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Carr, Jennie M. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
After 10 years of No Child Left Behind standards-focused education, mathematics scores have improved only marginally for elementary-aged students. Students who developed a solid conceptual mathematics foundation at the elementary level succeeded later in higher-level mathematics courses; thus, educators have sought ways to increase mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Futures (of Society), Statistical Analysis
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McGuffey, Amy R. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2012
In the past, school and college administrators relied heavily on advice from colleagues, largely because they had an internal orientation toward their work. As the social, political, and economic influence of external forces became more apparent, they learned to value input from a range of stakeholders. Robert Taft, former governor of Ohio, is a…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Community Relations, Economic Factors, Administrator Role
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Theoharis, Raschelle; Fitzpatrick, Michael – Critical Questions in Education, 2011
Today's principals are required to put in longer hours, lead larger schools, and supervise more faculty and staff members. Additionally they need to create a positive learning environment for students, a productive work environment for their employees, and contend with a variety of student behaviors at the building level. Aside from the duties…
Descriptors: Autism, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
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Duncan, Sean C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article addresses recent approaches to uncovering and theorizing the design activities that occur in online gaming affinity spaces. Examples are presented of productive d/Discourse present within online forums around three video game series, video games, or game platforms, and key design practices engaged upon by gamers in these spaces. It is…
Descriptors: Video Games, Discourse Analysis, Computer Assisted Design, Media Research
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Harris, Frances Jacobson – School Library Media Research, 2009
An analysis of postings on the LM_NET discussion list was conducted to better understand school library media specialist (SLMS) perceptions of the potential effect of structural challenges on their role in teaching Web evaluation skills. Structural challenges are institutional in the form of government regulation and school culture, and are…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Attitudes, Discussion Groups
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Ankeny, Elizabeth Madson; Wilkins, Julia; Spain, Jayne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Parental and family involvement in the transition of youth with disabilities from school to the adult world is vital. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 emphasized the important role that families play in their children's education, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 mandated parental…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Mothers, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation