Sample records for issues facing schools

  1. Critical Issues Facing School Principals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Styron, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to further extend research initially conducted in 2003 pertaining to the critical issues K-12 principals address on a daily basis. The study involved surveying school principals within the state of Mississippi to discover the critical issues they identified, the significance level of these issues, and the rationale…

  2. Results of the ASCD/NCSS Social Issues Survey: Are the Issues Studied in School the Important Issues Facing Humankind?

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    Molnar, Alex

    1983-01-01

    According to National Council for the Social Studies and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development respondents, the issues deemed important--nuclear disarmament, pollution, worldwide wealth and poverty, and alternatives to the U.S. social-economic-political system--are not included in the social studies to the extent they should…

  3. Problems Facing Rural Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stewart, C. E.; And Others

    Problems facing rural Scottish schools range from short term consideration of daily operation to long term consideration of organizational alternatives. Addressed specifically, such problems include consideration of: (1) liaison between a secondary school and its feeder primary schools; (2) preservice teacher training for work in small, isolated…

  4. Critical Issues Facing School Leaders Concerning Data-­Informed Decision-Making

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Murray, John

    2014-01-01

    School systems have access to more data than ever before, but most teachers and school leaders lack the skills to use the data for student and school improvement. Current attempts to use data have lacked depth and have been more focused on accountability and meeting state and federal requirements than on systematically investigating the factors…

  5. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 9 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 22 Commuting Patterns 24 Employed Parents with Income Below

  6. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the City of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 8 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 20 Commuting Patterns 22 Employed Parents with Income Near

  7. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the City of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 8 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 20 Commuting Patterns 22 Employed Parents with Income Below

  8. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the City of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 5 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 17 Commuting Patterns 19 Employed Parents with Income Below

  9. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 7 High Incarceration Rates 1996-2009 The Wisconsin Shares program provides child care subsidies for employed parents (and those

  10. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public School Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 6 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 18 Commuting Patterns 20 Employed Parents with Income Below

  11. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 8 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 20 Commuting Patterns 22 Employed Parents with Income Below

  12. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    Introduction As a planning supplement to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee interrelationships at the neighborhood level between earnings of Milwaukee parents; job availability; the economic; incarceration and prisoner release rates; traffic dangers; and the housing foreclosure and eviction crises

  13. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 9 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 20 Commuting Patterns 22 Employed Parents with Income Below

  14. Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Care Availability and Subsidies 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 10 High Incarceration Rates Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations 22 Commuting Patterns 24 Employed Parents with Income Below

  15. Afterschool in Action: How Innovative Afterschool Programs Address Critical Issues Facing Middle School Youth

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Over the last four years, the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation have worked together to identify exemplary, and often lesser-known afterschool programs across the nation. For the past two years, efforts have focused on finding innovative afterschool programs serving middle school students. This focus was developed to address the need for…

  16. Getting My Bearings, Returning to School: Issues Facing Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Schilling, Ethan J.; Getch, Yvette Q.

    2012-01-01

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by a blow to the head or other penetrating head injury resulting in impairment of the brain's functioning. Despite the high incidence of TBI in adolescents, many educators still consider TBI to be a low-incidence disability. In addition, school personnel often report receiving little to no pre-service…

  17. School Issues

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    ... your child's teachers, school administrator, guidance counselor and school nurse to explain your child's condition and treatment. It ... but comprehensive summary of your child's condition. The school nurse needs to be fully armed with enough information ...

  18. Issues in Constructing School Profiles.

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    Rafferty, Eileen A.; Treff, August V.

    Some of the issues faced by institutions as they attempt to design a system of constructs that reflects the diversity of their schools are addressed. The choice of statistic, percentage passing versus mean, used in reporting test results can impact the allocation of services to subpopulations in the school. Percent passing statistics tend to focus…

  19. Top 10 Ways To Improve Public Schools. Innovative Solutions To Help Address the Issues and Challenges Facing Most Public School Districts.

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    Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.

    This report offers the top 10 challenges identified by public schools and the ways that the Texas School Performance Review (TSPR) suggests that these issues be addressed. The TSPR ensures that scarce education resources are spent in the classroom. For a TSPR review, the TSPR team is invited in for months of detailed study, during which it asks…

  20. Food for Thought: Ideas for Improving School Food Service Operations. Innovative Solutions To Help Address the Issues and Challenges Facing Most Public School Districts.

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    Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.

    This booklet reports on a study of food service functions in Texas schools. The report contains examples taken from previous school reviews and is based on the state Comptroller's instruction that the best practices identified by the Texas School Performance Review team be communicated to all the state's school districts. Some examples present…

  1. Eye and Face Protection in School Science

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Jim Kaufman

    2006-07-01

    Choosing what eye and face protection to provide for the high school science laboratory is often a challenge. Science teachers and school administrators may not fully understand the relevant safety regulations and standards or be able to correctly identify the various types of eye protection devices. This article covers each of these areas along with device selection, face shields, contact lenses, and eyewash fountains, and recommends a simple, yet effective, eye and face protection policy.

  2. Issues faced by community health centers.

    PubMed

    Grover, Jane

    2009-05-01

    Federally qualified health centers face numerous issues with regard to marketplace competition, staffing, and reimbursement streams that assure financial viability. Positioning the dental department of a health center to a high community profile strengthens the health center in professional educational development leading to a pipeline of workforce members, effective dental directors, and innovative fund-raising. A new dental team member developed by the American Dental Association can be utilized in health centers to make all traditional auxiliaries more productive. PMID:19831008

  3. Issues Facing Pharmacy Leaders in 2013

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    O’Connor, Michael; Weber, Robert J.

    2013-01-01

    The Director’s Forum provides directors of pharmacy practical ways to develop patient-centered pharmacy services. Pharmacy directors must understand the key issues facing their departments and incorporate strategies for these issues as part of their strategic planning process. Health care reform and the Affordable Care Act require that departments operate efficiently and closely monitor their drug expense. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative will serve as a valuable resource during 2013 to enhance the pharmacy practice model. By using their health care workforce, particularly pharmacy technicians, in an innovative way, pharmacy directors will allow the pharmacists to increase their clinical activity. By promoting the role of the hospital pharmacist to patients, directors will help to improve patients’ understanding of their medications and increase their satisfaction with their care. Finally by changing the activities of pharmacy students in practice models, the patient care role of the pharmacist can be expanded. Through a greater understanding of the issues facing them and their effect on the operations of the pharmacy, pharmacy directors will learn effective ways to develop patient-centered pharmacy services. PMID:24421500

  4. Charter Schools' Discipline Policies Face Scrutiny

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    Zubrzycki, Jaclyn; Cavanagh, Sean; McNeil, Michele

    2013-01-01

    As the number of charter schools continues to grow, one facet of their autonomy--the ability to set and enforce independent disciplinary standards--has raised difficult questions about whether those schools are pushing out students who pose behavior or academic challenges and how their policies affect regular public schools. Research on the issue

  5. School Choice. Trends and Issues.

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    Hadderman, Margaret, Comp.

    This document examines many of the issues surrounding school choice. It summarizes the prevalence of school choice and touches on elements of the debate, such as the dilemma in finding the right balance between individual/family freedom and the interests of the community. In looking at school-choice options, the paper divides them into…

  6. The Top Ten Issues Facing America's Community Colleges.

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    Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Inst. for Future Studies.

    Designed to focus on the implications of change, Macomb Community College has comprised a list of the top ten issues facing America's community colleges today. Diversity is the first issue that community colleges face. Each college should develop a unique mission statement and respond to the changing needs of the community and the marketplace. The…

  7. School Psychology in Rural Contexts: Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues

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    Edwards, Lynn M.; Sullivan, Amanda L.

    2014-01-01

    Delivering psychological services in rural communities presents a number of unique challenges for practitioners relative to their peers in urban and suburban communities. In this article, the authors describe the current context of rural schools and examine the ethical and legal issues school psychologists may face when practicing in rural…

  8. Schools Facing the Expiration of Windows XP

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2013-01-01

    Microsoft's plans to end support for Windows XP, believed to be the dominant computer operating system in K-12 education, could pose big technological and financial challenges for districts nationwide--issues that many school systems have yet to confront. The giant software company has made it clear for years that it plans to stop supporting XP…

  9. Issues Facing Urban Agriscience Teachers: A Delphi Study

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    Warner, Wendy J.; Washburn, Shannon G.

    2009-01-01

    This national study used the Delphi technique to identify the issues facing urban agriscience teachers. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with one open-ended question to generate responses from the expert panel. In the second round, respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with 72 issues identified in round one using…

  10. Attitudes of Middle School Students: Learning Online Compared to Face to Face

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    Edwards, Clayton; Rule, Audrey

    2013-01-01

    Education in an online setting is an increasingly popular method of instruction. Previous studies comparing college or high school student performance in online and face-to-face courses found, in most cases, similar achievement between conditions. However, research is lacking regarding middle school students' academic performance and attitudes…

  11. Virtual Schools: Reflections on Key Issues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Glenn Russell

    A VLE can be understood as a computer-accessible cognitive context where students interact with mediated representations rather\\u000a than their experiential equivalent. For students of school age, an emergent variation is the Virtual School, where the internet\\u000a is used to deliver some or all of the courses that would traditionally be offered in a “bricks-and-mortar” school in face-to-face\\u000a mode with a

  12. Civil Rights Issues Facing Arab Americans in Michigan.

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    Michigan State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    This report is a summary statement of the Michigan Advisory Committee's study on civil rights issues facing Arab American communities in Michigan. It is based on information received by the Committee at a community forum held in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1999. Six sections focus on: (1) "Introduction," including Arab American demographics in Wayne…

  13. Civil Rights Issues Facing Asian Americans in the 1990s.

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    Chun, Ki-Taek; Zalokar, Nadja

    In 1989, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a series of roundtable conferences to learn about the civil rights concerns of Asian Americans within their communities. Using information gathered at these conferences as a point of departure, the Commission undertook this study of the wide-ranging civil rights issues facing Asian Americans in the…

  14. Review of Issues Facing Congress. News from Capitol Hill.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heinz, Ann Simeo

    2001-01-01

    Discusses various topics that have faced the 107th U.S. Congress, such as tax cuts, judicial appointments, domestic issues, patients' bill of rights, stem cell research, election law, and campaign finance reform. Includes information on U.S. Senate and federal judicial appointments. Provides ideas for student learning activities. (CMK)

  15. China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities Chris Cherry WORKING PAPER UCB-ITS-VWP-2005-4 August 2005 #12;1 1. Introduction China is the most populous country in the world are on the forefront of the political and academic agenda in China and throughout the world. China has experienced

  16. Cyberbullying: A Review of the Legal Issues Facing Educators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sameer Hinduja; Justin W. Patchin

    2011-01-01

    School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has yet been reached regarding key constitutional and civil rights issues. In the present article,

  17. Facing the Issues: Challenges, Censorship, and Reflection through Dialogue

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lent, ReLeah Cossett

    2008-01-01

    ReLeah Cossett Lent provides practical advice for ensuring that books are kept on shelves and in classrooms for students to read. She outlines steps for creating professional learning communities that engage with censorship issues and prepare schools to deal with book challenges in thoughtful, supportive ways. (Contains 4 figures.)

  18. Education Issues in Rural Schools of America.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harmon, Hobart L.

    To have an impact on rural schools and communities, education researchers and reformers must stop approaching rural issues from an urban perspective, adopt a perspective that values rurality, and address issues specific to the rural context. Rural schools have contributed to the depletion of rural communities by focusing on individual mobility and…

  19. Virtual Schools. Trends and Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hadderman, Margaret

    This article looks at a rapidly growing form of distance education: virtual schools. Also known as cyber schools, these Internet-based programs enroll fewer than 50,000 students nationwide, but more and more companies are entering this market. Some examples of these virtual schools are the Willoway CyberSchool, which was founded by a former…

  20. Contract Schools. Trends and Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hadderman, Margaret

    This article examines contract schools and their influence on U.S. education. Schools that are contracted out may be viewed as a privatization development that both parallels and builds upon the charter-school movement. They can be defined as publicly funded schools operated by an independent group of teachers and administrators under a contract…

  1. Schools Wrestle with Issue of Armed Guards

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    Trotter, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the March 21, 2005, shootings at Red Lake High School that brought to light an issue of whether school security personnel should be armed. Among the what-ifs being asked after the shootings at Red Lake High is one with uncomfortable implications for many school leaders: What if the two security guards posted near the…

  2. Evolving Internship Issues in School Psychology Preparation

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    Phelps, LeAdelle; Swerdlik, Mark E.

    2011-01-01

    Current issues relevant to school psychology internships are reviewed. The movement toward professional competencies and behavioral benchmarks as they relate to school psychology internships is discussed, with a concentration on American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists standards. Given the emphasis on…

  3. School Closings Policy. Issue Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Research For Action, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The nation's largest school districts have increasingly turned to building closures to address budget deficits, demographic shifts, and the movement of students to charter schools. Over the past decade, 70 large or mid-sized cities closed schools--averaging 11 buildings per closure. This trend shows no signs of slowing. Washington, D.C.…

  4. Districts Face Painful Cuts as School Year Begins

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2011-01-01

    As students around the country begin the 2011-2012 school year, many of them will be returning to districts that have been forced to restructure their operations in the face of budget cuts. Leaders of those school systems have sought to avoid cuts that they believe would weaken instruction. But they also believe the reductions will put a strain on…

  5. Challenges School Principals Facing in the Context of Technology Leadership

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    Sincar, Mehmet

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study.…

  6. Some Questions and Issues about School Networking.

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    Ekhaml, Leticia; Ekhaml, Paul A.

    1995-01-01

    Presents issues about school networking: how network administrators differ from technology directors; what administrators, technology directors, teachers, and students need to know; whether school library media specialists should serve as network administrators; why basic networking knowledge is advantageous; causes of problems affecting networks;…

  7. The Nuclear Issue and the School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Conforto, A. M.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Investigates Italian high school and college students' awareness of the risks connected with both the civilian and military uses of nuclear energy. Summarizes some findings of this analysis and concludes that the education regarding nuclear issues does not meet current needs. Provides a questionnaire on nuclear issues. (YP)

  8. Ethical Issues in School Art Therapy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moriya, Dafna

    2006-01-01

    School art therapists face numerous ethical dilemmas, from referrals to therapy, through privacy, safety and predictability in the art therapy room, to the need to balance cooperation with the educational staff and its expectations of shared information with loyalty to the patient. Breach of confidentiality also has legal implications. The…

  9. Problems and Countermeasures Facing "Green School" Creation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jian, Shen

    2004-01-01

    The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China, the Department of Communications of the Chinese Communist Party, and the State Education Commission jointly released the "Outline of Environment Education Activities in China (1996-2010)" in 1996. This outline clearly stipulates the "gradual creation of 'green schools' in China by…

  10. Pedagogical incongruences facing international science teachers when they immigrate to teach in United States high schools

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hutchison, Charles Bartels

    Problem. Teacher shortages exist in certain disciplines in United States high schools. Foreign teachers are being invited into the United States to alleviate shortages in such critical areas as mathematics and science. It is generally admitted that new teacher induction process can be difficult. Veteran teachers working in new locations face similar induction difficulties. However, there has been little or no research, which illuminate the issues that international teachers face when they immigrate to work in United States high schools. This study investigated the issues international teachers encounter when they come to teach science in United States high schools. Methods. Qualitative methods were employed to gather and analyze the data. Four participants for the study were selected using purposeful sampling. In-depth, semi-structured interviews of four international teachers produced the main source of data, which was coded, and themes were generated for discussion. This study was complemented by radical empiricism, which provided the context for the main study. Teaching-related artifacts were used to buttress the study, and assertions were made in response to the research questions. Results and discussion. On entering the United States of America, the participating international teachers faced a variety of initial problems. Such problems, although were not classroom-related, did have an impact on their effectiveness in the classroom. The teachers also faced pedagogy-related issues, which were categorized into themes. The themes or issues identified were "pedagogical gaps" and "pedagogical shifts." "Pedagogical gaps," as a theme, was divided into sub-themes, which dealt with the identified differences in school systems, assessment and philosophical issues, communication issues, textbook issues, teaching methods and related issues, teacher-student relations, and teacher-parent relations. "Pedagogical shift" was identified as a fundamental need for the international teacher to learn, in order to function effectively in their United States of America schools. In discussing the various themes, it became possible to make certain assertions, the primary one being that international science teachers face certain pedagogical incongruities when they immigrate to teach in United States high schools.

  11. Afterschool: An Ally in Promoting Middle School Improvement. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 55

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the first in its latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and school improvement. In communities across the…

  12. Resolving Ethical Issues at School

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Benninga, Jacques S.

    2013-01-01

    Although ethical dilemmas are a constant in teachers' lives, the profession has offered little in the way of training to help teachers address such issues. This paper presents a framework, based on developmental theory, for resolving professional ethical dilemmas. The Four-Component Model of Moral Maturity, when used in conjunction with a…

  13. School House Hype: School Shootings and the Real Risks Kids Face in America. Policy Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Donohue, Elizabeth; Schiraldi, Vincent; Ziedenberg, Jason

    This report examines risks that children and youth face in America's schools to determine whether there is a trend toward increasing violent school deaths in America and noting the overall incidence of crime, particularly homicides, inside versus outside of the schools. Data come from the Department of Education, Department of Justice, FBI,…

  14. [Nursing school facing new educational challenges].

    PubMed

    Osuna Torres, Blanca Herlinda; Gonzáles Rendón, M C Cristina

    2013-06-01

    The current avatars situate education schools and colleges in training students for competitions so that they be able to: perform successfully in the labor market, develop in a globalized world and deliver "human sense" services these can offer. The pillars of education [1] or the four ways to acquire significant knowledge for life are the basic premises on which is built the new educational dynamics in the context of globalization and global village, prepare students for internationalizaition is now imperative. In a globalized world in which we now live, acquire an ecological awareness, sense of solidarity, responsibility, social justice, peace, harmony, democracy, equity and learn to know, are actions that are thought together and as indispensable for complex life on the planet. The socio-cultural, economic, technological and political demand new ways of understanding the world and require fundamental changes in lifestyles for sustainable development. PMID:23909222

  15. Preparing High School Students for Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Employment. Issue Brief

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    Bangser, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Students' high school experiences often do not prepare them adequately for postsecondary education and the world of work. Special attention should be paid to increasing the rigor, relevance, and engagement of the high school curriculum, including for students who have traditionally faced barriers to successful postsecondary transitions. This Issue

  16. Facing the "Challenge": School Leadership in Intercultural Schools

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    Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis

    2014-01-01

    The overarching purpose of this study is to examine the prospects of school leadership for the development of intercultural education. The article focuses on the ways in which Greek-Cypriot headteachers conceptualize: diversity and intercultural education; and their school leadership roles in culturally diverse settings. To this extent, interviews…

  17. Keeping Kids Safe and Supported in the Hours After School. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 65

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the third issue brief in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards,…

  18. Children with Cancer: School Related Issues

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    Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.

    2009-01-01

    School gives purpose to a student's life. Today, students with cancer and cancer survivors are encouraged to continue their educational experiences to maintain a sense of normalcy. This manuscript discusses the research findings on medical, physical, and cognitive issues that students with cancer and cancer survivors may encounter in their…

  19. Afterschool: A Strategy for Addressing and Preventing Middle School Bullying. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 51

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the second in a series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief focuses on bullying awareness and prevention. Bullying is a dangerous behavior…

  20. International and domestic regulator issues facing the Canadian MSAT system

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    Bahman, Azarbar; Langlois, Jacques R.; Frank, Christopher J.

    1988-01-01

    International and domestic regulatory issues which affect the implementation of a mobile satellite system (MSAT) over North America are addressed. WARC-MOB-87, MSAT frequency co-ordination, frequency sharing and key Canadian domestic issues are discussed.

  1. Great Decisions 1988: Foreign Policy Issues Facing the Nation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoepli, Nancy, Ed.

    Eight selected U.S. foreign policy issues are explored in this study and discussion guide. Issue 1, "U.S. Foreign Policy: Projecting U.S. Influence," describes United States involvement in diplomacy, military power, intelligence, trade, and foreign aid since World War II. U.S.-Mexico relations are considered in issue 2, "Mexico and the United…

  2. Great Decisions 1990: Foreign Policy Issues Facing the Nation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoepli, Nancy L., Ed.

    The 1990 Great Decisions program, part of an annual series on foreign policy issues, is intended to create better better public understanding through information and analyses of important international issues. Current information is presented so that participants may be stimulated toward discussion, form opinions and contribute to the policy…

  3. Top Strategic Issues Facing HBCUs, Now and into the Future

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hodge-Clark, Kristen; Daniels, Brandon D.

    2014-01-01

    Created in a time of segregation and discrimination to educate students of color, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played a pivotal role in transforming the landscape of higher education in the United States. Today, in an era of rapid transformation, HBCUs face historic challenges as well as new obstacles. Questions about…

  4. The Top Ten Issues Facing America's Community Colleges. 1991 Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Inst. for Future Studies.

    Designed to identify and describe the key challenges facing community colleges as a result of major changes in the social, economic, and demographic make-up of students and service areas, this paper combines information gathered from two national environmental scanning groups, a review of the literature, and input from educational professionals.…

  5. Assessment of Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Families

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    Segal, Uma A.; Mayadas, Nazneen S.

    2005-01-01

    This article identifies the different problems immigrants and refugees face in the United States, especially socioeconomic and psychosocial concerns that often relate to the experience of migration. Traditional familial roles and responsibilities are frequently challenged, exacerbated by sociocultural differences and inadequate understandings…

  6. Teenage Pregnancy: Issues and Strategies for School Counselors.

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    Rolle, George E.; And Others

    Many school administrators view teenage pregnancy as a top problems facing their school systems. Programs designed to reduce the teenage pregnancy rate must address multiple factors connected with teenage pregnancy. School-based clinic programs provide comprehensive primary health care for low income youth, require parental consent, provide mental…

  7. Volume 5 Issue 2 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis February 2010 NASA faces `culture change'

    E-print Network

    Volume 5 Issue 2 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis February 2010 NASA faces `culture change' STS-129 Bresnik, Commander Charles Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Mike Foreman and Robert Satcher. NASA faces session for employees. The proposed budget would increase agency funding by $6 billion during the next

  8. High heat flux issues for plasma-facing components in fusion reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert D. Watson

    1993-01-01

    Plasma facing components in tokamak fusion reactors are faced with a number of difficult high heat flux issues. These components include: first wall armor tiles, pumped limiters, diverter plates, rf antennae structure, and diagnostic probes. Peak heat fluxes are 15 - 30 MW\\/m2 for diverter plates, which will operate for 100 - 1000 seconds in future tokamaks. Disruption heat fluxes

  9. Policy issues facing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and prospects for the future

    SciTech Connect

    Sweeney, J.

    1999-04-01

    This report is divided into the following 5 sections: (1) Background; (2) Major Issues Facing Ratification of CTBT; (3) Current Status on CTBT Ratification; (4) Status of CTBT Signatories and Ratifiers; and (5) CTBT Activities Not Prohibited. The major issues facing ratification of CTBT discussed here are: impact on CTBT of START II and ABM ratification; impact of India and Pakistan nuclear tests; CTBT entry into force; and establishment of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

  10. Cyberbullying: A Review of the Legal Issues Facing Educators

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    Hinduja, Sameer; Patchin, Justin W.

    2011-01-01

    School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has…

  11. Reaction to Psychological Maltreatment in Schools: Emerging Issues for Counselors.

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    Remley, Theodore P., Jr.

    1989-01-01

    Responds to Lynda Neese's "Psychological Maltreatment in Schools: Emerging Issues for Counselors." Discusses the legal system's lack of involvement in instances of psychological maltreatment and the implications for school counselors. (BH)

  12. Major environmental issues facing the 21st century

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    Theodore, M.K.; Theodore, L.

    1999-07-01

    This book is primarily intended for people who do not have a strong technical background. It is presented in simple, understandable terms for lawyers, members of the news media, business personnel, and consumers (in particular) who need the basic fundamentals of the many environmental issues that exist now and will in the future. The authors' objective is to provide both background materials on numerous environmental issues and information on what each individual can do to help alleviate some of these problems. This book is divided into 10 parts. Part 1 provides an overview that includes information on the environmental movement, regulations, and types of pollutants. Part 2 deals with issues related to air pollution. Part 3 discusses the problems of pollution in water and its control. Part 4 focuses on solid waste management. This section examines the different types of solid waste and how each is handled. Hazardous, medical, and nuclear waste management are also discussed. Health, safety, and accident prevention are the focus of Part 5; energy conservation is the focus of Part 6; and pollution prevention is the focus for Part 7. Part 8 looks at how risks are perceived and communicated, and how individuals can be educated about these risks. Part 9 provides information on other areas of interest in the environmental arena. These include many popular topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and electromagnetic fields. Finally, Part 10 examines ethical issues as they relate to the environment.

  13. Issues and Challenges Facing the Minority Woman Dentist.

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    Sinkford, Jeanne C.

    1992-01-01

    The status of minority women dentists is reviewed, and initiatives to improve it are noted. Issues and challenges for African-American female dentists are outlined, including negative racial/gender stereotypes, lack of advancement opportunities, difficulties in starting practices and securing professional and social support systems, lack of…

  14. Recreating America's Community Colleges: Critical Policy Issues Facing America's Community Colleges

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    Honeyman, David S.; Sullivan, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    During the conduct of the 2004 Community Colleges Futures Assembly, sponsored by the University of Florida, delegates to the meeting identified three critical policy issues facing America's community colleges and challenged the delegates attending the 2005 Assembly to debate these issues and make recommendations. A total of 252 higher-education…

  15. Performance Testing: Issues Facing Vocational Education. Research and Development Series No. 190.

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    Spirer, Janet E., Ed.

    Addressing issues facing vocational education on the topic of performance testing, this handbook consists of a collection of seventeen commissioned papers and reactions to the papers. Two papers are presented on each of the following types of issues that must be considered before a performance test can be constructed: philosophical, technical,…

  16. 77 FR 64462 - Conference on International Trade Issues Facing U.S. Machinery Manufacturing Industries

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-22

    ...International Trade Issues Facing U.S. Machinery Manufacturing Industries AGENCY: Manufacturing...2012 the Office of Transportation and Machinery will hold a one-day conference on bi-lateral...international trade issues impacting the U.S. machinery manufacturing industries, with...

