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  1. Value-Added Models for the Pittsburgh Public Schools

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    Johnson, Matthew; Lipscomb, Stephen; Gill, Brian; Booker, Kevin; Bruch, Julie

    2012-01-01

    At the request of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT), Mathematica has developed value-added models (VAMs) that aim to estimate the contributions of individual teachers, teams of teachers, and schools to the achievement growth of their students. The authors' work in estimating value-added in Pittsburgh…

  2. Improving Special Education Services in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Winter 2009-10

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is the second-largest public school system in Pennsylvania. The state has only one other major big-city school system--Philadelphia's. The school district has made substantial gains in student achievement over the last several years, significantly increasing the numbers of students at the proficient level in…

  3. Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Pittsburgh Public Schools

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    Gonzalez, Angel; Kumar, Sudipti; Waymack, Nancy

    2014-01-01

    The Pittsburgh Public Schools study is the 12th district study since the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) began studying districts in-depth in 2009. The intent of these studies is to give select communities a comprehensive look at what is happening in their local school districts that may be either helping or hurting teacher quality, and…

  4. Pittsburgh Public Schools' Excellence for All: Year 2 Evaluation. Documented Briefing. DB-575-PPS

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    Tharp-Taylor, Shannah; Nelson, Catherine Awsumb; Hamilton, Laura S.; Yuan, Kun

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) requested that the RAND Corporation monitor implementation of year 2 (2007-2008) of the district's Excellence for All (EFA) initiative and provide feedback to district staff, the PPS board, and other stakeholders. In 2008, RAND expanded to a more comprehensive focus on effective implementation of EFA's…

  5. Mental Health Services in the Pittsburgh Public Schools; 1967-1968.

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    Richman, Vivien

    The 1967-68 mental health services (MHS) program in the Pittsburgh public school system, number of children served, studies undertaken, and other staff activities are considered. A research study of perceptual-motor dysfunction among emotionally disturbed, educable mentally handicapped, and normal children, and two perceptual surveys developed for…

  6. The Instructional Cabinet and Shared Decision Making in the Pittsburgh Public Schools: Theory, Practice and Evaluation.

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    Wallace, Richard C., Jr.; And Others

    A significant body of research from business and industry has generally confirmed the contribution of participative decision-making to improved organizational effectiveness and employee morale. Following a literature review, this paper explores the implementation of shared decision-making in the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Public Schools. The…

  7. Pittsburgh School Gets Energized.

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    Hill, Willliam W.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a project designed to create an energy efficient high school in the diocese of Pittsburgh. The project will save over $850,000 in energy, operations, and maintenance costs over fifteen years. The design improves the physical premises as well by adding windows and eliminating fluorescent lighting. Offers tips for developing similar…

  8. Partners in Pittsburgh Public Schools' Excellence for All Initiative: Findings from the First Year of Implementation. Documented Briefing. DB-544-FFE

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    Tharp-Taylor, Shannah; Nelson, Catherine Awsumb; Dembosky, Jacob W.; Gill, Brian

    2007-01-01

    The Pittsburgh Public School District asked the RAND Corporation to monitor the first year's implementation (2006-2007) of Excellence for All (EFA) and provide feedback to district staff, the board, and other stakeholders. The Pittsburgh Public School District leadership developed EFA with the aim of increasing student achievement by improving…

  9. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM NORTHWEST OF PITTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ...

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    PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM NORTHWEST OF PITTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS, BUILT 2003 BY THE FIRM OF MACLACHLAN CORNELIUS AND FILONI. - Pittsburgh High School for the Creative & Performing Arts, 111 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  10. Pittsburgh Public School District / Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Team Participation in the US First Competition

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    Stroupe, Ashley

    2002-01-01

    FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international program designed to encourage junior and senior high school students to participate in science and technology related activities. FIRST attempts to increase enthusiasm for technology by providing a competitive environment in which to demonstrate robotics technology designed for a particular set of tasks. Carnegie Mellon University provided student members of the project the opportunity to complete the design, construction, testing, and operation of a robot. Electrical, mechanical, and programming skills were stressed, with both adult and senior students acting as mentors for more junior members. Teamwork and integration was also stressed in order to provide students with a realistic feel for project-based work. Finally, an emphasis was placed on recruiting students with greater difficulty in entering technological fields: girls and ethnic minorities and students leaning toward humanities (especially art). Carnegie Mellon built a relationship with Taylor Allderdice High School that lasted four years. For four years, the success of the project increased each year. Each term, the students successfully designed and built a working robot that could fully participate in the competition. The enthusiasm of the students has been the cornerstone of the recruit of new students, keeping the project growing and vital. Carnegie Mellon's participation with Allderdice has been an overall great success.

  11. Improving School Leadership through Support, Evaluation, and Incentives: The Pittsburgh Principal Incentive Program. Monograph

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    Hamilton, Laura S.; Engberg, John; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Nelson, Catherine Awsumb; Yuan, Kun

    2012-01-01

    In 2007, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) received funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) program to implement the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership System for Excellence (PULSE), a set of reforms designed to improve the quality of school leadership throughout the district. A major component of PULSE is the…

  12. Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Minority Report.

