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Marcus, Jon – Education Next, 2019
This century has been a dramatic era for the for-profit higher-education industry. Enrollment at for-profit schools more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2010, but the sector was bruised and battered during years of clashes with the Obama administration, which sought to rein in abuses such as inflating job-placement rates and using high-pressure…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Educational Innovation, Federal Regulation
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Wolk, Joseph – College and University, 2019
Transitioning to a new role can be challenging whether at one's current institution or at a new one. Often, the resources that are meant to help with the transition are written by those who have been in the field for many years and who are far removed from the excitement, trepidation, and, at times, uncertainty that may attend a new role. As a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Universities, Daily Living Skills, Registrars (School)
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Mette, Ian M.; Scribner, Jay P. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
This case was written for school leaders, specifically building-level principals and central office administrators attempting to implement school turnaround reform efforts. Often, leaders who embark on this type of organizational change work in intense environments that produce high levels of pressure to demonstrate improvement in student…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Change, School Turnaround, School Districts
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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R.; Thompson, Julie; Davidson, Ronnie; Lorimer, David – Applied Developmental Science, 2018
The importance of engaging in high quality program evaluation is a generally accepted principle underscored by external pressure from funders. High quality evaluation necessarily begins with good evaluation planning. This paper outlines Evolutionary Evaluation and specifically the Systems Evaluation Protocol, an approach that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Values Education, Systems Approach, Case Studies
Grayson, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2011
In today's high-pressure IT world, almost every opportunity comes hidden inside a problem. And when it comes to "greening" a data center, the problems can be especially daunting, given institutional inertia, budgetary concerns, politics, and more. For CIOs looking to notch up a win with a leaner, greener data center, the key to success often lies…
Descriptors: Power Technology, Energy Management, Computer Centers, Information Centers
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Tandon, Amit; Marshall, John – Physics Teacher, 2010
Tea leaves gather in the center of the cup when the tea is stirred. In 1926 Einstein explained the phenomenon in terms of a secondary, rim-to-center circulation caused by the fluid rubbing against the bottom of the cup. This explanation can be connected to air movement in atmospheric pressure systems to explore, for example, why low-pressure…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
O'Hara, Sabine – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Access to affordable fresh food is an ongoing challenge for underserved urban neighborhoods across the United States. Several are designated food deserts with no access to a full-service grocery store within a one-mile radius. The Urban Food Hubs of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the…
Descriptors: Food, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Capacity Building
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Lopez-Arias, T.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S. – European Journal of Physics, 2008
A simple experimental device for high precision differential pressure measurements is presented. Its working mechanism recalls that of a hydraulic press, where pressure is supplied by insufflating air under a funnel. As an application, we measure air pressure inside a soap bubble. The soap bubble is inflated and connected to a funnel which is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Measurement Techniques, College Science, Undergraduate Study
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Flook, Lisa; Gardner, Madelyn; Melnick, Hanna – ASCD, 2018
Among the many models of school reform that have emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one has endured for more than 50 years: the School Development Program (SDP). Established in 1968 by renowned child psychiatrist James P. Comer and the Yale Child Study Center, the SDP is grounded in the belief that successful…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Child Development, Social Development, Emotional Development
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del Rosario Cappellari, Lorena; Chiappero, Julieta; Banchio, Erika – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Rhizobacteria that colonize plant roots and promote plant growth are referred to as plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, and this can stimulate plant growth either indirectly or directly. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by rhizobacteria have the capacity to promote plant growth as well as perform biocontrol of fungal pathogens. The…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Biotechnology
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Lantieri, Linda – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2012
Adults often feel the pressures of today's fast-paced world and think back longingly to a time when their daily lives were a lot less hectic. One third of the respondents in one study report that they are living with "extreme stress" and almost half feel that the level of stress in their lives has increased over the past five years. Children are…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Experience, Emotional Problems
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Ciccioli, Andrea; Glasser, Leslie – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
For most materials, the solid at and near the triple-point temperature is denser than the liquid with which it is in equilibrium. However, for water and certain other materials, the densities of the phases are reversed, with the solid being less dense. The profound consequences for the appearance of the "pVT" diagram of one-component materials…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Water, Visual Aids
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Isomöttönen, Ville – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This article addresses teachers' challenges in relation to other stakeholders, in light of funding policies and evaluation mechanisms. In particular, a condition where pressures toward high pass rates or 'throughput' in the degree system provide a good negotiation position for students with little learning orientation as to their aspirations after…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Politics of Education, Power Structure, Disadvantaged
Exceptional Parent, 2011
Obesity increases the risk of many health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, stroke and more. While obesity affects more than one third of all adult Americans, people with disabilities are more likely to be overweight or obese and often have fewer tools for controlling weight at…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Heart Disorders
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Elliot, Eloise; Erwin, Heather; Hall, Tina; Heidorn, Brent – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recommends that all schools implement a comprehensive school physical activity program. Physical activity is important to the overall health and well-being of everyone, including all school age children. The benefits of physical activity are well documented and include the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness
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