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Shepard, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of The Leader in Me (TLIM) program and philosophy on a highly diverse, rural elementary school in North Carolina. TLIM is a program for school-wide transformation that seeks to teach all students 21st century leadership and life skills. TLIM is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Children, Rural Schools
Riverside Unified School District, CA.
The cards in this file are representative samples of the types of activities developed by teachers involved in a Title I funded learning center of multi-cultural classroom activities for elementary school students. The five cultures that are stuoied are those of blacks, Asian Americans, native Americans, Mexican Americans, and Anglos. A…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Art Activities, Asian Americans, Blacks
Tsu, John B. – 1977
In this paper, one of the pioneers of Chinese language instruction in the United States reviews the development of bilingual education under public funds, summarizes criticism against it, and proposes approaches and methodologies to improve it. Emphasis is placed on the need to insure the future of bilingual education by paying attention to and…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
Madhere, Serge; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – 1996
The Talent Development approach to helping greater numbers of students succeed in middle school is based on a belief that all students can learn challenging material if the right types of support are given. This report presents the essential components of the Talent Development framework and describes their initial implementation in Evans Junior…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Black Students, Career Exploration
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Mullen, Patrick R.; Chae, Nancy; Backer, Adrienne – Professional Counselor, 2019
The Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program (RAMP) designation aims to acknowledge school counselors who deliver comprehensive data-driven programs. However, there is little research to date that examines RAMP schools and associated factors with this designation. Therefore, we compared the characteristics of schools that…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Counselors, Professional Associations, Professional Recognition
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The Title I, Part A program is designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and achieve, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments. The program's goal is accomplished by providing supplemental funding for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation
Westfall, Dawn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In Texas, fifth grade students are required to pass both the reading and math sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS test, in order to be promoted to the next grade level. The purpose of this study is to describe parents' perceptions of the influence of the high-stakes TAKS test on the family lives of at-risk fifth grade…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Parent Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Maryland received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their turnaround efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) G. James Gholson Middle School; and (2) Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School. The experiences of…
Descriptors: Grants, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
Lachlan-Hache, Jonathon; Naik, Manish; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2012
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, initially enacted as part of the "No Child Left Behind" amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, underwent a substantial transformation under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Under the new program, states identified 2,172 persistently low-achieving schools…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
Cury, Janice – 2001
A study examined a program entitled "Summer Opportunity to Accelerate Reading" (S.O.A.R.), which provided early intervention to accelerate literacy learning for at-risk students completing kindergarten through grade 2 in 2000-01. Subjects were 2188 students enrolled in 12 S.O.A.R. campuses. Ethnicity was diverse with 58% Hispanic…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, High Risk Students, Learning Activities
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2011 Spending Bill: Bill Cuts U.S. Department of Education Funding by $5 Billion; Title I, School…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Politics of Education