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LaCour, Misty; McGlawn, Penny; Dees, Laura – Education, 2016
Foster children often struggle socially, emotionally, and academically in the school setting leading to school failure. By establishing a positive classroom environment, teachers can provide for the needs of the foster child while encouraging academic achievement. This study seeks to determine teacher best practices for meeting the needs of foster…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foster Care, Special Needs Students, Classroom Techniques
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Lyubartseva, Ganna; Mallik, Uma Prasad – Education, 2012
Numerous studies suggest that attendance may be one of the key factors which influence student performance. Although there have been many studies in introductory science courses, there have been virtually no studies which analyze and compare students' performance from different types of institutions as well as different level of classes. Our study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Courses, Program Effectiveness, Biochemistry
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Kohler, Patty; Reese, Jacque – Education, 2008
For the last several years ago, Arkansas has served incarcerated juveniles in facilities of 485 beds through fourteen juvenile detention centers located in rural as well as urban areas throughout the state. Six years ago a web-based educational program was piloted in one of the juvenile detention centers in northwest Arkansas. The program was…
Descriptors: Public Education, Juvenile Justice, Reading Skills, Special Education
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Baugher, Robin; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2008
Concerned that their special education students were not being adequately prepared for the post-high school world, a rural Arkansas school district made a concerted effort to provide a systematic transition program in which opportunities for life after graduation could become a meaningful reality. A significant component of the transition program…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Disabilities
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English, Linda; Dickinson, Gerald; McBride, Jackie; Milligan, Julie; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2004
A rural school district in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas was identified by the Arkansas Department of Education as being academically deficient. As a result, a partnership was formed between the school district and faculty members from a regional university to address the situation. A three-phase program of mastery teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Faculty