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Hough, Tameron M.; Hixson, Michael D.; Decker, Dawn; Bradley-Johnson, Sharon – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2012
The National Assessment of Educational Progress found that only 25% of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students were at grade-level writing proficiency (Greenwald et al. 1999). Insufficient writing skill is a major contributor to lack of school and college success. The current study evaluated a modification of "Quickwrite" (Maloney 1998), a strategic…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Intervention, National Competency Tests, Writing Skills
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The study examined the effect of charter school attendance on annual student achievement growth in math and reading.The research described in this report is consistent with WWC evidence standards with reservations. Strengths: Matched charter school students to similar students in traditional public schools using demographic and academic…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains
MetLife, Inc., 2010
"The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Collaborating for Student Success (2009)" was conducted by Harris Interactive and is twenty-sixth in a series sponsored by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This "MetLife Survey" examines the views of teachers, principals and students about respective roles and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2009
The Council of the Great City Schools reviewed the efforts of the Denver Public School System to improve student achievement, compared the district's practices with those of urban school districts that have seen significant gains in student achievement, and recommended strategies to improve student achievement in Denver. To conduct its work, the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
Barbour, Michael K. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
The goal of the initial "Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada" report was to provide an overview of the state of K-12 online learning in Canada. This was accomplished through the use of short commentaries about the state of K-12 distance education for each province and territory, along with more developed case…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2008
This report is based on the discussions of the February 2008 "Teaching by Choice: Beyond 2 + 2" conference, convened by the American Association of Community Colleges to focus on the growing role of community colleges as providers of teacher education and source of professional development for elementary, middle and secondary teachers of science,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Human Resources, School Districts
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
In 2002, the Council of the Great City Schools evaluated the Dayton Public School System. The Council noted that the district was in crisis, stating bluntly that achievement was low, funding was tenuous, buildings were dilapidated, and the public was looking at its options. The organization proposed a series of major instructional and budgetary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Seattle Public Schools serve one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The school system's enrollment represents many racial and ethnic groups and includes students from around the world who come to Seattle speaking many languages and families who came to the city generations ago. The challenge facing Seattle and all other major…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Ethnic Groups, State Standards
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have been battered by substantial outside forces over the last decade. The school system was taken over by the state; its elected school board was dissolved and replaced by an appointed body; its many operating systems were privatized; its citizenry were encouraged to flee to charter schools; and its resources have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Textbooks, State Standards
Ciriza, Frank – Online Submission, 2008
This report presents information on the Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project and provides a general comparison overview of accomplishments during its five years of operation. The Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project has been operating in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) for eleven years, but in the present format as a Jacob K.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Immersion Programs, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Warschauer, Mark – Teachers College Record, 2007
Background/Context: Technological and economic changes have put a high premium on developing students' information literacy and research skills. Previous attempts to deploy educational technology toward these ends have proved disappointing because K-12 teachers have difficulty integrating shared computers into instruction. In response, numerous…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Educational Technology, Research Skills
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Tubin, Dorit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the interaction between information communication technology (ICT) and the school's organizational structure, and propose an analytical model based both on Luhmann's system theory and empirical findings. Design/methodology/approach: The approach of building a theory from a case study research along…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Information Technology, Leadership, Foreign Countries
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