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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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Lanford, Michael; Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Ochsner, Amanda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article draws upon two conceptual frameworks--institutional culture in education and innovation studies--to contextualize findings from a digital intervention for underrepresented students applying to college. The qualitative data that inform this study's findings include 88 open-response surveys with school teachers, as well as campus…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Disproportionate Representation, College Applicants
Bonilla, Sade – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2019
I examine a new generation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) models that has shifted from isolated courses to sequences of study that integrate academics and skills in specific career areas. I use data for a competitive grant administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) that incentives K-12 school districts to partner with…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High Schools, Colleges, Labor Market
Schwartz, Robert B., Ed.; Loyd, Amy, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Career Pathways in Action", a companion to "Learning for Careers" by Nancy Hoffman and Robert B. Schwartz, offers a detailed, on-the-ground exploration of the Pathways to Prosperity Network's efforts at state, regional, and local levels. This new book describes a strikingly wide range of systems and efforts that the Pathways…
Descriptors: Career Development, Geographic Regions, Partnerships in Education, State Policy
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Deslonde, Vernell L.; Becerra, Michael D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This exploratory case study examined high school counselors' (n=12) influence on the college enrollment decisions of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Study participants were employed across seven schools within the United States. The findings highlight five main themes: (a) school counselor as a source of college information, (b)…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Students, Enrollment, Socioeconomic Background
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Shaw, Leigh Anne; Rice, Sydney; Wada, Kathy – CATESOL Journal, 2018
Between 2012 and 2018, the California Community Colleges system underwent significant changes in policy and practice to address student success rates; this article chronicles policies affecting ESL students and how ESL faculty worked to ensure equitable, appropriate implementation for students enrolled in credit ESL courses. The 2018 California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
Snyder, Jon D.; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Time Matters: Teacher Collaboration for Learning and Leading," this cross-case study and accompanying research brief were gathered as part of a larger study of four public schools across the United States that organized teacher time and work…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Snyder, Jon; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Time Matters: Teacher Collaboration for Learning and Leading," the cross-case study and this accompanying research brief were gathered as part of a larger study of four public schools across the United States that organized teacher time and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Lewis, Anders; Donovan, Bill – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to take a closer look at the states that have designed strong history standards and note what has made them exceptional so other states might do the same. They include Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and South Carolina. The report draws on interviews with individuals from each state who sat on…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, State Standards, Advisory Committees
Gao, Niu; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2017
Far too many California students are falling off the pathway to and through college. At current rates of high school and college completion, only about 30 percent of California 9th graders will earn a bachelor's degree, a rate that is insufficient for an economy that increasingly demands more highly educated workers. In this study, the authors…
Descriptors: Access to Education, High School Students, High Schools, College Readiness
Wolf, Leni – Education Trust-West, 2017
Almost one out of every three K-12 public school students in California is a Latino, Black, Native American, or Pacific Islander male--making it clear that the economic future of the state will hinge on the ability to help the millions of boys and young men in education institutions succeed in high school, college, and beyond. But in order to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Students, Males, Success
Glynn, Jennifer – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2017
The goal of equal educational opportunity remains unrealized at most of America's colleges. The children of wealth and privilege fill nearly all the seats at these institutions, while the children of poverty are almost completely absent. Far too often, a young person's educational path is determined not by intellect, but by parental income. That a…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Access to Education, High Achievement, Low Income Students
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