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Chopra, I.; O'Connor, J.; Pancho, R.; Chrzanowski, M.; Sandi-Urena, S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the experience of a cohort of students exposed consecutively to two substantially different environments in their General Chemistry Laboratory programme. To this end, the first semester in a traditional expository programme was followed by a semester in a cooperative, problem-based, multi-week format. The focus…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, College Students, Chemistry
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Burns, Rebecca W.; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teachers today operate in highly politicized accountability environments where quick results, typically measured by K-12 test scores, are demanded. Although focusing on student learning outcomes is critical, equally essential is assuring that teacher learning opportunities which can strengthen instruction are available to teachers. A decade ago,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Equal Education, Professional Development, High Stakes Tests
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Mendels, Pamela – Journal of Staff Development, 2012
A diverse school district hugging the eastern border of Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, has introduced rigorous hiring methods and other practices to boost the quality of leadership in its 198 schools. In so doing, the district has also earned a spot among the pioneers in efforts nationally to ensure that public schools are led by the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Effectiveness
Samson, Jennifer F.; Collins, Brian A. – Center for American Progress, 2012
There is a sea change occurring in education across the country in the systematic way that everyone considers "what" students should be learning and "how" teachers should be evaluated. Amidst the sweeping changes in the enterprise of teaching and learning, English language learners, or ELLs, are one subgroup of students that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
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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
Stecher, Brian M.; Garet, Michael S.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Robyn, Abby; Poirier, Jeffrey; Holtzman, Deborah; Fulbeck, Eleanor S.; Chambers, Jay; de los Reyes, Iliana Brodziak – RAND Corporation, 2016
To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009-2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced four Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Perrine, William M. – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Race to the Top is the latest in a line of federal programs reshaping K-12 education. This article traces the history and goals of Race to the Top, with particular attention paid to the means by which practicing classroom teachers are evaluated and held accountable for student learning as measured by standardized tests. Implications for music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Rutledge, Stacey; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NJ1), 2012
The National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a five-year project working to develop, implement, and test new processes to scale up effective practices in high schools that districts will be able to apply within the context of their own unique goals and circumstances. This report describes the activities and findings of the first…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Change, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Ladner, Matthew – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
Louisiana has emerged as one of the most fascinating states in the nation for education reform. The state's creative response to rebuilding the New Orleans education system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is now considered a potential model for reformers across the nation. Governor Bobby Jindal has carried the reforms further in pushing for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice
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Bird, Jennifer Lynne – Childhood Education, 2007
As a high school English teacher in Ohio and later as a college professor of future teachers in Florida, the author, who loved choreographing dance routines, viewed teaching as consisting of both artistic and technical elements. Like dance which is a combination of artistic and technical skills, teaching also requires the combination of both…
Descriptors: Dance, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Learning Activities
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei – State Education Standard, 2016
High-quality civic education not only prepares children for the most basic civic participation--voting and understanding how powers are divided--but also helps them acquire broader skills, such as deliberating with fellow citizens to make difficult decisions that affect their communities, advocating for themselves and others on matters of public…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
Shaw, K.; Bornhoft, S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
This case study of Florida State University (FSU) Panama City illustrates the essential importance of strong synergy among a branch campus, its main campus, and its community. The interdependence of the branch campus and its community is highlighted through discussion of the role of the campus administrator, various partnerships, and niche…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Community Support, Student Needs, Partnerships in Education
Morales, Marlene – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In this study, a mixed methods approach was used to gather descriptive exploratory information regarding the teaching of science to middle grades students with learning disabilities within a general education classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs and their practices concerning providing equitable opportunities for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Inclusion, Grades (Scholastic), General Education
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