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Sanders, Steven; Zunkiewicz, Kelly; Strait, Laura; Towne, Michael – TNTP, 2014
A single great teacher can change a life by introducing a new language, helping you master a new skill or opening a door you never knew was there. That's why every year, TNTP awards the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice: to celebrate a select cohort of public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Music Education
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2013
The National Center On Scaling Up Effective Schools spent the 2010-2011 school year observing classrooms and interviewing students, teachers, support staff, and school leadership teams across four high schools in South Florida to study the policies, programs, practices, and processes that made these schools effective in reaching all learners. From…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Student Development, Best Practices, High School Students
Nelson, Clovis Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore how a group of at-risk youth in a South Florida alternative high school experienced a freehand visual arts drawing lesson as a learning portal to the teaching of the basic principles of geometry. These young people were completely devoid of interest in and failed to understand basic geometrical concepts.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Art Education
Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
What are the policies, programs and practices that make some high schools in the same state and district context more effective than others? Motivated to understand the differences between schools with similar size and demographics yet different attendance, graduation and levels of student academic growth, the National Center for Scaling Up…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, High School Students, Ownership
Cannata, Marisa – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2013
Research on school reform and implementation has found that past efforts to scale up interventions in schools often results in little change in the core work of teaching and learning (Elmore, 1996). That is, there are often few changes in the work students do with teachers. Thus it is important for researchers and school reformers to know how…
Descriptors: Student Experience, High School Students, Value Added Models, School Effectiveness
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Gleek, Charles – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2015
There is ample discussion in academic and policy circles, as well as amongst the general public, about the ways in which classroom instructors can provide more engaging learning experiences for students. This research examines the ways in which students engage participating in classroom simulations as it pertains to the assigned learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Simulation, Advanced Placement Programs, International Relations
Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Brown, Stephanie; Petrova, Kitchka – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Scaling in educational settings has tended to focus on replication of external programs with less focus on the nature of adaptation. In this article, we explore the scaling of Personalization for Academic and Social-emotional Learning (PASL), a systemic high school reform effort that was intentionally identified, developed, and implemented with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Innovation, Scaling, Educational Change
Rutledge, Stacey; Brown, Stephanie; Petrova, Kitchka – Grantee Submission, 2017
Scaling in educational settings has tended to focus on replication of external programs with less focus on the nature of adaptation. In this article, we explore the scaling of Personalization for Academic and Social-emotional Learning (PASL), a systemic high school reform effort that was intentionally identified, developed, and implemented with…
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Kim, Kellie; Schiller, Ellen; Meinders, Dona; Nadkarni, Swati; Bull, Bruce; Crain, Danielle; Huennekens, Bill; O'Hara, Nancy; Thacker, Christopher – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This white paper provides a snapshot of available policies and guidance related to online learning and students with disabilities from a small group of states that require online experience as part of high school graduation or report a higher number of online course enrollments. The Appendix allows for a quick scan of the following 12 elements…
Descriptors: State Policy, Electronic Learning, Position Papers, Definitions
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Ryan, Stu; Mendel, Lisa Lucks – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: The audibility of teachers and peers is an essential factor in determining the academic performance of school children. However, acoustic conditions in most classrooms are less than optimal and have been viewed as "hostile listening environments" that undermine the learning of children in school. While research has shown that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, National Standards, Recreational Facilities, Acoustics
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García-Tuñón, Guillermo M.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the factors and elements that contributed to the success and longevity of an exemplary Jesuit high school leader. Through an exemplary case study approach, qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Instead of merely employing one of two leadership frames, the convergent evidence suggested that…
Descriptors: Success, Sustainability, Leadership Effectiveness, High Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schoolwide support for higher achievement is essential. Students need a nurturing environment where they feel secure about learning, where the goal is success for every student and where students are confident they will receive mentoring and encouragement to prepare for their futures. Many schools are reinventing themselves to motivate students to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Mastery Learning
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