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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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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
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
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White, David G.; Levin, James A. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
The goal of this research study has been to develop, implement, and evaluate a school reform design experiment at a continuation high school with low-income, low-performing underrepresented minority students. The complexity sciences served as a theoretical framework for this design experiment. Treating an innovative college preparatory program as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Low Income, Low Achievement