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Kong, Alberta S.; Sussman, Andrew L.; Negrete, Sylvia; Patterson, Nissa; Mittleman, Rachel; Hough, Richard – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: Obesity is rapidly becoming the most common chronic medical condition affecting children. To address this crisis, an Albuquerque, New Mexico, elementary school partnered with University of New Mexico researchers and conducted a Walking School Bus (WSB). The purpose of this article is to examine the feasibility of implementing a WSB.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, College School Cooperation
Allison, Tamara Alice – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Due to variation that exists in providing Tier 2 reading intervention instruction, the purpose of the study was to identify processes and instructional strategies currently being utilized by K-2 teachers of the Gallup, New Mexico elementary schools. 17 teachers from 9 of the 10 elementary schools participated in the study. A survey instrument was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Cann, Damon; Karakaplan, Mustafa; Lubke, Margaret; Rowland, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students' basic reading and math skills can decline significantly during the summer months. Most attribute this to the prolonged period during which young students are outside of a structured learning environment (Cooper et al 1996). While summer learning loss occurs among all income groups, the effects are more pronounced for those from…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Program Evaluation
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2005
This article discusses a pilot project in New Mexico that gives kindergartners--and some 1st graders--20 extra days before the school year begins to learn the ropes and jump into their lessons. The project is called Kindergarten-Plus, the concept is the brainchild of former American Federation of Teachers President Sandra Feldman. According to…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Extended School Year
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"First Step to Success" is an early intervention program designed to help children who are at risk for developing aggressive or antisocial behavioral patterns. The program uses a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50 to 60 hours over a three-month period.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Modification, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior