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Lyons, Guy Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students face many challenges in the transition to high school. From pressures of high-stakes testing for graduation to transitioning to the high school environment, many diversions can delay or even stop a student's path to graduation. Ninth-grade students are at a pivotal point in their educational careers, and a successful transition to high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Student Needs, Graduation Rate
Woods, Bonita K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National mandates such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the state of Texas standardized system of accountability pressures educators to provide optimum educational experiences for our students. The momentous challenge is not just to educate students who can compete in the 21st century global society but to prepare them for the most…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Readiness, Teacher Student Relationship
Lewis, Rebecca J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Institutional diversity is a long-held value in U.S. higher education with origins dating back 300 years to pre-Revolutionary colonial colleges. Institutional diversity is still valued today, but Institutional theory predicts that institutional organizations, such as universities, will homogenize without intervention to prevent loss of diversity.…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Public Colleges, Institutional Mission
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Nichol, Bruce – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
Central IT organizations under stress often cannot offer a high level of service to groups with above-average support needs. An example of such a group would be a well-funded, research-oriented computer science department. Several factors contribute to the increased demand on IT organizations. Given the availability of relatively…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Computers, Science Departments
Willner, Lynn Shafer; Rivera, Charlene; Acosta, Barbara D. – George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, 2007
This report presents findings from a study conducted by The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (GW-CEEE) under the sponsorship of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). The purpose of the study is to describe and analyze school-based decision-making practices relevant to the inclusion and…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Inclusion, English Language Learners, Decision Making