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Hill, Franklin – School Business Affairs, 2010
For 20 years, the author has promoted constructing today's schools with the future in mind, yet as many school districts begin planning for the year 2050, he is starting to think this foresight/forethought might actually be a distracting course of action. Some districts may try to plan so far into the future that they neglect the present. But,…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, School Districts, School Construction
Bonn-Winkler, Nancy – Understanding Our Gifted, 2006
In this article, the author reflects upon her experiences when she was still a student. She recalls how she questioned why teachers were not accountable when they "crossed the line" (like coming to class late), while students were corrected or punished. She felt powerless. She did not reflect upon her high school educational experience until her…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Education Teachers, Educational Experience, Empathy
Schmidt-Davis, Jon; Bottoms, Gene – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The future of public school performance demands that states and districts actively develop and seek strong principals. Instructional leadership is the critical element that is missing in efforts to improve America's lowest-performing schools and in moving good schools to great schools. Turnover among principals currently is at an unsustainable…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Planning, Faculty Promotion
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
A settlement crafted last week seeking to curb the use of seniority as a factor in teacher layoffs in the Los Angeles school system could become one of the nation's most far-reaching overhauls of the "last hired, first fired" policies common in school districts. If approved by a judge, the settlement would shield up to 45 low-performing…
Descriptors: Job Layoff, Court Litigation, Urban Schools, School Districts
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A decade ago, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology had a few simple goals. It wanted to sharpen its educational mission, broaden students' skills, improve graduates' job-placement rates, and give the institution better ammunition for proving its worth to accreditors. It turned to the "electronic portfolio," becoming one of a small but growing…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Curriculum Development, Assignments, State Colleges
Tyler, Sarah K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As the number of documents and the availability of information online grows, so to can the difficulty in sifting through documents to find what we're searching for. Traditional Information Retrieval (IR) systems consider the query as the representation of the user's needs, and as such are limited to the user's ability to describe the information…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Information Retrieval, Models, Information Seeking
Sukwong, Orathai – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Virtualization enables the ability to consolidate multiple servers on a single physical machine, increasing the infrastructure utilization. Maximizing the ratio of server virtual machines (VMs) to physical machines, namely the consolidation ratio, becomes an important goal toward infrastructure cost saving in a cloud. However, the consolidation…
Descriptors: Information Storage, Scheduling, Internet, Client Server Architecture
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Tuzzolo, Ellen; Hewitt, Damon T. – High School Journal, 2007
After a state take-over of most local schools, the fate of public education in New Orleans has been clouded by uncertainty. However, many problems are already clear. The community has expressed outrage on numerous occasions about the management, conditions, policies, and practices of the RSD schools. One fundamental concern has been about the lack…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Textbooks, Resource Allocation, Educational Quality
Mee, Molly – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2007
Many middle school students claim that their voices are ignored in the classroom, where the attitude is too often that the teacher holds the one right answer. Instead of this approach, teachers may wish to use the Socratic Seminar, which prompts students to examine issues and ideas through dialogue and actively involves and motivates them, giving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Student Participation
Dinesh, Nikhil – ProQuest LLC, 2010
We consider the problem of checking whether an organization conforms to a body of regulation. Conformance is studied in a runtime verification setting. The regulation is translated to a logic, from which we synthesize monitors. The monitors are evaluated as the state of an organization evolves over time, raising an alarm if a violation is…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Compliance (Legal), Governance, Legislation
Oliver, Cindy Lovell – Understanding Our Gifted, 2007
The teacher's of America's one-room schoolhouses long ago mastered the concept of differentiation. Small class sizes were the norm, including children of all ages. Older, or more advanced students, helped others understand their lessons. Students move on to more difficult work as they were ready. Skipping grades was not uncommon. As the population…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Assignments, Academically Gifted, Teachers
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Fieth, Stacie; Deason, Neil – Social Education, 2005
Designed for grades 9-12, this lesson plan aims to let students learn how the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution relates to private property and how the power of eminent domain was defined in a recent Supreme Court case. Students will review summaries from Kelo v. New London to gain a better understanding of the case, which dealt with the limits…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Land Acquisition, Teaching Methods, Civil Rights Legislation
Farbman, Madeline – Instructor, 2005
This fall teachers will have the infrequent, but valuable opportunity to teach children about the Supreme Court and its confirmation process. The appointment of a new Justice lets students witness the Court's role and how the three branches of government work together. Teachers also report that the Court is a favorite topic because children can…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Government (Administrative Body), Legislation, Courts
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2006
This study analyzes national polling data to assess public opinion on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and examines the political activities of states and localities to evaluate political resistance to the act. After an introduction, this paper is organized into five sections. The first section reviews national polling data on NCLB. Opponents to NCLB…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Public Opinion, Politics of Education
Flores, Stella M.; Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2012
About 5.3 million English Language Learners (ELLs)--students whose primary language is not English and whose English language skills are not sufficient to keep up with classes conducted only in English--are enrolled in PK-12 public schools across the United States. The number of these students increased dramatically in ten years, from 3.5 million…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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