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    Kaleida, Phillip; And Others

    This minority report is a rebuttal to the recommendations made by the Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education. It takes issue with the way in which decisions were made and especially with the recommendation to establish school-based clinics (SBCs) in or near high risk schools. This minority…

  13. Using a Merit-Based Scholarship Program to Increase Rates of College Enrollment in an Urban School District: The Case of the Pittsburgh Promise

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    Bozick, Robert; Gonzalez, Gabriella; Engberg, John

    2015-01-01

    The Pittsburgh Promise is a scholarship program that provides $5,000 per year toward college tuition for public high school graduates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who earned a 2.5 GPA and a 90% attendance record. This study used a difference-in-difference design to assess whether the introduction of the Promise scholarship program directly…

  14. Professional Practice, Student Surveys, and Value-Added: Multiple Measures of Teacher Effectiveness in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. REL 2014-024

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    Chaplin, Duncan; Gill, Brian; Thompkins, Allison; Miller, Hannah

    2014-01-01

    Responding to federal and state prompting, school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems that aim to increase the rigor of evaluation ratings, better differentiate effective teaching, and support personnel and staff development initiatives that promote teacher effectiveness and ultimately improve student…

  15. Reading Is a BLAST! Inside an Innovative Literacy Collaboration between Public Schools and the Public Library

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    Genest, Maria T.

    2014-01-01

    Public libraries have long supported the literacy goals of public schools in their communities by providing access to printed and electronic resources that enhance learning and teaching. This article describes an ongoing collaboration between the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's BLAST outreach program and the Pittsburgh Public Schools that has…

  16. THE LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NEW LIFE FOR OLD SCHOOLS. PITTSBURGH DESIGN STUDY.

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    Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.

    A STUDY OF AN OLD SCHOOL BUILDING AND ITS NEIGHBORHOOD IS REPORTED, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF EACH. A DESCRIPTION OF PITTSBURGH MASTER PLANS FOR ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND RACIAL AND CULTURAL INTEGRATION INTRODUCES THE PAPER. URBAN DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS OF NEW HOUSING, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, PARKING…

  17. Japanese in the Elementary School: Description of an Innovative Pittsburgh Program.

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    Antonek, Janis; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes an innovative Japanese elementary school foreign language (FLES) program introduced at the Laboratory School of the University of Pittsburgh. Lessons focused on thematic vocabulary presented within a context, a language function associated with the context, and some attention to the grammatical or syntactic structure necessary for…

  18. The Pittsburgh Promise: A Community's Commitment to Its Young People

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    Ghubril, Saleem

    2013-01-01

    The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…

  19. Principals at the Center: The Pittsburgh School District Believes Cultivating Effective Instructional Leaders is the Key to School Improvement

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2008-01-01

    For schools to improve in the Pittsburgh school district, it is not just the children who have to learn. Embracing the idea that strong principals are essential to academic success, top administrators have launched several initiatives based on the philosophy that school leaders need to be cultivated as carefully as students. A committee of…

  20. Social Contact Networks and Mixing among Students in K-12 Schools in Pittsburgh, PA

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    Guclu, Hasan; Read, Jonathan; Vukotich, Charles J.; Galloway, David D.; Gao, Hongjiang; Rainey, Jeanette J.; Uzicanin, Amra; Zimmer, Shanta M.; Cummings, Derek A. T.

    2016-01-01

    Students attending schools play an important role in the transmission of influenza. In this study, we present a social network analysis of contacts among 1,828 students in eight different schools in urban and suburban areas in and near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, including elementary, elementary-middle, middle, and high schools. We collected social contact information of students who wore wireless sensor devices that regularly recorded other devices if they are within a distance of 3 meters. We analyzed these networks to identify patterns of proximal student interactions in different classes and grades, to describe community structure within the schools, and to assess the impact of the physical environment of schools on proximal contacts. In the elementary and middle schools, we observed a high number of intra-grade and intra-classroom contacts and a relatively low number of inter-grade contacts. However, in high schools, contact networks were well connected and mixed across grades. High modularity of lower grades suggests that assumptions of homogeneous mixing in epidemic models may be inappropriate; whereas lower modularity in high schools suggests that homogenous mixing assumptions may be more acceptable in these settings. The results suggest that interventions targeting subsets of classrooms may work better in elementary schools than high schools. Our work presents quantitative measures of age-specific, school-based contacts that can be used as the basis for constructing models of the transmission of infections in schools. PMID:26978780

  1. Social Contact Networks and Mixing among Students in K-12 Schools in Pittsburgh, PA.

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    Guclu, Hasan; Read, Jonathan; Vukotich, Charles J; Galloway, David D; Gao, Hongjiang; Rainey, Jeanette J; Uzicanin, Amra; Zimmer, Shanta M; Cummings, Derek A T

    2016-01-01

    Students attending schools play an important role in the transmission of influenza. In this study, we present a social network analysis of contacts among 1,828 students in eight different schools in urban and suburban areas in and near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, including elementary, elementary-middle, middle, and high schools. We collected social contact information of students who wore wireless sensor devices that regularly recorded other devices if they are within a distance of 3 meters. We analyzed these networks to identify patterns of proximal student interactions in different classes and grades, to describe community structure within the schools, and to assess the impact of the physical environment of schools on proximal contacts. In the elementary and middle schools, we observed a high number of intra-grade and intra-classroom contacts and a relatively low number of inter-grade contacts. However, in high schools, contact networks were well connected and mixed across grades. High modularity of lower grades suggests that assumptions of homogeneous mixing in epidemic models may be inappropriate; whereas lower modularity in high schools suggests that homogenous mixing assumptions may be more acceptable in these settings. The results suggest that interventions targeting subsets of classrooms may work better in elementary schools than high schools. Our work presents quantitative measures of age-specific, school-based contacts that can be used as the basis for constructing models of the transmission of infections in schools. PMID:26978780