  17. Civil Rights Issues Facing the Blind and Visually Impaired in Illinois.

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    Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Springfield.

    This report is the result of a conference that examined major civil rights issues facing people who are blind and visually impaired in Illinois and is intended to inform the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning issues of equal protection. The introductory chapter reviews leading types and causes of blindness and visual impairment, incidence…

  18. Ethical and social issues facing obstetricians in low-income countries.

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    Ogwuegbu, Chigbu Chibuike; Eze, Onah Hyacinth

    2009-06-01

    A review of publications on ethical and social issues from low-income countries was done with the aim of highlighting the major ethical and social issues facing obstetricians in these countries. Low-income countries were identified using the World Health Organization income group classification of member nations. Obstetricians in low-income countries face a wide range of special social and ethical issues that reflect the peculiarities of their practice environment characterized by poverty, low education, deep attachment to tradition and culture, low social status of women, and high levels of physician's paternalism. PMID:19407531

  19. Introduction to the Special Issue: Mothering, Educating, and Schooling.

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    Griffith, Alison; Schecter, Karen

    1998-01-01

    The articles in this special issue discuss the gendered relationship between families and schools. Some articles address the different practices and responsibilities through which mothers and, to a lesser extent, fathers, construct their families' relationships to schooling. Others explore mass compulsory education and social-justice issues,…

  20. Political Justice, Schooling and Issues of Group Identity

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    Keddie, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    This article explores issues associated with schooling and political justice. Such issues are understood in light of the contention surrounding how Western schooling contexts might best represent marginalised groups--in ways that accord them a political voice. The significance of group identity politics is explored drawing on international debates…

  1. Children's voices: raised issues for school design

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    Rokhshid Ghaziani

    2008-01-01

    The school environment affects pupils' health, work, leisure and emotions. On average, children spend around 6 hours a day and over 1000 hours a year in school. They are constantly interacting with the physical environment of their schools. However, in a review of numerous publications on educational theory and spaces, the quality of the school environment is rarely mentioned, and

  2. Management and Leadership Issues for School Building Leaders

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    Tobin, James

    2014-01-01

    School principals are confronted with a variety of issues as they provide leadership and organization to their schools. Evidence is growing that successful school leaders influence achievement through the support and development of effective teachers and the implementation of effective organizational practice (Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe,…

  3. Teacher Evaluation Practices in Malaysian Primary Schools: Issues and Challenges

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    Malakolunthu, Suseela; Vasudevan, Vasundhara

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes a qualitative case study that investigated the underlying issues in implementing school-based teacher evaluation practices in four Malaysian primary schools. The participants of the study comprised eight school administrators and sixteen teachers. Data obtained through interviews, observations, and document reviews were…

  4. School Readiness for Gifted Children: Considering the Issues

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    Porath, Marion

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…

  5. Issues Concerning School Violence in Middle Tennessee Schools.

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    Reddick, Thomas L.; Peach, Larry E.

    School violence and related disruptions have become common occurrences in American schools. This paper examines how violence is manifesting itself in schools. The report offers the results of a study in which a survey was administered to the schools in the midstate area of Tennessee. The survey were created in consultation with school resource…

  6. Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 3: Legal Issues.

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    Remley, Theodore P., Jr.; And Others

    This document contains chapter 3 (7 articles) of a collection of 35 articles primarily from American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD) publications on the most important legal and ethical topics about which all school counselors need to be informed. "The Law and Ethical Practices in Elementary and Middle Schools" (Theodore P.…

  7. Bouncing Back! How Your School Can Succeed in the Face of Adversity.

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    Patterson, Jerry; Patterson, Janice; Collins, Loucrecia

    The purpose of this guide is to help leaders move their schools ahead in the face of adversity. It is intended for principals, teacher leaders, district administrators, and others who have a stake in helping schools move forward. The contents are based on qualitative research and actual experiences of schools effective in dealing with adversity.…

  8. Somerville Charter School: Management Issues and Recommendations.

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    Massachusetts State Office of the Inspector General, Boston.

    Somerville Charter School was among 24 Massachusetts charter schools included in a study undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General in March 1998. The office identified weaknesses in the contracting practices, procurement procedures, and financial management of some schools, including Somerville. These weaknesses could undermine the…

  9. Future Critical Issues and Problems Facing Technology and Engineering Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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    Katsioloudis, Petros; Moye, Johnny J.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine the future critical issues and problems facing the K-12 technology and engineering education profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This study was based on the Wicklein nationwide studies (1993a, 2005). Even though this study did not exactly replicate the Wicklein studies--since it was limited to…

  10. Issues facing the future health care workforce: the importance of demand modelling

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    Leonie Segal; Tom Bolton

    2009-01-01

    This article examines issues facing the future health care workforce in Australia in light of factors such as population ageing. It has been argued that population ageing in Australia is affecting the supply of health care professionals as the health workforce ages and at the same time increasing the demand for health care services and the health care workforce. However,

  11. Major Issues Facing the Conservation Movement in the Coming Decade and Beyond.

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    Strong, Maurice

    1984-01-01

    The key issues facing the conservation movement may be grouped into three areas: (1) threats to human health; (2) threats to food and fuel supplies; and (3) long-term threats to the biosphere. Each of these areas is discussed. (JN)

  12. School Counselors in International School: Critical Issues and Challenges

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    Inman, Arpana G.; Ngoubene-Atioky, Arlette; Ladany, Nicholas; Mack, Toshi

    2009-01-01

    This study sought to examine the views of school counselors in international school settings; international schools being those that enroll students from varying nationalities (both English speaking and non-English speaking countries) and follow an American/International college preparatory education curriculum. Results were pursued in regard to…

  13. Behavior Modification in an Elementary School: Problems and Issues

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    Elardo, Richard

    1978-01-01

    Describes the implementation of a token economy as a method of controlling student behavior in an elementary school. Emphasizes student participation and discusses board issues such as teacher resistance to the program and the question of evaluation. (IRT)

  14. Ethnic Conflicts in Schools. Multicultural Issues.

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    Banfield, Susan

    This book for young readers explores ethnic conflict in the schools. Public schools in the United States are among some of the places where members of a country's different ethnic and racial groups are brought together and required to work together more closely. A racial group is a group of people who share certain physical traits and often share…

  15. Teen Pregnancy: An Issue for Schools.

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    Kenney, Asta M.

    1987-01-01

    The teenage pregnancy rate in the United States is one of the highest in the western world. School administrators rank it as one of their top ten problems. Presents a statistical overview of the problem and the approaches schools are taking to combat teenage pregnancy. The most successful programs have broad community, parental, and student…

  16. Legal Issues in School Health: Part I.

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    Dellinger, Anne M.

    1983-01-01

    Covers recent court decisions on the legality of required sex education courses and required immunizations. Also reviews decisions on schools' rights in preventing some students from participating in organized sports and summarizes the expected school roles in cases of communicable disease and in possible instances of child abuse and neglect. (JW)

  17. SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES: LEADERSHIP ISSUES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan Johns; Sue Kilpatrick; Ian Falk; Bill Mulford

    Successful rural community development efforts focus on harnessing the resources already present to find community solutions to community concerns. For these efforts to be successful, high levels of cooperation, communication and trust need to be built within the community. This paper is based on a pilot study which investigated the role of the local school(s) in the process. The study

  18. Children Facing School: Sally Brown and Peppermint Patty.

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    Crain, William

    1999-01-01

    Analyzes the comic strip "Peanuts" characters Sally Brown and Peppermint Patty as they illustrate children's difficulties in school and their emotional responses to school. Explores how Sally illustrates the conflict between the creative impulses of childhood with school demands, while Patty illustrates the extent to which many children can be…

  19. School-to-Work Programs: Opportunities and Issues.

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    Finch, Curtis R.

    1999-01-01

    The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III), with increased emphasis on curriculum flexibility and academic/vocational collaboration, has formalized commitment to the school-to-work concept. However, STW implementation issues (whole-school reform, logistics, cost effectiveness, liability, and…

  20. School Transportation Issues, Laws and Concerns: Implications for Future Administrators

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    Durick, Jody M.

    2010-01-01

    Nearly all building administrators are confronted with a variety of transportation issues. Challenges, concerns and questions can arise from various aspects, including student misbehaviors, transportation laws and its implications at the school level, to importance and implementation of a school bus safety program. As new and upcoming future…

  1. Introduction [to the Special Issue on School Violence].

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    Mayer, G. Roy

    2001-01-01

    This article introduces a special issue focusing on antisocial behavior in schools. It summarizes following articles on the prevention of violence and other antisocial behavior and concludes schools need to replace shortsighted, reactive approaches to student discipline with approaches that address the causes of antisocial behavior. (Contains…

  2. Testing Programs in Schools: What's New? A Special Issue.

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    Walter, L. James; And Others

    1981-01-01

    This special issue of "Catalyst", entitled Testing Programs in Schools: What's New?, was published jointly by the Nebraska Council of School Administrators and the Nebraska Association for Supervision and Curriculum. The articles emphasize desirability of designing testing programs to meet the information needs of educators and the community.…

  3. Internet Safety: Issues For New Zealand Primary Schools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Hope

    Internet safety has not been well addressed in many New Zealand primary schools. Nor is it a simple matter to obtain information about this internet safety in primary schools. This paper outlines statistics with relevance to the problem, identifies issues that contribute to the problem and suggests possible solutions.

  4. Infectious Diseases: Current Issues in School and Community Health.

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    Bower, Wilma; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Some children in American schools have known and unknown communicable diseases, including herpes, cytomegalovirus, AIDS, mononucleosis, pinworms, and hepatitis. This article examines major public health issues, school responsibility, preventative measures (like basic hygiene), and the need for more effective community education programs. A disease…

  5. Suicide Prevention in Schools. A Center Policy Issues Analysis Brief

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    Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Policy makers remain in conflict over whether schools should play a institutionalized role in preventing student suicide. This brief highlights two other major related questions that are at issue: (1) Does suicide education stigmatize some students and increase that risk of suicide ideation? and (2) Should schools be involved in monitoring…

  6. School-to-Work Transition Issues and Models.

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    Chadsey-Rusch, Janis; And Others

    The report, which is part of a series, contains four papers concerning school-to-work transition issues and models. The first paper, "Secondary Special Education and Transition from School to Work" (F. Rusch and L. A. Phelps) reviews the economic, educational, and community adjustment difficulties of youth with handicaps in the context of…

  7. Financing Rural and Small Schools: Issues of Adequacy and Equity.

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    Honeyman, David S.; And Others

    This monograph investigates issues related to the financial support of rural schools. The first section describes various state formulas and the methods used to distribute funds to rural schools. It considers questions about the adequacy of funding adjustments based on sparsity and the relationship of such adjustments to equal educational…

  8. Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook. Contemporary Education Issues.

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    Villaverde, Leila E.

    This book attempts to serve as a compendium and a chronology of secondary education in the United States, taking a broad rather than a narrow approach and touching on a great many topics and issues. Chapters 1 and 2 present a history of secondary schools and a discussion of adolescence. Chapter 3 discusses curriculum in secondary schools,…

  9. Religion and Public Schools: Emerging Legal Standards and Unresolved Issues.

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    McCarthy, Martha M.

    1985-01-01

    The author provides a historical analysis of the efforts to clarify church/state/school relations and an indepth look at recent Supreme Court rulings on this subject. The author's work illuminates the sensitive issues involved and the current Supreme Court's stand in applying First Amendment guarantees in public schools. (Author/CT)

  10. Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues. Track IV: Policy and Standards Issues.

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    CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

    Seven papers making up Track IV of the 1989 conference of the Professional Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (known as CAUSE; an acronym of the association's former name) are presented in this document. The focus of Track IV is on policy and standards issues and the papers include: "Developing Guidelines…

  11. Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues. Track VII: Applications and Technology Issues.

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    CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

    Eight papers making up Track VII of the 1989 conference of the Professional Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (known as CAUSE, an acronym of the association's former name) are presented in this document. The focus of Track VII is on applications and technology issues, and the papers include: "The Effect…

  12. Issues in School Bus Safety: Real or Red Herring?

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    Leeds, Robin L.

    1999-01-01

    In many states, the greatest threat to safe student transportation is elimination of the school transportation program. Using public transit buses, large vans, smaller vehicles, or specialized equipment can cause major-issue headaches. False issues include controversies over seat belts, bus design, and optional "bells and whistles." (10…

  13. Student Searches in Public Schools. Focus on Legal Issues for School Administrators.

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    Beckham, Joseph C.

    School administrators sometimes face circumstances in which student searches seem necessary in order to maintain discipline and provide a safe learning environment. This publication provides an overview of recent court cases related to student searches, in an effort to help school officials anticipate and avoid legal problems while they carry out…

  14. Future Public Policy and Ethical Issues Facing the Agricultural and Microbial Genomics Sectors of the Biotechnology Industry: A Roundtable Discussion

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    Diane E. Hoffmann

    2003-09-12

    On September 12, 2003, the University of Maryland School of Law's Intellectual Property and Law & Health Care Programs jointly sponsored and convened a roundtable discussion on the future public policy and ethical issues that will likely face the agricultural and microbial genomics sectors of the biotechnology industry. As this industry has developed over the last two decades, societal concerns have moved from what were often local issues, e.g., the safety of laboratories where scientists conducted recombinant DNA research on transgenic microbes, animals and crops, to more global issues. These newer issues include intellectual property, international trade, risks of genetically engineered foods and microbes, bioterrorism, and marketing and labeling of new products sold worldwide. The fast paced nature of the biotechnology industry and its new developments often mean that legislators, regulators and society, in general, must play ''catch up'' in their efforts to understand the issues, the risks, and even the benefits, that may result from the industry's new ways of conducting research, new products, and novel methods of product marketing and distribution. The goal of the roundtable was to develop a short list of the most significant public policy and ethical issues that will emerge as a result of advances in these sectors of the biotechnology industry over the next five to six years. More concretely, by ''most significant'' the conveners meant the types of issues that would come to the attention of members of Congress or state legislators during this time frame and for which they would be better prepared if they had well researched and timely background information. A concomitant goal was to provide a set of focused issues for academic debate and scholarship so that policy makers, industry leaders and regulators would have the intellectual resources they need to better understand the issues and concerns at stake. The goal was not to provide answers to any of the issues or problems, simply to identify those topics that deserve our attention as a society. Some of the issues may benefit from legislation at the federal or state levels, others may be more appropriately addressed by the private sector. Participants at the roundtable included over a dozen experts in the areas of microbiology, intellectual property, agricultural biotechnology, microbial genomics, bioterrorism, economic development, biotechnology research, and bioethics. These experts came from federal and state government, industry and academia. The participants were asked to come to the roundtable with a written statement of the top three to five public policy/ ethical issues they viewed as most likely to be significant to the industry and to policy makers over the next several years.

  15. Avoiding Corporal Punishment in School: Issues for School Counselors.

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    Forness, Steven R.; Sinclair, Esther

    1984-01-01

    Focuses on the legal status and societal values that promote the use of corporal punishment in public schools, and on the role of the elementary school counselor in helping teachers deal with punishment. Discusses factors affecting the effectiveness of punishment and suggests alternatives. (JAC)

  16. Coping with Quality Assurance Challenges Faced by Secondary Schools' Headteachers in Gucha District, Kenya

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    Mobegi, Florence Osiri; Ondigi, Benjamin A.

    2011-01-01

    Since independence, the Kenyan government has demonstrated its commitment to the provision of quality secondary school education through allocation of financial resources, provision of trained teachers and establishment of quality assurance department. However, despite the substantial allocation of resources, secondary schools still face major…

  17. To Cultivate the Positive...Introduction to the Special Issue on Schooling and Mental Health Issues.

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    Roeser, Robert W.

    2001-01-01

    Introduces issue of collected articles that work towards providing an integration of and across-fertilization between education- and mental health-oriented theory, research, and school-based practice. The articles seek to show how academic and social-emotional assets and problems are interrelated and how schools have a role in their development…

  18. Health-promoting schools and mental health issues: a survey of New Zealand schools

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    Penni Cushman; Tracy Clelland; Garry Hornby

    2011-01-01

    In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students’ learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a health-promoting schools

  19. How Middle School Students Come Face to Face With Down Syndrome Research

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    Jane Buckingham

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses how real research on Down syndrome, being done in a lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), was incorporated into a laboratory activity for middle school students. The activity asked students to evaluate re

  20. Coal Utilization in Schools: Issues and Answers.

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    Pusey, Robert H.

    Coal, at one-third the cost of natural gas and one-fifth the cost of oil, is our cheapest source of energy and is also in abundant supply. Because of significant technological advances, coal-fired equipment now approaches the clean and automatic operational characteristics of gas- and oil-fired boilers. For these reasons, and because schools are…

  1. Dropouts from School: Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions.

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    Weis, Lois, Ed.; And Others

    A holistic analysis of the dropout problem is presented in this collection of essays, which critically examines a variety of research traditions. The book examines the major groups within the dropout population, factors within schools that contribute to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs.…

  2. Multicultural Issues in School Psychology Practice: A Critical Analysis

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    Ortiz, Samuel O.

    2006-01-01

    Once thought of largely as a sideline issue, multiculturalism is fast becoming a major topic on the central stage of psychology and practice. That cultural factors permeate the whole of psychological foundations and influence the manner in which the very scope of practice is shaped is undeniable. The rapidly changing face of the U.S. population…

  3. How Middle School Students Come Face to Face with Down Syndrome Research

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    Allen, Jared; Buckingham, Jane; Roper, Randall; Marrs, Kathleen

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses how real research on Down syndrome, being done in a lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), was incorporated into a laboratory activity for middle school students. The activity asked students to evaluate real evidence from the research laboratory of a GK-12 fellow (a graduate student funded by the…

  4. In Schools that Face the Future: Libraries Matter

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    Hough, Michael

    2010-01-01

    This address will provide an overview of the societal and economic pressures that are driving change in post industrial economies and their schools, review the characteristics of selected societies such as Australia, USA and Hong Kong, summarise the current trends in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their impacts on learning…

  5. Informed Commentary: The Many Faces of American Schooling: Effective Schools Research and Border-Crossing in the 21st Century

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    Alston, Judy A.

    2004-01-01

    This article revisits the research on effective schools by applying the concept of cultural border crossing. It focuses on issues of racism, classism, and sexism, and concludes with recommendations for how school leadership can help students effectively cross borders and reach the highest possible levels of achievement.

  6. How have hospitals faced the pricing issues of the 1990's?

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    Kleimenhagen, A; Naidu, G M; Pillari, G D

    1994-01-01

    National health care expenditures are rising rapidly, bringing on a health care financing crisis. For this reason, it is useful to see how hospitals are facing the price issues of the 1990's. This study examines the price strategies hospitals follow and analyzes their observations on price sensitivity and payer mix. The results clearly show that hospitals have not given much attention to the pricing variable. The study suggests that marketing and finance will have to work closely together in developing future pricing strategies. PMID:10137167

  7. Finance and Resource Issues in High School Reform

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    Hoke, Heather; Brand, Betsy

    2003-01-01

    This report summarizes discussions between education and youth development leaders regarding the need to address financial and resource issues in high school reform. They discussed: (1) allocation and alignment of resources to support standards-based reform (SBR) and higher expectations for all students; (2) generating resources for the…

  8. Older LGBT adult training panels: an opportunity to educate about issues faced by the older LGBT community.

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    Rogers, Anissa; Rebbe, Rebecca; Gardella, Chanel; Worlein, Mary; Chamberlin, Mya

    2013-01-01

    Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults face unique issues that can impede their well-being. Although many advances have helped address these issues, there is a need for education efforts that raise awareness of service providers about these issues. This study explores evaluation data of training panels provided by older LGBT adults and the views of training participants on issues faced by the older LGBT community after attending the panels. Participants were 605 students and professionals from over 34 education and communication settings. Implications for trainings on participants and older LGBT trainers are discussed. PMID:23905835

  9. Effectiveness of Online Instruction: Differences in Measured Student Outcomes Online versus Face-to-Face Instruction at the High School Level

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    Langenhorst, Don G.

    2012-01-01

    There has been an exponential growth in online courses offered at the high school level but little evidence as to whether they are as effective as face-to-face courses. It has become critical to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of online education in order to reap the benefits and reduce the drawbacks of contrasting learning modes. The…

  10. School-to-Work Opportunities in the Middle School: Concepts and Issues.

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    Finch, Curtis R.; Mooney, Marianne

    A study questioned 26 administrators, counselors, and teachers at 6 middle schools regarding School-To-Work (STW) curriculum implementation. It asked about conceptual, organizational, and operational reasons for implementation; curriculum focus; student benefits; and issues and concerns. Five national associations were questioned about their views…

  11. Health-Promoting Schools and Mental Health Issues: A Survey of New Zealand Schools

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    Cushman, Penni; Clelland, Tracy; Hornby, Garry

    2011-01-01

    In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students' learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a…

  12. Michigan School Finance Reform. Analysis of the Enacted School Finance/Education Reform Package. Issue Paper.

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    Towne, George; And Others

    In March 1994, Michigan voters approved a ballot proposal that used a mixture of state and local taxes to fund the K-12 educational system. This document presents a comprehensive review of the issues affected by the reform. The enacted K-12 school-finance reform package made a major change in the way state aid was distributed to local school

  13. Utah Public Education Funding: The Fiscal Impact of School Choice. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Aud, Susan

    2007-01-01

    This study examines Utah's funding system for public education and provides an analysis of the fiscal impact of allowing parents to use a portion of their child's state education funding to attend a school of their choice, public or private. Like many states, Utah is facing pressure to improve its system of public education funding. The state's…

  14. Issues Facing Pharmacy Leaders in 2014: Suggestions for Pharmacy Strategic Planning

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    In 2013, the Director’s Forum published our assessment of issues facing pharmacy leaders to assist pharmacy directors in planning for the year ahead. The issues include health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative, the health care workforce, patients’ perceptions of pharmacists, and the changing landscape of pharmacy education. Based on our environmental scan, the issues addressed in 2013 are pertinent to a department’s plan for 2014. The goal of this article is to provide practical approaches to each of these issues to help pharmacy directors focus their department’s goals for 2014 to support the development of patient-centered pharmacy services. This column will address (1) strategies to reduce medication costs and generate new pharmacy revenue streams, (2) innovative approaches to improving medication safety and quality, (3) steps to advance the clinical practice model, and (4) ways to create mutually beneficial student experiences. PMID:24715750

  15. Leading a Small Remote School: In the Face of a Culture of Acceptance

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    Wildy, Helen; Clarke, Simon

    2012-01-01

    This article presents a case study of one very small school in a remote location of Western Australia. The study is part of a larger programme, International Study of Principal Preparation, investigating the challenges facing novice principals in the first 3 years of appointment and the extent to which they felt they were adequately prepared to…

  16. The Challenges Facing School Governing Bodies in England: A "Perfect Storm"?

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    James, Chris; Brammer, Steve; Connolly, Michael; Spicer, David Eddy; James, Jane; Jones, Jeff

    2013-01-01

    The governing bodies of publicly funded schools in England are currently facing a number of substantive challenges of various kinds. Many of the challenges are long-standing, while others relate to the current context for governing wrought by recent education policy developments initiated by central government. A number of the challenges are…

  17. A comparison of telehealth and face-to-face presentation for school professionals supporting students with chronic illness.

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    Spaulding, Ryan J; Davis, Kathy; Patterson, James

    2008-01-01

    We compared the perceptions of school professionals who received education about students with chronic illness by videoconference (VC) or by face-to-face (FTF) presentation. Forty-five different one-hour presentations were provided by a paediatric educator to a total of 1389 subjects - 919 viewed FTF presentations and 417 viewed VC presentations. Subjects completed a 10-item survey to assess satisfaction and other perceptions, such as access and convenience of the sessions, on a 5-point Likert scale. The results for the two different modalities were compared using analysis of variance. Participants at the FTF presentations (mean 4.6, SD = 0.6) and VC presentations (mean 4.3, SD = 0.7) indicated that they were very satisfied with the instruction they received. The FTF participants were significantly more satisfied than the VC participants (P < 0.001). Similarly, comfort with the sessions, perceived preparedness, convenience and other items were also highly rated in both groups, although the FTF group rated many of these perceptions significantly higher. Regression analysis showed that the comfort level with the presentations was a predictor of satisfaction, suggesting that people might not be familiar enough with VC sessions to be comfortable and satisfied with this delivery mechanism. Nonetheless, VC delivery appears to be a viable alternative when FTF is not possible, particularly in rural areas. PMID:18534957

  18. High School: The Next Frontier for After-School Advocates? Forum Focus. Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2004

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    Yohalem, Nicole; Joselowsky, Francine; Davis, Kalisha; Ebbert, Virginia Lee

    2004-01-01

    As the issue of older youth and out-of-school time is gaining new attention across the country in the context of the after-school movement, it is important to remember that there are many programs for teens that operate in the out-of-school hours. This issue of Forum Focus documents a range of promising developments for capitalizing on the…

  19. Operational Issues Encountered by School Nutrition Directors in School Districts with Less than 30,000 Student Enrollment

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    Rushing, Keith; Nettles, Mary Frances; Johnson, James T.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To identify operational issues and practices associated with operating school nutrition (SN) programs in school districts with less than 30,000 student enrollment. Method: The survey was adapted from a similar study that explored operational issues in school districts with enrollments of 30,000 or more students. The survey asked SN…

  20. Challenges Facing Managers in Managing Conflict in Schools in the South and South Central Regions of Botswana

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    Morake, Nnior Machomi; Monobe, Ratau John; Dingwe, Stephonia

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges facing managers in managing conflict in schools of South and South Central Regions of Botswana. In this study, the schedule of interview was used to collect empirical data. A random sample of 50 school managers and deputy school managers was selected for interviews. Major findings of the…

  1. Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Dissemination of a Theory-Based After School Nutrition and Physical Activity Training and Curriculum

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    Sonya Irish Hauser; Jeanne P. Goldberg; Parke Wilde; Marina Bers; Lori Ioannone; Christina D. Economos

    2010-01-01

    This study was conducted to compare two different online delivery methods to train after school program leaders (ASPLs) to implement a nutrition and physical activity curriculum for children to each other and to a face-to-face (FTF) training model. A three-group design was used in which ASPLs from 12 states were randomized to either standard (n = 34) or an enhanced interaction (n = 31)

  2. Education by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs, 1990-2006. School Choice Issues in Depth

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    Aud, Susan L.

    2007-01-01

    School choice programs, which allow students to attend the public or private school of their choice using public funds, have taken root in the U.S. and are growing rapidly both in number and size. Their fiscal impact has become an important political issue. Proponents say school choice saves money because private schooling is more efficient,…

  3. Coping with Multiple Suicides among Middle School Students. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 2

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue addresses the experience of a school district where three middle school students hung themselves within a three-week timeframe. Although deaths were apparently unconnected, the school district is part of a…

  4. Charter Schools: New Charter Schools across the Country and in the District of Columbia Face Similar Start-Up Challenges. Report to Congressional Requesters.

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    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

    This study analyzed federal and state charter school laws, addressing challenges faced by charter school startups nationwide, state resources available to address these challenges, and how the District of Columbia compares in terms of charter school challenges and resources. Data came from interviews with Department of Education officials, charter…

  5. Can we stop the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?

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    Del Valle, Sara Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tellier, Raymond [UNIV OF CALGARY; Settles, Gary [UNIV PARK; Tang, Julian [NATIONAL UNIV OF SINGAPORE

    2009-01-01

    In the absence of a strain-specific vaccine and the potential resistance to antiviral medication, nonpharmaceutical interventions can be used to reduce the spread of an infectious disease such as influenza. The most common non-pharmaceutical interventions include school closures, travel restrictions, social distancing, enforced or volunteer home isolation and quarantine, improved hand hygiene, and the appropriate wearing of face masks. However, for some of these interventions, there are some unavoidable economic costs to both employees and employers, as well as possible additional detriment to society as a whole. For example, it has been shown that school-age children are most likely to be infected and act as sources of infection for others, due to their greater societal interaction and increased susceptibility. Therefore, preventing or at least reducing infections in children is a logical first-line of defense. For this reason, school closures have been widely investigated and recommended as part of pandemic influenza preparedness, and some studies support this conclusion. Yet, school closures would result in lost work days if at least one parent must be absent from work to care for children who would otherwise be at school. In addition, the delay in-academic progress may be detrimental due to mass school absenteeism. In particular, the pandemic influenza guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends school closures for less than four weeks for Category 2 and 3 pandemics (i.e., similar to the milder 1957 and 1968 pandemics) and one to three months for Category 4 and 5 pandemics (i .e., similar to the 1918 pandemic ). Yet, given the above, it is clear that closing schools for up to three months is unlikely to be a practical mitigation strategy for many families and society. Thus modelers and policy makers need to weigh all factors before recommending such drastic measures, particularly if the agent under consideration typically has low mortality and causes a mild disease. Therefore, we contend that face masks are an effective, practical, non-pharmaceutical intervention that would reduce the spread of disease among school-children, while keeping schools open. Influenza spreads through person-to-person contact, via transmission by large droplets or aerosols (droplet nuclei) produced by breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing, as well as by direct (though most people touch very few others in their daily lives) or indirect (i.e., via fomites) contact. Face masks act as a physical barrier to reduce the amount of potentially infectious inhaled and exhaled particles, although they would not reliably protect the wearer against aerosols; a recent study also demonstrated that they can redirect and decelerate exhaled airflows (when worn by an infected individual) to prevent them from entering the breathing zones of others. Thus, if a whole classroom were to don face masks, disease transmission would be expected to be greatly diminished. Another recent study on face masks and hand hygiene show a 10-50% transmission reduction for influenza-like illnesses. Furthermore, face masks can act as an effective physical reminder and barrier to transmission by preventing the wearer from touching any potentially infectious secretions from their mucous membranes (i.e., from the nose and mouth), which is another mechanism for direct and indirect contact transmission for influenza. A recent systematic review has suggested that wearing masks can be highly effective in limiting the transmission of respiratory infections, such as influenza. Yet, admittedly, the effectiveness of this intervention strategy is highly dependent on compliance (i.e., the willingness to wear the mask in all appropriate situations), which in tum depends on comfort, convenience, fitness, and hygiene. Importantly, masks themselves must not become a source of infection (or reinfection); as such they should be replaced or sanitized daily (where possible) to maximize effectiveness. One solution could be for masks to be touted as fashion accessories, whi

  6. Addressing Weight-Related Issues in an Elementary School: What do Students, Parents, and School Staff Recommend?

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    Jess Haines; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Lynnell Thiel

    2007-01-01

    This study examined weight-related issues affecting elementary school children to gain insight into how best to address these issues within a school-based intervention. The study population included 21 students, 12 school staff members, and 21 parents from a school that serves an ethnically-diverse population. Data were collected using focus groups and individual interviews and were analyzed using qualitative research methodology.

  7. School Improvement for Schools Facing Challenging Circumstances: A Review of Research and Practice.

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    Potter, David; Reynolds, David; Chapman, Christopher

    2002-01-01

    Reviews the literature on what works in school improvement in the UK. Outlines the practices that appear to be necessary--in terms of organization, culture, leadership, and ethos--to improve the levels of effectiveness. Appended is an outline of a number of particularly effective school-improvement projects. (Contains 22 references.) (WFA)

  8. Sexual and reproductive health issues facing Southeast Asian beer promoters: a qualitative pilot study

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    2010-01-01

    Background In Southeast Asia, hundreds of thousands of young rural women migrate from their villages to the larger cities in search of work. Many find employment with beer companies or in the clubs where beer is sold, promoting the sale of beer. Previous research suggests these young migrants are in a highly vulnerable position. This paper will describe the findings of an October 2009 meeting to develop a research agenda on the sexual and reproductive health of beer promoters and a subsequent pilot study of focus groups with beer promoters to review this agenda. Methods Participants of the research meeting representing beer promoters, academics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government and the beer industry from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam collaborated in the development of three key research themes. The themes were verified in focus group discussions with beer promoters organized by local research partners in all four countries. The focus group participants were asked what they felt were the key sexual and reproductive health issues facing them in a non-directive and unstructured manner, and then asked to comment more specifically on the research priorities developed at the meeting. The focus groups were recorded digitally, transcribed, and translated into English. The data were analyzed by coding for common themes and then developing matrices to compare themes between groups. Results The participants of the meeting identified three key research themes: occupational health (including harassment and violence, working conditions, and fair pay), gender and social norms (focusing on the impact of power relations between the genders on women's health), and reproductive health (knowledge and access to reproductive health care services). The participants in the focus groups in all four countries agreed that these were key priorities for them, though the emphasis on the most important issues varied between groups of women. Sexual harassment in the workplace and challenges in accessing reproductive health care services because of the barriers of cost, shyness, and stigmatizing attitudes of health care providers were common problems for many of the women. Conclusions There is a need for regional research and programming for beer promotion women in Southeast Asia focusing on the three research themes of occupational health, gender norms and reproductive health. Such research and programs could provide important benefits for many beer promotion women who currently face significant risks to their sexual and reproductive health. PMID:20594342

  9. Riverine ecosystem services and the thermoelectric sector: strategic issues facing the Northeastern United States

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    Miara, A.; Vorosmarty, C. J.; Stewart, R.; Wollheim, W. M.; Rosenzweig, B.

    2013-12-01

    Major strategic issues facing the global thermoelectric sector include environmental regulation, climate change and increasing electricity demand. We have addressed such issues by modeling thermoelectric generation in the Northeastern United States that is reliant on cooling under five sensitivity tests to evaluate losses/gains in power production, thermal pollution and suitable aquatic habitat, comparing the contemporary baseline (2000-2010) with potential future states. Integral to the analysis, we developed a methodology to quantify river water availability for cooling, which we define as an ecosystem service. Projected climate conditions reduce river water available for efficient power plant operations and the river's capacity to absorb waste heat, causing a loss of regional thermoelectric generation (RTG) (2.5%) in some summers that, compared to the contemporary baseline, is equal to the summertime electricity consumption of 1.3 million Northeastern US homes. Vulnerabilities to warm temperatures and thermal pollution can be alleviated through the use of more efficient natural gas (NG) power plants that have a reduced reliance on cooling water. Conversion of once-through (OT) to cooling tower (CT) systems and the Clean Water Act (CWA) temperature limit regulation, both of which reduce efficiencies at the single plant level, show potential to yield beneficial increases in RTG. This is achieved by obviating the need for large volumes of river water, thereby reducing plant-to-plant interferences through lowering the impact of upstream thermal pollution and preserving a minimum standard of cooling water. The results and methodology framework presented here, which can be extrapolated to other regional assessments with contrasting climates and thermoelectric profiles, can identify opportunities and support decision-making to achieve more efficient energy systems and riverine ecosystem protection.

  10. Riverine ecosystem services and the thermoelectric sector: strategic issues facing the Northeastern United States

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    Miara, Ariel; Vörösmarty, Charles J.; Stewart, Robert J.; Wollheim, Wilfred M.; Rosenzweig, Bernice

    2013-06-01

    Major strategic issues facing the global thermoelectric sector include environmental regulation, climate change and increasing electricity demand. We have addressed such issues by modeling thermoelectric generation in the Northeastern United States that is reliant on cooling under five sensitivity tests to evaluate losses/gains in power production, thermal pollution and suitable aquatic habitat, comparing the contemporary baseline (2000-2010) with potential future states. Integral to the analysis, we developed a methodology to quantify river water availability for cooling, which we define as an ecosystem service. Projected climate conditions reduce river water available for efficient power plant operations and the river’s capacity to absorb waste heat, causing a loss of regional thermoelectric generation (RTG) (2.5%) in some summers that, compared to the contemporary baseline, is equal to the summertime electricity consumption of 1.3 million Northeastern US homes. Vulnerabilities to warm temperatures and thermal pollution can be alleviated through the use of more efficient natural gas (NG) power plants that have a reduced reliance on cooling water. Conversion of once-through (OT) to cooling tower (CT) systems and the Clean Water Act (CWA) temperature limit regulation, both of which reduce efficiencies at the single plant level, show potential to yield beneficial increases in RTG. This is achieved by obviating the need for large volumes of river water, thereby reducing plant-to-plant interferences through lowering the impact of upstream thermal pollution and preserving a minimum standard of cooling water. The results and methodology framework presented here, which can be extrapolated to other regional assessments with contrasting climates and thermoelectric profiles, can identify opportunities and support decision-making to achieve more efficient energy systems and riverine ecosystem protection.

  11. Life after cancer: adaptation issues faced by Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors in Hong Kong.

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    Molassiotis, Alexander; Chan, Carmen W H; Yam, Bernard M C; Chan, Eunice S J; Lam, Charlotte S W

    2002-01-01

    An explorative study using qualitative data collection methods was used to look at the adaptation issues faced by Chinese survivors of gynaecological cancers. Eighteen women who were free from illness and between 2 and 16 years post-diagnosis participated. Content analysis of the data revealed that cancer and its treatment led to a positive revival of these women as they re-evaluated their life, started treasuring family relationships, improved their mood and became more sensitive to other people's needs. However, they also described problems with marital relationships, concerns about the future of their children, sexuality and femininity, loss of fertility and discomfort due to pain and weakness. A third of the sample reported that their husbands had extramarital affairs. Despite this, women, especially those who had good communication with their partners, commented that they maintained a loving relationship. Cultural beliefs and misconceptions about sexual functioning were also depicted as affecting adaptation to illness. Long-term psychosocial care may help these women to adapt better to the demands of the illness, especially sexual and psychosexual rehabilitation, as sexual problems were reported by all women in the study. PMID:11921327

  12. Does Evidence Matter? How Middle School Students Make Decisions About Socioscientific Issues

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    Emery, Katherine Beth

    People worldwide are faced with making decisions daily. While many decisions are quick (e.g., what clothes to wear), others, such as those about environmental issues (e.g., overfishing), require more thought and have less immediate outcomes. How one makes such decisions depends on how one interprets, evaluates, and uses evidence. The central objective of this thesis was to investigate environmental science literacy in general, and specifically, to understand how evidence and other factors impact decision-making. I conducted three main studies: First, I provide an example of how decision-making practices affect environmental systems and services through a descriptive case study of Atlantic bluefin tuna overfishing. I reviewed the scientific, historical and cultural factors contributing to a paradox of marine preservation in the Mediterranean and highlighted the need for education and informed decision-making about such social and ecological issues. This study motivated me to investigate how people make decisions about environmental issues. Second, I interviewed middle school students to understand how they describe and evaluate evidence hypothetically and in practice about environmental issues---a key component of environmental literacy. Students discussed how they would evaluate evidence and then were then given a packet containing multiple excerpts of information from conflicting stakeholders about an environmental issue and asked how they would make voting or purchasing decisions about these issues. Findings showed that students' ideas about evaluating evidence (e.g., by scientific and non-scientific criteria) match their practices in part. This study was unique in that it investigated how students evaluate evidence that (1) contradicts other evidence and (2), conflicts with the student's prior positions. Finally, I investigated whether middle school students used evidence when making decisions about socioscientific issues. I hypothesized that holding a strong opinion would decrease the likelihood of changing decisions when presented with additional information. Findings indicated that most students do not change their stance after reading additional evidence. Students were more likely to change their decisions about issues that they cared least about than about issues that they cared most about. Implications for science teaching and learning are discussed.

  13. Successfully Authorizing Blended Charter Schools. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief. Cyber Series

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    Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.

    2012-01-01

    This issue brief is part of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers' (NACSA's) "Cyber Series," which addresses issues in policy and practice that relate to authorizing online and blended charter schools. This brief aims to improve authorizer understanding and oversight of blended charter schools, which combine digital learning with…

  14. Teacher Time Spent on Student Health Issues and School Nurse Presence

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    Hill, Nina Jean; Hollis, Marianne

    2012-01-01

    Elementary school teacher time spent on student health issues and the relationship to school nurse services was the focus of this 2-year study. A cross-sectional design was used to survey traditional and exceptional (special needs) classroom teachers about the time they spent on health issues and their perception of school nurse presence. The…

  15. The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues. ERS Report Summary

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    Ralston, Katherine; Newman, Constance; Clauson, Annette; Guthrie, Joanne; Buzby, Jean

    2008-01-01

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is one of the largest food and nutrition assistance programs in the United States, feeding millions of children every day. School meal providers face the task of serving nutritious and appealing school lunches, including free and reduced-price lunches for low-income students, and doing so under budget…

  16. Parents' perceptions of curricular issues affecting children's weight in elementary schools. — Measures of the Food Environment

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    The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight because children spend over half their day at school.

  17. School Accountability Report Card Issued Spring 2011 for Academic Year 200910

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    Russell, Lynn

    . Opportunities for Parent Involvement We are committed to communicating with and engaging parents as partners opportunities to be involved at their children's school site. School Accountability Report Card Issued Spring 2011 for Academic Year 2009­10 San Diego Unified

  18. Difficulties Facing the Educational Supervision Processes in the Public Schools of the Governorate of Jarash Directorate of Education

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    Badah, Ahmad; AL-Awawdeh, Amal; Akroush, Lubna; Al Shobaki, Nayfah

    2013-01-01

    This study attempts to identify the difficulties facing the educational supervision processes in the public schools of the Directorate of Education at Jarash Governorate, Jordan, by surveying the principals of these schools. The sample size consisted of (143) male and female principals in the Governorate of Jarash Directorate of Education. In…

  19. the fast-moving era of the Internet, school leaders and parents increasingly face a dilemma: Is it possible to

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    the fast-moving era of the Internet, school leaders and parents increasingly face a dilemma: Is it possible to protect children from inappropriate content on the Internet without denying them access and smart Internet usage by children? To help parents and school leaders make better deci- sions

  20. School Counselors' Perceptions of Their Training Regarding School-Age Children's Mental Health Issues

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    Primiano, Jaime

    2013-01-01

    A scarcity of research exists concerning professional school counselors' perceptions of their training regarding recognizing and addressing the mental health issues of children and adolescents in the elementary, middle, and high school setting. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of professional school counselors…

  1. Teachers' Perceptions of School Violence Issues: A Case Study.

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    Finley, Laura L.

    2003-01-01

    Examined teachers' perceptions of school violence, changes made as a result of violence, and overall school climate at a small, rural high school. Focus group data indicated that teachers had school climate concerns and feared school violence. They noted the need for an adequate physical structure to promote overall safety. They felt they should…

  2. Issues facing the future health care workforce: the importance of demand modelling.

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    Segal, Leonie; Bolton, Tom

    2009-01-01

    This article examines issues facing the future health care workforce in Australia in light of factors such as population ageing. It has been argued that population ageing in Australia is affecting the supply of health care professionals as the health workforce ages and at the same time increasing the demand for health care services and the health care workforce.However, the picture is not that simple. The health workforce market in Australia is influenced by a wide range of factors; on the demand side by increasing levels of income and wealth, emergence of new technologies, changing disease profiles, changing public health priorities and a focus on the prevention of chronic disease. While a strong correlation is observed between age and use of health care services (and thus health care workforce), this is mediated through illness, as typified by the consistent finding of higher health care costs in the months preceding death.On the supply side, the health workforce is highly influenced by policy drivers; both national policies (eg funded education and training places) and local policies (eg work place-based retention policies). Population ageing and ageing of the health workforce is not a dominant influence. In recent years, the Australian health care workforce has grown in excess of overall workforce growth, despite an ageing health workforce. We also note that current levels of workforce supply compare favourably with many OECD countries. The future of the health workforce will be shaped by a number of complex interacting factors.Market failure, a key feature of the market for health care services which is also observed in the health care labour market - means that imbalances between demand and supply can develop and persist, and suggests a role for health workforce planning to improve efficiency in the health services sector. Current approaches to health workforce planning, especially on the demand side, tend to be highly simplistic. These include historical allocation methods, such as the personnel-to-population ratios which are essentially circular in their rationale rather than evidence-based. This article highlights the importance of evidence-based demand modelling for those seeking to plan for the future Australian health care workforce. A model based on population health status and best practice protocols for health care is briefly outlined. PMID:19422686

  3. Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 1998 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.

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    Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

    This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

  4. Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 1999 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.

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    Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

    This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

  5. Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 2000 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.

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    Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

    This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

  6. School Improvement: An Overview. Issue Paper. "A Series of Issue Papers Examining Critical Budgetary Issues Facing the Michigan Legislature."

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    Arasim, Liz; Allie, Alex

    Michigan's response to the call for educational improvement is described. Included are a discussion of the historical background; a review of the state's response to reform demands; an explanation of pending and enacted proposals; a summary of reform activities across the country; and an analysis of the effectiveness of the reform efforts. A…

  7. Group Counseling in the Schools: Considerations for Child and Family Issues

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    Crespi, Tony D.; Gustafson, Amy L.; Borges, Silvia M.

    2006-01-01

    School psychologists are increasingly being confronted with a wide spectrum of psychological, psychosocial, familial, and home-school issues impacting child development. With one in six children raised in alcoholic families, with divorce impacting approximately 60% of families, and with such issues as teenage pregnancy, parental neglect, as well…

  8. Revisiting the Issue of Year-Round Schools. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EI-02

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    Naylor, Charlie

    2012-01-01

    There has been little attention paid to the issue of Year-Round Schools (YRS) in British Columbia's public education system since 1996. The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Research conducted extensive research into the issue of year-round schooling in the mid 1990s, when the growth in student enrolment was significant. At that time…

  9. Summary of key issues for `Very High Needs' and `High Needs' deaf students in mainstream schools

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    Frean, Marcus

    Summary of key issues for `Very High Needs' and `High Needs' deaf students in mainstream schools Rachel McKee and Eileen Smith Deaf Studies Research Unit Research Report No. 6 School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 2003 Contact: rachel.mckee@vuw.ac.nz Common issues re. Deaf in mainstream: 5

  10. Parents' Perceptions of Curricular Issues Affecting Children's Weight in Elementary Schools

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    Murnan, Judy; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Dake, Joseph A.; Boardley, Debra

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight…

  11. Confusion, Crisis, and Opportunity: Professional School Counselors' Role in Responding to Student Mental Health Issues

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    Walley, Cynthia; Grothaus, Tim; Craigen, Laurie

    2009-01-01

    With the array of challenges facing today's youth, school counselors are in a unique position to recognize and respond to the diverse mental health needs of students. After a brief examination of the challenges and some promising responses, this article will consider the use of advocacy, collaboration, and professional development to aid school

  12. Recruiting and Retaining Teachers for Hard-to-Staff Schools. Issue Brief

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    Berry, Barnett; Hirsch, Eric

    2005-01-01

    Although states have maintained a focus on recruiting and retaining teachers, many schools and districts still face daunting challenges in ensuring a qualified and competent teaching corps. It is particularly difficult for schools considered hard to staff-those with high concentrations of low-performing, low-income students; high teacher turnover;…

  13. Time Use in Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Schools: Issue Brief

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    Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth; Wu, Sally

    2012-01-01

    Expanded learning time seems to be a simple idea: by lengthening the school day (or year), students have more time to learn. Yet as schools revisit their schedules and decide how to allocate time in their academic calendars, they can and do face challenging decisions related to time allocations. This brief highlights lessons learned from some…

  14. Designing School Facilities for Learning. Probe: Developing Education Policy Issues.

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    National Education Knowledge Industry Association, Washington, DC.

    Researchers have discovered that the physical condition of a school can make a difference in student achievement. To further this knowledge, seven articles on school environments, ranging from school repair to strategies for infrastructure funding, are presented. The first article, "The Cruel Conditions of Our Nation's Schools," (Michael R.…

  15. The Impact of School Suspensions: A Student Wellbeing Issue

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    Hemphill, Sheryl; Hargreaves, John

    2009-01-01

    School suspensions are commonly used in schools to address challenging student behaviours, often on the understanding that suspensions send a clear message to the school community about what is acceptable behaviour. However, there is a growing body of evidence that school suspensions have a range of unintended negative consequences including…

  16. Schools Linked to Obesity: Issues, Concerns and Reforms

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    Andrea Kolbeck

    Key Word: obesity, schools, reforms Abstract: Obesity is a growing epidemic concerning children in the United States, which affects children's self esteem and school performance. Many concerns have been raised in relation to the federal government's school hot lunch programs and the steady increase in childhood obesity. Foods served in the school lunch programs are high in fat, sugar and

  17. Economic Issues Involving Property Rights to School Attendance.

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    Wetzel, James N.

    1989-01-01

    A system of separable and transferable property rights to attend a particular public school would allow families to buy into a better public school without having to buy a house in the local school's attendance zone. The system should increase competition among schools and accountability. Renters are omitted from the discussion. Includes 15…

  18. The Place of Human Sexuality and LGBT Issues in the Feinberg School of Medicine Curriculum

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    Engman, David M.

    The Place of Human Sexuality and LGBT Issues in the Feinberg School of Medicine Curriculum Analysis Research Project Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Sarah B. Rodriguez, PhD Research Coordinator of the LGBT Curriculum Project Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program Feinberg School

  19. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2006

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This issue of "Lessons Learned" addresses "Dealing with Weapons on Campus." Each year, school administrators, faculty and staff must deal with the possibility of students planning and carrying out pranks such as toilet-papering trees, egging automobiles or spray painting school property. These high jinks often occur at the end of the school year,…

  20. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2006

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. School and student names have been changed to protect identities. Information for this publication was gathered through a series of interviews with school stakeholders involved in the actual incident. This "Lessons Learned" issue

  1. School Politics Chicago Style.

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    Peterson, Paul E.

    This study of policy making is set in Chicago's school system during the late 1960's. The three case studies presented here identify a school board's response to core issues faced by school policy makers in the largest of the central cities in the United States. After applying both bargaining and unitary models to the Chicago school board's policy…

  2. Rethinking School Finance. A Policy Issues Paper Prepared for the Chief State School Officers of the Northwest and Pacific.

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    Hansen, Kenneth H.; And Others

    Ways of rethinking school financial policy issues are examined in this report. This rethinking has evolved from growing recognition of two related principles: school finance as part of public finance; and policy formation as a product of commitments and constraints. Principles of public finance, commitments and constraints are described. Five…

  3. Corporal Punishment in American Schools: A Review of the Issues.

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    Hess, Fritz

    1985-01-01

    Outlines the history of corporal punishment in American schools and the development of the debate on its application in the schools. Reviews court decisions since the 1970s that affect the controversy. Includes a list of references. (MD)

  4. School health: a national policy issue in the Soviet Union.

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    Stone, E J

    1983-02-01

    In the Soviet Union school health services are provided as an integral part of the health care delivery system, which is under the Ministry of Health. This paper presents an overview of the Soviet health care delivery system, the model for the delivery of school health services, the role and training of school personnel involved in school health services and implications the Soviet model may have for other countries. PMID:6550685

  5. Effective Schools: Critical Issues in the Education of Black Children.

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    Bates, Percy, Ed.; Wilson, Ted, Ed.

    This collection of essays focuses on how Ronald Edmond's work on effective schools and school improvement can affect the education of black children. The book represents a cooperative effort of the Charles D. Moody Research Institute, established as a vehicle for the program services of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), and…

  6. What Are the Most Serious Problems in Schools? Issue Brief.

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    Bobbitt, Sharon A.; Rohr, Carol L.

    The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in 1987-88 and 1990-91, asked teachers and principals their view of problems in their schools. When asked about a range of school problems including absenteeism, student drug abuse, and physical conflicts among students, teachers and principals could…

  7. Key Issue: Improving the Preparation of School and District Leaders

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    National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In many schools and districts, leaders are lacking the necessary skills and preparation for the roles to which they are assigned. Improving the preparation of school and district leaders prior to hiring or promotion can help schools and districts accomplish the following goals: (1) Meet the growing need for highly qualified leaders; (2) Raise…

  8. From the Ground Up: Legal Issues in School Construction.

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    Brickman, Heather K.; Goodrich, Christine A.; Griffith, Christine W.; Kuhn, Jeffrey L.; Levi, James S.; Levin, Michael I.; Osher, Daniel A.; Segal, Susan Plimpton; Slutzky, Lorence H.; Wagner, Fred R.

