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Spillane, Nancy K.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Ford, Michael R. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a study of eight inclusive STEM high schools that are designed to increase the numbers of students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM. As STEM schools, they have had broader and deeper STEM coursework (taken by all students) than required by their respective states and school districts; they also had outcome…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education
Singhal, Arvind – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
Every community has individuals or groups who manage to find better solutions to problems than their peers, although everyone has access to the same resources and challenges. Those are the positive deviants.
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Nutrition, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence
Fox, Jeannie L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Challenges the assumption that bureaucracy is bad for charter schools. Examines perceived autonomy, governance structures, leadership, and perceived culture of community-charter schools in Ohio. (Contains 15 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bureaucracy, Charter Schools, Community Schools
Hatch, J. Amos; Freeman, Evelyn B. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1988
A recent study found that kindergartens in Ohio have become skill-based, academically oriented programs that young children can fail. Children are not the only victims; many teachers, principals, and supervisors are experiencing stress resulting from the increasing emphasis on academics in kindergarten programs. Parental and societal aspirations…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Alienation, Developmental Stages
McGeever, James M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1980
Reports on a telephone survey of a sample of Ohio residents concerning their views of the schools and their sources of information on the schools. Among the implications was that educators should provide valid and reliable information through the mass media if they want to increase public confidence and trust. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Organizational Communication, Public Opinion