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Soutter, Madora – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
A mixed-methods study of a large social-emotional learning (SEL) program revealed notable disparities in the ways that teachers and students perceived the program's impact. Teachers believed the initiative empowered students, while the students themselves described the program as one that emphasized compliance. Madora Soutter summarizes her…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Program Implementation, Power Structure
Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Career academies -- small learning communities within high schools that introduce students to specific industry sectors -- have become a popular way to expand career education. Yet certain institutional, economic, and social factors can inhibit their viability and scalability. Michael Lanford and Tattiya Maruco conducted a yearlong qualitative…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Education, Program Effectiveness, Labor Needs
Mokher, Christine G.; Rosenbaum, James E.; Gable, Alexis; Ahearn, Caitlin; Jacobson, Louis – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Florida's College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) required schools to administer a community college placement test to 11th-grade students and enroll students who did not pass in a college readiness course. Christine Mokher, James Rosenbaum, Alexis Gable, Caitlin Ahearn, and Louis Jacobson surveyed teachers of the course and found that,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Close, Kevin; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Collins, Clarin – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
In 2016, the federal government proposed and adopted the Every Student Succeeds Act, which retracted the federal government's prior control over states' teacher evaluation systems, permitting more local control. Kevin Close, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, and Clarin Collins collected information from states to determine the degree to which states were…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Kappan's editor talks with political scientist Sara Dahill-Brown about the new realities of educational decision making under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which follows nearly two decades of strong federal influence over K-12 policies at the state and district levels. Rather than promoting one-size-fits-all approaches to school improvement,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
McDonald, Joseph P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Joseph P. McDonald reports findings from a study of nine poverty-impacted schools in New York City striving to more effectively use student performance data in teaching. The study was one of 13 studies of data use at the classroom level across the United States funded by the Spencer Foundation -- an effort intended to fill a serious gap in…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Grossman, Pam; Dean, Christopher G. Pupik; Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider; Herrmann, Zachary – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
If the movement toward more project-based learning is to be successful, it's essential to understand what teachers need to do to be effective in a project-based classroom. Pam Grossman, Christopher G. Pupik Dean, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, and Zachary Herrmann surveyed experts and teachers and viewed classroom videos to identify a set of core…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Relevance (Education)
Ross, Elizabeth – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Research reliably demonstrates that teachers are the most important in-school factor affecting students' learning and lives. Yet on myriad measures of teacher quality, students from low-income families and students of color are less likely to have equitable access to excellent teachers. States set forth their plans to address any existing…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Low Income Students
Kargin, Tolga – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
In recent years, virtual play spaces have become enormously popular among young children around the world. As yet, though, there has been relatively little research into the ways in which children interact on such sites and what they learn in the process. This article describes a study of kids' experiences with one such virtual world, Club…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Children, Learning Processes, Computer Games
Kane, Britnie Delinger; Rosenquist, Brooks – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Although coaching holds great promise for professional development, instructional coaches are often asked to take on responsibilities that are not focused on improving instruction. The authors discuss a quantitative study of four school districts and a qualitative analysis of a single district that, together, reveal how hiring practices and school…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research
Kaplowitz, Donna Rich; Lee, Jasmine A.; Seyka, Sheri L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The authors describe a promising approach to engaging high school students in intergroup dialogues, relying on "near peers"--in this case, local college students--to facilitate a series of classroom discussions about racial identity, differences, and opportunities to connect. Early results suggest that the approach had significant…
Descriptors: High School Students, Critical Thinking, Racial Factors, Group Discussion
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Today's youth increasingly are being expected to engage in civil deliberation in classrooms while simultaneously living in a society with a high level of political incivility. However, teaching students to argue--particularly in oral form--is enormously complex and challenging work. In this article, the authors report on a study of four high…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, High Schools, High School Students
Van Ryzin, Mark J.; Roseth, Cary J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As children reach adolescence, peer groups gain special power to influence their behavior, and young people tend to adapt their behavior to fit group norms. When students engage in bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, and other behavior, those in their peer group are more likely to engage in those behaviors as well. The authors sought to evaluate…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Student Behavior, Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning
White, Rachel S. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As the Every Student Succeeds Act is returning authority over teacher evaluation policies back to the states, policy makers at the state level have the opportunity to revise their policies. But who will they listen to when it comes to potential reforms? The author surveyed education policy makers to determine to what degree teachers, education…
Descriptors: State Policy, Teacher Evaluation, State Government, Government Role
Schechter, Julia Silverman – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Students with disabilities, especially those with non-apparent conditions, are entering universities in growing numbers. Yet more and more students are going off to college unprepared to manage their disabilities, in part because their high schools are overburdened, understaffed, and uninformed to identify and support them. A recent survey of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Undergraduate Students, Special Education, High School Students
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