  2. Elements related to attrition of women faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine: A case study

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    Gandhi, Pooja

    Recent studies have shown that the number of women faculty in academic medicine is much lesser than the number of women that are graduating from medical schools. Many academic institutes face the challenge of retaining talented faculty and this attrition from academic medicine prevents career advancement of women faculty. This case study attempts to identify some of the reasons for dissatisfaction that may be related to the attrition of women medical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Data was collected using a job satisfaction survey, which consisted of various constructs that are part of a faculty's job and proxy measures to gather the faculty's intent to leave their current position at the University of Pittsburgh or academic medicine in general. The survey results showed that although women faculty were satisfied with their job at the University of Pittsburgh, there are some important factors that influenced their decision of potentially dropping out. The main reasons cited by the women faculty were related to funding pressures, work-life balance, mentoring of junior faculty and the amount of time spent on clinical responsibilities. The analysis of proxy measures showed that if women faculty decided to leave University of Pittsburgh, it would most probably be due to better opportunity elsewhere followed by pressure to get funding. The results of this study aim to provide the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh with information related to attrition of its women faculty and provide suggestions for implications for policy to retain their women faculty.

  3. The Public School Speaks

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    Troy, Frosty

    2006-01-01

    The public school is a 200-year-old experiment that has given America the strongest economy in world history. There are 88,000 buildings in more than 14,000 districts. Public schools embrace more than 48 million children. For most of them, public schools are their only hope for future success. Public schools represent home schooling at its best.…

  4. Achieving Public Schools

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    Abowitz, Kathleen Knight

    2011-01-01

    Public schools are functionally provided through structural arrangements such as government funding, but public schools are achieved in substance, in part, through local governance. In this essay, Kathleen Knight Abowitz explains the bifocal nature of achieving public schools; that is, that schools are both subject to the unitary Public compact of…

  5. Acid aerosols in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area

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    McCurdy, Thomas; Zelenka, Michael P.; Lawrence, Philip M.; Houston, Robert M.; Burton, Robert

    This article presents data on ambient concentrations of selected acidic aerosols at four existing monitoring sites in the Pittsburgh PA metropolitan area. The data were collected by staff of the Allegheny County Health Department, Division of Air Quality during the summer and fall of 1993. The sampling protocol was focused on obtaining 24 h-average ammonia, ammonium, acidic sulfates, and particle strong acids data on a 2 to 3 day cycle. The data were obtained using Harvard University School of Public Health's "Short-HEADS" annular denuder sampling train. The Pittsburgh area is of interest because it is downwind of a major regional source of sulfur and nitrogen emissions from coal-burning power plants: the Ohio River Valley. The data presented here indicate that ground-level concentrations of acidic aerosols in Pittsburgh are highly correlated spatially and that many pollutants are higher on days when ground-level wind direction vectors indicate that wind is coming from the southwest rather than from the Pittsburgh source area itself. The monitoring site that is most upwind of the Pittsburgh source area - South Fayette - has particle strong acid levels about twice those of sites closer in to the Pittsburgh central business district.

  6. IDENTIFYING A SUSCEPTIBLE SUBGROUP: EFFECTS OF THE PITTSBURGH AIR POLLUTION EPISODE UPON SCHOOL CHILDREN

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    Pulmonary function test results on 224 parochial schoolchildren collected during and after the Pittsburgh air pollution episode of November 1975 were reanalyzed to determine whether a small subgroup of susceptible children could be defined. Individual regressions of three-quarter...

  7. Immunology in Pittsburgh.

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    Finn, Olivera J; Salter, Russell D

    2006-01-01

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in immunology research and training. Faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows walk through hallways that are pictorial reminders of the days when Dr. Jonas Salk worked here to develop the polio vaccine, or when Dr. Niels Jerne chaired the Microbiology Department and worked on perfecting the Jerne Plaque Assay for antibody-producing cells. Colleagues and postdoctoral fellows of Professor Salk are still on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School as are graduate students of Professor Jerne. A modern research building, the 17 story high Biomedical Science Tower, is a vivid reminder of the day when Dr. Thomas Starzl arrived in Pittsburgh and started building the most prominent solid-organ-transplant program in the world. The immunology research that developed around the problem of graft rejection and tolerance induction trained numerous outstanding students and fellows. Almost 20 yr ago, the University of Pittsburgh founded the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) with the renowned immunologist Dr. Ronald Herberman at its helm. This started a number of new research initiatives in cancer immunology and immunotherapy. A large number of outstanding young investigators, as well as several well-established tumor immunologists, were recruited to Pittsburgh at that time. PMID:17337760

  8. 9. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    9. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 1993: RECONSTRUCTION OF PORTALS, GENERAL PLAN & ELEVATION. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  9. America's "Private" Public Schools

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    Petrilli, Michael J.; Scull, Janie

    2010-01-01

    In this report, the authors identify public schools whose doors are effectively closed to poor children. These institutions--generally found in wealthy urban enclaves or well-heeled suburbs--educate many of the children of America's elite while proudly waving the "public school" flag. But they hardly embody the "common school" ideal. In fact, by…

  10. Proceedings of the Pittsburgh conference

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    1991-01-01

    These abstracts represent the state-of-the-art in Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy and should be a valuable addition to your technical files. This volume is distributed only to the registrants of the 1991 Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition and therefore does not constitute a publication. This volume is not for sale nor does the Pittsburgh Conference permit abstraction of its contents.

