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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
Nyhan, Paul – New America, 2014
Early education has been a growing priority for the Obama administration, and its competitive funding is spurring innovation in this field around the country. In 2013, early education journalist Paul Nyhan, author of this report, conducted case studies of four competitive grant programs that are triggering changes in early education: "Race to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Competition, Federal Programs
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Goomas, David T. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
In a pilot study at El Centro College, an urban college in the Dallas County Community College District, students in a new-to-college educational framework class were offered an intervention intended to enhance the academic advising process. The intervention consisted of in-class career services advising, degree selection, degree planning, course…
Descriptors: Intervention, Course Selection (Students), Academic Advising, Pilot Projects
Shelton, Kaye – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
This article features Dallas Baptist University (DBU), a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in the DFW Metroplex. With just over 5,200 students, DBU provides both traditional undergraduate, adult and graduate degrees with the enrollment almost equally divided between the three student groups. Today, DBU offers 34 degree programs…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Educational Practices
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Maxcy, Brendan D.; Nguyen, Thu Su'o'ng Thi. – Educational Policy, 2006
Recent work on distributed leadership extends an ongoing critique of conventional "heroic" leader portrayals. This article examines work in this area seeking implications for democratic school governance. With material from case studies of two Texas schools, it considers frameworks presented by Spillane, Halverson, and Diamond and by…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Governance, Ethnography, Elementary Schools
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Bucci, Terri Teal; Petrosino, Anthony J. – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2004
The 2002 National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Distinguished Achievement Awards, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), were awarded to six teacher education programs across the United States. The awards recognize institutions that exemplify successful integration of the National Educational…
Descriptors: Awards, Educational Technology, Teacher Educators, Standards
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Huett, Jason; Moller, Leslie; Young, Jon I. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2004
Effective development and deployment of a distance education program at the traditional university level is examined using the Department of Technology and Cognition at the University of North Texas (UNT) as the subject of a case study. The evolution of the department's distance education program from the late 1980s to the present is highlighted.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Interests, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Wycoff, Melinda; Nash, William R.; Juntune, Joyce E.; Mackay, Laura – Gifted Child Today, 2003
Maximum academic achievement for gifted and talented students can only be accomplished when teachers are given the tools, support, and training needed to strengthen instructional skills and develop knowledge of the social and emotional needs of the students they serve. Providing meaningful professional development to develop or enhance these…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Lifelong Learning, Staff Development
Nichols, Mildred, T.; McDaniels, Carl; Knobloch, Mary Anne; Watts, Gale A.; Landon-Moore, Mary; Andreas, Caesar – 1994
This document, which is intended for staff of state occupational information coordinating committees (SOICCs) and career information delivery systems (CIDS), examines the pros and cons of career information hotlines and their use in selected states. "Foreword--Career Information on Call" (Juliette N. Lester) provides a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education