    This publication is intended to assist school lawyers, business officials, board members, and administrators in making sound decisions, understanding the legal implications, and securing the maximum contractual protections for the school district before a school construction project begins. The first chapter examines the necessity of investigating…

  9. Overlooked issues of religious identity in the school dinners debate

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    Alison Twiner; Guy Cook; Julia Gillen

    2009-01-01

    The TV broadcast of Jamie's school dinners in 2005 prompted action throughout the UK to improve the standards of school meals. A public debate continues across the media around changes, resistance to them and consequences. This article draws upon the findings of a one?year ESRC?funded project on the English school dinners debate, which analysed interviews with stakeholders, focus groups of

  10. Mideast-Themed Schools Raise Curricular, Church-State Issues

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    Trotter, Andrew

    2007-01-01

    This article reports on two Mideast-themed schools which have attracted fierce controversy amplified in the news media and the blogosphere. A new public school with a focus on Arabic language and culture is set to open in New York City this week, after being assailed for months by opponents who claim it will be a taxpayer-funded Islamic school

  11. Caring and Motivating Middle School Classrooms. Issue Brief

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    Strobel, Karen; Borsato, Graciela

    2012-01-01

    Since 2009, the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC) at Stanford University has worked in partnership with the Redwood City School District (RCSD) to gain a deeper understanding of classroom practices that promote motivation and achievement in middle school. Each spring, all middle school students in the district complete a…

  12. Termination of School Employees: Legal Issues and Techniques.

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    National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.

    The termination of unsatisfactory school employees is an ubiquitous and often expensive legal problem for school districts. This monograph was designed to help school attorneys and administrators in handling the termination process as fairly and efficiently as possible. The monograph begins with articles on documentation, evaluation, and…

  13. Measuring Charter School Financial Health. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief

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    Aase, Ben

    2009-01-01

    As schools are in the business of educating students, academic performance should be the primary outcome by which a charter school is evaluated. But a charter school cannot provide students with a good education if it cannot meet payroll, afford to keep the lights on in the building, or worse yet, improperly uses public funds that should be spent…

  14. South Dakota School Principals' Preferred Leadership Styles for Leading Change to Face Poverty and Discrimination

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    Soka, John Alex

    2011-01-01

    This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…

  15. Insights into the issues facing pharmaceutical companies for information provision: a report on the P-D-R special meeting, La Grande Motte, 28-29

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Pharmaceutical information management, DRM, Information management, Outsourcing, Copyright, Pharma Documentation1 Insights into the issues facing pharmaceutical companies for information provision: a report: The article reports on the use of primary information in pharmaceutical companies, on global services arising

  16. Face-to-Face Talk To Support Computer-Mediated Discussion in a Primary School Literacy Practice.

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    Staarman, Judith Kleine

    2003-01-01

    Describes how Dutch primary school children used a computer-mediated discussion forum to discuss the concept of horror stories. Presents an ongoing empirical study in which the contributions to an electronic discussion forum from children working individually were compared to contributions from children working in dyads. Indicates that children…

  17. School Violence, Role of the School Nurse in Prevention. Issue Brief

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    Blout, JoAnn D.; Rose, Kathleen C.; Suessmann, Mary; Coleman, Kara; Selekman, Janice

    2012-01-01

    Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) advance safe school environments by promoting the prevention and reduction of school violence. School nurses collaborate with school personnel, healthcare providers, parents, and community members to identify and implement evidence-based educational programs. The…

  18. The Harbour School, A Very Special School. IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues

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    Stenzler, Yale

    2005-01-01

    The Harbour School in Baltimore County, Maryland and provides a unique and outstanding setting that was designed to enhance and support the programs and services required for 125 special-needs students between the ages of 6 and 21. The director of the school, Dr. Linda Jacobs, had previous experience with establishing a school in a commercial…

  19. Action in the Event Tent! Medical-Legal Issues Facing the Volunteer Event Physician

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    Ross, David S.; Ferguson, Alishia; Herbert, David L.

    2013-01-01

    Context: Physicians need to consider medical-legal issues when volunteering their time to assist with community mass-participation and athletic events. This article also reviews medical-legal aspects of the volunteer physician’s out-of-state practice. Seven cases illustrate the importance of expertise and planning to avoid legal issues for the volunteer event physician. Evidence Acquisition: Relevant studies, expert opinion, medical-legal legislation, and medical-legal cases were reviewed. Results: Physicians typically make 4 common assumptions regarding these types of events: Good Samaritan legislation, event liability insurance, personal liability insurance, and waivers. We discuss the intent of these assumptions and the reality of how, or how not, they provide any protection to the volunteer event physician. Conclusion: The intent of this article is to make physicians aware of medial-legal issues when volunteering their time for community and athletic events. PMID:24459551

  20. Health issues faced by adolescents incarcerated in the juvenile justice system.

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    Griel Iii, Lester C; Loeb, Susan J

    2009-01-01

    Incarcerated adolescents have a high level of health problems when compared to those not incarcerated. These higher rates are in part due to inadequate coping skills. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a literature review of articles that focus on the health issues of incarcerated adolescents. This review provides an overview of the issue, strategies that nurses working in juvenile facilities can employ to increase their impact on the health of adolescent offenders, and research needs for the future. Thirty articles published around the world between the years 1995 and 2007 are reviewed and described. PMID:19702743

  1. Psychosocial Issues Facing African and African American Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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    Godfrey Gregg

    2009-01-01

    Breast cancer is a global issue. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1.2 million people will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer each year. Breast cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer for all women, after skin cancer, both within the United States and worldwide. Although the incidence of breast cancer among African and African American women is

  2. The Prostitution Debate in Feminism: Current Trends, Policy and Clinical Issues Facing an Invisible Population

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    Karni Kissil; Maureen Davey

    2010-01-01

    Throughout history, prostitution has been controversial. Ambivalent attitudes towards prostitution have been part of the feminist discussion for over a century. While feminist scholars agree that inequality within patriarchal hierarchy is the core problem in prostitution, they have been polarized about whether classist or sexist inequality is the primary issue and consequently, on viewing the prostitute as either a coerced

  3. Beyond Academics: Challenging Issues Facing Community College Non-Academic Support Services

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    Mitchell, Judith Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This research focused on identifying and exploring the significant current and emerging community college non-academic support service issues. These auxiliary services, not unlike academic or student affairs, support the community college mission and vision as well as students' academic success. Since December 2007, Americans have been…

  4. Program Equity Issues in Schooling: The Testimony of Technology Teachers

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    Hansen, Ronald Edward

    2008-01-01

    Assimilation into society via academic achievement is a premise and practice that is universal in schools and school systems. Drawing on the testimonies of technological education teachers and the sociology of knowledge literature, this narrative inquiry research sets the stage for a critical analysis of our reliance on knowledge versus experience…

  5. Modeling Public School Partnerships: Merging Corporate and Community Issues.

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    Clark, Cynthia E.; Brill, Dale A.

    This paper describes a model that merges corporate community relations strategy and public relations pedagogy to accelerate the rate at which Internet-based technologies are integrated into the public schools system. The model provides Internet-based training for a select group of Key Contacts drawn from two urban middle schools. Training is…

  6. School Fires. Topical Fire Research Series. Volume 8, Issue 1

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    US Department of Homeland Security, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Using the past 3 years of data, for 2003 to 2005, from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) database, the yearly national fire loss for fires on nonadult school properties is estimated at $85 million. Such losses are the result of an estimated annual average of 14,700 fires that required a fire department response. Fires on school

  7. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling Special Issue: Family Counseling.

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    McComb, Bettie, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Looks at family counseling, including role of schools, review of family theory and therapy, and single parent and dual career families. When family problems begin to affect a student's school progress, the counselor should offer alternatives to the student and parents that may include conferences, counseling, and therapy. (JAC)

  8. Historic Neighborhood Schools: Success Stories. Issues and Initiatives.

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    National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.

    This document offers 19 case studies that show how people across the United States have kept historic schools as vital parts of their communities. The case studies address the most important challenges to the continued use of historic schools as educational facilities. They offer concise summaries of information that architects, contractors, and…

  9. The Research on School Marketing: Current Issues and Future Directions

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    Oplatka, Izhar; Hemsley-Brown, Jane

    2004-01-01

    This review provides a synthesis of the scholarship that has sought to expand the understanding of educational marketing practice in schools. The following research questions guided this review. What are the common themes and characteristics that emerge from research about marketing in schools? What remains underdeveloped in the characterization…

  10. Practicing School Psychology while Impaired: Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues

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    Mahoney, Emery B.; Morris, Richard J.

    2012-01-01

    Studies on impairment in psychologists and other mental health practitioners began appearing in the literature 30-35 years ago. Since then, research and related scholarly writings have continued to be published to more fully understand this concept and its components. In school psychology, however, little has been written regarding school

  11. Career Development in the Schools. Issues in Career Development

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    Eliason, Grafton T., Ed.; Patrick, John, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    "Career Development in the Schools" describes a dynamic process that continues to evolve in its rationale and practice. In many schools and in a variety of scholarly writings, the status of career development is controversial. Some observers assert that career development should be seen as a by-product of all of the knowledge and activities that…

  12. Progress Monitoring in Middle School Mathematics: Options and Issues

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    Foegen, Anne

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the technical features of six potential progress-monitoring measures in mathematics appropriate for use at the middle school level, including two commercially available measures for sixth-grade mathematics, two measures used in previous middle school studies, and two new measures of numeracy concepts. Five hundred…

  13. Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 1: Ethical Standards.

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    Huey, Wayne C.; And Others

    This document contains chapter 1 (8 articles) from a collection of 35 articles primarily from American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD) publications on the most important legal and ethical topics about which all school counselors need to be informed. "Ethical Standards for School Counselors: Test Your Knowledge" (Wayne C. Huey)…

  14. SABIS International Charter School: Management Issues and Recommendations.

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    Massachusetts State Office of the Inspector General, Boston.

    SABIS International Charter School was among 24 Commonwealth charter schools included in a study undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General in March 1998. The Office identified weaknesses in the contracting practices, procurement procedures, and financial management. Findings include: (1) the Board of Trustees did not employ sound business…

  15. The Politics of Sexual Orientation Issues in American Schools

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    Rienzo, Barbara A.; Button, James W.; Sheu, Jiunn-jye; Li, Ying

    2006-01-01

    Schools are increasingly expected to address the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. However, the controversial nature of sexual orientation programs and policies makes this a politically sensitive undertaking. This empirical study analyzes the extent to which public school districts across the United States have implemented…

  16. Ethics and the School Administrator: Balancing Today's Complex Issues

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    Mahoney, Dan

    2006-01-01

    This is a research-based book to help school administrators understand and more effectively deal with the ethical compromises that arise as a result of the complex organizational and interpersonal demands of their leadership roles. The author combines personal knowledge, candid revelations, and interview data from five dedicated school

  17. Are High School Grades Inflated? Issues in College Readiness

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    ACT, Inc., 2005

    2005-01-01

    To find out whether high school grade inflation exists, data drawn from students who took the ACT in the eleventh or twelfth grades and graduated from public high schools were examined. Because grade inflation is by definition a factor that develops over time, data from a relatively long period, 1991 to 2003, or 13 years were used. The number of…

  18. Using graph theory to resolve state estimator issues faced by deregulated power systems

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    Lei, Jiansheng

    2009-05-15

    even under a contingency.............................................................................................1 B. Challenge 2: Run state estimator over a grid with extremely large size ...2 1.2 Topic 1: Network observability.... The detailed technical issues related to this Challenge 1 are further discussed in section 1.2 and 1.3 as topic 1 and 2. B. Challenge 2: Run state estimator over a grid with extremely large size In the traditional regulated environment, the power grid...

  19. Does Organic Farming Face Distinctive Livestock Welfare Issues? – A Conceptual Analysis

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    Hugo Fjelsted Alrøe; Mette Vaarst; Erik Steen Kristensen

    2001-01-01

    The recent development and growth oforganic livestock farming and the relateddevelopment of national and internationalregulations has fueled discussions amongscientists and philosophers concerning theproper conceptualization of animal welfare.These discussions on livestock welfare inorganic farming draw on the conventionaldiscussions and disputes on animal welfare thatinvolve issues such as different definitions ofwelfare (clinical health, absence of suffering,sum of positive and negative experiences,etc.), the

  20. the changing face of terrorism August 2011 Volume 17 Issue 4

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    Wang, Hai

    AmentAlism FAmily AssistAnCe ProgrAmmes CArgo seCurity teChnologies terrorist ProFiling Body BomBs SponSored by: 10th AnniverSAry of 11th September AttAckS Commemorative issue See pAge 4 mAIn medIA sponsors to and preventing future tragedies. There were no industry regulations, guidance papers or ICAO manuals outlining

  1. Sampling and coverage issues of telephone surveys used for collecting health information in Australia: results from a face-to-face survey from 1999 to 2008

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    2010-01-01

    Background To examine the trend of "mobile only" households, and households that have a mobile phone or landline telephone listed in the telephone directory, and to describe these groups by various socio-demographic and health indicators. Method Representative face-to-face population health surveys of South Australians, aged 15 years and over, were conducted in 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (n = 14285, response rates = 51.9% to 70.6%). Self-reported information on mobile phone ownership and usage (1999 to 2008) and listings in White Pages telephone directory (2006 to 2008), and landline telephone connection and listings in the White Pages (1999 to 2008), was provided by participants. Additional information was collected on self-reported health conditions and health-related risk behaviours. Results Mobile only households have been steadily increasing from 1.4% in 1999 to 8.7% in 2008. In terms of sampling frame for telephone surveys, 68.7% of South Australian households in 2008 had at least a mobile phone or landline telephone listed in the White Pages (73.8% in 2006; 71.5% in 2007). The proportion of mobile only households was highest among young people, unemployed, people who were separated, divorced or never married, low income households, low SES areas, rural areas, current smokers, current asthma or people in the normal weight range. The proportion with landlines or mobiles telephone numbers listed in the White Pages telephone directory was highest among older people, married or in a defacto relationship or widowed, low SES areas, rural areas, people classified as overweight, or those diagnosed with arthritis or osteoporosis. Conclusion The rate of mobile only households has been increasing in Australia and is following worldwide trends, but has not reached the high levels seen internationally (12% to 52%). In general, the impact of mobile telephones on current sampling frames (exclusion or non-listing of mobile only households or not listed in the White Pages directory) may have a low impact on health estimates obtained using telephone surveys. However, researchers need to be aware that mobile only households are distinctly different to households with a landline connection, and the increase in the number of mobile-only households is not uniform across all groups in the community. Listing in the White Pages directory continues to decrease and only a small proportion of mobile only households are listed. Researchers need to be aware of these telephone sampling issues when considering telephone surveys. PMID:20738884

  2. Measurement and Evaluation of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Introduction to Special Issue

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    Amanda B. Nickerson; Stephen E. Brock

    2011-01-01

    The field of school crisis prevention and intervention, particularly in the area of violence, has made notable advances in the past decade. This introduction to the special issue of Journal of School Violence first reviews some of the advances in understanding violence within a prevention science framework. Second, the translation of this knowledge into action through developing interventions and examining

  3. Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.

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    Ingwersen, Peter

    2000-01-01

    Describes the Royal School of Library and Information Science (Denmark), whose faculty has conducted research in library and information science since the early 1980s. Discusses the school's size and objectives, and explains that articles included in this issue present different facets of information science in an international context. (LRW)

  4. Great Lakes Environmental Issues. Earth Systems - Education Activities for Great Lakes Schools (ES-EAGLS).

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    Sheaffer, Amy L., Ed.

    This activity book is part of a series designed to take a concept or idea from the existing school curriculum and develop it in the context of the Great Lakes using teaching approaches and materials appropriate for students in middle and high school. The subject of this book is environmental issues in the Great Lakes. Students learn about the…

  5. 1998-99 Schools and Staffing Survey: Issues Related to Survey Depth. Working Paper Series.

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    Choy, Susan P.

    The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) has made it possible to develop comprehensive profiles of the nation's public and private schools and teachers and principals and to study issues of teacher supply and demand. The planned switch to a 5-year cycle of data collection provides a good time to re-examine the survey's design. This paper focuses on…

  6. Suggested activities to address body image issues, eating problems and child obesity prevention in school environments

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    Jennifer A. O'Dea

    Body image issues, eating problems and child obesity are becoming increasingly common among Australian schoolchildren. There are frequent and widespread suggestions for the prevention of such problems using school-based nutrition and health promotion strategies. The implementation of recent interventions in schools has proved to be successful in some Australian and international studies. This paper, whilst by no means an exhaustive

  7. An Analysis of the Safety Issues Involving Local School Children as Pedestrians. Revised.

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    Ducote, Kenneth J.

    The New Orleans Public Schools' Department of Planning has been concerned with school children as pedestrians for the past five years. The safety issues include the streets, the drivers, and the children. First, the streets contribute to the hazard because many major streets traverse residential areas; many streets serve as major commuter…

  8. Building Effective Learning Environments in California's Continuation High Schools. Issue Brief

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    Bush, Susan C.

    2012-01-01

    This issue brief is part of a larger study of California continuation high schools begun in 2007. While the first phase of the study examined various alternative education options throughout the state, this second phase focused on 23 higher performing continuation high schools in California selected based on multiple student outcome measures. This…

  9. Bright Ideas That Work: A Booklet of School Programs That Impact Minority and Equity Issues.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Desegregation Assistance.

    This directory describes 25 innovative programs, in the public schools of North Carolina, which impact minority and equity issues. The following information is supplied for each program: (1) contact person; (2) grade level; (3) purpose; and (4) nature and scope. The following programs are located in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools: (1) After…

  10. New Ways for School Districts to Issue Bonds under the Recovery Act

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    Cowburn, Laura; Phillips, Kenneth A.; Unkovic, David

    2010-01-01

    The federal government has traditionally given local school districts an indirect subsidy by allowing them to issue tax-exempt bonds. Because the bondholders pay no tax on the interest income, they are willing to take a bond bearing interest at, say, 4.5% rather than 6%. Such lower interest is great for the school district because it saves the…

  11. Where Are the Women in School Administration? Issues of Access, Acculturation, Advancement, Advocacy

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    Hoff, Dianne L.; Menard, Catherine; Tuell, Jeanna

    2006-01-01

    Despite widespread alarms about a growing shortage of school leaders, an obvious source of well-prepared talent continues to be overlooked. Women are still under-represented in school administration, particularly at the highest levels of responsibility. This paper presents findings of a study that examined issues for women in accessing…

  12. Closing the Gender Gap? Issues of gender equity in English secondary schools

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    Mike Younger; Molly Warrington

    2007-01-01

    Issues of gender equity in English secondary schools over the last decade have been dominated by a concern with the “under-achievement” of boys, implicitly acknowledging the apparent success of strategies developed in schools in previous decades to improve equality of opportunity for girls. This paper presents evidence to challenge this interpretation of the debate, arguing that policy-makers need to engage

  13. Beyond the Dialectics and Polemics: Canadian Catholic Schools Addressing LGBT Youth Issues

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    Liboro, Renato M.; Travers, Robb; St. John, Alex

    2015-01-01

    In 2012, Canadian media coverage on Bill 13--an Ontario legislative proposal to require all publicly funded schools to support Gay-Straight Alliances as a means of addressing issues concerning bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students--instigated a divisive exchange among representatives of the Ontario Catholic school sector.…

  14. Urban versus Suburban Public Schools: Resolving the Issue of Racial Inequality in Education

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    Batts, Pamela L.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to address a possible solution to the racial inequality in urban versus suburban public schools. It also addresses the stereotyping and racial bias associated with this issue. Students enrolled in the urban school districts are predominantly African American and are found to be at an educational disadvantage compared…

  15. A Case Study of Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, Massachusetts Public School System. "Tips, Suggestions, and Resources for Investigating and Resolving EHS Issues in Schools."

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    Dresser, Todd H.

    An investigation was initiated concerning the environmental health within the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system to determine what specific environmental hazards were present and determine ways of eliminating them. This report presents 20 case studies that detail the environmental health issues involved, the approaches taken in…

  16. Awareness of Societal Issues among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics

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    Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when…

  17. Legal Issues and Computer Use by School-Based Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

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    Wynne, Michael K.; Hurst, David S.

    1995-01-01

    This article reviews ethical and legal issues regarding school-based integration and application of technologies, particularly when used by speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Four issues are addressed: (1) software copyright and licensed use; (2) information access and the right to privacy; (3) computer-assisted or…

  18. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on School Administrator Career Behavior

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    Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth N.; Solano, Paul L.; McDuffie, Mary Joan

    2012-01-01

    Recent research has focused on issues of retention and turnover among K-12 school administrators, yet it fails to address some important complexities in administrator career paths. This article examines three conceptual and methodological issues in the current literature involving administrative turnover: the complexity of role and place in…

  19. School- and Group-Based Pay: Introduction to the Special Issue.

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    Conley, Sharon

    1999-01-01

    Articles in this special issue address policy, organizational, collective-bargaining, and methodological dimensions of group- and school-based pay as they consider issues related to merit pay and show how the idea of pay for performance is being played out in policy debates. (SLD)

  20. Ethical Issues in Providing Services in Schools to Children with Swallowing and Feeding Disorders

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    Huffman, Nancy P.; Owre, DeAnne W.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This article is a commentary and discussion of ethical issues in dysphagia services as related to school-based practice in speech-language pathology. Method: A review of the literature on ethical issues in the provision of speech-language pathology services to individuals with dysphagia was conducted, with particular emphasis on students…

  1. The Impact of Debt Limitations and Referenda Requirements on the Cost of School District Bond Issues

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    Harris, Mary H.; Munley, Vincent G.

    2011-01-01

    One distinction between the markets for corporate and municipal bonds involves institutional constraints that apply to some municipal bond issues. This research focuses on how public finance institutions, in particular explicit debt limits and referenda requirements, affect the borrowing cost of individual school district bond issues. The…

  2. The Problem of Catholic School Teachers Deferring to the Home on Controversial Religious Issues

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    McDonough, Graham P.

    2010-01-01

    This paper observes that an ironic tension occurs in the discussion of controversial issues in some Catholic schools. One technique that teachers use in response to student disagreement with the official Church view on a controversial issue like contraception, homosexuality, or female ordination is to present Church teaching but then suggest that…

  3. Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling. Highlights: An ERIC/CAPS Digest.

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    Huey, Wayne C.; Remley, Theodore P., Jr.

    This digest summarizes ethical and legal issues affecting school counselors. It emphasizes the importance of ethical standards, and of knowing the content, purposes, and limitations of professional codes of conduct as general guidelines for addressing difficult issues. Advice is offered on how to address colleagues' unethical behavior, and on…

  4. Nuclear Dangers: A Resource Guide for Secondary School Teachers. Teaching Nuclear Issues.

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    Meier, Paulette; McPherson, Beth

    Provided in this guide are annotated lists of teacher and student resources for teaching and learning about nuclear issues in the secondary school. Resources are grouped into five major sections. The first section (background reading for teachers) contains books and articles focusing on nuclear issues (nuclear war; arms race/disarmament; nuclear…

  5. Growing Up in a Nuclear World: A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers. Teaching Nuclear Issues.

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    Meier, Paulette; McPherson, Beth

    Provided in this guide are annotated lists of teacher and student resources for teaching and learning about nuclear issues in the elementary/junior high school (grades K-8). Resources are grouped into five major sections. The first section (background reading for teachers) contains books and articles focusing on nuclear issues (nuclear war; arms…

  6. Issues in Education: U.S. Campaign to Save Our Schools

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    Wisneski, Debora

    2012-01-01

    Participating in the Save Our School march was an inspiring event, the reverberating impact from which will be long-lasting. The march, which was endorsed by the Executive Board of Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), was an effort to call awareness to the struggles that public education faces in the United States. The guiding…

  7. Leveraging the Unique Features of Small, Rural Schools for Improvement. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 5

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    Nelson, Steve

    2010-01-01

    Much of the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) is rural in nature. A characteristic of the extractive economies such as timber, agriculture, mining, and fisheries is that they are generally located in small communities isolated by distances. While schools in these communities face the same challenges as those in…

  8. Current Issues in High School English Teaching in Japan: An Exploratory Survey.

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    Browne, Charles M.; Wada, Minoru

    1998-01-01

    Purpose of survey reported here is to begin to develop baseline quantitative data about Japanese high school English teachers--their background and training, their priorities, problems they face in the classroom, and influence the 1994 Ministry Course of Study guidelines have had on teaching practice. A 26-question survey was sent to approximately…

  9. Reference librarians' perceptions of the issues they face as academic health information professionals

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    Scherrer, Carol S.

    2004-01-01

    Background: Leaders in the profession encourage academic health sciences librarians to assume new roles as part of the growth process for remaining vital professionals. Have librarians embraced these new roles? Objectives: This research sought to examine from the reference librarians' viewpoints how their roles have changed over the past ten years and what the challenges these changes present as viewed by both the librarians and library directors. Method: A series of eight focus groups was conducted with reference librarians from private and public academic health sciences libraries. Directors of these libraries were interviewed separately. Results: Reference librarians' activities have largely confirmed the role changes anticipated by their leaders. They are teaching more, engaging in outreach through liaison initiatives, and designing Web pages, in addition to providing traditional reference duties. Librarians offer insights into unanticipated issues encountered in each of these areas and offer some creative solutions. Directors discuss the issues from their unique perspective. Conclusion: Librarians have identified areas for focusing efforts in lifelong learning. Adult learning theory, specialized databases and resources needed by researchers, ever-evolving technology, and promotion and evaluation of the library are areas needing attention. Implications for library education and continuing professional development are presented. PMID:15098052

  10. Disparities in Curricular Offerings: Issues and Policy Alternatives for Small Rural Schools. Policy Issues.

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    Monk, David H.

    This review explores the debate on optimal school size and discusses policy options available to states for expanding curricular offerings in small rural schools. Policy options are divided into three broad categories: traditional, modified traditional, and nontraditional. The report explores the possibilities available under each approach,…

  11. Advocacy to Action: Addressing Coordinated School Health Program Issues with School Boards.

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    Wiley, David C.; Howard-Barr, Elissa M.

