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Lambertson, Sherry – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
This article describes the use of standards to guide the reform of a struggling high school in Grant Michigan. The author describes the challenges and obstacles that the school was facing, and admits that school reform was difficult. Turnaround seemed impossible, but it held the promise of something larger than life: successful students who become…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Rural Schools, Low Achievement
Roher, Lee Alan Hanawalt – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This correlation study examines the relationship between participation in online embedded professional development communities and student achievement gains in a College Algebra course taught by high school teachers to high school students for college credit. The participating teachers met weekly through a web-based meeting format using…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Participation, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley – MDRC, 2013
Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Grade 9, Program Implementation, High Schools
Lemons, Chandra D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This single site qualitative study examined the issue of low student achievement in mathematics in the state of Georgia using data from the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), the Georgia High School Graduation Test, SAT scores, ACT scores and scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The purpose of the study was…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship