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Marinell, William H.; Coca, Vanessa M.; Arum, Richard; Goldstein, Jennifer; Kemple, James; Pallas, Aaron; Bristol, Travis; Buckley, Clare; Scallon, Amy; Tanner, Barbara – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
There is growing evidence that the middle school years are critical to students' long-term success. In New York City, middle schools have been the target of several high-profile improvement initiatives. One factor that has the potential to facilitate or complicate these efforts is the stability of the middle school teaching force. Yet there have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Zakrzewski, Jennifer L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
In this article, middle school mathematics teacher Jennifer Zakrzewski describes how she successfully incorporated iPads and Apple TV (for projection of iPad screens) into her classroom while having her students solve a problem about mangoes. As Zakrzewski began a unit on multiplying and dividing fractions, she chose to start with the Mangoes…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Andrews, P. Gayle; Leonard, Susan Y. – Education Sciences, 2018
Universities engage students in traditional service-learning projects that often yield "good feelings", even a savior mentality, but typically leave the root causes of social justice issues unexamined and untouched. In contrast to traditional service-learning, critical service-learning bridges this gap with an explicit focus on justice…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Professional Development Schools, Learner Engagement
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
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Worth, Paula – Teaching History, 2014
Paula Worth presents in this article a means of challenging students' tendency to generalise even when they know that they should not. How can teachers encourage their students to say something meaningful about the past while avoiding making unwarranted generalisations? Worth takes teachers through the process of planning her own enquiry designed…
Descriptors: Generalization, History Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Marinell, William H.; Coca, Vanessa M.; Arum, Richard; Goldstein, Jennifer; Kemple, James; Pallas, Aaron; Bristol, Travis; Buckley, Clare; Scallon, Amy; Tanner, Barbara – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
The technical appendices presented in this document correspond to the synthesis report, "'Who Stays and Who Leaves?' Findings from a Three-Part Study of Teacher Turnover in NYC Middle Schools." The appendices include: (1) Description of Data Source and Samples; (2) Methods; and (3) Who Are the Middle School Teachers in NYC? [The…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Silva, Janice; Delleman, Paul; Phesia, Andria – Educational Leadership, 2013
Although the Common Core state standards' goal of ensuring that every student leaves high school prepared to meet the demands of college and career is laudable, it's daunting for teachers who serve English language learners. The authors, educators at a private bilingual school in Mexico, describe how they used short excerpts of longer works giving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Private Schools, Bilingual Education
Boardman, David C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Across the globe, students learn with digital texts, classrooms connect through the world-wide web, and elementary students apprentice in highly technical skills such as moviemaking or animation. As education embarks on the second decade of the 21st century, technology is becoming more sought after than ever before as countries prepare their youth…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Influence of Technology, Laptop Computers
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Loyalka, Prashant; Liu, Chengfang; Song, Yingquan; Yi, Hongmei; Huang, Xiaoting; Wei, Jianguo; Zhang, Linxiu; Shi, Yaojiang; Chu, James; Rozelle, Scott – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
To sustain its economic growth in the coming years, China will have to increase the country's supply of skilled labor by enabling its workforce to attain to higher levels of formal education. Unfortunately, when children in poor, rural areas today grow up, they may not be able to enjoy China's future economic prosperity because of their low levels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Counseling, Rural Areas
McCord, Robert S.; Stream, Christopher C.; Ellerson, Noelle M.; Finnan, Leslie – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2013
This edition of AASA, The School Superintendents Association's "Superintendents Salary and Benefits Study" marks the second year the association has undertaken a national study on public school superintendents' compensation. Until recently, most school superintendents have had to rely on the annual salary study sponsored by…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Surveys
Stamper, John, Ed.; Pardos, Zachary, Ed.; Mavrikis, Manolis, Ed.; McLaren, Bruce M., Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2014
The 7th International Conference on Education Data Mining held on July 4th-7th, 2014, at the Institute of Education, London, UK is the leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Deffenbaugh, W. S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1925
The document reports on recent movements regarding day schools within city school systems; reviews on other activities, such as night schools, continuation schools special schools, etc. may appear in other chapters of the Biennial Survey of Education. This bulletin summarizes findings with regard to: administration, including adapting the school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Improvement, Salary Wage Differentials, Day Schools