    2005-01-01

    As the need for Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) increases, so does recognition of the importance for advocating with local school boards for their support. Identifying the diversified make up of school board members and implementing effective strategies to advocate for coordinated school health can help facilitate the successful…

  12. National Public School Prekindergarten: Issues and Future Directions.

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    Jalongo, Mary Renck; Bauer, Karen; Conrad, Natalie K.; Cardy, Terri

    1998-01-01

    Examines issues related to a national system of public prekindergarten, including challenges confronting educators. Recommends broadening eligibility, encouraging collaboration among early childhood programs, strengthening family support and participation, implementing appropriate curricula and evaluation, and identifying teacher qualifications.…

  13. Physical Education Issues for Students With Autism: School Nurse Challenges.

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    Rutkowski, Elaine M; Brimer, Debbie

    2013-09-01

    Extant studies indicate persons with autism have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and poor ability to generalize learned skills. Obesity has also been identified as significantly affecting children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Negative experience in physical education (PE) may be the antecedent behavior to lack of activities that are mediators to sedentary lifestyles and contributors to the chronic illnesses associated with overweight and obesity. Students with ASD often cannot perform required activities to meet required PE standards. It is imperative school nurses be aware of the many challenges students with ASD bring into a PE class. School nurses provide education for the members of the school community, including the Individualized Education Plan team, regarding the need for attention to limitations, including physical activity, of students with ASD. PMID:24014552

  14. Public School Revitalisation in Detroit

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    Cave, Christin

    2010-01-01

    Too many children and not enough schools was once the issue facing urban school districts across the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. The rise of industrialisation and the subsequent influx of workers and immigrants overwhelmed urban areas and school planners alike, with everyone demanding access to public schools. However, a…

  15. School Crime and Juvenile Justice.

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    Lawrence, Richard

    In the face of an unprecedented increase in school crime and violence, this book addresses school crime as a two-dimensional issue consisting of the problem of crime in schools and the role of schools in preventing delinquency and dealing with delinquent students. This book reviews the theories that attempt to explain the relationships among…

  16. To Dream the Impossible Dream: Four Schools That Faced Impossible Problems and Found Creative Solutions.

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    School Planning and Management, 1997

    1997-01-01

    Four schools overcame structural obstacles with creative solutions. These included adding space by installing ductwork and piping in high ceilings, using relocatable facilities to accommodate students, housing an elementary school and a junior high school in one overall structure, and consolidating the administrative offices of a high school and a…

  17. Legal Issues & Education Technology: A School Leader's Guide.

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    National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.

    Rapid development of new technologies has outpaced the development of related law, leaving educators in doubt about the management of copyright, privacy, liability, and security. A key provision of facilitating a healthy and safe environment for technology use is the school district's "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP), which states that use of…

  18. Changing Schools to Quality Work Cultures: Issues and Dilemmas.

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    Snyder, Karolyn J.; Wolf, Kristen M.; Acker-Hocevar, Michele

    All too often, rhetoric has become the guide for change, rather than philosophical assumptions and value systems. This paper presents three organizational constructs to assist schools in successfully transforming their work cultures into learning organizations. The three components include systems thinking and quality concepts, social…

  19. School of Biosciences IMPACT Issue No. 1 November 2010

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    Nottingham, University of

    at Scargill Primary School in Derbyshire have been busy investigating their sense of taste and smell, Martha Skinner, introduced the pupils to their senses of taste and smell. They were very keen to guess's taste buds are on its feet! The pupils experienced the five basic tastes by tasting marshmallows, lemon

  20. Study of Education Issues in Nine Louisiana School Districts.

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    Louisiana State Legislative Auditor, Baton Rouge.

    This report provides an overview of education in Louisiana. The study on which the report is based on detailed examinations of financial and statistical data in nine individual school districts, covering the years 1996 to 1999. The study found that some key financial data were inaccurate and, in some cases, not even available. It examined the cost…

  1. Farm to School Program. Nourishing News. Volume 4, Issue 2

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    Idaho State Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Idaho Farm to School Program works towards having Idaho grown food served to students in Idaho Child Nutrition Programs. This important program is emerging at meal times across Idaho and nationwide. Child Nutrition programs are buying fresh food directly from local farmers as a way of improving the quality and taste of their meals. These Farm…

  2. School Choice: The Education Issue of the 1990s.

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    Bainbridge, William; Sundre, Steven

    1991-01-01

    Considers the debate about permitting parents to choose which public school they want their children to attend. Proponents argue that competition would bring improved management and instruction and more efficient resource allocation. Opponents fear effects of special interest groups and possible harm from subjecting teachers and curricula to the…

  3. School Meals Initiative (SMI). Nourishing News. Volume 4, Issue 4

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    Idaho State Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this newsletter is to help foodservice directors, supervisors, and managers successfully implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) School Meals Initiative (SMI) for Healthy Children regulations. Because there is so much available information on SMI, it can be overwhelming to find answers to your questions and concerns.…

  4. Issues in Teaching Refugees in U.S. Schools

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    Sarr, Karla Giuliano; Mosselson, Jacqueline

    2010-01-01

    The schooling experience of refugee students in the United States is inherently complex and demonstrates tensions between students' high aspirations and true opportunities present within the host culture. The majority of refugees view education as the key to economic mobility and hope for the future. However, the literature on refugee achievement…

  5. Key Issue: Recruiting Teachers for Urban and Rural Schools

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    Hayes, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    Teacher shortages are essentially a problem of distribution (Darling-Hammond, 2001; Ingersoll, 2001; National Association of State Boards of Education, 1998; Olson, 2000; Reeves, 2003; Voke, 2002). According to recent studies, hardest to find are teachers who are both qualified and willing to teach in hard-to-staff schools, which included those in…

  6. Students with Sensory Integration Dysfunctions: Issues for School Counselors

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    Katz, Idit

    2006-01-01

    A substantial number of school age children suffer from difficulties in integrating sensory input in an adaptive manner (termed sensory integration dysfunction--SID). These students are at high risk for emotional, social, and educational problems. This article defines SID, describes typical behaviors of children with SID, and presents guidelines…

  7. The School History Curriculum in Scotland & Issues of National Identity

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    Sydney Wood

    This article stresses the importance of historical knowledge in shaping attitudes to national identity. The background to the current situation for history in Scottish schools is outlined. Evidence of pupils' historical ignorance, and the absence of vital aspects of the past in the curriculum, are indicated. Concern is expressed for the focus on an oppositional identity and for the lack

  8. The Scottish school history curriculum and issues of national identity

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    Sydney Wood; Fran Payne

    1999-01-01

    The Scottish curriculum operates through broad guidelines that allow a good deal of freedom to shape the curriculum. This article reports the findings of an investigation into the attitudes towards, and knowledge of Scottish history of 16?year?old pupils in Scottish schools. The pupils’ responses to questions about aspects of Scotland's past revealed a very large degree of ignorance about important

  9. Leadership Development and School Improvement: Contemporary Issues in Leadership Development

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    Bush, Tony

    2009-01-01

    There is great interest in educational leadership in the early part of the twenty-first century. This is because of the widespread belief that the quality of leadership makes a significant difference to school and student outcomes. In many parts of the world, including both developed and developing countries, there is increasing recognition that…

  10. Florida's Public Education Spending. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Aud, Susan

    2006-01-01

    This study analyzes and explains Florida's education finance system. It explains the sources of revenue and the expenditure of funds, reporting figures for each of the state's 67 districts. It also analyzes the trend in current expenditures --that is, the day-to-day operating costs of schools--to address the question of whether they have been…

  11. Best Practices, Best Thinking, and Emerging Issues in School Leadership.

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    Owings, William A., Ed.; Kaplan, Leslie S., Ed.

    This collection of writings presents leading research and key considerations to assist educational leaders in making decisions about new programs and new directions for their schools. Twenty-six chapters make up the book: (1) "Changing Demographics: A Call for Leadership" (Bud Hodgkinson); (2) "Media and Political Misrepresentation of Public…

  12. Enrichment in Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Schools. Issue Brief

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    Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth; Luck, Rachel; Wu, Sally

    2012-01-01

    This brief highlights key information about enrichment activities, which represent one of the main components of the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative. Over time, the ELT initiative has supported over two dozen schools across the Commonwealth. A comprehensive evaluation of the ELT initiative found that implementation of the…

  13. Issues in Media Management. 1978 Series: Instructional Design. Middle Schools.

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    Bender, David R.

    Topics selected for this workshop reflect the growing concern for the role of the library media specialist as an integral member of the school's instructional team, working cooperatively with administrators, teachers, students, and members of the community in the evaluation, selection, and use of resources which support and enrich learning…

  14. Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Environmental Issues: An Interview Study.

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    Summers, Mike; Kruger, Colin; Childs, Ann; Mant, Jenny

    2000-01-01

    Uses in-depth interviews to explore the understanding of a non-random sample of 12 practicing primary school teachers in four areas: (1) biodiversity; (2) the carbon cycle; (3) ozone; and (4) global warming. Identifies those underpinning science concepts that were well understood, and those which were not so well understood. (Author/SAH)

  15. Fixing School Finance. The Claremont Letter. Volume 2, Issue 4

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    Adams, Jacob E., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    With heightened expectations and greater funding as backdrop, one would expect elected officials and educators to ensure that America's substantial investment in public education is used effectively to accomplish its ambitious new goals. Conventional modes of funding school improvement, however, such as across-the-board salary increases,…

  16. Raising the Issue of Domestic Abuse in School

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    Alexander, Helen; Macdonald, Elspeth; Paton, Sandra

    2005-01-01

    Previous studies suggest that around 30 per cent of children may witness domestic abuse, by which we mean physical or mental violence perpetrated by men on women. This paper reports the views of older children--a group from which there is little direct evidence available. Ninety-eight percent of pupils in a Scottish Secondary School consented to…

  17. Introducing High School Biology Students to Argumentation about Socioscientific Issues

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    Dawson, Vaille; Venville, Grady

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine whether teaching argumentation to high school biology students improved their argumentation skills, informal reasoning, and genetics understanding. Using a quasi-experiment with mixed methods of data collection, five teachers participated in professional learning on argumentation and socioscientific…

  18. GIS in New Zealand Schools: Issues and Prospects

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    Chalmers, Lex

    2006-01-01

    There are undoubtedly many parallels between Australia and New Zealand in the history of geographic information system (GIS) in schools. These parallels occur in the social, institutional, professional development, and curricula areas, and each of these topics is considered in this article. In New Zealand at least, there is still a lot that needs…

  19. On the Legal Issues of Teaching Evolution in Public Schools

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    Hermann, Ronald S.

    2013-01-01

    In order to effectively teach evolution to all students, even those resistant to learning evolution, science teachers may question the extent to which religion can legally be discussed in the public high school science classroom. Evolution is taught from a variety of approaches, each of which has legal implications. Four approaches to teaching…

  20. What's New in USDA's Food Distribution Program for Schools? School Programs USDA Foods Update. Volume 14, Issue 1

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    US Department of Agriculture, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This paper provides an update on all the new products and projects that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has been working on, in its effort to help schools meet the nutritional needs of the students and to help in the President's challenge to End Childhood Hunger by 2015. This issue includes: (1) Back to…

  1. Socioscientific Issues and Multidisciplinarity in School Science Textbooks

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    Morris, Helen

    2014-01-01

    The inclusion of socioscientific issues (SSIs) in the science curriculum is a well-established trend internationally. Apart from claims about its innate value, one of the rationales for this approach is its potential for helping to counter declining interest and participation. SSIs involve the use of science and are of interest to society, also…

  2. African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement. Educational Psychology: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives. Volume 4

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    Moore, James L., III, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    "African American Students in Urban Schools" offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students' outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher…

  3. Group Counseling in the Schools: Legal, Ethical, and Treatment Issues in School Practice

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    Crespi, Tony D.

    2009-01-01

    School psychologists are interested in providing effective and efficient direct services to children. With a wide spectrum of psychological problems impacting children, group counseling represents one viable and valuable intervention. Given the complexity of group counseling, many schools and school psychologists are interested in legal and…

  4. Self-Insurance: A Haven for School Districts Facing Hostile Carriers.

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    Munson, Murton L.

    1986-01-01

    Self-insurance pooling programs are emerging among school districts due to the insurance market crisis. School business managers, therefore, have been attempting to avoid hostile carriers by adopting such programs. (CJH)

  5. The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship: A Discursive Battle for the School Arena

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    Leffler, Eva

    2009-01-01

    Entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools are concepts that are appearing more and more frequently in local curricula for the compulsory nine-year school system in Sweden. The meanings of the concepts of entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools vary, however. Over the last few years, the concept of entrepreneurship has started to appear in…

  6. Review Article: Facing Two Ways? Reflections on Recent Research on Religious Schools

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    Cooling, Trevor

    2014-01-01

    In this article, author Trevor Cooling presents a review of three books that disseminate recent research on religious schools. The first, "Leadership and Religious Schools: International Perspectives and Challenges," edited by Michael T. Buchanan, is an edited volume of essays about leadership in religious schools. Editor Michael…

  7. Are We Preparing Special Educators for the Issues Facing Schools in the 1990s?

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    May, Deborah; And Others

    1994-01-01

    The literature on teen sexuality, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), drug abuse, and homelessness is reviewed as it relates to students with special needs. A survey of 258 special education teacher preparation programs revealed wide variability in the coverage that these programs were providing on these…

  8. Awareness of Societal Issues Among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics

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    Reuven Lazarowitz; Ilit Bloch

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral,\\u000a ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution.\\u000a The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when scientists from all the\\u000a above-mentioned disciplines had been involved

  9. Face transplantation: a review of the technical, immunological, psychological and clinical issues with recommendations for good practice.

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    Morris, Peter; Bradley, Andrew; Doyal, Len; Earley, Michael; Hagen, Patricia; Milling, Martin; Rumsey, Nichola

    2007-01-27

    Three years ago, the Working Party on Facial Transplantation concluded that until there was more information available about risks any potential patient would be exposed to, it would be unwise to proceed with transplantation of the human face. Over the last three years, there has been a deepening understanding of the potential psychological problems of facial transplantation as well as a very considerable debate on the ethical aspects of the procedure. Further data on experimental work in animal models of facial transplantation as well as medium-term follow-up data from 24 hand and forearm transplants in 18 patients has now become available. Furthermore, a partial facial transplantation has been performed in France and a second one in China. In this second edition of the report, the technical, immunological, psychological, and ethical issues are discussed again in the light of this developing knowledge. In particular, there has been a major expansion of the sections on the psychological and societal issues, as well as the ethical and legal problems of facial transplantation. The working party still has considerable reservations about facial transplantation. Although it accepts that on balance the risks cannot be precisely quantified, they remain substantial. Therefore, if patients are allowed to make an informed choice to proceed, they must be very carefully selected and protected in the process, along with the families of both the donors and the recipients. To achieve this, the working party insists that 15 minimum requirements, described at the end of this report, must be fulfilled before it would be appropriate for a research ethics committee/institutional review board to approve of a proposal to undertake facial transplantation. PMID:17264807

  10. Role of Secondary Schools in the Face of Student Absenteeism: A Study of Schools in Socially Underprivileged Areas

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    Garcia-Gracia, Maribel

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses the reactions to absenteeism in public secondary schools in underprivileged areas of the city of Barcelona, Spain. The data presented are part of a doctoral thesis undertaken after the implementation of the Spanish comprehensive education reform (LOGSE) and they draw attention to important differences between schools. The study…

  11. Colleague 1989. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

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    State Univ. of New York, Albany.

    Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this second edition of Colleague contains 11 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. The collection includes: (1) "Professional Growth and Development: An In-House Effort," by Alvin J.…

  12. Recycling issues facing target and RTL materials of inertial fusion designs L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, M. Sawan, D. Henderson, A. Varuttamaseni,

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    1 Recycling issues facing target and RTL materials of inertial fusion designs L. El-Guebaly, P power plants have explored the potential of recycling the target and recyclable transmission line (RTL a comprehensive recycling assessment was performed on both machines with an exact pulse history. Our results offer

  13. School Engagement among Parents of Middle School Youth. Chapin Hall Issue Brief

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    D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos; Rich, Lauren; Kohm, Amelia

    2012-01-01

    Most researchers, policymakers, and educators believe that children do better in school when their parents are involved in their education. However, there is no gold standard for how to engage parents. Consequently, schools often employ a broad range of "parent involvement" efforts, with little clear evidence about what works best and for whom.…

  14. Developing and Establishing School-Based Sexual Health Services: Issues for School Nursing Practice

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    Hayter, Mark; Owen, Jenny; Cooke, Jo

    2012-01-01

    School-based sexual health clinics are emerging as one of the key ways to promote sexual health among young people, and school nurses play an important role in developing and delivering these services. This study used a qualitative design to explore the experiences of health professionals and policy makers involved in setting up such services in…

  15. Promoting Health Education in Schools--Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.

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    Pine, Patricia

    Nationwide questionniare responses from hundreds of administrators constitute the data for this report. Schools must promote health, not only by teaching, but by being advocates of health, demonstrating that health is desirable and possible for all. After a prelude and background, the first chapter examines issues of health education, including…

  16. Effects of teaching ethical issues on Korean school students' attitudes towards science

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    Kyunghee Choi; Hee-Hyung Cho

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of formal teaching of ethical issues related to science on middle school students' attitudes towards science and science achievement. A total of 132 Grade 8 (age 13 – 14years) students in Seoul participated, who were divided into the control and the experimental group. Student attitude toward science was assessed using

  17. Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104

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    Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

    2011-01-01

    Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, this report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic characteristics for the Virginia public high school class of 2008. College enrollment is an issue of national concern. And many states, including Virginia, use…

  18. Gender Issues: Students Performance in Senior Secondary School Mathematics Examination in Nigeria

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    Farajimakin, Ibikunle O.

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to find out the reasons why boys perform better in senior secondary school mathematics examination in Nigeria than girls. It will show the fundamental issues affecting the available facilities for girls in mathematics. The Nigerian society view of girls studying mathematical subjects and taking up careers in mathematics disciplines…

  19. "Some of Those Girls Can Be Real Drama Queens": Issues of Gender, Sexual Harassment and Schooling

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    Keddie, Amanda

    2009-01-01

    Since the 1970s many feminists working for gender justice in education have highlighted the predominance and seriousness of sexual harassment in schools and condemned the enduring trivialization of such behaviours. This paper develops this body of work by focusing on how issues of sexual harassment are located within prevailing contemporary…

  20. The Initial Education of High School Teachers: A critical review of major issues and trends

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    Ronald G. Sultana

    2005-01-01

    This paper draws on major research findings in international literature in order to provide a critical review of a number of key issues and trends in the initial education of high school teachers. Firstly, this paper contextualizes the prevalent discourse surrounding the field of initial teacher education (ITE) and explores the effect that this discourse has on the conceptualization of

  1. Significance, Prevalence and Desirability of Social Issues in School Curriculum: Implications for Teacher Education.

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    Huber, Joseph D.

    To determine the significance of selected social issues in the social studies and non-social studies curriculum, a questionnaire was completed by principals, social studies teachers, and teachers from other subject areas at the middle school level. Respondents of both sexes, identifying themselves as conservative or liberal, were asked to rank 18…

  2. How much electricity do you use? An activity to teach high school students about energy issues

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    Paulina Jaramillo; Joe Marriott; Deanna H. Matthews

    2008-01-01

    Despite the regular demand for electrical power by common, everyday devices, few people recognize the total electricity consumption levels of household electronics and the associated impacts. To address this problem in an outreach program with high school students, we developed an exercise to have students estimate their personal electricity consumption as a means of introducing basic facts about energy issues.

  3. Student Engagement with School: Critical Conceptual and Methodological Issues of the Construct

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    Appleton, James J.; Christenson, Sandra L.; Furlong, Michael J.

    2008-01-01

    Research supports the connection between engagement, achievement, and school behavior across levels of economic and social advantage and disadvantage. Despite increasing interest and scientific findings, a number of interrelated conceptual and methodological issues must be addressed to advance this construct, particularly for designing…

  4. Out of the Mainstream: Issues Confronting the Male Profeminist Elementary School Teacher.

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    Goodman, Jesse; Kelly, Tom

    1988-01-01

    A brief description of the notion of patriarchy and the feminization of teaching precedes a discussion of a core of central issues that profeminist male elementary school teachers are likely to confront, involving male privilege and domination, the teacher-child relationship, advocate versus technician roles, collegialism, and the…

  5. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors: Supervision as a Safeguard.

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    Barletta, John

    In the past 20 years, counselors have become increasingly aware of the legal and ethical issues related to counseling. This paper addresses the various legal and ethical topics relevant to school counselors. Since counselors need to make informed decisions based on statutes, codes of ethics, professional standards, community expectations, and…

  6. Children's Mental Health Problems and Early School: Research, Service, and Policy Issues Symposium.

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    2001

    Four brief papers in this symposium examine clinical research, community mental health services, and policy issues of young children's mental health problems. First, "Risk Factors for Poor Mental Health Outcomes in Young Children Entering School" (Lynne C. Huffman, Sarah L. Mehlinger, and Amy S. Kerivan Marks) reviews the research and identifies…

  7. National Technology Standards for K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Unresolved Issues in Public Relations

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    Mullen, Carol A.; Kealy, William A.; Sullivan, Ashley

    2004-01-01

    This article addresses an important need--the dissemination of information relating to technology as a public relations tool--and the associated exigency for administrator and teacher technology training. Specifically, we identify the increased expectations for the performance of school leaders and teachers, as well as unresolved issues in public…

  8. Science Theatre at School: Providing a context to learn about socio?scientific issues

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    Nicolien F. Wieringa; Jac. A. A. Swart; Tony Maples; Lea Witmondt; Hilde Tobi; Henny J. van der Windt

    2011-01-01

    Science theatre is recognised as a method for teaching socio?scientific issues (SSI), but is largely under?researched. The essence of science theatre at school is to shape a contextualisation for science and technology and its relationships to individuals and society at large, with the aim to trigger the imagination, raise questions and stimulate debate among the audience to increase their understanding

  9. Prologue: Toward an Understanding of Literacy Issues in Multicultural School-Age Populations.

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    Harris, Joyce L.

    2003-01-01

    This article introduces a forum that explores issues surrounding literacy in multicultural school-age populations. It discusses sociocultural factors that overshadow traditional literacy-learning objectives, the relationship between low socioeconomic status and low literacy, environmental influences that affect literacy, and culturally biased…

  10. High School Mentors in Brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring Impact Study. P/PV In Brief. Issue 8

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    Jucovy, Linda; Herrera, Carla

    2009-01-01

    This issue of "Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) In Brief" is based on "High School Students as Mentors," a report that examined the efficacy of high school mentors using data from P/PV's large-scale random assignment impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring programs. The brief presents an overview of the findings, which…

  11. The Many Faces of School-University Collaboration: Characteristics of Successful Partnerships.

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    Ravid, Ruth, Ed.; Handler, Marianne G., Ed.

    This book is designed to help educators entering into school-university collaborative relationships have a clearer picture of conditions that drive successful partnerships. The models described include collaboration between a university and professional development school, consultation, one-to-one collaborations, and multiple collaboration…

  12. Tall Poppies: Bullying Behaviors Faced by Australian High-Performance School-Age Athletes

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    O'Neill, Maureen; Calder, Angela; Allen, Bill

    2014-01-01

    Little is known about Australian high-performance school-age athletes' experiences as victims of the tall poppy syndrome. Tall poppies are successful individuals bullied by those who are less successful in order to "normalize them." Nineteen current or previous national or international high-performance school-age athletes were…

  13. Facing High Stakes in High School: 25 Successful Strategies from an Inclusive Social Studies Classroom

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    Connor, David J.; Lagares, Christopher

    2007-01-01

    Most high school teachers are concerned about the potential risk of student dropout, a phenomenon that has remained steady at approximately 14% since 1987 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001). However, as Blackorby and Wagner (1996) note, the likelihood of high school dropout is significantly greater if a student is labeled as learning…

  14. Facing Extinction: Organizational Learning in a Small Secondary School under Duress

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    Symons, Cam

    2005-01-01

    This study examined the process of organizational learning in a small secondary school in a company town during a protracted period of turbulence, arising from the downsizing of the community's main employer. The hypothesis was that distributed leadership among school staff created a change in teaching practices from a limited repertoire of…

  15. Restructuring Medical Schools to Better Manage Their Three Missions in the Face of Financial Scarcity.

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    Allcorn, Seth; Winship, Daniel H.

    1996-01-01

    A discussion of changes in medical school organization to meet new financial challenges looks at the traditional medical school management model and proposes an alternative, the service line management matrix model. In this model, each institutional mission (teaching, research, patient care) must be managed for its cost-effectiveness. Roles of…

  16. Mobile Learning: New Tools Flying in the Face of the Same Old Schooling

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    Berge, Zane L.

    2013-01-01

    Currently mobile learning is making headlines in the educational press as a possible path for transforming education, just like it has significantly changed communication in business and society generally. Technology in American schools has a decades-long history of failure compared with its use outside schooling. Until the structure and political…

  17. Tri-P-LETS: Changing the Face of High School Computer Science

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    Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James

    2012-01-01

    From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…

  18. Vic: The Challenges Facing Schools in a Small, Newly Diverse, Catalan City

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    Simo, Nuria; Telford, Jon

    2012-01-01

    The arrival over the last 15 years of a substantial number of pupils of immigrant origin has presented Catalan schools with significant challenges. The schools in Vic (70 km north of Barcelona) have been at the forefront of attempts to adjust to this new multicultural reality. This article describes the results of three studies carried out by the…

  19. Parents' perceptions of curricular issues affecting children's weight in elementary schools.

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    Murnan, Judy; Price, James H; Telljohann, Susan K; Dake, Joseph A; Boardley, Debra

    2006-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight because children spend over half their day at school. A questionnaire was developed based primarily on the School Health Index, a tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help schools assess and improve their physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and safety policies and programs. Seven hundred surveys were sent to a random sample of Ohio parents of elementary school-aged children. This study (53% response rate) found that the majority (51-73%) of parents identified 14 items as very important in preventing childhood overweight, which is indicative of their support for these curricular topics within the elementary school. All items from the physical education component had less than 50% of the parents identifying these items as very important. The item that was least supported (16%) by the parents was measuring a child's body mass index. The majority (51%) of parents indicated their preference for elementary students' access to vending machines only if they contained nutritious foods and beverages, while 42% of parents preferred that elementary students should not be allowed access to vending machines at all. The findings from this study suggest that Ohio parents would be supportive of school-based interventions focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and the school environment to help reduce the prevalence of overweight in elementary children. PMID:17096823

  20. Welcome to a Special Issue about the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Pathway to Modern Institutionalization

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    Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this issue is to provide readers with a better understanding of the inexplicable connection between school, community, and incarceration, and how better prepared professionals can make a difference in the lives of youth in the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This issue provides readers with an awareness of the current status of the…

  1. Policies in Special Education Support Issues in Swedish Compulsory School: A Nationally Representative Study of Head Teachers' Judgements

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    Giota, Joanna; Emanuelsson, Ingemar

    2011-01-01

    The general aim of the present study was to explore how head teachers (N = 683) for older students and head teachers (N = 250) for younger students in Swedish compulsory schools describe handling procedures of special education issues in their schools. Two questionnaire surveys on such issues were conducted during the spring term of 2008 among…

  2. School food environments and the obesity issue: content, structural determinants, and agency in Canadian high schools

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    Anthony Winson

    2008-01-01

    To understand the phenomenon of the rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obese children and youth, it is especially\\u000a important to examine the school food environment, the role of structural factors in shaping this environment, and the resulting\\u000a nutrition and health outcomes. The paper examines research on school food environments in the US and Canada. It notes evidence\\u000a of widespread

  3. Behind Closed Doors: School Nurses and Sexual Education

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    Brewin, Dorothy; Koren, Ainat; Morgan, Betty; Shipley, Sara; Hardy, Rachel L.

