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Jose R. Palma; Martin Van Boekel; Ashley S. Hufnagle – Texas Education Review, 2024
The benefits of afterschool activity participation for youth development are well-documented. An interesting question dominating this field is whether there is a threshold at which point participating in too many activities (breadth) and spending too much time in those activities (intensity) is negatively associated with desirable outcomes. Using…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Youth Programs, Adolescent Development
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Caddel, Cecile – Texas Education Review, 2022
The purpose of this research is in exploring how a critical curriculum in the social studies classroom leads to a transformative education. Since foundational narratives are deeply embedded in our educational curriculum, critical sources offer contradicting cultural and socio-political relevance within traditional works. As counternarratives,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Social Studies
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Zhang, Yi Leaf; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Texas Education Review, 2021
To support youth early motivation for college and careers that meet workforce needs, the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed House Bill 5 to adopt a new high school graduation program, which allows students to pursue "endorsements" as they begin 9th grade. Endorsements introduce high-school students to STEM, Business & Industry, Public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Enrollment, High School Students
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Lenderman, Kristian; Hawkins, Jacqueline – Texas Education Review, 2021
Exclusionary discipline has been a topic of focus for Texas lawmakers in recent legislative sessions. While studies show the negative impact of exclusionary discipline on students, few explore how children who enter Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs fare later in their educational careers. The following paper outlines data collected from…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Discipline, Suspension, Nontraditional Education
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Reddick, Richard J.; Pritchett, Katie Ortego – Texas Education Review, 2019
Scholars have encouraged universities to more effectively engage with surrounding communities. One example of community engagement is the service-learning partnership between the Plan II Honors Program and the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) public charter school in Austin, through which college students enroll in a class to mentor local middle…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Alumni, Service Learning, Mentors
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Rivera, Luis E.; Kotok, Stephen; Ashby, Nathan – Texas Education Review, 2019
Dual enrollment (DE) programs are on the rise nationally. This study uses recently available nationally representative data to examine which student and school characteristics predict participation in DE in the United States. We connect DE participation to human capital theory and related educational policy values of equity, excellence, and…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Regions
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Burgeson, Charlene – Texas Education Review, 2018
Physical activity has many health, social, and academic benefits for youth (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2008). It can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, maintain a healthy weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of…
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Holistic Approach