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Guillory, Raphael M.; Williams, Garnet L. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
Focus group interviews were conducted with educators and stakeholders for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including teachers, elementary and high school principals, tribal community leaders, and parents, to determine a global definition of culture and ways of infusing culture into curriculum to better educate AI/AN students. Focus…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Teacher Attitudes
Clouse, Ronald J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, numerous pastors, in many cases alumni of American Indian College (AIC), have observed that graduates from Assemblies of God (AG) educational institutions, whether native or non-native, lack leadership skills necessary for an efficacious post-college profession. In order to address this dearth of leadership among AIC alumni and…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Leadership Training
Rowland, Julie – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Ensuring that students are reading proficiently by third grade is a key component of keeping students on track to graduate high school and pursue college and careers. Because of the magnitude of this academic milestone, states typically pursue policies that promote early identification and intervention for struggling readers. However, teachers are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Teacher Certification, Reading Instruction, Teacher Competency Testing
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Beadie, Nancy – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
After the Civil War (1861-1865), the United States faced a problem of "reconstruction" similar to that confronted by other nations at the time and familiar to the US since at least the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The problem was one of territorial and political (re)integration: how to take territories that had only recently been…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Politics, Educational History
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Lee, Youn Ok; Bahreinifar, Sareh; Ling, Pamela M. – Journal of American College Health, 2014
Objective: To examine differences in tobacco-related attitudes and hookah and cigarette use among college and noncollege young adults. Participants: Time-location samples of young adult bar patrons in San Diego, California ("N" = 2,243), Tulsa ("N" = 2,095) and Oklahoma City ("N" = 2,200), Oklahoma, Albuquerque…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Scott, Timothy P.; Wilson, Craig; Upchurch, Dan R.; Goldberg, Maria; Bentz, Adrienne – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
The Future Scientists Program of Texas A&M University and the Agricultural Research Service branch of USDA serves as a model program of effective collaboration between a federal agency and K-12. It demonstrates true partnership that contextualizes learning of science and provides quality professional development, benefiting teachers and their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Agencies, Scientists, Faculty Development
US Department of Education, 2011
The Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, authorized the Southwest Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), whose members represent the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, to identify and prioritize the region's educational needs and recommend how those needs can be met. The Southwest RAC conducted three public…
Descriptors: Regional Characteristics, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Rural Environment
Achieve, Inc., 2013
Research by Achieve, ACT, and others suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in a wide range of postsecondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics--covering Advanced Algebra; Geometry; and data, probability, and statistics content--and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Graduation Requirements, High Schools
Rincon, Alejandra – College Board, 2012
Undocumented immigrants face tremendous difficulties when seeking a higher education. The imposition of out-of-state tuition fees effectively keeps them out of college in most of the United States. In 14 states, in-state tuition laws allow these students to pay lower fees and, in a few cases, access state financial aid. However, even in these 14…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Tuition, Scholarships, Educational Resources
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Before awarding waivers from core tenets of the No Child Left Behind Act to 11 states, the U.S. Department of Education ordered changes to address a significant weakness in most states' proposals: how they would hold schools accountable for groups of students deemed academically at risk, particularly those in special education or learning English.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Dos Santos, Alves – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study examined the relationship between recession and alumni contributions to institutions of higher education for operational expenses and capital expenditures that include property, buildings, and equipment. Identifying variables that may decrease alumni contributions is important because decreased state funding for higher education…
Descriptors: Alumni, Private Financial Support, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Geiser, Kristin E.; Rollins, S. Kwesi; Gerstein, Amy; Blank, Martin J. – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2013
In 2009, the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership (CCS-IEL) embarked on an ambitious action research and development project, leveraging the community school system infrastructure present in three geographic regions (Tulsa, Oklahoma; Multnomah County, Oregon; Albuquerque, New Mexico) to advance research and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Community Schools, Program Implementation, Action Research
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2007
Confronted with widely publicized accounts of assaults by juvenile sex offenders against fellow students or school staff members, several states are grappling with the issue of how to balance a student's right to an education with the threat that such a student may pose. Legislatures and agencies in several states, such as Arkansas, New Mexico,…
Descriptors: Criminals, Delinquency, Sexual Abuse, Youth
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Karanxha, Zorka; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) obligates school districts to identify students with disabilities and provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), which includes specially designed instruction. Identification, FAPE, least restrictive environment (LRE), and various other issues under the IDEA sometimes…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
Butler, Tara A. – National Governors Association, 2009
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) leads a Mission Growth Working Group, which consists of states that are significantly impacted by the growth of military bases. The group includes state representatives appointed by the governors of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Facilities, Educational Demand, Population Growth
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