    2014-01-01

    School nurses can play a key role in providing sexual education in schools. However, they often face barriers from the school administration and concerned parents. Additionally, school nurses may have limited formal preparation in managing sexual health issues. This study used a descriptive qualitative method to explore the school nurses'…

  4. A Qualitative Examination of School Counselors' Training to Recognize and Respond to Adolescent Mental Health Issues

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    Walley, Cynthia T.; Grothaus, Tim

    2013-01-01

    Given the prevalence of adolescent mental health issues and the impact they have on adolescent development and school success, school counselors are challenged to provide appropriate prevention and intervention services. Yet the sufficiency of school counselor training for these challenges is unclear. Qualitative procedures were used to examine…

  5. Declining Counties, Declining School Enrollments.

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    Schwartzbeck, Terri Duggan

    Many rural areas have seen declining populations and school enrollments, which are expected to continue. Rural schools with declining enrollment face the threat of consolidation, loss of per-pupil funding, fewer instructional resources, teacher and administrator quality issues, and deteriorating school buildings. These problems are particularly…

  6. Update: These School Systems Swear by the Four-Day School Week because Students Work Harder and Face Fewer Distractions.

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    Blankenship, Ted

    1984-01-01

    Dexter, Kansas, uses a four-day school week that is improving classroom instruction and cutting energy bills. There is evidence that four-day schedules improve student achievement, increase attendance, allow more class time, raise teacher morale, and provide more staff development time. (MD)

  7. Medical school accreditation in Australia: Issues involved in assessing major changes and new programs

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    2011-01-01

    The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is an independent company for quality assurance and quality improvement in medical education in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation procedures for the 20 medical schools in these two countries are somewhat different for three different circumstances or stages of school development: existing medical schools, established courses undergoing major changes, and new schools. This paper will outline some issues involved in major changes to existing courses, and new medical school programs. Major changes have included change from a 6 year undergraduate course to a 5 year undergraduate course or 4 year graduate-entry course, introduction of a lateral graduate-entry stream, new domestic site of course delivery, offshore course delivery, joint program between two universities, and major change to curriculum. In the case of a major change assessment, accreditation of the new or revised course may be granted for a period up to two years after the full course has been implemented. In the assessment of proposals for introduction of new medical courses, six issues needing careful consideration have arisen: forward planning, academic staffing, adequate clinical experience, acceptable research program, adequacy of resources, postgraduate training program and employment. PMID:21738838

  8. Medical school accreditation in Australia: Issues involved in assessing major changes and new programs.

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    Field, Michael J

    2011-01-01

    The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is an independent company for quality assurance and quality improvement in medical education in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation procedures for the 20 medical schools in these two countries are somewhat different for three different circumstances or stages of school development: existing medical schools, established courses undergoing major changes, and new schools. This paper will outline some issues involved in major changes to existing courses, and new medical school programs. Major changes have included change from a 6 year undergraduate course to a 5 year undergraduate course or 4 year graduate-entry course, introduction of a lateral graduate-entry stream, new domestic site of course delivery, offshore course delivery, joint program between two universities, and major change to curriculum. In the case of a major change assessment, accreditation of the new or revised course may be granted for a period up to two years after the full course has been implemented. In the assessment of proposals for introduction of new medical courses, six issues needing careful consideration have arisen: forward planning, academic staffing, adequate clinical experience, acceptable research program, adequacy of resources, postgraduate training program and employment. PMID:21738838

  9. S P E C I A L ublic service and active involvement in the issues facing our

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    Qian, Ning

    W On "Shadow Day," high school students from across New York and New Jersey spend the day follow- ing Columbia schools, col- leges and affiliates participate in service learning, volunteer action and social at Columbia. Field Work Each year, students at the School of Social Work do more than 500,000 hours of field

  10. Grading School Choice: Evaluating School Choice Programs by the Friedman Gold Standard. School Choice Issues in Depth

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    Enlow, Robert C.

    2008-01-01

    In 2004, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice published a report titled "Grading Vouchers: Ranking America's School Choice Programs." Its purpose was to measure every existing school choice program against the gold standard set by Milton and Rose Friedman: that the most effective way to improve K-12 education and thus ensure a stable…

  11. Funny Faces.

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    Greene, Yvonne

    2000-01-01

    Presents a torn-paper and gadget-print activity for younger students, specifically pre-kindergarten to first grade, that can be done any time over the school year or at Halloween. Discusses how the students create their funny faces and lists the materials needed. (CMK)

  12. State Strategies for Sustaining School-to-Work. School-to-Work Intermediary Project. Issue Brief.

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    Miller, Marc S.; Fleegler, Robert

    Venture capital provided under the School to Work Opportunities Act 1994 (STWOA) has promoted significant state and local innovation. STWOA's 7-year lifespan assumed that states made a commitment to building sustainable systems when they applied for funds. As STWOA approaches the end of its lifespan, many states are examining and assessing their…

  13. Building Better Outcomes: The Impact of School Infrastructure on Student Outcomes and Behaviour. Schooling Issues Digest.

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    Fisher, Kenn

    This digest reviews a range of research studies that examine the possible causal linkages between school buildings and student outcomes and behavior, and it presents findings in support of the theory that facilities make a difference and also presents findings in areas where research to date is relatively inconclusive. The report also examines…

  14. Investigating the Attitudes of Elementary School Teachers, School Psychologists and Guidance Research Center Personnel on the Process of Preparing the Individualized Educational Program and Challenges Faced during the Related Process

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    Tike Bafra, Leyla; Kargin, Tevhide

    2009-01-01

    This study aims to analyze the attitudes of elementary school teachers, school psychologists and guidance research center personnel regarding developing an individualized educational program (IEP) process as well as challenges faced during the related process, according to several variables. The study included 201 participants who were working in…

  15. Are Health Educators in Denial or Facing Reality? Demonstrating Effectiveness within a School Accountability System

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    Benham-Deal, Tami; Hudson, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    Health educators are providing students with the health knowledge and health skills that are prerequisites for becoming health literate and using assessment tools to demonstrate effectiveness. In the school health educators' world, accountability equates to improved student knowledge and skills. To expect them to be held accountable for students'…

  16. Democratizing Computer Science Knowledge: Transforming the Face of Computer Science through Public High School Education

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    Ryoo, Jean J.; Margolis, Jane; Lee, Clifford H.; Sandoval, Cueponcaxochitl D. M.; Goode, Joanna

    2013-01-01

    Despite the fact that computer science (CS) is the driver of technological innovations across all disciplines and aspects of our lives, including participatory media, high school CS too commonly fails to incorporate the perspectives and concerns of low-income students of color. This article describes a partnership program -- Exploring Computer…

  17. Preservice Teachers of High School Mathematics: Success, Failure, and Persistence in the Face of Mathematical Challenges

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    Sinicrope, Rose; Eppler, Marion; Preston, Ronald V.; Ironsmith, Marsha

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this study was to identify variables related to success and resilience in an undergraduate, high school mathematics teacher education program. Over a five-year period, we tracked the academic performance and achievement motivation goals of multiple cohorts of students. Students who successfully completed their degrees had higher grade…

  18. F.A.C.E. Time (Families and Communities Educating): Accommodating Newcomers in Elementary School

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    Cairo, Aminata; Sumney, Diane; Blackman, Jill; Joyner, Katie

    2012-01-01

    In American public schools refugees from overseas and Latino migrant children typically find themselves in English learning programs, usually designated as English as a Second Language (ESL), Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or English Language Learners (ELL) programs. Often, these children have received little, interrupted, or no prior…

  19. School Voices: Challenges Facing Education Systems after Identity-Based Conflicts

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    Weinstein, Harvey M.; Freedman, Sarah Warshauer; Hughson, Holly

    2007-01-01

    We describe our research on the role of education in the social reconstruction of countries after mass conflict. Our studies focus on the voices of those least heard in the discourse--teachers, students, administrators and parents. We examine schools in four societies that experienced profound violence, ethnic cleansing and genocide during the…

  20. Students’ Experience of Working with Socioscientific Issues - a Quantitative Study in Secondary School

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    Christina Ottander; Margareta Ekborg

    2011-01-01

    This research project aims to investigate how students in lower secondary school experience work with socioscientific issues\\u000a (SSI). The six socioscientific cases developed and used in this project are relevant according to characteristics of SSI and\\u000a to the national curriculum. Approximately 1,500 students in Sweden have worked with one SSI case chosen by the teachers. A\\u000a questionnaire-based instrument was used

  1. Comparing Learning Outcomes of Video-Based E-Learning with Face-to-Face Lectures of Agricultural Engineering Courses in Korean Agricultural High Schools

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    Park, Sung Youl; Kim, Soo-Wook; Cha, Seung-Bong; Nam, Min-Woo

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the effectiveness of e-learning by comparing the learning outcomes in conventional face-to-face lectures and e-learning methods. Two video-based e-learning contents were developed based on the rapid prototyping model and loaded onto the learning management system (LMS), which was available at http://www.greenehrd.com.…

  2. Awareness of Societal Issues Among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics

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    Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit

    2005-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when scientists from all the above-mentioned disciplines had been involved in trying to support and develop the eugenics theories. It investigates pre- and postwar theories of the eugenics movement in the United States which were implemented successfully in Germany and a literature survey of the studies of societal issues related to these subjects. The sample consisted of 30 male and female biology teachers. Enclosed are teachers' answers in favor or against including debates about societal issues in their classrooms while teaching the disciplines mentioned above. Teachers' answers were analyzed in relation to three variables: years of teaching experience, gender, and religion faith. Data were collected from questionnaires and personal interviews and analyzed according to qualitative and quantitative methods. The results show that amongst the teachers there is a medium to low level of awareness of societal issues, while mainly emphasizing scientific subjects in preparation of matriculation examinations. The majority of the teachers do not include societal issues in their teaching, but if students raise these issues, teachers claimed to address them. No differences in teachers' opinions to societal issues were found in relation to gender or religious faith. Teachers with more years of teaching experience tend to teach with a more Science, Technology, and Society (STS) approach than novice teachers. The results are discussed in relation to teachers' professional development and teaching strategies are suggested to be used in their classrooms based on a STS approach, which includes the societal issues as a main goal.

  3. School Reform and Related Issues. Proceedings of the Conference of the University Urban Schools National Task Force (5th, Palm Beach, Florida, November 11-12, 1983).

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    Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Polishook, Irwin, Ed.

    The theme of the conference reported on here was school reform and related issues. An introductory statement, "Thoughts on School Reform," by Jerome Bruner, and a list of conference participants are followed by a group of papers on education and politics. The papers are "Reform and Partnership in Education," by Albert Shanker; "Mandating…

  4. Project 10 Handbook: Addressing Lesbian and Gay Issues in Our Schools. A Resource Directory for Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Parents and School-Based Adolescent Care Providers. Third Edition.

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    Friends of Project 10, Inc.

    This handbook was developed by Project 10, an on-campus counseling program within the Los Angeles (California) Unified School District. The handbook covers many of the issues and problems that arise for homosexual high school students. Introductory material includes a history of the informal beginnings of Project 10. The first chapter describes…

  5. Responding To Infectious Disease: Multiple Cases of Staph Infections in a Rural School District. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2008

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an incident involving several cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a rural high school. MRSA is a specific strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (often called staph)…

  6. "There's a Problem, and We've Got to Face It": How Staff Members Wrestled with Race in an Urban High School

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    Buehler, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    Educators who initiate school reform work often find that attempts to raise student achievement and change school culture are derailed when staff members refuse to address issues of race. At the same time, staff members who collectively resist engaging in discussions of racism and racial inequality may be actively involved in their own individual…

  7. ‘There’s a problem, and we’ve got to face it’: how staff members wrestled with race in an urban high school

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    Jennifer Buehler

    2012-01-01

    Educators who initiate school reform work often find that attempts to raise student achievement and change school culture are derailed when staff members refuse to address issues of race. At the same time, staff members who collectively resist engaging in discussions of racism and racial inequality may be actively involved in their own individual processes of ‘wrestling with race’. This

  8. The Microcomputerization of Business Schools. Part I: General Strategies, Lessons, and Issues. Part II: A Case Study of the UCLA Graduate School of Management.

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    Frand, Jason L.

    Part I (General Strategies, Lessons and Issues) of this two-part analysis of the microcomputerization process describes strategies schools have followed in their microcomputerization efforts and the lessons and issues that have emerged. Part I covers the following: strategies for introducing microcomputers into the curriculum (the saturation,…

  9. Educators' Beliefs about Raising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in the Schools: The Experience in Ontario, Canada

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    Schneider, Margaret; Dimito, Anne

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the experiences of 132 LGBT and heterosexual teachers and school administrators in Ontario, Canada. Participants completed a survey that asked about their comfort addressing LGBT issues in the school setting, how safe they felt, how active they were, and their perceptions of barriers. There were few differences between the…

  10. How Northwest Region States Are Supporting Schools in Need of Improvement. Issues & Answers. REL 2007-No. 009

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    Davis, Deborah; Krasnoff, Basha; Moilanen, Carolyn; Sather, Susan; Kushman, James

    2007-01-01

    This study examines the systems of technical assistance and support that Northwest Region states implemented during 2005-2006 for schools in need of improvement. By highlighting key characteristics and differences among state systems, the intent is to stimulate an analysis of what states can do and what issues they might address to move schools

  11. The Winds of Katrina Still Call Our Names: How Do Teachers and Schools Confront Social Justice Issues?

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    Wynne, Joan T.

    2007-01-01

    Certainly, individuals in many colleges and public schools address the impact of race, class, and power on schools, yet the institutions as a whole continue, even a year after Katrina, to ignore the imperative to explicitly and consistently deal with these issues. Human justice must become an institutional mantra, not just the conversation of a…

  12. Study of Issues Related to the Implementation of Computer Technology in Schools. Final Report, July, 1981. Technical Report No. 2.

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    Sheingold, Karen; And Others

    This study examined ways in which microcomputers are used in schools and the complex issues that surround their implementation. Three fictional geographically distinct school districts with a diversity of microcomputer applications at both the elementary and secondary levels were studied: Salerno, a large southern city; Granite, a midwestern city;…

  13. The Relative Predictive Validity of ACT Scores and High School Grades in Making College Admission Decisions. Issues in College Success

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    ACT, Inc., 2008

    2008-01-01

    Postsecondary institutions often consider students' high school grades and ACT scores when making admission decisions. This issue brief summarizes ACT research on the relative weights of ACT scores and high school grades for predicting college persistence as well as selected indicators of academic success in college. (Contains 1 table and 3…

  14. Censorship and the Community: A Survey of Parental Attitudes Toward Controversial Issues in High School English Programs.

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    Nagengast, Susan

    A survey of 225 parents of high school sophomores in a Minnesota community was undertaken in the fall of 1974 to determine parental attitudes about potentially controversial issues in high school English materials. In one sense, the intent of the survey was to determine "community standards." With the exception of objectionable language, parents…

  15. Building Schools for the Future through a participatory design process: exploring the issues and investigating ways forward

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    Pamela Woolner

    This paper considers the theoretical and historical background to consultation and participation in the current wave of school building. It questions how what is already known about these issues can inform practice so that schools and their wider communities can beneficially be involved in changes to their premises.

  16. Can Tag Help Schools Teach?

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    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Elementary schools are faced with a challenge: boosting student learning in an era when students face far more than schoolwork-related difficulties. Too often today, kids enter the classroom contending with issues ranging from bullying and emotional trauma to family instability and economic hardship--which can lead to behavioral problems that…

  17. An Issue of Equity: The Financing of Public School in the United States with an Emphasis on Texas. Research Monograph.

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    Raney, Martha Karen; Leftwich, C. W.

    Issues in public school finance are discussed in this research monograph, with an emphasis on Texas. Chapter 1 provides a national historical overview, examining the changing definition of equality. The second chapter examines equity challenges in the courts, specifically, two major types of constitutional issues: (1) equal protection clauses of…

  18. What Issues Will Confront Public Education in the Years 2000 and 2020? Predictions of Chief State School Officers.

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    Morgan, Alan D.; Matranga, Myrna; Peltier, Gary L.; Hill, George C.

    1998-01-01

    Presents chief state school officers' rankings of 11 critical issues for the years 2000 and 2020. Finds, among other things, that the three issues perceived as most likely to be very important in 2000 were: student preparation in the workplace; utilization of technology in instruction; and providing a safe environment for learning. (SR)

  19. Citizenship Education and Socioscientific Issues: Implicit Concept of Citizenship in the Curriculum, Views of French Middle School Teachers

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    Barrue, Catherine; Albe, Virginie

    2013-01-01

    The educative goal of citizenship education through science education converges to the declared purpose of the SSI research movement. Socioscientific issues formulated in science education research covering topics as biotechnology, environmental issues, sustainable development, energy choices, have been introduced in French Middle Schools. But…

  20. Envisioning equity: Teacher leaders reflect on issues of multiculturalism and school science

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    Letts, William J., IV

    2005-07-01

    This research arose out of both my interest in issues related to multiculturalism and [school] science, and the existing research base, which is relatively robust in relation to both the nature of [school] science and issues of multiculturalism, but more impoverished in its interrogation of the nexus of the two. In light of this, I was interested in examining the understandings' that five teacher leaders have about how issues of multiculturalism relate to school science. Data collection for this study took place over an eighteen month period as we worked together in an action research framework, most notably in a semester-long Masters course entitled 'Diversity and Equity in Science Education.' Methodologically, this work was framed by feminist poststructuralism and a commitment to change via action research. I collected data via interviews, extended writing pieces, group critical conversations, and informally through conversations, field notes and e-mail messages. I analyzed the data corpus using a combination of grounded theorizing to identify themes emerging from the data, and then read those themes through the heuristic of Schwab's commonplaces of teaching---the learner, the teacher, the subject-matter, and the milieu---plus a fifth integrative dimension, curriculum decision-making. The feminist poststructuralist theoretical framework was most helpful in surfacing the problematics, or tensions, which arose in each of the commonplaces. As such, this work documents multiple understandings about the aspects of the reformist slogan "science for all" as interrogated through the five commonplaces. I examine many of these problematics, and then examine what generative possibilities for us as teachers and researchers are fostered by thinking from the resultant complexities and ambiguities.

  1. Are Drug Sweeps in Public Schools Legal?

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    Essex, Nathan L.

    2004-01-01

    To search or not to search is a perplexing issue facing school leaders. On one hand, school officials are responsible for providing a safe and orderly learning environment for all students. On the other hand, they must recognize and respect students' personal rights. Achieving this delicate balance often is difficult for school officials. This…

  2. A Family Facing End of Life Issues of a Person with Learning Disabilities--A Personal Reflection

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    Harwood, Ian

    2007-01-01

    In 2005, the Royal College of Psychiatry Faculty of Learning Disability's three judges unanimously awarded the inaugural Medical Student Essay Prize to Ian Harwood, a mature medical student at Barts & The London School of Medicine. This reflective piece records an undergraduate's contact with an adolescent suffering from advanced Sanfillipo…

  3. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in dental school environments: dental student leaders' perceptions.

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    Anderson, Joan I; Patterson, April N; Temple, Henry J; Inglehart, Marita Rohr

    2009-01-01

    The objectives of the study reported in this article were to assess dental student leaders' perceptions of educational efforts concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics and the cultural climate concerning LGBT issues in dental schools in the United States and Canada. In addition, the perceptions of student leaders who self-identified as belonging to the LGBT community and of students with a heterosexual orientation were compared. Data were collected from 113 dental student leaders from twenty-seven dental schools in the United States and three in Canada. Fifty student leaders were females, and sixty-two were males. Only 13.3 percent of the respondents agreed that their dental education prepared them well to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds. The more the student leaders believed that their university has an honest interest in diversity, the better they felt prepared by their dental school program to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds (r=.327; p<.001). The better they felt prepared, the more they perceived the clinic environment as sensitive and affirming for patients with different sexual orientations (r=.464; p<.001). The more they reported that dental schools' administrations create a positive environment for students with LGBT orientations, the more they agreed that persons can feel comfortable regardless of their sexual orientation (r=.585; p<.001). In conclusion, the findings indicate that dental school administrators play an important role in ensuring that future care providers are well prepared to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds and that staff, faculty, students, and patients from these backgrounds are not discriminated against. PMID:19126771

  4. Mental Health Issues Facing a Diverse Sample of College Students: Results from the College Student Mental Health Survey

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    Soet, Johanna; Sevig, Todd

    2006-01-01

    Over the past 5 years there has been increased attention given to mental health issues on college and university campuses across the country. However, few research efforts have been conducted to systematically investigate the mental health of college students. The College Student Mental Health Survey was undertaken as a first step towards gaining…

  5. Digital Media & Learning in Afterschool. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 58

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the final issue brief in its latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and digital learning. At the core of…

  6. 1 Introduction Face recognition is relatively robust to changes in face view (ie faces learned from

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    Little, Tony

    1 Introduction Face recognition is relatively robust to changes in face view (ie faces learned from recognition of faces from novel views is slightly poorer than that for learned views (eg Liu and Chaudhuri 2002). An important issue for our understanding of the mechanisms and processes that underpin face

  7. Creating School Communities through Music

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    Marasco, Katelyn

    2011-01-01

    There are many problems facing educators today. Student retention, standardized test scores, and motivational issues are only a few. It seems that students are dropping out of school at higher rates and having more difficulty finding motivation to do well on their school work and standardized tests. This sought to investigate strategies that…

  8. The Impact of Bullying on School Performance in Six Selected Schools in South Carolina

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    Cooper, Stephanie A.

    2011-01-01

    The nation's K-12 schools are faced with numerous critical challenges, such as elevating academic achievement, and meeting No Child Left Behind state standards (Kowalski et al., 2008). But bullying in schools is becoming one of the most challenging issues that school personnel are encountering. In a Stanford University, study it was revealed that…

  9. Functional Brain Activation to Emotional and non-Emotional Faces in Healthy Children: Evidence for Developmentally Undifferentiated Amygdala Function During the School Age Period

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    Pagliaccio, David; Luby, Joan L.; Gaffrey, Michael S.; Belden, Andrew C.; Botteron, Kelly N.; Harms, Michael P.; Barch, Deanna M.

    2013-01-01

    The amygdala is a key region in emotion processing. Particularly, fMRI studies have demonstrated that the amygdala is active during the viewing of emotional faces. Previous research has consistently found greater amygdala responses to fearful faces as compared to neutral faces in adults, convergent with a focus in the animal literature on the amygdala's role in fear processing. Studies have found that the amygdala also responds differentially to other facial emotion types in adults. Yet, the literature regarding when this differential amygdala responsivity develops is limited and mixed. Thus, the goal of current study was to examine amygdala responses to emotional and neutral faces in a relatively large sample of healthy school age children (N = 52). While the amygdala was active in response to emotional and neutral faces, the results do not support the hypothesis that the amygdala responds differentially to emotional faces in 7 – 12 year old children. Nonetheless, amygdala activity was correlated with the severity of subclinical depression symptoms and emotional regulation skills. Additionally, sex differences were observed in frontal, temporal, and visual regions as well as effects of pubertal development in visual regions. These findings suggest important differences in amygdala reactivity in childhood. PMID:23636982

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    Flower Flower Flower Flower Flower Face Face Face Face Flower Flower Tree Tree Tree Tree Flower Flower Flower Flower Sky Sky Sky Sky Flower Grass Grass Grass Grass Flower Flower Flower #12;Sign Sign Road Road Chair Face Face Face Face Chair #12;Chair Chair Chair Flower Flower Flower Flower Grass Chair

  11. Steps for Developing a School Emergency Management Plan. Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management. Volume 2, Issue 1

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools strongly encourages schools and school districts to develop emergency management plans within the context of the four phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, schools should collaborate closely with police, fire…

  12. Fifty Educational Markets: A Playbook of State Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools. School Choice Issues in Depth

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    Hammons, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    There is a widespread misperception that private schools avoid government oversight or are "unregulated." In fact, private schools are subject to a wide variety of laws and regulations that run the gamut from reasonable rules to ensure health and safety to unreasonable rules that interfere with school curricula, preventing schools from pursuing…

  13. School Readiness: What Does It Mean for Indigenous Children, Families, Schools and Communities? Issues Paper No. 2

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    Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma

    2010-01-01

    At the state and local level, many school systems, districts and early childhood networks have developed approaches and programs to support children's transition to school. These programs often address school readiness. There are many definitions of school readiness. Some refer to the skills and attributes of individual children, defining it as…

  14. Impact of Changing Population, School Enrollment, and High School Graduate Projections on SUS Enrollments. Information Brief. Volume 4, Issue 5

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    Florida Board of Governors, State University System, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Because of lower-than-expected current year public school enrollments, the Department of Education and the Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research have revised downward the projections of public school enrollments and high school graduates. The new high school standard diploma projection is lower by 7,000 graduates annually, or…

  15. Cyber Charter Schools: Evolution, Issues, and Opportunities in Funding and Localized Oversight

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    Ellis, Kathleen

    2008-01-01

    Cyber schools, also known as virtual schools, are noteworthy charter school developments that provide viable options for education. Charter schools in general and cyber charter schools in particular are not "revenue neutral" to local school districts. Nationwide, hundreds of millions of dollars allocated for education are being routed into charter…

  16. School COMSC Forensics, Trust & Identity

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    the student to make informed decisions related to the issues of trust and identity within information systems on the issues faced by multi-national organisations and their approach to Trust and Identity. UnderstandingSchool COMSC Forensics, Trust & Identity Every organization will eventually deal with cyber

  17. Do School Facilities Really Impact a Child's Education? IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues.

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    Lyons, John B.

