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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
Bojorquez, Hector – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2014
Intercultural Development Research Association's latest high school attrition study shows that Texas high schools lose one out of every four students before they graduate. Since 1986, schools in Texas have lost a total of more than 3.3 million students. Despite small improvements over the last several years, at the current pace, universal high…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Student Attrition, School Districts, Case Studies
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Fort Worth, Texas, high schools to understand what differentiates higher-performing from lower-performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement, especially with traditionally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Case Studies, Effective Schools Research, Theory of Mind
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DeMatthews, David E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
High-stakes accountability policies have brought about significant change in schools, but have also triggered instances of cheating and gaming at school and district levels. This undisguised case study involves the El Paso Independent School District, one of its high schools, and a popular principal accused of cheating. This context provides the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cheating, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Martinez, Melissa A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
Inspired by real-life events, this case describes the dilemma of a novice assistant principal who must balance her role as an administrator at her high school campus where a cousin's son, Eddie, recently enrolled and is proving to be disruptive the first month of school. Troubled by questions of ethics and loyalty, the issue is complicated after…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Ethics, Novices, Case Studies
Neal, Micki; Fletcher, Carla; Shook, Melissa; Webster, Jeff – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2012
As the cost and importance of education continue to rise, more college students across the U.S. begin their postsecondary education by signing a contract to repay an ever-increasing amount of student loan debt. Conventional wisdom maintains that borrowing for college is an investment in the future that should be deemed "good debt". Data…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs
Nye, Valerie, Ed.; Barco, Kathy, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2012
Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies involve the public objecting to a book in the collection--libraries are venues for displays and meetings, and sometimes library staff themselves are tempted…
Descriptors: Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, Case Studies, Public Libraries
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2010
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Animation, Student Organizations, Educational Technology
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
In an initiative designed to help teachers meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirement of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in Arlington, Texas has partnered with Texas Woman's University (TWU) to offer a master's degree in reading to any teachers working in Title I schools. This initiative is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy, Teacher Certification, Competency Based Teacher Education