  11. Consuming the Public School

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    Labaree, David F.

    2011-01-01

    In this essay David Labaree examines the tension between two competing visions of the purposes of education that have shaped American public schools. From one perspective, we have seen schooling as a way to preserve and promote public aims, such as keeping the faith, shoring up the republic, or promoting economic growth. From the other…

  12. Scapegoating Public Schools

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    Shaker, Paul S.; Heilman, Elizabeth E.

    2008-01-01

    In their popular explanation of No Child Left Behind, journalists and other public voices claim that unruly and inefficient public schools are being brought under the control of effective central authorities by scientific, test-driven accountability. Other popular themes of reform in media include mayoral control of schools, non-educators as…

  13. Thrive Public Schools

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    EDUCAUSE, 2015

    2015-01-01

    Thrive Public Schools, a K-8 charter school in San Diego, expands the concept of school beyond core academics to encompass social-emotional intelligence and "real world" understanding. The blended learning model at Thrive integrates technology throughout a curriculum built upon project-based learning, targeted instruction, and tinkering.…

  14. No More Public School.

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    Bennett, Harold Zina

    Frustrated by the public schools, the author took his child out of one and set up his own school. This book tells other parents how to do the same. The step-by-step account explains how to take a child out of the public school; set up a plan for the home instruction of a child; choose a more complex educational plan; set up a curriculum for any…

  15. Redefining Public Schools.

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    Kearns, David T.; Harvey, James

    2001-01-01

    Society must reconceptualize the public school as any nonprofit entity willing to be accountable for educating our children. The new system should emphasize common standards and school choice. Charter experiments in Moses Lake, Washington; Milwaukee; and Harlem demonstrate the power of choice and transformational leadership. (Contains 11…

  16. Advertising in School Publications.

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    McCarthy, Helen M-E.

    The needs of publication advisers in general and specifically those whose responsibility it is to direct the advertising staffs of school publications are the concern of this booklet. It is also designed to be a framework of reference and a guide which will enable the adviser to make the advertising experience of the staff members exciting and…

  17. Program Development and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. University-Urban Interface Program Report.

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    Van Dusen, Albert C.

    The Office of Program Development and Public Affairs (PDPA) from its inception in September 1967 to July 1971 was primarily concerned with advancing the total University with its traditional mission of teaching and research and with facilitating the University's emerging concerns for public service. The Office assisted with the program development…

  18. Our Pittsburgh Constellation

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    Turnshek, Diane

    2015-08-01

    Riding on the Pittsburgh mayor’s keen interest in astronomy and the ongoing change of 40,000 city lights from mercury and sodium vapor to shielded LEDs, we organized a series of city-wide celestial art projects to bring attention to the skies over Pittsburgh. Light pollution public talks were held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Observatory and other colleges. Earth Hour celebrations kicked off an intensive year of astronomy outreach in the city. Lights went out on March 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm in over fifty buildings downtown and in Oakland (the “Eds and Meds” center, where many Pittsburgh universities and hospitals are located). Our art contest was announced at the De-Light Pittsburgh celebration at the Carnegie Science Center during Astronomy Weekend. “Our Pittsburgh Constellation” is an interactive Google map of all things astronomical in the city. Different colored stars mark locations of planetariums, star parties, classes, observatories, lecture series, museums, telescope manufacturers and participating art galleries. Contest entrants submitted artwork depicting their vision of the constellation figure that incorporates and connects all the “stars” in our custom city map. Throughout the year, over a dozen artists ran workshops on painting star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, comets, planets and aurorae with discussions of light pollution solutions and scientific explanations of what the patrons were painting, including demonstrations with emission tubes and diffraction grating glasses. We will display the celestial art created in this International Year of Light at an art gallery as part of the City’s Department of Innovation & Performance March 2016 Earth Hour gala. We are thankful for the Astronomical Footprint grant from the Heinz Endowments, which allowed us to bring the worlds of science and art together to enact social change.

  19. Publicizing Public-School Realities for Survival

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    Cook, Glenn

    2004-01-01

    In characterizing urban public schools, the public does not appreciate that the complexities of urban education cannot be reduced to a few short facts. Instead, the public often works from perception based on nostalgia, rumor, and what is on the newspapers and on television. In this paper, the author discusses public school realities in an effort…

  20. Pittsburgh Adapts to Changing Times.

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    States, Deidre

    1985-01-01

    The Samuel F. B. Morse School, built in 1874 and closed in 1980, is a historic landmark in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now the building serves as low-income housing for 70 elderly tenants and is praised as being an imaginative and creative use of an old school structure. (MLF)

  1. Partnerships with Public Schools.

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    Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.

