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Aidman, Barry; Baray, Sarah Nelson – Educational Forum, 2016
Educational leaders increasingly acknowledge the importance of developing partnerships to address pressing and persistent educational concerns. This article reports the results of a qualitative case study that examined an exurban district's efforts to improve educational outcomes through the development of multisector partnerships with community…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, School Business Relationship, Educational Improvement
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Goomas, David T.; Isbell, Teresa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The process of building a culture of evidence involves using data to understand where students are experiencing problems, designing strategies for remedying those problems, implementing them, and then evaluating the effectiveness of those implemented strategies. This case study is about two programs that were implemented within the last two years…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Evidence, Case Studies, Performance Factors
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Beal, Heather K. Olson; Rudolph, Amanda M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Due to increased public school accountability, heightened scrutiny of higher education, ongoing demographic shifts, and lean economic times, many in higher education are turning to the federal grant system for financial support to facilitate needed program improvements because other funding sources have been diminished or eliminated. Teacher…
Descriptors: Grants, Case Studies, Hispanic American Students, Barriers
Lass, Leslie; Zandt, Alyson – Achieving the Dream, 2014
As described in this brief, Tacoma Community College and South Texas College each focused on contextualization as a cornerstone of developmental education reform, albeit with different approaches. With a comprehensive look at the experience at Tacoma Community College and a supplementary example from South Texas College, we begin to understand how…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Case Studies
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
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Yates, Sigrid S. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Most states require that schools engage in school improvement programs to meet accountability mandates which necessitates that teachers develop the skills necessary to accomplish school improvement efforts. The problem is that classroom practitioners lack the skills necessary to achieve effective school improvement. Limited research exists with…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Accountability, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
Altstadt, David – Jobs for the Future, 2012
Less than 25 percent of college students who take any developmental education courses earn a credential within eight years. Over the past three years, the six states in the Developmental Education Initiative have developed and enacted unprecedented changes in policy and practice in an effort to reverse these dismal outcomes. "Ahead of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Case Studies
Young, Terrica L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Rapid change in organizational structure sparked a need in one private school district to design and implement an efficient communication system in distance learning environments. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to improve the collaboration process among teachers and administrators in this highly safeguarded population in a way that…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Stakeholders, Cooperation, Distance Education
Center for Education Organizing (NJ1), 2012
Over the past two decades, community organizing has emerged as an effective force for school improvement. In the context of shrinking education funding, stubborn opportunity and achievement gaps between low-income and wealthy children and between children of color and White children, and polarizing debate on school reform, community organizing…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Community Organizations
Baker, Gianina R.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Provezis, Staci; Kinzie, Jillian – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2012
Most institutions are collecting evidence of student learning, but it is not clear how these results are being used to improve student outcomes. To learn more about what colleges and universities are doing to use assessment data productively to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Test Results
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Arcaira, Erikson R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
There is some evidence to indicate that chronically low-performing schools, whether improving student performance or not, often report pursuing substantially similar policies, programs, and practices. However, while chronically low-performing schools may pursue similar school improvement strategies, there is some evidence that the level and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
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Cortez, Maria Teresa; Sorenson, Richard D.; Coronado, Dino – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2012
This case study provides a contemporary look at a first year rural high school principal who is on the frontlines of the U.S./Mexico border struggles. Having taken over an underperforming school, this principal--in one year--moved the school accountability rating to Recognized status and is now focusing on the highest or Exemplary status for the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Immigrants
Bruce, Jennifer; Shook, Melissa; Fletcher, Carla; Smith, Donna – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2011
Enrollment at Texas community colleges has increased substantially in recent years. Texas community colleges have a multitude of diverse missions, from academic degrees to technical certifications, remedial education, recreational self-fulfillment courses, and more. This diversity of student and community needs poses significant challenges to a…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Remedial Instruction
Duke, Daniel L.; Jacobson, Martha – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Case studies of two high schools that have been turned around from failing to successful show different ways in which failing high schools can be made to succeed. Both high schools concentrated on first helping incoming freshman, and both reforms were driven by data. They differed in staffing and the focus of their first year of reform.
Descriptors: High Schools, Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement
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