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George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2012
Step-by-step, schools from the elementary through high school levels are making the transition to 21st-century learning. Some have crossed the threshold almost entirely. In today's progressive classrooms, yesterday's rows of quiet listeners have given way to small groups of active learners, thoroughly engaged in discussions and explorations. And…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Internet, Student Projects
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
Communication between home and school is good for kids. Keeping families up-to-date about upcoming events is important, but it's not enough to fully engage parents as partners. When schools and families really work together, that sets the stage for all kinds of benefits. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education reports that…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences, Family School Relationship
Nicholson, Barbara – Educational Foundations, 2003
This article presents an excerpt of a declaration from the United States Department of Education's "Strategic Plan: 2002-2007." The declaration signifies in no uncertain terms that the battle waged by critics of alternative research methods continues, and is likely to intensify. The denigration of research methods which decline to adhere…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Rhetorical Criticism, Public Education, Educational Research
Balick, Dana – American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2004
In 2001 the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation released the research report "Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in Schools." According to the report, in the eight years since the original AAUW study, "Hostile Hallways: The AAUW Survey on Sexual Harassment in America's Schools" (1993), not a lot…
Descriptors: Expertise, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes, Parents