    In keeping with Bunker Hill (Massachusetts) Community College's (BHCC's) commitment to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with the many communities in its service region, important elements of the college's outreach efforts continue to be programs and services developed in cooperation with the public schools. Examples of…

  2. Public Values, Private Schools.

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    Devins, Neal E.

    Controversy surrounding private education involves questions of compulsory education's role in inculcating values, how much alike public and private schools should be, and the duty of educational institutions to conform to constitutional norms. This book examines government regulation and resistance, legislative and judicial approaches, and issues…

  3. Effect of the Pittsburgh Air Pollution Episode upon Pulmonary Function in School Children

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    Stebbings, James H.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    During November 1975, an investigation was mounted to determine whether emergency levels of particulates had an effect upon the pulmonary function of school children. Analysis of data showed no indication of a severe effect. (BT)

  4. The Resegregation of Public Schools

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    Frey, Andy; Wilson, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Last summer, the Supreme Court declared voluntary student assignment plans to racially integrate the public schools in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington, unconstitutional by a 5-4 majority. This was a landmark ruling for public school integration and civil rights; the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District…

  5. 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…

  6. School Uniform Policies in Public Schools

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    Brunsma, David L.

    2006-01-01

    The movement for school uniforms in public schools continues to grow despite the author's research indicating little if any impact on student behavior, achievement, and self-esteem. The author examines the distribution of uniform policies by region and demographics, the impact of these policies on perceptions of school climate and safety, and…

  7. Schools of public health and the health of the public: enhancing the capabilities of faculty to be influential in policymaking.

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    Longest, Beaufort B; Huber, George A

    2010-01-01

    Faculty members of schools of public health contribute to better health largely through their teaching, research, and community service roles. We suggest attention to another role: exerting their influence to ensure effective public health policy. Using recent actions taken at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health as a template, we describe some of the key steps that public health schools can take to help their faculties be more influential in public health policy. These steps include (1) building infrastructures to support and facilitate this role, (2) teaching faculty members how to be more influential in the policy arena, and (3) aligning incentives and rewards for faculty who contribute to improved public health by influencing the formation and implementation of public health policy. PMID:19910342

  8. 13. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    13. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 2000: ORNAMENTAL IRON & BRONZE DETAILS, UPPER PART OF PORTALS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  9. 11. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    11. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 1998: ORNAMENTAL IRON & BRONZE DETAILS, LOWER PART OF PORTALS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  10. 14. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    14. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 2001: ORNAMENTAL IRON & BRONZE, REAR ELEVATION OF PORTALS AND DETAILS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  11. 12. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    12. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 1999: ORNAMENTAL IRON & BRONZE DETAILS, UPPER PART OF PORTALS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  12. 15. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    15. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 2002: ORNAMENTAL IRON & BRONZE, LOCATION PLAN AND BRONZE TABLETS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  13. 3. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department ...

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    3. Photocopy of original drawing belonging to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, (n.d.). DRAWING NO. 1963: STRESS AND SECTION SHEET FOR 531' STEEL SPANS. - North Side Point Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  14. Fulfilling The Pittsburgh Promise[R]: Early Progress of Pittsburgh's Postsecondary Scholarship Program. Monograph

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    Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Bozick, Robert; Tharp-Taylor, Shannah; Phillips, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    This report presents a detailed assessment of the extent to which "The Pittsburgh Promise"--a postsecondary education scholarship intended to remedy the area's population decline, foster high school completion and college readiness among Pittsburgh district students, and prepare a capable and energetic workforce for the city--has met its goals to…

  15. Pittsburgh Building "Nation" of 9th Graders

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2007-01-01

    Bitter experience has shown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that if students are going to leave school, they are most likely to do it between the 8th and 9th grades. To combat that problem, the school district has launched a full-on campaign to get its rising freshmen into high school and keep them there. Two weeks before school opened, the district…

  16. School Uniforms in Urban Public High Schools

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    Draa, Virginia Ann Bendel

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the implementation of a mandatory uniform policy in urban public high schools improved school performance measures at the building level for rates of attendance, graduation, academic proficiency, and student conduct as measured by rates of suspensions and expulsions. Sixty-four secondary…

  17. Are Private Schools Better than Public Schools?

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    Braun, Henry

    2007-01-01

    Data collected by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has consistently shown public school students performing more poorly than those in private schools. But when a more sophisticated assessment model was applied to recent NAEP data for students in grades 4 and 8, the achievement gap narrowed considerably and reversed for…

  18. 5. Photocopy of Photograph (from Art Work of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    5. Photocopy of Photograph (from Art Work of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: W.H. Parish Publishing Co., 1893) SOUTH FRONT (AT LEFT) - Penn & Liberty Avenues (Commercial Buildings), Arbuthnot Building, 719-721 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

  19. Public Relations and School Renewal.

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    Gies, Frederick

    The E.J. Brown School is a collaborative educational undertaking between Wright State University's College of Education and Human Services and the Dayton public schools. The project's purpose is the development of a living learning laboratory based upon shared decision making and collaborative planning for urban children. Students and teachers are…

  20. Meals Served in Public Schools.

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    Vivigal, Lisa

    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) contacted public school districts around the United States to determine if they offered low-fat, healthful meals. The PCRM ranked the schools according to whether they served low-fat and vegetarian meals daily, whether these meals varied through the week, and whether children needed to…

