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Williams, Rita; Hickman, Greg; Leggett, Carmen; Ricketts, Diane; Bryant, Misty; Gwaltney, Kesia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2022
Poverty has an enormous impact on children and their success in school. Children with low socioeconomic status often perform poorly in reading. Poor reading skills often lead to truancy, low rates of high school graduation, low-paying jobs, and cycles of illiteracy in generations of families. Secondary data was collected from the Tennessee…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Lunch Programs
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Kreamer, H. Michelle; Breaux, Megan; Daspit, Toby – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2022
Students' social and emotional well-being can impact academic performance, the college planning process, transition to college life, and college retention. Many students have had their mental health and well-being negatively affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially within the educational setting. When instruction was shifted from…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, At Risk Students, Well Being, Social Development
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Farley, Jennifer; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Hurly, Kristin Duppong; Aitken, A. Angelique; Trout, Alexandra L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2022
Policy and professional standards shape the way that special education teachers partner with parents. Such partnership is key to engaging parents in the process of special education and can serve as the foundation for collaboration and information sharing. Although the literature describes recommendations for how teachers can provide information…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Information Dissemination, Parents, Knowledge Level
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Scheef, Andrew; Buyserie, Beth – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
Peer support arrangements are strategies implemented by schools to provide structured opportunities for students without disabilities to work alongside peers with disabilities, often intellectual and developmental disabilities. Although the benefits of this practice for students with disabilities is well documented, there is limited literature…
Descriptors: Student Development, Peer Relationship, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Stegelin, Dolores; Leggett, Carmen; Ricketts, Diane; Bryant, Misty; Peterson, Chanci; Holzner, Andrea – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
The rapid expansion of public-school preschool programs significantly challenges America's school administrators, teachers, and school professionals. The complex issues of preschool mental health needs, expulsion, and suspension are at the forefront. In the United States, schools are reporting rapidly increasing numbers of preschool programs,…
Descriptors: Trauma, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Public Schools
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Grant, Jessica; Yokum, Russell; Holzman, Glenn – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
Based on existing empirical research, schools continue to use single intervention programs for intervening on behalf of at-risk students despite the fact that those programs do not meet with significant success in decreasing dropout rates. The problem is that the phenomenon of multidimensional approaches to intervening on behalf of ninth-grade…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Intervention, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Kniess, Dena; Buschlen, Eric; Chang, TzuFen – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
Transitioning from high school to college is a challenging time for young adults and can be more difficult for first generation students. In some cases, adolescents are assisted by community assets (coaches, teachers, church/family members) and community-based leadership education programs. This combination may provide youth with critical skills…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Males, College Bound Students, First Generation College Students
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Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Bastable, Eoin; Gion, Cody; Massar, Michelle; Nese, Joseph F. T.; McCroskey, Connor – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
Decades of research have shown that exclusionary discipline practices are not only ineffective for changing student behavior, they lead to worse social, behavioral, and academic outcomes for students. This article explores the findings from a pilot study of the "Inclusive Skill-Building Learning Approach" (ISLA), an instructional…
Descriptors: Discipline, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Hickman, Greg; Nwosu, Kingsley Chinaza; Camper, Bradley; Nelson, Jody – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2020
Using official school data from a sample of 3,461 students enrolled in Grad Solutions, an Educational Management Organization (EMO), from 2015 through 2018, we conducted a quantitative cross-sectional research design study to understand the predictive nature by which students who dropped out of high school and re-enrolled in Grad Solutions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Background, Tenure, Dropouts
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Sanguiliano, Jennifer; Anderson, Kim; Welcome, Shawn; Hissom, Philip; Hannah, Brandy; Lovero, Natalie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
Although researchers have found that family involvement impacts educational outcomes for children, there remains a dearth of knowledge regarding the connection between strengthening families and children's academic success. This study examined what parents' perceptions regarding the internal and external factors that strengthen families who face…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Programs, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes
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Hickman, Greg; Anderson, Shannon – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
The high school dropout problem has been the focus of educational leaders and researchers for several decades. Despite efforts, students continue to drop out of high school. In an effort to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, educators have paired mentors with youth in hopes of increasing graduation rates. These efforts have…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Mentors, Educational Administration
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Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Trout, Alexandra L.; Hurley, Kristen Duppong; January, Stacy-Ann A. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
School environments provide an opportunity to address health-related topics and ensure students graduate prepared to manage health needs, including populations at risk for poor physical health or low health literacy, such as those with disabilities. Presently, little is known about the physical health status, health literacy, or approaches to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Physical Health, Literacy
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Camper, Bradley M., Jr.; Hickman, Gregory P.; Jaeckle, Tina F. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
The dropout social problem has been the focus of researchers, business and community leaders, and school staffs for decades. Despite possessing significant academic high school capabilities, some gifted students drop out of school. The research problem for this study includes how and why former gifted urban high school students chose to drop out.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Dropouts, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Freeman, Jennifer; Kern, Laura; Gambino, Anthony J.; Lombardi, Allison; Kowitt, Jennifer – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
The relationship between PBIS implementation fidelity and reductions in student office discipline referrals (ODR) has been relatively well-established in the literature; however, results related to other student outcomes such as suspensions, attendance, and academic performance are not well explored especially at the high school level. The purpose…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, High School Students, Program Implementation, Fidelity
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Lastrapes, Renée E.; Mooney, Paul – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
This study examined the viability of the Sentence Verification Technique (SVT; Royer, Hastings, & Hook, 1979) assessment tool as a curriculum-based measure of science content learning. Its perceived compatibility with statewide accountability test expectations made SVT a candidate for use in content-focused response to intervention frameworks.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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