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Marshman, Margaret – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Middle Years students often do not see mathematics as useful. Authentic and real mathematics tasks and artefacts are frequently advocated as arresting this situation. However, often such experiences are contrived and lack authenticity. This paper reports on how a group of Middle Years students used mathematics and technology to engage in a real…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Case Studies, Journal Writing
Walqui, Aída; Chu, Haiwen – Grantee Submission, 2015
This policy brief focuses on a specific subgroup of ELL students: newcomers who enter a school district in the ninth grade knowing little or no English. Many of these immigrant students also have interrupted or limited formal education. In this brief we address two issues within the control of local school districts: 1) how to define and track…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Districts, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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Courtney, Jean – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article describes in some detail aspects of the Student Voice initiative funded and championed by Ontario's Ministry of Education since 2008. The project enables thousands of students to make their voices heard in meaningful ways and to participate in student-led research. Some students from grades 7 to 12 become members of the Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Advisory Committees, Educational Administration
Ready, Douglas; Hatch, Thomas; Warner, Miya; Chu, Elizabeth – Education Funders Research Initiative, 2013
The shift in education reform to a goal of college and career readiness for all students is a change that has been embraced widely across the country. The challenge of designing new policies and programs that could accomplish the goal that all students should graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Preparation, Career Readiness, High School Students
Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia – Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change (NJ1), 2004
Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Needs Assessment, Educational Attainment
Terry, Paul W.; Marquis, William J. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1924
The development of the junior high school as a distinct and separate unit of the public-school system is one of the most remarkable and striking chapters in the history of public education in the United States. From humble beginnings in a few scattered cities the movement has gathered momentum until hundreds of school systems have been profoundly…
Descriptors: School Law, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Educational Policy