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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Schultz, Lainie – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
The need for and impact of Object Based Learning (OBL) takes on particular relevance in institutions such as anthropology museums. Although museums in general have moved in the last several decades toward a renewed focus on their social impacts, anthropology museums in particular have needed to grapple with their own histories and the kinds of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Museums, Exhibits, Anthropology
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Krechevsky, Mara – New Educator, 2012
In this essay, the author explores the notion that the focus of learning in classrooms and schools extends beyond the learning of individuals to create a collective body of knowledge that is larger than what any one person knows. This idea was examined in a collaboration between Project Zero researchers and educators from the municipal preschools…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
Hume, Natania – Independent School, 2015
Context is everything. Very little in art or in history (or in life) happens in isolation, although works of art and events in history have been studied this way. This is especially true of the arts, which are so intrinsically connected to the cultures from which they emerge. This essential interconnectivity was also the premise behind the design…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Art Education, Classroom Design, Student Projects
Kelly, Dianne; Fearing, Erik – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
While Massachusetts has received accolades for its high scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, absolute results from standardized tests tend to correlate strongly with family income and parental education. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Partnerships in Education
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Kirshner, Ben – Democracy & Education, 2014
This response identifies several strengths of the article, "Pushing the Boundaries: What Youth Organizers at Boston's Hyde Square Task Force Have to Teach Us about Civic Engagement" and draws connections to recent developments in sibling fields, including social and emotional learning and internet activism. These developments offer ideas…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Reader Response, Social Development
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Meyer, Peter – Education Next, 2014
This article introduces a conversation with Brett Peiser, named chief executive officer of "Uncommon Schools" in July of 2012, along with the principal of North Star Academy Vailsburg Middle School, a charter school in Newark, New Jersey's West Ward. There is no doubt that "Uncommon Schools" has given thousands of low-income…
Descriptors: Success, Charter Schools, Profiles, School Restructuring
Forster, Cheryl; Joss, Meredith; Langlais, Karen – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2005
One school district, the Ipswich (MA) Public Schools, has adopted a culture of collaborative leadership that recognizes the strengths of teamwork and commitment. This article looks at some of the history and philosophy, followed by the application of those two elements, and provides a snapshot of a district operating in a unique and innovative…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Districts, Constructivism (Learning), Workshops
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2005
Few would argue against the idea of planning and implementing improvements to the nation's schools. This report contends, school improvement planning processes have frequently not been conceived in ways likely to produce desired learning outcomes for many students. The analyses presented in this report focus on a lack of attention to how schools…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness
Patrick, Deval – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Thanks to its dedicated teachers and committed students, Massachusetts leads the nation in student achievement and classroom innovation. Massachusetts has made education its top priority because it's the path to a more fulfilling life, a more rewarding career and a richer society. The author has personally experienced the transformative power of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Global Approach, Educational Innovation
Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel – Presidency, 2006
Financial misdeeds, athletics scandals, and votes of "no confidence." How does a president escape all of these and hold office for the long haul? And "why" does one serve for an extensive term? In this article, the author explores these questions as he looks back on his long tenure at The George Washington University. He…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Presidents, Personal Narratives, Administrator Characteristics
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
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Bamberger, Jeanne – Psychology of Music, 2011
In this paper I trace moments of spontaneous insight occurring among a group of young children in an environment where they are encouraged and supported in their efforts to collaboratively interrogate their own and one another's ideas. I argue that noticing, confronting, and responding to enigmas, surprises, and evolving meanings as they are…
Descriptors: Young Children, Art, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2010
In the tug-of-war between researchers and IT for supercomputing resources, a centralized approach can help both sides get more bang for their buck. As 2010 began, the University of Washington was preparing to launch its first shared high-performance computing cluster, a 1,500-node system called Hyak, dedicated to research activities. Like other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Researchers, Information Technology, Competition
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