  1. Bible Study in Public Schools

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    Riede, Paul

    2012-01-01

    A growing number of teachers across the U.S. are comfortable using the Bible as a teaching tool. Public school courses involving study of the Bible have spread to at least 43 states, and at least seven state legislatures have approved laws encouraging some form of Bible study. High schools now offer elective courses on the Bible that adhere to a…

  2. School and Public Library Collaboration

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    Vincellete, Pete; Queen, Priscilla

    2012-01-01

    More than 60,000 students attend over seventy schools comprising the Douglas County School District (DCSD) in Colorado. It has been a consistently high-performing district, with a reputation for being among Colorado's elite. Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is a nationally recognized state-of-the-art public library system with seven branches serving…

  3. Guidebook to School Publications Photography.

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    Glowacki, Joseph W.

    This guidebook for school publications photographers discusses both the self-image of the publications photographer and various aspects of photography, including components of the camera, shutter speed and action pictures, light meters, handling cameras, lenses, developing film, pushing film beyond the emulsion-speed rating recommended by the…

  4. Violence in America's public schools.

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    Mushinski, M

    1994-01-01

    As part of MetLife's series of annual surveys of U.S. public school teachers, the latest survey examined the perceptions of teachers, students and law enforcement officials about violence in their respective schools during 1993. Members of each group recognized violence as a problem in their schools, but the perceived magnitude of the problem differed among the three survey populations. Students reported seeing and fearing violence more than the teachers. Although the majority of teachers and students reported feeling safe in school, 11 percent of teachers and 23 percent of students had been victims of violence. The level of violence reported by teachers and the proportions who reported that weapons were regularly brought to school increased as the perceived quality of the education provided in the school decreased, as the proportion of minority and/or low income students increased, and in urban versus rural/suburban schools. Lack of parental supervision at home and lack of family involvement in school were considered major factors contributing to school violence by at least two-thirds of the teachers and 83 percent or more of the law officers. Sixty-six percent of students reported that guns/knives were carried to school primarily to impress friends or to increase feelings of importance; 38 percent of teachers thought self-protection and/or attempts to impress friends explained why students carried weapons to school. PMID:8009422

  5. Yoga in Public Schools

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    Williamson, Lisa Ann

    2012-01-01

    Classroom management has always been a challenge for most teachers. But what if student concentration could be augmented with several calming breaths and a chance to stretch desk-cramped young bodies? That is the question a growing number of schools are exploring by introducing yoga classes and practices into their buildings. And a limited--but…

  6. Managing Public School Dollars.

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    American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants, New York, NY.

    Although this booklet focuses on methods of accumulating and analyzing management and the financial and statistical data helpful to members of school boards, equal emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of the pupil--making him more self confident, developing his skills, instilling knowledge, and inspiring creativity. It considers changes in the…

  7. History and dating of the publication of the Philadelphia (1822) and London (1823) editions of Edwin James's Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains

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    Woodman, Neal

    2010-01-01

    The public record of Major Stephen H. Long's 1819–1820 exploration of the American north-west, Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, compiled by Edwin James, contains valuable contributions regarding the natural landscapes, native peoples and wildlife of a mostly unexplored region of the American west compiled from the notes of some of America's foremost naturalists, and it includes the first descriptions of 67 new species. The original plan was to publish the Account in Philadelphia and London simultaneously, yet these two editions differ substantially in ways that are relevant to the taxonomic contributions in the work. It is generally assumed that the Philadelphia edition was published in early January 1823 and was available first, but little substantive evidence has been presented to support its priority over the London edition. Review of contemporary correspondence and periodicals indicates the Philadelphia edition was available and for sale on 31 December 1822, whereas the London edition was available in late February 1823. As previously assumed by most sources, the Philadelphia edition has priority of publication and is the authority for most species names. Its correct year of publication, however, is 1822 rather than 1823.

  8. Leaving Public Schools for Home Schooling: Implications for School Public Relations.

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    McLeod, Suzanne E.; Osterman, Karen F.

    2003-01-01

    Addresses the sources of dissatisfaction from parents who had removed their children from public schools to begin home schooling. Implications for public schools' community relations and practice specifically focus on three areas of greatest concern: student grouping practices, peer relationships, and the extension of the school day via homework.…

  9. Attending to the Noise: Applying Chaos Theory to School Reform.

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    Wertheimer, Richard; Zinga, Mario

    The Common Knowledge: Pittsburgh (CK:P), a technology-based project, introduced the Internet into all levels of the Pittsburgh Public Schools during 1993-97. This is a case study of the ideology, strategies, and process of the CK:P project describes the project's activities, examines the project in light of school-reform literature, and uses its…

  10. Religion and the Public Schools.

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    Schultz, Phyllis

    1983-01-01

    A newsletter provides legal background and guidelines for celebrating religious holidays in the classroom. Material is divided into separate sections discussing the First Amendment, Supreme Court decisions regarding public schools and religious observances, specific "establishment clause" cases, specific "free exercise clause" cases, the school…

  11. Autistic Children in Public School.

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    Schopler, Eric; Bristol, Marie

