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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This research used poststructural theories to examine a crucial issue of teacher-learning in rural border schools that are under pressure from high-stakes school accountability, fewer resources, and significant numbers of English language learners (ELLs). The methodology was based on a multiple case study of four intern teachers who participated…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Context Effect, Rural Schools, Accountability
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Boaler, Jo – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Reasoning and problem solving are both critical acts in mathematics learning. The author has met many teachers who tell her they would love to highlight them more but feel they cannot because of the pressures of content coverage, pacing guides, and district tests. In this article, she describes a teaching intervention that highlighted problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Problem Solving
Haggquist, Lawrence Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: Professional learning communities (PLCs) have provided a popular means by which schools have used structured collaboration to improve student outcomes. For this reason, the PLC model for collaboration has a strong reputation for helping schools achieve success. However, teachers and administrators regard the PLC efficacy differently. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Correlation, Faculty Development
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Knapp, Michael S.; Feldman, Susan; Yeh, Theresa Ling – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This article traces how the work of instructional leadership in the urban high school embodies a response to particular pressures in the school's environment. Based on evidence from multiple-case study research in four urban districts, the article demonstrates how supervisory and nonsupervisory leaders fashioned responses to the district (and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment
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Huerta, Adrian H.; McDonough, Patricia M.; Allen, Walter R. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
This article examines college-going identity construction for Black, Latino, and Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students. The authors use Marcia's (J Personal Soc Psychol 3(5):551-558, 1966; in: Delson (ed) Handbook of adolescent research, Wiley, New York, 1980) ego identity statuses perspective to examine how students develop…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Males, College Bound Students, African American Students
Gavrilovic, Daniel Miodrag – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has put many schools under a lot of pressure to meet its high demands. In this quantitative study, the effects that the NCLB act has had on students' opportunity to learn (OTL) and Subject Level Success (SS) from 2004 to 2012 in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade math coursework (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Success
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2007
After nearly eight months on the job, Superintendent David L. Brewer III has rolled out his strategy for improving student achievement in the 708,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Three new, reform-minded members also have been sworn in on the school board. But so far, the momentum for improving high schools in the nation's…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement
Nichols, Sharon L.; Glass, Gene V.; Berliner, David C. – Education Policy Research Unit, 2005
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), standardized test scores are the indicator used to hold schools and school districts accountable for student achievement. Each state is responsible for constructing an accountability system, attaching consequences--or stakes--for student performance. The theory of action implied by this…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation
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Carr, Sarah – Education Next, 2014
In communities including New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago, educators are creating alternative schools for struggling students that employ online credit-recovery programs as a core portion, or all, of their curriculum. The growth in online learning generally, including blended learning, has fueled the proliferation of computer-based credit…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Huynh, Virginia W.; Chiang, Jessica J. – Youth & Society, 2018
Despite adolescence being a period marked by significant social changes, research on social status focuses largely on adults. This study examined whether school and societal subjective social status (SSS) are differentially associated with adolescent health above and beyond objective socioeconomic status (SES), and explored pathways linking SSS to…
Descriptors: Social Status, Health, Correlation, Stress Variables
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Pratt, Timothy – Education Next, 2017
Community colleges, with their commitment to open access, admit millions of students each year who are unprepared for college-level work, even though they have earned a high-school diploma. For decades the schools had a built-in base of students attracted to their open doors and relative affordability. But enrollment at public two-year college has…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Disadvantaged, Funding Formulas
The largest charter organization in Los Angeles serving more than 11,000 low-income students aims to prove it is possible to educate students at high levels across an entire system of schools. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools developed the PACE blended learning model, launched at the new Baxter High School, to more effectively prepare its…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Readiness, Effective Schools Research, College Preparation
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Chatterjee, Diti; Dinar, Ariel; Gonz├ílez-Rivera, Gloria – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This paper is concerned with the impact of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) on regional productivity in California agriculture. UCCE is responsible for agricultural research and development (R&D), and dissemination of agricultural know-how in the state. Method/methodology/approach: We estimate the effect of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Rural Extension, State Universities, Productivity
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