Kuttner, Paul J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Arts education does more than transfer the skills and knowledge needed to create artistic works. It also helps to shape young people's orientations towards participation in the cultural life of their communities. In this article, Paul Kuttner argues for reframing arts education as a process of developing cultural citizenship. Cultural citizenship,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Objectives, Citizenship Education, Culture
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Samuels, Kyle; Seymour, Richard – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Engineering programs have long thrived in U.S. universities. More recently, engineering content has been introduced in America's high schools, yet less so in elementary and middle schools across the nation. To meet the demand for engineers in the U.S., educators must play a more active role in inspiring young students to this career option.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering Education, Career Planning, Creativity
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