    Intended for public school administrators and regular classroom teachers, the report discusses the nature of autistic children and examines aspects of successful educational programs for them. The historical background is traced down from Itard's wild boy through theories of faulty parental conditioning, to current thought on the causes of autism.…

  12. Microcomputers in the Public Schools.

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    Hayes, Jeanne

    1984-01-01

    A table shows the number of public schools using microcomputers, by brand, in 1982-83 and 1983-84 respectively. It reveals that Apple has extended its market dominance from 51.1 to 66.2 percent during this time. (TE)

  13. Licensure for Public School Professionals.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This manual presents information on the licensure of public school professionals in North Carolina. It offers all State Board of Education policies related to licensure. All definitions, classifications, and requirements are based on current statutes and regulations. There are 11 chapters: (1) "Overview," (2) "The License," (3) "Definitions," (4)…

  14. Atlanta Public Schools Latin Guide.

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    Atlanta Public Schools, GA.

    This teacher's guide outlines the basic objectives and the content of the Atlanta Public Schools Latin program and suggests resources and methods to achieve the stated goals. The philosophy and general objectives of the program are presented. Course outlines include: (1) Beginning Latin, (2) Intermediate Latin, (3) Vergil's "Aeneid," (4) Ovid:…

  15. Private Funds for Public Schools.

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    Addonizio, Michael F.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses sources of nontraditional revenue for public school systems: the result of donor activities (the solicitation of goods, services, and money via direct and indirect donations); enterprise activities (the selling or leasing of services or facilities); and shared or cooperative activities (pooling functions with other agencies or…

  16. Private Schools and the Willingness to Pay for Public Schooling

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    Brasington, David M.

    2007-01-01

    Households pay a premium to live in houses assigned to high quality public schools, and the housing market yields information about the demand for public school quality. The current study estimates a two-stage house price hedonic emphasizing the role that private schools play in the willingness to pay for public school quality. The elasticity of…

  17. State Policy Snapshot: School District Facilities and Public Charter Schools

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    Simnick, Russ

    2015-01-01

    One of the greatest challenges to the health of the public charter school movement is access to adequate facilities in which the schools operate. Public charter school facilities are rarely funded on par with school district facilities. Over the years, more states have come to realize that they have an obligation to ensure that all public school…

  18. School Progress Report 2012. Montgomery County Public Schools

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The 2012 School Progress Report for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides state, county, and individual school performance data, as well as information on student attendance, high school graduation rates, and the professional qualifications of teachers at the state, district, and school levels. Montgomery County primary schools are…

  19. School Progress Report 2013. Montgomery County Public Schools

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The 2013 School Progress Report for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides state, county, and individual school performance data, as well as information on student attendance, high school graduation rates, and the professional qualifications of teachers at the state, district, and school levels for the 2012-2013 school year. Montgomery…

  20. School-Age Child Care: Innovative Public School Programs.

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    ERS Spectrum, 1992

    1992-01-01

    Innovative school-age day care programs include Tennessee's Extended School Program; Hawaii's After-School Plus program; San Antonio's Kid's Involvement Network (offering middle school supervision); Aurora, Colorado's state-licensed Year-Round School Recreation Plan; and Pomona, California's Child Development Program. These public school programs…

  1. Teacher to Teacher: The Public's Take on Public Schools

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    McElroy, Edward J.

    2004-01-01

    There is no shortage of opinions about what the schools are doing right--and where they fall short. One interesting portal into public opinion comes from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Released each fall, this poll has proven to be an important gauge of where the public stands on timely…

  2. University-Urban Interface Program. Pittsburgh Goals: Some Issues.

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    Nehnevajsa, Jiri

    The Pittsburgh Goals Study about which this speech centers is SO 004 019. Issues identified by the leaders questioned which seem particularly crucial for the next five years in the development of Pittsburgh are: pollution control; public welfare system; drug problem; health services; low cost housing; rapid transit. Two more issues, Metropolitan…

  3. The Public Gives Schools the Thumbs Up.

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    Hess, Mary Anne

    2002-01-01

    Presents findings from the 2001 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll survey, in which most Americans gave their local public schools high marks, highlighting how people rated their schools, what school problems captured public attention, the public's attitude toward standardized testing, whether all children have equal opportunity to learn, and public…

  4. Charter School Competition, Organization, and Achievement in Traditional Public Schools

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    Davis, Tomeka M.

    2013-01-01

    Market models of education reform predict that the growth of charter schools will infuse competition into the public school sector, forcing traditional public schools to improve the practices they engage in to educate students. Some scholars have criticized these models, arguing that competition from charter schools is unlikely to produce…

  5. Comparing New School Effects in Charter and Traditional Public Schools

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Loveless, Tom

    2012-01-01

    This study investigates whether student achievement varies during the institutional life span of charter schools by comparing them to new public schools. The results show that there is little evidence that new public schools struggle with initial start-up issues to the same extent as new charter schools. Even after controlling for school…

  6. Keeping the "public" in schools of public health.

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    Freudenberg, Nicholas; Klitzman, Susan; Diamond, Catherine; El-Mohandes, Ayman

