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Palazzo, Steven J.; Skager, Cherie; Kraiger, Anneliese – Education, 2014
There is emerging evidence to suggest community-based interventions can change community-wide behaviors and attitudes toward cardiovascular health. This article describes a partnership between an academic institution and a community nonprofit organization to develop and implement a cardiovascular health promotion program targeting at risk high…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Health Promotion, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
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Neher, Mallory Jane; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2012
This project was a response to the changes in the Washington State math assessments for high school students. The creation of an exit exam for Washington State high school students and the expectation that they pass it to graduate has placed tremendous pressure on high schools that struggled with low passing rates on the Washington State math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High School Students
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Schmitz, Steven A.; Nourse, Steven W.; Ross, Molly E. – Education, 2012
That the student population in public schools is becoming increasingly diverse is not all that surprising. Studies indicate that in less than three decades, a majority of children will likely belong to race-ethnic minorities. Conversely, teacher candidates are not keeping pace with the diversity ratio of students in the PK-12 public school…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Williams, Henry S. – Education, 2009
Studies on school change indicate that schools successful in sustaining school improvement build capacity for leadership within the organization (Harris & Lambert, 2003). Reliance on the leadership of the principal alone is no longer viable if schools are to improve and sustain improvement. Leadership capacity is about creating conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Mack, Jamie – Education, 2008
It has been called many names: Continuous Progress Format, Advancement Based on Competency (ABC), Continuous Progress Schools, and Continuous Progress Education. The idea of "Continuous Progress" refers to academic and developmental growth of students in a multi-age program. Students learn new materials as they are ready, regardless of…
Descriptors: Continuous Progress Plan, Flexible Progression, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
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Kohler-Evans, Patty A. – Education, 2006
The practice of co-teaching has the potential to be a wonderful strategy for meeting the needs of all students. Working in partnership with another teacher, bouncing ideas off of one another, planning and orchestrating the perfect lesson, having two pair of eyes and four hands, creating something that is better than that which each partner brings…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Academic Achievement, Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Hassinger, Mark; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2005
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine characteristics of academically successful Hispanic students. Despite repeated failures and early academic difficulties, some Hispanic students continue to fight through their adversity. Some children have a positive attitude toward school although there are monumental barriers for these at-risk…
Descriptors: High Achievement, High Risk Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes