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Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011
Our nation's educational system has scored many extraordinary successes in raising the level of reading and writing skills in younger children. Yet the pace of literacy improvement in our schools has not kept up with the accelerating demands of the global knowledge economy. In state after state, the testing data mandated by No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Best Practices, Reading Achievement
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Brant, Jacek; Chapman, Arthur; Isaacs, Tina – Curriculum Journal, 2016
This paper reports on research conducted as part of the International Instructional System Study that explored five subject areas across nine jurisdictions in six high-performing countries. The Study's overall aim was to understand what, if anything, there is in common in the curricula and assessment arrangements among the high-performing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, International Assessment
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Cassidy, Kelly; Franco, Yvonne; Meo, Emilia – Journal of Educational Issues, 2018
Life skills preparation for adulthood is a crucial, yet often overlooked concept in education. In schools across the United States, young adults graduate from high school with limited knowledge regarding how to navigate through the expectations of the real world. Although many educators feel teaching life skills in the classroom is necessary, the…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Secondary School Students, Charter Schools, Action Research
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Armstead, Cathleen L.; Bessell, Ann G.; Sembiante, Sabrina; Plaza, Miriam Pacheco – Peabody Journal of Education, 2010
Despite the wealth of studies on smaller learning communities (SLCs), student voices are missing from the debate on high school reform. This article examines how students experience SLCs. A participatory research method, data-in-a-day was used to provide a systematic and inclusive method for gathering data on student perceptions. Data-in-a-day is…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Learning Activities, Discourse Communities
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the informational baseline school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to…
Descriptors: Guides, School Statistics, Grades (Scholastic), Evaluation Criteria
Lester, Robin Rawlings; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2013
Bullying has become a nationwide concern at the K-12 level. Guided by the theoretical framework of social learning theory, this study explored the perceptions of secondary education teachers about the bully-proofing program in place at one target middle school. Despite the target middle school's anti-bullying program, the incidence of bullying had…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Secondary Education, Bullying
Rice, Olivia; Hudson, Jordan; Foster, Laura Rasmussen; Klein, Steven – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2016
Work-based learning, an educational strategy that provides students with technical skills and knowledge in an authentic work setting, is often delivered through a Career Technical Education (CTE) or Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. Both have overlapping structures and content, including experiential learning and career exploration…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Alignment (Education)
Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Moxley, Dale E.; Chanter, Carol; Boulware, Don – Principal Leadership, 2007
Students' literacy achievement tends to lessen as they progress from elementary to middle level to high school as measured by state and national assessments. To ensure that secondary school students retain their literacy skills, many states and districts have created the position of literacy coach for middle and high schools. Literacy coaches are…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professional Development, Literacy, Principals
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Keefer, Natalie; Bousalis, Rina – Social Studies, 2015
In many parts of the less developed world it is women and girls who are expected to provide water for their family. Frequently, young girls are unable to complete school or get jobs because water scarcity means they are forced to walk miles daily to obtain this most basic need. Since the creation of the United Nations Millennium Goals, progress…
Descriptors: Females, Water, Developing Nations, Sex Role
Lester, Robin; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2014
In recent years, K-12 schools throughout the United States have garnered nationwide attention because of bullying problems. Bullying impacts schools in various ways: student performance and self-regard, and it creates an environment of hostility in schools. Many factors contribute to the problem, including socioeconomic status, low self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Secondary Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Applied Tech., Adult, and Community Education. – 1997
This document contains vocational education program course standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary and postsecondary level as part of Florida's diversified education program, which consists of courses, programs, and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Career Exploration, Competence
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Pressing Forward: Increasing and Expanding Rigor and Relevance in America's High Schools is organized to place secondary education, specifically the goals of preparing young adults to be college and career ready, in contemporary perspective, emphasizing the changing global economy and trends in policy and practice. High school students must be…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary Education, Global Approach
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education. – 1991
The information in this supplementary notebook is intended to provide teachers with additional materials, ideas, suggestions, and activities to help in implementing the Applied Communication modules that combine language arts skills with vocational applications. The Applied Communication instructional materials were funded and developed by a…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperative Learning, Instructional Materials
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