    This paper reviews research that correlates student achievement and the condition and utility of school facilities. The discussion focuses on the influence of various facility conditions on students, including building age, temperature and ventilation, acoustics, lighting, curriculum development, and school size. Research shows that older…

  18. Education as a Social Determinant of Health: Issues Facing Indigenous and Visible Minority Students in Postsecondary Education in Western Canada

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    Shankar, Janki; Ip, Eugene; Khalema, Ernest; Couture, Jennifer; Tan, Shawn; Zulla, Rosslynn T.; Lam, Gavin

    2013-01-01

    The level of educational attainment is increasingly being recognized as an important social determinant of health. While higher educational attainment can play a significant role in shaping employment opportunities, it can also increase the capacity for better decision making regarding one’s health, and provide scope for increasing social and personal resources that are vital for physical and mental health. In today’s highly globalized knowledge based society postsecondary education (PSE) is fast becoming a minimum requirement for securing employment that can afford young adults the economic, social and personal resources needed for better health. Canada ranks high among OECD countries in terms of advanced education, with 66% of Canadians having completed some form of postsecondary education. Yet youth from low income indigenous and visible minority (LIIVM) backgrounds continue to be poorly represented at PSE levels. The current study aimed to understand the reasons for this poor representation by examining the experiences of LIIVM students enrolled in a postsecondary program. Findings show that the challenges they faced during the course of their study had an adverse impact on their health and that improving representation of these students in PSE will require changes at many levels. PMID:23989527

  19. Elementary school teachers' techniques of responding to student questions regarding sexuality issues.

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    Price, James H; Dake, Joseph A; Kirchofer, Gregg; Telljohann, Susan K

    2003-01-01

    Fifth- and sixth-grade elementary school teachers' (n = 277) techniques of responding to students' human sexuality-related questions were assessed. Few teachers (34%) reported receiving formal training in sexuality education. The most commonly asked student questions dealt with STDs, puberty, homosexuality, pregnancy, and abortion. Teachers' willingness to answer sexually-related questions in front of the class varied (73% to 14%) by content of the question. There were no questions on the questionnaire in which more than one in five teachers would choose not to answer. The most common questions the teachers identified they would not respond to dealt with topics such as abortion, masturbation, homosexuality, and issues about the male genitals. Finally, none of the questions was perceived by more than one in eight of the teachers as questions they would not be allowed to answer. PMID:12621718

  20. Students' Experience of Working with Socioscientific Issues - a Quantitative Study in Secondary School

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    Ottander, Christina; Ekborg, Margareta

    2012-12-01

    This research project aims to investigate how students in lower secondary school experience work with socioscientific issues (SSI). The six socioscientific cases developed and used in this project are relevant according to characteristics of SSI and to the national curriculum. Approximately 1,500 students in Sweden have worked with one SSI case chosen by the teachers. A questionnaire-based instrument was used to measure the affective domain of students' attitudes towards and interest in science before starting to work with the case and a second questionnaire after finishing a case. The second student questionnaire, measured the situational characteristics of the SSI work and perceived cognitive and affective outcomes. According to the students' self-reported experience, all cases were interesting and related to a current issue. Most cases were equally interesting to boys and girls, the only exception was You are what you eat, which girls found more interesting than boys did. Almost all students claim that they learnt new facts, learnt to argue for their standpoint and to search and evaluate information during the work with the cases. The girls' average scores were higher on several aspects of learning outcomes. Furthermore the students, especially the girls, perceived that the outcome of working with SSI had relevance for their future, with some cases more relevant than others. The more interesting the student found the case, the more they claimed they learnt. The students do not, however, claim that they learnt more science than during ordinary lessons.

  1. Black Students and Private Schooling. ERIC/CUE Trends and Issues Series, Number 4.

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    Ascher, Carol

    The increasing number of black students in private schools has been stimulated partly by concern about the adequacy of the public schools; a desire by parents for greater choice about, and control over, their children's schooling; and a desire to find schools with values similar to their own. Private school efforts to draw minority students have…

  2. Gender Issues in Internet Access and Favourite Internet Activities among Greek High School Pupils inside and outside School

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    Papastergiou, Marina; Solomonidou, Christina

    2005-01-01

    This study investigates gender differences in Internet use by Greek high school pupils within school and out of school environments. A sample of 340 pupils (170 boys and 170 girls), aged 12-16 years, completed a written questionnaire on their attainability, location, frequency and purposes of Internet access. The data analysis showed that more…

  3. The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools. Issue Brief

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Every school day, nearly 7,000 students become dropouts. Annually, that adds up to about 1.2 million students who will not graduate from high school with their peers as scheduled. Lacking a high school diploma, these individuals will be far more likely than graduates to spend their lives periodically unemployed, on government assistance, or…

  4. Consolidation of Rural Schools: Mount Desert Island, Maine: A Case Study.

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    Lawrence, Barbara Kent

    In the past and present, the communities of Mount Desert Island in Maine have faced the issue of school consolidation. In 1948, the four towns of Mount Desert Island each had their own high school and several elementary schools. Despite an extensive survey and community discussion, the vote to consolidate into one high school was defeated in 1949…

  5. Strained Schools Face Bleak Future: Districts Foresee Budget Cuts, Teacher Layoffs, and a Slowing of Education Reform Efforts

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    Kober, Nancy; Rentner, Diane Stark

    2011-01-01

    Many school districts had to cope with shrinking budgets this past school year, but the effects of these cuts were cushioned to some extent by the availability of federal economic stimulus money. In 2009 and 2010, school districts received about $80 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). These funds were intended…

  6. Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy and Applications in K12 Schools. (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 8)

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    Tettegah, Sharon Y., Ed.; Hunter, Richard C, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    In today's society where most students own MP3 players, engage in constant instant messaging and downloading from the Internet, more than ever school administrators and staff should be aware of issues in administration, policy, and applications. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of current policies and practices of technology in…

  7. High School Students' Informal Reasoning Regarding a Socio-Scientific Issue, with Relation to Scientific Epistemological Beliefs and Cognitive Structures

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    Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship among 68 high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), cognitive structures regarding nuclear power usage, and their informal reasoning regarding this issue. Moreover, the ability of students' SEBs as well as their cognitive structures for predicting their informal reasoning regarding…

  8. Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104

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    Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

    2011-01-01

    This brief document summarizes findings from "Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104." Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, the report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic…

  9. Confronting the Youth Demographic Challenge: The Labor Market Prospects of Out-of-School Young Adults. Policy Issues Monograph.

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    Sum, Andrew; Fogg, Neeta; Mangum, Garth

    The labor market prospects of out-of-school young adults and options for improving the employment and earnings potential of all young adults were examined. The following issues were among those considered: demographic and social factors affecting young adults' employment prospects; employment trends and labor market problems in the United States…

  10. Greek Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Current Environmental Issues: An Exploration of Their Environmental Knowledge and Images of Nature

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    Michail, Sirmo; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the Greek primary school teachers' understanding of three current environmental issues (acid rain, the ozone layer depletion, and the greenhouse effect) as well as the emerging images of nature were examined. The study revealed that teachers held several environmental knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the three phenomena.…

  11. Assessment of Health Issues and Concerns of Israeli Seventh Graders during School Physician Examinations: A Pilot Study

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    Knishkowy, Barry; Amitai, Yona; Hardoff, Daniel; Levy, Yehoshua; Kiro, Amnon

    2007-01-01

    Background: The "AMA Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services" (GAPS) recommends annual medical evaluations during adolescence, emphasizing screening and counseling regarding psychosocial issues. In Israel, seventh graders undergo medical examinations within the school health services, focusing on the detection of physical conditions. We…

  12. Coming to School in Connecticut: Accepting Children as They Are. Issue Papers Developed by the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council.

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    Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council.

    This document consists of seven policy issue papers developed by the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council, an action-oriented coalition of statewide organizations concerned with early childhood education. Members include teachers, school administrators, children's librarians, child care providers, Head Start directors, State Department of…

  13. School Boundaries: Finding Solutions While Gaining Community Support

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    Lazarus, William

    2010-01-01

    Some of the most complicated issues facing school districts across the country revolve around resource allocation and student assignment planning. Determining school attendance boundaries, selecting sites for new schools, closing existing ones, balancing seat utilization while minimizing travel costs, and achieving socioeconomic diversity are all…

  14. Leaner, More Effective Schools

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    Fielding, Randall

    2012-01-01

    School districts across North America are facing a crushing dilemma: invest millions of dollars to maintain outdated, educationally ineffective buildings or seek funding for expensive renovations, additions, and new construction to meet the evolving needs of today's learners. Compounding the issue is deferred facility maintenance. Educational…

  15. Increasing Urban Middle School Students' Access to Authentic Math and Science Experiences through a School-Community Partnership

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    Ferreira, Maria M.; Freeman, Carl D.; Zibuck, Regina

    2010-01-01

    Urban schools serving low-income minority children face a variety of challenges related to teacher quality, resources and school infrastructure. Programs such as the GK-12 Fellows Program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), try to mitigate some of these issues by supporting partnerships between local school districts and institutions…

  16. Social and Institutional issues in the Adoption of School-based Technology-aided Sexual Health Education Program

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    Musiimenta, Angella

    2013-01-01

    Objective: School-based sexual health education interventions can reach young people of diverse backgrounds and equip them with knowledge and skills for protecting themselves against HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, and live healthy and responsible lives. However, given that school-based sexual health education intervention are health projects implemented in educational settings, variety of social and institutional issues can present challenges. This study aimed to obtain rich insights into the facilitating or inhibiting mediators for the implementation of a school-based sexual health education intervention in Uganda. Method: This study conducted 16 qualitative interviews to investigate the mediators for the implementation of the school-based sexual health education intervention based on experiences of two Ugandan schools: the school which successfully completed the implementation of the intervention, and the school which abandoned the intervention half-way the implementation. Results: Rather than the technological aspects, results indicate that the implementation was strongly influenced by interplay of social and institutional mediators, which were more favourable in the “successful” school than in the “failure school”. These mediators were: perceived students’ vulnerability to HIV and unwanted pregnancies; teachers’ skills and willingness to deliver the intervention, management support; match with routine workflow, social-cultural and religious compatibility, and stakeholder involvement. Conclusion: Rather than focusing exclusively on technological aspects, experiences from this evaluation suggest the urgent need to also create social, institutional, and religious climate which are supportive of school-based computer-assisted sexual health education. Evidence-based recommendations are provided, which can guide potential replications, improvements, and policy formulation in subsequent school-based sexual health education interventions. PMID:23923098

  17. Using texts to increase access to school nurses.

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    France, Jo

    Although young people find school nurses approachable and caring, too few access their services. A text messaging service was set up in two secondary schools to raise awareness of the school nurse and encourage teenagers to make contact for health advice and support. Pupils were involved in developing promotional materials. The majority of text contact was for sexual health and relationship issues, with 44 out of the 202 text messages leading to face-to-face contact with the nurse. PMID:24757937

  18. Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement. Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series.

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    Murphy, Joseph; Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

    This volume presents a "big picture" perspective on the charter-school movement. It provides a definition of charter schools, what they are, and where they fit on the landscape of school reform; an explanation of why charters enjoy widespread bipartisan support; a look at how charters are situated in the larger school-reform movement of the last…

  19. New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals. Nourishing News. Volume 4, Issue 1

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    Idaho State Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Idaho Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) released the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals in January 2009 with the recommendation that all School Food Authorities fully implement the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals into their programs starting August 2009. Along with the release of the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School

  20. Engaging High School Students as Co-Researchers in Qualitative Research: Logistical, Methodological and Ethical Issues.

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    Miller, Dana L.; McVea, Kristine L. S. P.; Creswell, John W.; Harter, Lynn; Mickelson, William; McEntarffer, Rob

    This paper explores six phases of a research project designed specifically to engage high school students as co-researchers in a multisite qualitative study exploring perceptions of tobacco use among high school students in four schools. It describes how university researchers collaborated with the high school students and summarizes seven major…

  1. The High Cost of Maryland's Dropout Rate. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Hauke, Justin P.

    2008-01-01

    There is a divide in Maryland's schools. Although the state's high school graduation rate is above the national average, its urban school districts have suffered from years of decline. In 2007, the Baltimore city school district's graduation rate was only 35 percent, compared to 81.5 percent in Baltimore's suburbs and 76 percent statewide. The…

  2. Economic School Integration: An Update. The Century Foundation Issue Brief Series.

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    Kahlenberg, Richard D.

    In 2000, an Idea Brief asserted that the best way to improve education would be to give every schoolchild the opportunity to attend a middle class public school (economic school integration). This brief reviews recent research and policy developments regarding economic school integration, noting that school segregation based on socioeconomic…

  3. The Impact of Mentoring Programs on Teachers in Urban Middle Schools

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    Wider, Beyonka Shantel

    2012-01-01

    Retaining teachers is a pressing issue facing many urban middle schools in the southern US. Urban middle schools continually face increased teacher turnover rates in spite of state mandated induction and mentoring programs. Drawing from Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory, the purpose of the qualitative case study was to examine urban middle…

  4. Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science (ELSI)

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    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science Web site is especially suitable for middle and high school students and teachers and tackles hard issues that face contemporary scientists every day. Connect to the ELSI pages to see a discussion of basic vs. applied research, equal access to medical screening, indoor air pollution, and personal privacy and medical databases.

  5. Building Communities, Understanding Complexities How Does an Independent School Head Encourage Parents and Trustees to Support the Inclusion of Gay and Lesbian Issues?

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    Matthew Stuart Bielaczyc

    This research looked to offer insight into the working relationships of a head of school, trustees and parents, when gay and lesbian (G\\/L) issues were included at a school, with respect to climate, policies, pro-active support, fears and strategies for integration. Regional differences are noted. A prototype was created for types of schools and strategies to be applied for successful

  6. A state?independent education for citizenship? Comparing beliefs and values related to civic and moral issues among students in Swedish mainstream and Steiner Waldorf schools

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    Bo Dahlin

    2010-01-01

    In the wake of globalisation, multiculturalism, and the ‘marketisation’ of schools the education?for?citizenship question in relation to state and independent schools seems increasingly relevant. This paper is based on a comparison of beliefs and values related to civic and moral issues among students in Swedish mainstream and Steiner Waldorf schools. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative analyses of survey

  7. Afterschool: Supporting Career and College Pathways for Middle School Age Youth. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 46

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In order to ensure that middle school youth are on a path toward higher education and careers, an early introduction to the importance of continuing education past high school is necessary. The middle school years are a vital time to teach the importance of college and career readiness and the linkages to success in life. This issue brief…

  8. Arts Enrichment in Afterschool. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 56

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the second in its latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and arts enrichment. The arts have the remarkable…

  9. A Wall of Faces

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    Stevens, Lori

    2008-01-01

    Visitors to the campus of Orland High School (OHS) will never question that they have stepped into a world of the masses: kids, activity, personalities, busyness, and playfulness--a veritable cloud of mild bedlam. The wall of ceramic faces that greets a visitor in the school office is another reminder of the organized chaos that the teachers…

  10. Long School Bus Rides: Their Effect on School Budgets, Family Life, and Student Achievement. Rural Education Issue Digest.

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    Spence, Beth

    More children are riding school buses longer distances than ever before, but this review of research on busing finds a surprising shortage of information on the subject, apart from safety figures and costs and efficiencies of the buses themselves. Historically, increased student transportation has been the by-product of school consolidation, but…

  11. Professional Development in International Schools; Issues of Inclusion Identified by a Group of International School Teaching Assistants

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    Tarry, Estelle; Cox, Anna

    2014-01-01

    With the growth in numbers of teaching assistants (TAs) in the UK, it has been identified through research carried out on behalf of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) research that TAs in British international schools have specific and unmet training needs. Following the development of a course for TAs in international contexts,…

  12. Personnel Management for Effective Schools. Second Edition.

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    Seyfarth, John T.

    Myriad issues face those who manage school personnel. Explicating the wide range of activities covered by the term "personnel management" is the object of this text. It is geared for prospective and current school administrators whose responsibilities include any aspect of personnel management. The text is organized around the premise that student…

  13. Clinical Challenges Following An Adolescent’s Death By Suicide: Bereavement Issues Faced By Family, Friends, Schools, And Clinicians

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    Margarete Parrish; Judy Tunkle

    2005-01-01

    Given the increasing prevalence of adolescent deaths by suicide, social workers are increasingly likely to be called upon to respond to traumatically bereaved families, peers, and possibly professional colleagues following an adolescents death by suicide. The authors discuss current trends in adolescent suicide. A stress diathesis model is applied to considering risk factors and their clinical implications following an adolescents

  14. Stricter School Soda Limits Offered: Facing Lawsuit Threat, Beverage Industry Vows to Curb High-Calorie Drinks

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2006-01-01

    The soft-drink industry vowed to voluntarily curb selling sugary sodas and other high-calorie beverages in schools, a move that was taken under threat of litigation by critics who see the industry as a prime culprit in a national obesity crisis. The promise offered no guarantee that schools would go along with the restrictions, though many…

  15. Modernizing "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez": How Evolving Supreme Court Jurisprudence Changes the Face of Education Finance Litigation

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    Saleh, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    This article aims to "modernize" the current legal debate over inequitable public school funding at the state and local level. The 1973 Supreme Court case of "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez" established precedent, allowing for property-tax based education funding programs at the state-level--a major source of local inequality…

  16. Beyond Black and White. New Faces and Voices in U.S. Schools. SUNY Series, Power, Social Identity, and Education.

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    Seller, Maxine, Ed.; Weis, Lois, Ed.

    This collection explores diversity in American schools by opening the discussion to the unprecedented diversity of children in American schools. Sections on rethinking familiar minorities, newcomers to the country, and other, often unrecognized minorities, deal with the common themes of minority status, marginality, and resistance. The following…

  17. Proprietor of Trade Schools that Get High Marks for Quality Faces Challenging Times as Criticism of His Industry Mounts.

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    Leatherman, Courtney

    1989-01-01

    Al Sullivan has been running for-profit trade schools in Kentucky for more than 30 years. The institutions--Sullivan Junior College of Business, Spencerian College, and Louisville Technical Institute--are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (MLW)

  18. Student Participation and Responsible Citizenship in a Non-Polyarchy: An Evaluation of Challenges Facing Zimbabwe's Schools

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    Tshabangu, Icarbord P.

    2006-01-01

    This article discusses perceptions on child participation and responsible citizenship in Zimbabwe's secondary schools. A brief outlook on Zimbabwe's values education is provided followed by a discussion of theoretical frameworks on citizenship and polyarchy and what these mean to the school. The article analyses teacher and student perceptions on…

  19. The Los Angeles Riots Revisited: The Changing Face of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Challenge for Educators

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    Davis, Donna M.

    2007-01-01

    This article provides a brief history of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), including an analysis of the demographic shifts and the tensions between the African American and Korean American communities at the time of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The article includes my own experiences teaching high school English during the…

  20. Educational Challenges and Diminishing Family Safety Net Faced by High-School Girls in a Slum Residence, Nairobi, Kenya

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    Abuya, Benta A.; Onsomu, Elijah O.; Moore, Dakysha

    2012-01-01

    In 2010, there was a slight decrease in the number of out-of school adolescents from 75 million in 2009 (UNESCO, 2009) to 71 million in 2010, of which 55% are girls (UNESCO, 2010). In Kenya, only 17% of girls have secondary education (CBS, 2004). This paper analyzes the role of families in girls' secondary education in two schools within Nairobi…

  1. Labor market issues for administrators: evidence from public schools in Texas

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    Mitchem, Eric John

    2009-05-15

    . The third essay examines the effect of increased school choice on the earnings and abilities of school administrators. I find an overall positive effect of competition on administrators' earnings suggesting that productivity gains from hiring talented...

  2. Health Issues Facing Black Women.

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    Reid, Inez Smith

    Black women in the United States experience a high incidence of serious health problems and, as a group, receive insufficient and inadequate medical care. The death rate for black women suffering from breast cancer has increased substantially since 1950. Also of great concern is the high incidence of cervical cancer in low income black women…

  3. OBSERVATION Face Recognition Ability Matures Late

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    Duchaine, Bradley C.

    OBSERVATION Face Recognition Ability Matures Late: Evidence From Individual Differences in Young Bradley Duchaine Dartmouth College Does face recognition ability mature early in childhood (early)? This fundamental issue in face recognition is typically addressed by comparing child and adult participants

  4. Mobilising Spaces of Agency through Genealogies of Race and Gender: Issues of Indigeneity, Marginality and Schooling

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    Keddie, Amanda; Williams, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    This article presents data from a case study of a non-traditional secondary school for Indigenous girls located in a suburban area of Queensland (Australia). The focus is predominantly on the identity and practices of Nicole who is one of the school's teachers. Nicole's identity as an Indigenous woman and teacher and the school's approach to…

  5. Association of Language Spoken at Home with Health and School Issues among Asian American Adolescents.

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    Yu, Stella M.; Huang, Zhihuan J.; Schwalberg, Renee H.; Overpeck, Mary D.; Kogan, Michael D.

    2002-01-01

    Examined the relationship between language spoken at home and school and health risks and behaviors of Asian American adolescents. Data from the World Health Organization Study of Health Behavior in School Children indicated increased risk for physical, psychosocial, and school health problems among these students. The risks were greater for the…

  6. Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement. Issue Brief

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    Westmoreland, Helen; Rosenberg, Heidi M.; Lopez, M. Elena; Weiss, Heather

    2009-01-01

    Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) and the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) have teamed up to bring you a ground-breaking policy brief that examines the role of school districts in promoting family engagement. "Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement" spotlights how six school

  7. Characteristics of Career Academies in 12 Florida School Districts. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 106

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    Estacion, Angela; D'Souza, Stephanie; Bozick, Robert

    2011-01-01

    This report describes career academies in 12 Florida school districts in the 2006/07 school year. It examines their structure and career clusters, the high schools offering them, and the students enrolled. This study is one of the first to investigate both career academy structure and clusters using multiple data sources. It provides state…

  8. Summary of States' Strategies and Consequences for ESEA Focus Schools. Solutions. Issue Number 2

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    Perlman, Carole

    2013-01-01

    As of January 1, 2013, 34 states and the District of Columbia have been granted waivers from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Part of each successful flexibility application was a state accountability system that could identify priority schools (the lowest performing 5% of Title 1 schools) and focus schools

  9. High School/College Partnerships. 1981 Current Issues in Higher Education, No 1.

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    American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.

    The need for better high school/college articulation is addressed in five papers. In "High School/College Partnerships That Work," Ernest L. Boyer describes the ongoing efforts to encourage high school/college collaboration and considers five principles necessary for establishing cooperative programs, including the need for educators at both…

  10. Essentials of Illinois School Finance: A Guide to Techniques, Issues and Resources.

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    Fritts, James B.

    This book is a tool for Illinois school business officials, superintendents, and other administrators with budgeting responsibilities. It is also a resource for school board members. The foreword describes the financial responsibilities of the school board along with the caveat that financial management is staff work, not board work. Detailed…

  11. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Studying School Leadership Effects as a Reciprocal Process

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    Hallinger, Philip; Heck, Ronald H.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past 3 decades, a substantial body of scholarship has examined the effects of school leadership on student learning. Most of this research has framed leadership as an independent variable, or driver for change, in relation to school effectiveness and school improvement. Yet, scholars have observed that leadership is also influenced by…

  12. Issue 229 10 February 2011 SharingstoriesofImperial'scommunitySharingstoriesofImperial'scommunity School of Public Health's

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    Imperial'scommunitySharingstoriesofImperial'scommunity reporter School of Public Health's Elio Riboli on why preventative medicine's time has come >> Centre pages Kong Chian school of medicine, was celebrated at the opening of the project's london office on 21. At the opening ceremony, Professor Martyn Partridge, Senior Vice Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

  13. School Choice Issues in Indiana: Sifting through the Rhetoric. Education Policy Brief. Volume 9, Number 3

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    Billick, Rebecca L.; Hiller, Stephen C.; Spradlin, Terry E.

    2011-01-01

    This year Indiana joined over a dozen other states in adopting Friedman's principles by passing what many believe to be the most comprehensive school choice program in the country. With the enactment of three key bills (HEA 1001, HEA 1003, and HEA 1004), Indiana parents may now take advantage of a school expenditure tax deduction, school

  14. Characteristics of Career Academies in 12 Florida School Districts. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 106

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    Estacion, Angela; D'Souza, Stephanie; Bozick, Robert

    2011-01-01

    This report describes career academies in 12 Florida school districts in the 2006/07 school year. It examines their structure and career clusters, the high schools offering them, and the students enrolled. This study is driven by three research questions: (1) How many career academies were there, and of what types? (2) What were the…

  15. First Amendment Issues in the Control and Use of Public School Facilities

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    Davis, Thomas E., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    The passage of the Equal Access Act (1984) brought to light the legal conflict that had been building over the previous four decades over who should or should not have access to public school facilities. Following the passage of the Act, many student and community groups began to request use of school facilities. School leaders were called on to…

  16. Planning a School-Based Mentoring Program. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 4

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    Garringer, Michael

    2010-01-01

    School-based mentoring (SBM) has exploded in popularity in recent years: Today approximately one fourth of the youth mentoring programs in the country use a school-based format (Herrera, Grossman, Kauh, Feldman, & McMaken, 2007). In SBM, a K-12 student is paired with an adult from the community or an older (usually high school) student in a…

  17. Examining Independent Study High Schools in California. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 074

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    Barrat, Vanessa X.; Berliner, BethAnn

    2009-01-01

    This examination of California's independent study high schools (alternative schools in which 75 percent or more of students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in full-time independent study) describes enrollment trends since 2001-02 and the number and characteristics of schools and students as well as teacher qualifications in 2006-07. The study used…

  18. Key Issues in Empirically Identifying Chronically Low-Performing and Turnaround Schools

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    Hansen, Michael

    2012-01-01

    One of the US Department of Education's key priorities is turning around the nation's persistently low-achieving schools, yet exactly how to identify low-performing schools is a task left to state policy makers, and a myriad of definitions have been utilized. In addition, exactly how to recognize when a school begins to turn around is not well…

  19. An Analysis of Pennsylvania's Cyber Charter Schools. Issue Brief

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    Jack, James; Sludden, John; Schott, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Pennsylvania's first cyber charter school opened in 1998, enrolling 44 full-time students. From this modest beginning, Pennsylvania's cyber charter sector has grown to 16 schools enrolling 35,000 students from all but one school district in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania has one of the nation's most extensive cyber charter sectors,…

  20. Preliminary Evidence for an Association Between Social Anxiety Symptoms and Avoidance of Negative Faces in School-Age Children

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    Stirling, Lucy J.; Eley, Thalia C.; Clark, David M.

