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Gandy, S. Kay – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
The author successfully implemented the "House" system in a university social studies methods class and reports on the positive results that ensued. Students reported a sense of unity, camaraderie, identity, and closeness that was missing in many of their other classes. The House assignments and competitions are described, as well as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, House Plan, Communities of Practice, Sense of Community
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Farmer, Jennie L.; Spearman, Mindy; Qian, Meihua; Leonard, Alison E.; Rosenblith, Suzanne – Elementary School Journal, 2018
This study examines student perceptions of classroom climate at a school-within-a-school (SWAS) elementary school located in the southeastern United States. The elementary school contains a school for students identified as highly gifted within a neighborhood school. Researchers utilized drawings to determine students' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Freehand Drawing, Student Attitudes
Quertermous, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
After receiving the results of a school culture study in the spring of 2017, staff at a rural high school in a Midwestern state wanted to change the negative perception of the school's culture into a more positive one while also creating more student success. The school decided to implement 4 changes: Care and Connect, a house structure, a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, School Culture, Academic Achievement
Berry, Pamela N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
During an era of a strong movement toward national school choice and the much-debated topic of school vouchers, it is critical for today's public school leaders to understand why families make the decision to leave their neighborhood schools and enroll in other school choice options. This study situated school choice within the context of an…
Descriptors: School Choice, House Plan, Parents, Urban Schools
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Harris, Julie C. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Although magnet schools were created in the 1960s to integrate schools, their policy, legal, and demographic context has changed dramatically, making it more difficult for them to integrate. As it becomes more difficult for magnet schools to integrate, other benefits, such as improved student achievement, become more important. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement, Context Effect, School Districts
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Royal, Kenneth; Flammer, Keven; Borst, Luke; Huckle, Jeffrey; Barter, Hillary; Neel, Jennifer – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Research in veterinary medical education has illustrated the challenges students face with respect to mental and emotional wellness, lack of attention to physical health, and limited opportunities to meaningfully engage with persons from different backgrounds. In response, the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine has…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medical Education, Wellness, State Universities, Case Studies
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Poppink, Sue; Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2019
For this study, we examined the constructs of time, student groupings, and professional staffing in schools and determined their significance in whether or not schools made Adequate Yearly Progress or were required mandatory improvement. We conducted a logistical regression analysis using a national data set, the School and Staffing Survey…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, School Schedules
Nathan, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The author outlines the many ways in which schools may partner with businesses, higher education institutions, and nonprofits to provide students with training, jobs, and enrichment that that otherwise would not receive. The author speaks from her experience as founding headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy and years of working to effectuate…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, School Business Relationship, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Yurko, Amy – Educational Facility Planner, 2011
I'll never forget my amazement when my favorite jazz vocalist, also my teacher, revealed that even as a veteran musician, she still gets nervous on the stage. "Nervous energy encourages me to take chances" she said, emphasizing that taking chances is key to the musical improvisation for which she is known to this day. I enjoy finding…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, School Space
Harper, Geralyn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite many reform initiatives, including the federally funded initiative titled the Smaller Learning Communities' (SLC) Model, many students are still underexposed to comprehensive guidance programs. The purpose of this mixed method project study was to examine which components in a comprehensive guidance program for the learning academies at a…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counseling, Guidance Programs, Student Development
Duarte, George – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School reformers are often searching for a program that will have a positive and far-reaching effect on a school campus. Researchers and writers have described the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) as a largely positive influence on a school campus, providing a rigorous and standards-based curriculum to IB DP students. However,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, School Culture, Educational Environment
Merchant, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Public high schools today are faced with the challenge of preparing a diverse student population for both post-secondary education and entering the work force. However, they are doing so under the constraints of an educational structure that was developed years ago and one that has failed to adapt to the many changes in society. Schools are…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, School Organization, Small Schools
Curry, Kristal – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation explores unexamined assumptions linking the context of small learning communities to the outcome of quality civic education. Civic education scholars and advocates for small learning communities espouse similar visions of education based on democratic ideals; the purpose of this study was to explore whether and in what ways small…
Descriptors: High Schools, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods
Milazzo Bigelow, Victoria Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines how eight urban high schools responded to mandates to raise graduation requirements in mathematics. The change process was complicated by challenges such as the conditions of poverty, lack of adequate financial support for schools, and large numbers of students who come to high school with inadequate preparation in…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, School Districts
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R. – Urban Education, 2012
This qualitative multisite case study examined how three high schools within one large urban district supported ninth-grade students' needs through interdisciplinary teaming. Data collected during the 2006-2007 school year included observations, interviews, and archival evidence of 67 participants. Findings suggest teacher communication as a…
Descriptors: Student Needs, High School Students, School Personnel, Grade 9
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