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Taylor, Rosemarye; Hasselbring, Ted S.; Williams, Robert D. – Principal Leadership, 2001
Asserts that student misbehavior is linked to poor reading and writing skills. Suggests ways to improve reading and writing literacy based on experience with a literacy program in the Orange County (FL) Public Schools. Three-year study of the program found significant improvement in reading comprehension, student self-esteem, and classroom…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Literacy, Principals, Reading Instruction
Bradham, Douglas D.; Chico, Innette Mary – 1986
Florida's District 12 Veterans Administration (VA) wanted to deliver medical case-management services to veterans not receiving home-based services due to the geographic restrictions of the VA's Hospital-Based Home Care Program. The Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) desired to demonstrate the effectiveness of nurse…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Caregiver Training, Caregivers, Coordination
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1988
In many of the 40 states where assessment is required by state law or policy, faculty members and administrators have shaped assessment programs so that colleges have the flexibility to use several kinds of measurements, not just tests. Some of the political controversy brought about by assessment requirements are described. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Students, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
Perry, Katye M., Ed.; And Others – 1985
These combined proceedings summarize presentations of two conference programs designed to address state-mandated student achievement issues. Dr. Terrel Bell delivered the keynote speech at a teleconference focusing on a broad perspective of competency testing. He discussed testing problems, as well as positive aspects such as comparison, diagnosis…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Economics, Educational Policy
Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Polishook, Irwin, Ed. – 1983
The theme of the conference reported on here was school reform and related issues. An introductory statement, "Thoughts on School Reform," by Jerome Bruner, and a list of conference participants are followed by a group of papers on education and politics. The papers are "Reform and Partnership in Education," by Albert Shanker;…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, College School Cooperation, Computers, Educational Change
Florida State Council on Vocational Education, Tallahassee. – 1992
In response to Florida's Auditory General's recommendation that the Florida Bureau of Apprenticeship (FBA) be terminated, the benefits of apprenticeship were examined. Participation in apprenticeship programs provides social and economic benefits to participants, their communities, the state, and the nation. School-to-work programs, U.S. versions…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adolescents, Apprenticeships, Community Benefits