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Schocker, Jessica B.; Zook, Caitlin; Hummel, Deanna – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2016
Many scholars and practitioners have asserted the value of opportunities for young children to participate in projects that inspire positive civic engagement. A National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Position statement stresses civic engagement as an important focus for powerful and purposeful learning in elementary social studies. The…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Student Empowerment, Gardening, Student Projects
Field, Kelly – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Three times during the past decade, the Pittsburgh campus of Kaplan Career Institute was named "school of the year" by Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit higher-education company with more than 70 campuses nationwide. The award recognized the college for its rapid growth and high graduation and job-placement rates. But some former…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship
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Bray, Laura E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this qualitative comparative case study, we drew from institutional theory and cultural historical activity theory to explore how educators wrote, used, and conceptualized the role of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with specific learning disabilities within secondary inclusive settings. We found that students' IEPs were…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
Butler, Kevin – District Administration, 2008
Parents of children in most elementary grades in Minnesota's Independent School District 191 receive an annual notice with potentially life-altering data for their children--and they are not state test scores, attendance rates, or grades. The notice contains the child's body mass index (BMI) score, which estimates whether the student has excess…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Obesity, Body Composition, Hypertension
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Wong, Vivian C.; Wing, Coady; Martin, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Over the last decade, accountability reform has been at the forefront of the domestic policy agenda. Although the Obama Administration was critical of some elements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), its policies endorsed high-stakes testing and expanded the scope of the stakes. With the Race to the Top and an NCLB waiver process, the administration…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Policy
Quailey, Janice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Career and technical education (CTE) is faced with numerous forces that may impact its future. A variety of forces directly or indirectly affect CTE, ranging from the persisting stigma or negative image of career and technical education, the schools' curricular structure and requirements, along with federal laws such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Carter, Stephanie R.; Walker, Alia; Abdul-Latif, Safiyah; Maurer, Laurie; Masunungure, Daniel; Tedaldi, Ellen; Patterson, Freda – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Efforts to improve cardiovascular health among adult African American populations, particularly through organised physical activity, have met with limited success. This study pilot-tested a novel soul line dancing and nutrition education programme ("Nice to Your Heart") that was designed and implemented as part of an academic…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Pilot Projects, Community Programs, Intervention
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2011
Colleges and universities have been among the leaders nationwide in adopting green initiatives, partly due to their demographics, but also because they are facing their own budget pressures. Virtualization has become the poster child of many schools' efforts, because it provides significant bang for the buck. However, more and more higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Colleges
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Gillespie, Amanda I.; Gartner-Schmidt, Jackie; Rubinstein, Elaine N.; Abbott, Katherine Verdolini – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to (a) determine whether phonatory airflows and estimated subglottal pressures (est-P[subscript sub]) for women with primary muscle tension dysphonia/aphonia (MTD/A) differ from those for healthy speakers; (b) identify different aerodynamic profile patterns within the MTD/A subject group; and (c) determine…
Descriptors: Females, Human Body, Comparative Analysis, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Rand, Lauren E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
No Child Left Behind legislation and high stakes testing have increased the pressure for public schools to ensure academic achievement for all students. Each year, a large number of students do not demonstrate adequate achievement and are retained to repeat the grade level. The large number of students retained is an indication that the system…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Middle School Students, Phenomenology, Intervention
Schoeffel, Mark; van Steenwyk, Margaret; Kuriloff, Peter – Independent School, 2011
As the authors joined the growing number of prominent adolescent psychologists and educators in arguing that "organizing four years of high school around grades and college admissions is a virtual guarantee that a teenager's natural commitment and enthusiasm are likely to be undermined," they wondered if the enduring habits they value…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Action Research, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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McCommons, David P. – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
Every school district is feeling the pressure to ensure higher academic achievement for all students. A focus on professional learning for an administrative team not only improves student learning and achievement, but also assists in developing a systemic approach for continued success. This is how the Fox Chapel Area School District in…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
The cheating scandal that has rocked the 48,000-student Atlanta school system was an egregious, but not entirely unexpected, byproduct of accountability pressures, many testing experts say. The reason: As long as test scores are used in any field to make decisions on rewards or punishments, including for schools or educators, a small percentage of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2005
The number of overweight children and adolescents in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2000, the CDC estimated that 15 percent of the nation's youth were overweight. Overweight children and adolescents are exposed to many health risks, most notably the increased risk…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Obesity, Demography, Economic Factors
Miller, Lawrence J.; Gross, Betheny; Ouijdani, Monica – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
In the era of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, school districts are under increasing pressure from policymakers to hold all students to high performance standards. In response, a growing number of schools are embracing the principles of student-centered learning (SCL). SCL is a contemporary approach that combines progressive and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, School District Spending, Student Centered Curriculum
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