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Sleasman, Brent C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter provides insight into the challenges facing higher education and provides a rationale for redesign along with effective strategies and management approaches, based upon the case study experience of Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio.
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter is a case story of the evolution of the Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE), a collaborative graduate program developed by the Adult Learning and Development program at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Program Development, Allied Health Occupations Education, Masters Programs
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Field, Patrick R.; Logan, Kelsey L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The Game Changer is an interrupted case study that traces the football career of Anthony "Tony Tonka Truck" Williams and the types of brain trauma that he suffers from playing football, from junior league level through high school, college, and his draft into the pros. To be successful during this case, readers will have to be familiar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Athletics, Team Sports, Brain
Friend, Bruce; Patrick, Susan; Schneider, Carri; Vander Ark, Tom – iNACOL, 2017
The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. The authors define personalized learning and describe why it matters. They highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how personalized…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Competency Based Education, Definitions
Auspos, Patricia – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017
With the emergence of "pay for success" programs, state and local governments have new opportunities to align services and demonstrate how service delivery investments in one system can improve outcomes in others and potentially save money. Integrated data systems that track individuals and families across different agencies are proving…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Child Welfare, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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
Waugh, Alexandra – Jobs For the Future, 2016
A growing body of evidence reveals that a central factor in low completion rates for community college students is the "cafeteria" style approach to college, which provides entering students with a dizzying array of choices and little guidance on navigating those choices. A poor decision on which classes to take can cost community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
Jenkins, Della; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2016
Community schools are receiving increased attention in Pennsylvania and across the country as policymakers and practitioners strive to address the effects of poverty on academic performance, and provide more comprehensive supports for traditionally-underserved populations. While many advocates and education leaders tout the promise of community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Program Implementation
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White, Edward M.; DeGenaro, William – Journal of Basic Writing, 2016
Thirty years ago, Maxine Hairston observed that disciplinary shifts in writing studies occur not gradually but rather due to revolutionary "paradigm shifts." Perhaps. But even as the discipline has grown, chance encounters, collaborations rooted in friendship, conversations and coffees, and the discovery of mutual acquaintances have…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Educational Development
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
Best, Jane; Winslow, Emily – McREL International, 2015
Educational assessments provide data that give policymakers a "snapshot" of how students are performing and serve as a means of holding teachers, schools, and districts accountable. Many contend, however, that assessments could do more to promote deeper learning in K-12 environments. One interesting possibility is the use of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Educational Policy, Formative Evaluation
Stewart, Sarah – Independent School, 2015
Two-thirds of high school students get less than eight to 10 hours of sleep per night according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sleep deprivation in teens has been linked to poor academic performance, reduced immunity, obesity, ADD-like symptoms, and even drug and alcohol use. For years, experts have said that early school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Sleep, High School Students, Child Health
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Abdul-Jabbar, Mustafa; Kurshan, Barbara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
There is an increasing reliance on market principles and values in the education space, particularly in urban contexts, accompanied by a growing diversification of educational service providers. Due in part to increased interactivity amongst constituents in this growing assembly of providers and actors, educational innovation ecosystem…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Innovation, Ecology, Private Sector
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Pellegrino, Jeffrey Louis; Snyder, Charity; Crutchfield, Nikki; Curtis, Cesquinn M.; Pringle, Eboni – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
To engage students and meet institutional goals, higher education leaders need to leverage the institutional knowledge of their staff and their professional competencies. Evidence based decision-making provides a stepping-stone to strategic staffing practices. Strategically developing and retaining staff members moves the conversation from…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Meta Analysis, Case Studies, Empowerment
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Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis – State Education Standard, 2015
Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gains
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