    2006-01-01

    Attentional biases with regard to emotional facial expressions are associated with social anxiety in adults. We investigated whether similar relations exist in children. Seventy-nine 8- to 11-year-olds completed a probe detection task. On a given trial, 1 of 3 pairs of faces was presented: negative-neutral, negative-positive, and positive-neutral.…

  1. Capacity Building: Sustaining Urban Secondary Schools as Resilient Self-Renewing Organizations in the Face of Standardized Educational Reform

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    Corrie Giles

    2008-01-01

    Historically, the progressive ideas of innovative schools have influenced the professional practice of North American educators\\u000a since the latter part of the 19th century. Indeed, since the beginning of an industrial society, and now with the birth of\\u000a globalization and a knowledge economy, there has been a need for public schools to sustain their capacity for innovative self-renewal.\\u000a Yet, much

  2. Evaluation of awareness and preparedness of school Principals and teachers on earthquake reduction effects issues - State's actions

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    Kourou, Assimina; Ioakeimidou, Anastasia; Mokos, Vasileios; Bakas, Konstantinos

    2013-04-01

    It is generally accepted that the effects of the disasters can be mainly reduced if people are aware, well informed and motivated towards a culture of disaster prevention and resilience. Particularly, in earthquake prone countries, a continuous update and education of the public, on earthquake risk management issues, is essential. Schools can play a crucial role concerning training and building a disaster prevention culture, among various community groups. Principals and teachers have a key role to play in any school-wide initiative through developing and reviewing awareness policy, developing and revising emergency response plans, holding emergency drills and training the students. During the last decade, the Greek State have done a lot of efforts in order to better educate teachers and students in disaster preparedness and management, such as: a. implementation of the E.P.P.O.'s educational project "Earthquake Protection at Schools" which is addressed mainly to school Principals. The project started right after the 1999 earthquake in Athens. b. publication of educational material for students, teachers and people with disabilities and publication of guidelines concerning the development of emergency plans. c. implementation of projects and elaboration of innovative and mobile experiential educational material connected with school curricula. The aim of the present study is to assess levels of awareness and preparedness concerning earthquake protection issues, as well as risk mitigation behaviours, undertaken by teachers at individual, family and workplace level. Furthermore, the assessment of teachers' current levels of earthquake awareness and preparedness, could lead to conclusions about the effectiveness of State's current Policy. In this framework, specific questionnaires were developed and were addressed to Principals and teachers who were responsible for the preparation of their School Emergency Preparedness Plans. The sample of the survey comprises of primary and secondary schools of 9 different prefectures of Greece. Approximately 1.100 responses have been gathered. The analysis of the results indicated that approximately 60% of the surveyed teachers have experienced at least one earthquake at school, which is expected due to Greece's high seismicity (50% of the released seismic energy in Europe). Additionally, the level of knowledge of surveyed teachers on earthquake protection measures is very high. A significant majority of the teachers, were reported being familiar with the identification and reduction of non structural hazards at their home, and the development of School's Emergency Plans. On the other hand, approximately the 25% of the responders were not aware of their school emergency plan or they claimed that such a plan does not exist at their schools. These teachers have not participated in any earthquake school drill. Thus, even though a lot of State's initiatives have been implemented till now to build awareness towards earthquakes and establish a preparedness status for prospective earthquakes in school community, there are still proposed actions to be taken in order to improve the teachers' ability to plan or implement activities concerning earthquake management issues.

  3. Challenges Facing Special Education.

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    Meyen, Edward L., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents 17 selected papers from recent issues of the journal, "Focus on Exceptional Children," concerning current and emerging challenges facing the field of special education. The book is organized in two parts. Part 1, "Contemporary Challenges," includes the following articles: "Transitions in Early Childhood Special Education: Issues

  4. Equality or Equity: Gender Awareness Issues in Secondary Schools in Pakistan

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    Halai, Anjum

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on gender awareness issues as a dimension of addressing the wider issue of the quality of education in Pakistan from the perspective of social justice. In Pakistan classrooms, boys and girls learn separately and therefore teachers and others tend to think that there are no gender issues once access is achieved and the learners…

  5. [Hygiene in schools - an important issue for the public health services].

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    Heudorf, U; Voigt, K; Eikmann, Th; Exner, M

    2011-11-01

    According to the Protection against Infection Act (IfSG), schools have to identify their arrangements of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for hygienic conditions, and the public health departments are obliged to check the hygienic conditions in schools. Here, practical experience with these topics in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is presented.Although all schools had been informed about their duties according to IfSG in 2001, only 44% (80/180 schools) of them were able to present their SOPs when requested to do so by the public health department in 2006. Complaints about bad sanitary hygiene in schools have to be confirmed, often even in recently redeveloped facilities, because of vandalism. The equipment of washing basins was improved very well during the influenza pandemic in 2009. In 2010, however, a tendency to deterioration had been observed. With data on high levels on indoor contamination (particles and CO2) in class rooms in 2006, the city increased the frequency of cleaning and launched a programme on proper ventilation in classrooms. However, a study on ventilation in 29 schools in 2009 resulted in very high levels of CO2; obviously the recommendation to ventilate the classrooms every break are neglected. Large studies on drinking water quality exhibited good data, with the exception of high Legionella contaminations in hot water systems supplying the showers in gymnasiums. Major redevelopment measures were necessary.Hygienic conditions in schools should be improved urgently. The public health departments should increase their consulting services as well as their control visits in schools - with the aim to improve hygiene in schools. Responsibility of the schools as well as of the individuals in the schools is demanded as well. More public attention to this topic seems mandatory, may be via a "signal light - red-yellow-green" for schools? PMID:22113381

  6. After the Sunset: Sustaining School-to-Work Intermediary Activity. School-to-Work Intermediary Project. Issue Brief.

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    Grobe, Terry

    The now defunct School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 provided start-up funding for states to establish comprehensive career development systems. Survey results of 21 intermediary organizations that used funding from the act to provide learning experiences for youth showed that the loss of federal funding affected activities in various ways,…

  7. Face pain

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    Face pain may be dull and throbbing or an intense, stabbing discomfort in the face or forehead. It can occur in one or ... Pain that starts in the face may be caused by a nerve problem, ... Face pain may also begin other places in the body. Abscessed ...

  8. Afterschool: A Key to Successful Parent Engagement. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 57

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the third in its latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and parent engagement. There is little dispute…

  9. Afterschool and the Common Core State Standards. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 63

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the first in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students…

  10. Afterschool Supporting Students with Disabilities and Other Special Needs. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 64

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the second in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students…

  11. Headteacher Career Paths in UK Independent Secondary Coeducational Schools: Gender Issues

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    McLay, Margaret

    2008-01-01

    This article presents evidence of the similarities and differences in the career paths of men and women who have achieved headships in UK independent coeducational schools. The research comprised a pilot study of interviews with nine female headteachers and a questionnaire sent to male and female heads of coeducational secondary schools. It…

  12. Beyond the Tipping Point: Issues of Racial Diversity in Magnet Schools Following Unitary Status

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    Smrekar, Claire

    2009-01-01

    This article uses qualitative case study methodology to examine why the racial composition of magnet schools in Nashville, Tennessee, has shifted to predominantly African American in the aftermath of unitary status. The article compares the policy contexts and parents' reasons for choosing magnet schools at two points in time--under court order…

  13. Instructional Uses of School Computers. Reports from the 1985 National Survey. Issue No. 1.

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    Becker, Henry Jay

    1986-01-01

    The Second National Survey of Instructional Uses of School Computers gathered information from more than 10,000 principals and computer-using teachers in a probability sample of over 2,300 U.S. elementary and secondary schools during the spring of 1985. Information was obtained through questionnaires and telephone interviews. The first of six to…

  14. Comparing Religious Education in Canadian and Australian Catholic High Schools: Identifying Some Key Structural Issues

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    Rymarz, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Religious education (RE) in Catholic high schools in Australia and Canada is compared by examining some of the underlying structural factors that shape the delivery of RE. It is argued that in Canadian Catholic schools RE is diminished by three factors that distinguish it from the Australian experience. These are: the level and history of…

  15. The Fourth Amendment in the Public Schools: Issues for the 1990's and Beyond. Presentation Outline.

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    Schreck, Myron

    In 1985, the United States Supreme Court, in "New Jersey v. T.L.O.," held that the Fourth Amendment applies to searches and seizures conducted by public school administrators. This paper discusses the current state of Fourth Amendment law with regard to public school searches and seizures. Among the subtopics discussed are the following: (1) the…

  16. Sustainability and triple bottom line: key issues for successful Spanish school principals

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    Anabel Corral Granados; Genoveva Granados Gámez

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss how an organizational triple bottom line approach can be adapted to increase organizational sustainability in a Spanish school setting and assist school directors, who hold the primary role, in the process of adaptation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Through synthesising different conceptual approaches, a system model was created based on design models, such

  17. Federally Funded Charter Schools Should Foster Diversity. Issue Brief No. 2

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    National Coalition on School Diversity (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Administration's "Blueprint For Reform," and FY 2011 budget proposal set forth an education agenda that would make the expansion of charter schools a cornerstone of the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Likewise, HR 4330 would promote charter schools as a central catalyst for education reform. Without clearer…

  18. The Impact of the Baby Boom Echo on U.S. Public School Enrollments. Issue Brief.

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    Bare, John

    Children of the Baby Boom generation have set off a population explosion in U.S. schools. This dramatic enrollment growth, known as the Baby Boom echo, began in the nation's elementary schools in 1984, and elementary enrollment has increased annually since then. At the secondary level, enrollment increases began in 1991 and are expected to…

  19. Screening for Asperger Syndrome in School-Age Children: Issues and Instruments

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    Reilly, Colin; Campbell, Audrey; Keran, Patricia

    2009-01-01

    Many children with Asperger syndrome are not identified prior to school entry, and difficulties associated with the condition may only become evident when a child enters school. Failure to identify children with the syndrome may lead to increased risk for psychopathology, and lack of understanding of the reasons for social and communicative…

  20. The Formula behind Maryland's K-12 Funding. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Scafidi, Benjamin

    2008-01-01

    Maryland's school finance system experienced a restructuring in 2002 with the passage of SB 856, the "Bridge to Excellence Act." The "Bridge" Act set the funding amount for "base" students, brought state funding for kindergarten students on par with students in grades 1-12, and collapsed about 50 school funding programs into eight. The act also…

  1. An Empirical Evaluation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Forster, Greg; D'Andrea, Christian

    2009-01-01

    This study examines the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, one of the nation's largest school choice programs. It is the first ever completed empirical evaluation of a tax-credit scholarship program, a type of program that creates school choice through the tax code. Earlier reports, including a recent one on the Florida program, have not…

  2. Systems Impact: Issues and Trends in Improving School Outcomes for All Learners through Multitier Instructional Models

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    Chard, David J.

    2013-01-01

    The majority of school districts implementing response to intervention use a systemwide, multitier model of delivery. This article describes the common features of multitier models and discusses the emerging evidence of their effectiveness. In addition, specific factors that schools should consider to enhance effective implementation of systemic,…

  3. The High Cost of Wisconsin's Dropout Rate. School Choice Issues in the State

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    House, Emily Anne

    2009-01-01

    This study presents the public costs of high school dropouts in Wisconsin. It examines how dropouts in the state dramatically impact state finances through reduced tax revenues, increased Medicaid costs, and high incarceration rates. It also examines just how much high school dropouts cost Wisconsin's taxpayers each year, and how much could be…

  4. School-Based Health Centers and Childhood Obesity: "An Ideal Location to Address a Complex Issue"

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    National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2010

    2010-01-01

    One of today's most pressing public health problems is the rise in childhood overweight and obesity. School-based health centers (SBHCs)--the convergence of public health, primary care, and mental health in schools--represent an important element in the public health toolbox for combating the challenging epidemic. When working side-by-side in a…

  5. Characteristics of GED Recipients in High School: 2002-06. Issue Brief. NCES 2012-025

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    Malkus, Nathaniel; Sen, Anindita

    2011-01-01

    The General Educational Development (GED) credential is often considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma for students who do not graduate from high school. A GED credential can expand opportunities in the labor market (Song and Hsu 2008) and in postsecondary education for those who obtain it. Nearly all postsecondary institutions (98…

  6. Predictors of the Elementary School Proficiency Exams and Issues of Equality in Educational Facilities

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    Erdogan, Irfan; Meseci Giorgetti, Filiz; Cifcili, Vakur

    2011-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to determine whether school/student, classroom/student, teacher/student ratio, and the Human Development Index (I.G.E.) rates by province predict a province's total 6th and 7th grade Elementary School Proficiency Exam (SBS) scores. To determine the relationships between the province's total 6th and 7th grade SBS…

  7. A State-Wide Study of Financial Issues Affecting Tennessee Public Schools.

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    Peach, Larry E.; Reddick, Thomas L.

    A sample of teachers, principals, supervisors, superintendents, school board members, and county commissioners across Tennessee responded to questionnaires concerning funding patterns and revenue sources for public education. Except for the commissioners, who are the funding agents for school systems in Tennessee and are responsible for setting…

  8. Opinions of Teachers and Parents Concerning Contemporary Issues Affecting Rural Schools.

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    Peach, Larry E.; Reddick, Thomas L.

    A random selection of 700 parents and teachers representing rural central Tennessee schools was surveyed in order to make their opinions available to policy makers. Usable responses were returned by 196 parents and 224 teachers. Parents opposed increasing public school funds through a lottery; teachers approved. Both groups believed that prayer…

  9. Policies to Improve Instruction and Learning in High Schools. NGA Center for Best Practices Issue Brief

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    National Governors Association, 2008

    2008-01-01

    High school students in the United States have been taking more challenging courses in recent years, but academic achievement has been stagnant. At the heart of the matter is the quality of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Some courses tend to be more challenging in name than in practice. High schools also have a history of autonomy that…

  10. Legal and Policy Issues Regarding Niche Charter Schools: Race, Religion, Culture, and the Law

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    Eckes, Suzanne E.; Fox, Robert A.; Buchanan, Nina K.

    2011-01-01

    A growing number of ethnocentric or culturally oriented niche charter schools have opened around the country. These ethnic or culture-oriented models raise legal and policy concerns about church/state entanglement as well as concerns about diversity. Indeed, there has already been litigation focused on racial and ethnic aspects of charter schools

  11. Raising Standards in Schools: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.

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    Pine, Patricia

    In a survey of 1,500 administrators, most of the 400 respondents agreed by an 8 to 1 margin that reforms to raise academic standards in public schools are necessary. In high schools, a decline in reading, vocabulary, and math skills is due basically to a decreased academic emphasis. Solutions include more required courses, more opportunities for…

  12. Implementing Behavior Modification Procedures in an Elementary School: Problems and Issues.

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    Elardo, Richard

    This paper represents a report of a year-long case study of the implementation of a token economy in an entire elementary school. The effort was intended to provide teachers with an alternative to corporal punishment as a form of school discipline. In this report, both the successful and unsuccessful procedures are described in chronological…

  13. Decision-Making Quandaries that Superintendents Face in Their Work in Small School Districts Building Democratic Communities

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    Touchton, Debra; Acker-Hocevar, Michele

    2011-01-01

    Superintendents of small school districts describe how they give voice, involve and listen to others, and solicit various publics to build democratic communities. Superintendents make sense of leadership through their constructed role, leadership orientation, and district size. Findings suggest the following when superintendents involve, listen,…

  14. An Autoethnographic Inquiry into the Barriers That African-American Women Face as Secondary School Principals: A Guerilla Warfare

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    Monts, Cheryl

    2012-01-01

    This research study was conducted as an autoethnographic study of me and supplemented with three African-American female administrators' perspectives and experiences as school administrators. The narrative process was used to tell all of our stories. The narrative process enabled me to tell my story and how my story relates to the stories of…

  15. This Issue.

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    McCombs, Barbara L.

    2003-01-01

    Introduces a theme issue on learner-centered psychological principles (LCP), which undergird learner-centered teaching. Learner-centered teaching embodies the notion of learning partnerships between teachers and students. The articles address such issues as applying LCP in middle school, high school, and teacher education; postsecondary strategies…

  16. Toward Excellence: Student and Teacher Behaviors as Predictors of School Success. Research Summary Report.

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    Crohn, Leslie

    Effective schools research has delivered some relatively concrete findings on important issues facing this country's educators. The result has been an extensive collection of effective schooling practices which have potential for increasing performance in young people. In reviewing effective schools literature, implications of the data were found…

  17. Transition to College and Students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategy Considerations for School Counselors

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    Dipeolu, Abiola O.; Storlie, Cassandra; Johnson, Carol

    2014-01-01

    There are limited school counseling resources that address the unique post high school transition issues faced by students with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HASD). While many school counselors have excellent skills in assessment, advising, and career planning, it is worthwhile to expand these to include working with students with…

  18. The Challenges for New Principals in the 21st Century. International Research on School Leadership Series

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    Shoho, Alan R., Ed.; Barnett, Bruce, Ed.; Tooms, Autumn K., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This book series, "International Research on School Leadership," focuses on how present-day issues affect the theory and practice of school leadership. For this inaugural book, the editors focused on the challenges facing new principals and headteachers. Because the professional lives of school leaders have increasingly impinged on their personal…

  19. Mexican Students' Identities in Their Language Use at a U.S. High School

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    Andrews, Micah

    2013-01-01

    The growth of the Mexican population in the U.S. Midwest has also been reflected in the public school population. Mexican students face many hardships in school such as language difficulties and cultural issues. Due to these hardships, their dropout rate from school is high and their attendance of postsecondary institutions is low. Using critical…

  20. Design and Technology Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 81.

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    Watson, Lucy; Wadsworth, Alison; Daniels, Richard; Jones, Alan

    Schools have been faced with design and technology changes over the past few years, raising issues when planners consider both new and existing school accommodations. This document illustrates typical design examples and suggests an approach which individual schools can use to assess their own design and technology accommodation requirements.…

  1. Promoting Literacy Learning for Children of Abuse: Strategies for Elementary School Teachers

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    Haeseler, Lisa Ann

    2006-01-01

    Elementary school teachers must clearly understand that many children of domestic violence abuse are struggling with abuse issues at home along with literacy learning at school. This article will demonstrate how a child from an adverse home environment may face additional literacy challenges in school. This article will also provide specific…

  2. Student-Issued One-to-One Laptop Computers on Secondary Campuses in Four Texas School Districts: A Phenomenological Case Study

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    Hoyer, Randall J.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to investigate the impact of one-to-one student issued laptop computers on secondary campuses in four rural Texas school districts. Data were collected using focus groups which included 27 leaders in four rural Texas school districts that had implemented the one-to-one laptop initiative. The…

  3. Communication and Collaboration During Natural Disasters: The Lessons Learned From Past Experience. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2008

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on the response and recovery efforts to wildfires by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and its school and community partners. Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes,…

  4. How Community Colleges Can Create Productive Collaborations with Local Schools. New Directions for Community Colleges, Issue 111. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.

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    Palmer, James C., Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This issue of New Directions for Community Colleges focuses on ways of establishing and sustaining collaborative work between colleges and local school districts. Chapters included are: (1) "Building Bridges or Barriers? Public Policies That Facilitate or Impede Linkages between Community Colleges and Local School Districts" (Katherine Boswell);…

  5. A State-Independent Education for Citizenship? Comparing Beliefs and Values Related to Civic and Moral Issues among Students in Swedish Mainstream and Steiner Waldorf Schools

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    Dahlin, Bo

    2010-01-01

    In the wake of globalisation, multiculturalism, and the "marketisation" of schools the education-for-citizenship question in relation to state and independent schools seems increasingly relevant. This paper is based on a comparison of beliefs and values related to civic and moral issues among students in Swedish mainstream and Steiner Waldorf…

  6. A Survey of Current and Future Educational Issues of Small West-Texas Secondary Schools. ICASALS Publication No. 73-6.

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    Mehaffie, Shamus

    Conducted in 45 secondary schools having an enrollment of 200 or fewer in grades 7-12, the survey examined the singular problems and issues of concern as seen by teachers and administrators. The schools, located within 300 miles of Lubbock, Texas, did not represent underprivileged areas; and though they were often located in geographically…

  7. Issues and Answers in the Rural and Small School Education Movement. Annual Rural Education Conference (2nd, Manhattan, Kansas, November 10-11, 1980).

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    Bailey, Gerald D., Comp.; Scott, Robert E., Comp.

    Conference papers are clustered into three major categories: background--the past and future; current issues in rural and small school education; and individual and group roles in rural and small school education. Papers in the first category provide an overview of the basic changes in rural education, project a picture of rural education in the…

  8. Professional Staff Committee MINUTES Nov. 13, 2008 FACE-TO-FACE

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    Professional Staff Committee MINUTES Nov. 13, 2008 FACE-TO-FACE LOCATION Student Union TIME 12 noon noted that the proposed survey was asking what issues pro staff were facing right now; however, those

  9. 1 http://cus.oise.utoronto.ca/ Centre for Urban Schooling -OISE Issue 2, April 2014

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    Sokolowski, Marla

    in November 2009 to address the gender gap in academic achievement and school gap in academic achievement, such as mentoring programs and single the gender gap, "Acceptance is one of the biggest messages we try to get across

  10. Secondary school physics availability in an urban setting: Issues related to academic achievement and course offerings

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    Kelly, Angela M.; Sheppard, Keith

    2009-10-01

    High school physics is a gateway course for post-secondary study in science, and an essential component in the formation of students' scientific literacy. The opportunity to study physics is not universally available for children in U.S. schools, particularly in urban areas. Restricted science opportunities result in inequitable participation and a barrier to future participation in STEM-related fields. Although the national trend in physics enrollment has recently shown an increase, the percentage of participation is much lower for students in urban schools. We examined the availability of physics in New York City, and whether access was related to academic achievement measures, such as prior science performance, and graduation and college attendance percentages. High schools that offered physics were compared to those that did not, and patterns in types of available physics courses were examined. The findings substantiate the compelling need to explore the barriers to increased physics access and participation for urban youth.

  11. Active Parental Consent in School-Based ResearchAn Examination of Ethical and Methodological Issues

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    Finn-Aage Esbensen; Elizabeth Piper Deschenes; Ronald E. Vogel; Jennifer West; Karen Arboit; Lesley Harris

    1996-01-01

    To date, most school-based research has used passive parental consent. However, the Family Privacy Protection Act of 1995 aims to change these requirements The proposed legislation requires written parental consent if minors are to be asked \\

  12. Research Committee Issues Brief: Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools

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    Rose, Raymond M.

    2007-01-01

    There are a variety of different approaches to providing virtual education and significant program differences. This Issues Brief describes a process all virtual education programs should undertake to help best ensure all students have access to the educational opportunities provided by the program. The focus of this Issues Brief is to "increase…

  13. High School Students' Informal Reasoning on a Socio-Scientific Issue: Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses

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    Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung

    2007-01-01

    Recently, the significance of learners' informal reasoning on socio-scientific issues has received increasing attention among science educators. To gain deeper insights into this important issue, an integrated analytic framework was developed in this study. With this framework, 71 Grade 10 students' informal reasoning about nuclear energy usage…

  14. Teaching Climate Change Science in Senior Secondary School: Issues, Barriers and Opportunities

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    Bunten, Rod; Dawson, Vaille

    2014-01-01

    This paper argues that, despite its difficulties, climate change can (and perhaps needs to) be taught rigorously to students by enquiry rather than through transmission and that such a method will enable students to make judgments on other issues of scientific controversy. It examines the issues and barriers to the teaching of climate change,…

  15. A Study Concerning Perceptions of Public School Teachers and Principals Regarding Curriculum Issues in Middle Tennessee.

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    Reddick, Thomas; Peach, Larry

    A survey was conducted to compare the attitudes of 250 teachers, 25 principals, and 35 central office personnel from 20 middle Tennessee counties toward curricular issues. Respondents answered 29 questions on a scale of "strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree" to generate data in 7 categories of issues: curriculum development, course…

  16. Following the Canada Goose: Teacher Supply and Demand Issues for Rural School Districts.

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    Kitchenham, Andrew D.

    Canada will face a serious teacher shortage in the next 15 years due to the aging of its teaching work force. A study of patterns of teacher supply and demand in British Columbia (Canada) interviewed key informants at the Ministry of Education, British Columbia College of Teachers, and British Columbia Teachers' Federation, and board officials and…

  17. Issues in Post-Soviet Secondary School Reform: The Case of Kazakstan.

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    DeYoung, Alan J.; Balzhan, Suzhikova

    The Republic of Kazakstan--the world's ninth largest country--is one of five central Asian nations created in 1991 upon the demise of the former Soviet Union. Never a separate political state in the past, Kazakstan now faces a myriad of curricular and educational organization problems related to contemporary economic and political developments, as…

  18. Whole-School Management Issues Concerning the PE Department: "A Natural Division of Labour?"

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    Williams, Gareth Mark; Williams, Dean

    2013-01-01

    Utilising the labour ideas of Adam Smith and Emile Durkheim as a theoretical basis, the main objective of this study was to investigate the perception that Heads of Physical Education (HoPE) face unique management and leadership challenges. Results showed that HoPE believe that they are overburdened with tasks primarily involving the delegation of…

  19. The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymoprhisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers

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    David. A Micklos

    2006-01-01

    This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)

  20. Fostering youth leadership to address workplace and community environmental health issues: a university-school-community partnership.

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    Delp, Linda; Brown, Marianne; Domenzain, Alejandra

    2005-07-01

    Many communities of color are disproportionately exposed to workplace and community environmental hazards. This article presents the results of a pilot project designed by a university-school-community partnership to develop youth leadership to confront these exposures. Using a popular empowerment education approach, students applied peer education, research, and organizing skills learned in the classroom to community-based internships in a service-learning model. Evaluation results from pretests and posttests, focus groups, and in-depth interviews demonstrated that students shared what they learned about young workers' rights and environmental justice with family and friends. They developed a critical analysis of environmental inequities, created a citywide youth coalition that advocates around legal, educational, and environmental issues affecting youth, and implemented campaigns to enforce child labor laws and to prevent school construction on contaminated land. This multifaceted model can serve as an important foundation to develop youth leaders to influence environmental policies in a variety of communities. PMID:16020622