    2015-03-01

    In this article, we compared the characteristics of public and private accredited public health training programs. We analyzed the distinct opportunities and challenges that publicly funded schools of public health face in preparing the nation's public health workforce. Using our experience in creating a new, collaborative public school of public health in the nation's largest urban public university system, we described efforts to use our public status and mission to develop new approaches to educating a workforce that meets the health needs of our region and contributes to the goal of reducing health inequalities. Finally, we considered policies that could protect and strengthen the distinct contributions that public schools of public health make to improving population health and reducing health inequalities. PMID:25706006

  7. Technology in the public schools?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lipman, D.

    1973-01-01

    An evaluation of the forces operating on the public schools which might influence their disposition toward the utilization of technology is presented. It is suggested that the wide-ranging technology and know-how generated by the Federally sponsored research and development programs can be adapted and applied to the solution of problems found in education. It is suggested that three major developments in society have great bearing on the utilization of technology in educational programs. The extent to which these factors are manifested and interrelated, and the potential significance of their combined impact are analyzed.

  8. The Public School in American Dentistry.

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    Schlossman, Steven L.; And Others

    This report presents information regarding the public school's role in United States dentistry. An introductory section provides a brief overview of the status of dentistry in public education. Section II, "The Genesis of School Dentistry in the Progressive Era," discusses new understanding of oral disease, the school health movement and oral…

  9. The Organizational Origins of Public School Psychology.

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    Slater, Robert

    1980-01-01

    Traces public school psychology from 1899 to the 1970s with emphasis on the identity of the first public school psychologists, how and why they came to be associated with the schools, and how they viewed education in its relation to psychology. (Author/DB)

  10. Does God Belong in Public Schools?

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    Greenawalt, Kent

    2007-01-01

    Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational…

  11. Enrolled Home Study Partners with Public Schools

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    Lines, Patricia M.

    2004-01-01

    Home-based programs provide opportunities at a level far beyond what a traditional public school program can offer. To stem enrollment losses to homeschooling, or simply to help families interested in home-based option, public schools are enrolling children and sending them home, where they follow the school's curriculum under their parents'…

  12. Denver Public Schools: Resegregation, Latino Style

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    Lee, Chungmei

    2006-01-01

    The Denver Public Schools (DPS) provide a unique opportunity to study the dynamics of school segregation within the context of rapid demographic changes and key policy changes. This paper, the first of two reports, focuses on the dynamics of segregation, demographic changes, and implications for graduation rates in the Denver Public Schools. It…

  13. Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance

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    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2014

    2014-01-01

    "Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance" provides in a single page document statistical information on the following topics: (1) Total number of public schools (2014-15); (2) Staff (2013-14); (3) Students (2013-14);(4) Report Cards (2013-14); (5) Attendance and Graduation (2012-13); (6) Student Performance (2013-14); and (7) School Funding.

  14. Hot Topics in School Public Relations.

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    Lange, Lois, Ed.; Young, Jay, Ed.

    This document examines the public relations activities occurring in K-12 and intermediate school districts, needs for other activities, and how Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) can assist. Written surveys were mailed to 394 K-12 and Intermediate School District (ISD) superintendents. Analysis showed that very few school…

  15. Public Schools Taking Lessons from Charters

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

    Collaborations popping up across the country between charter and traditional public schools show promise that charter schools could fulfill their original purpose of becoming research-and-development hothouses for public education, champions of charters say. But both supporters and skeptics of charter schools agree that so far the cooperative…

  16. The Supply of Public School Quality.

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    Brasington, D. M.

    2003-01-01

    Derives price of unit of public-school quality from series of housing-market hedonic estimates, in which house price is regressed as a function of school quality. Inserts implicit price in an estimation of public-school supply. The 0.14 supply elasticity suggests that change in demand will not spur homeowners to increase the quantity of quality…

  17. The Turbulent Field of Public School Administration.

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    Conners, Dennis A.; Reed, Donald B.

    1983-01-01

    Business and industry have exerted a strong influence on public schools and school administration, especially on assumptions about the school setting and its implications for administrator behavior. Schools have been assumed to be bureaucratic organizations in a stable environment, which implies that administrators should be leaders in…

  18. Hazing in Public Schools: A Liability Challenge for School Leaders

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    Essex, Nathan L.

    2014-01-01

    Hazing in public schools is a significant problem that may result in serious physical or emotional harm to students who are victims. According to experts in the field, each year more than 1,500,000 American students become new hazing victims. Hazing also results in legal challenges for school personnel. The courts consider public schools to be…

  19. Aspire Public Schools: From 10 Schools to 6-Million Kids

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    Colby, Susan; Wicoff, Kimberly

    2006-01-01

    Don Shalvey (former superintendent of the San Carlos, California school district) believes strongly that every kid in California deserves a great education. This belief led him in 1993 to found the first charter school (an independently-run public school) in California. Shalvey's first charter school attracted a great deal of attention, and soon…

  20. The Public and the Public Schools: The Coproduction of Education

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    Mathews, David

    2008-01-01

    For some time, the author and his colleagues at the Kettering Foundation have been concerned that the public schools are losing their connection to a democratic public and that citizens are losing their sense of ownership and responsibility for these schools. Lately, they have also begun to worry that the connection between professional educators…

  1. Add School Spice: Stir Up Public Support for Your Schools.

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    Kurdziel, Henry P.; Elbrand, Marcia L.

    1984-01-01

    The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District, Ohio, organized a week-long demonstration of actual classroom activities at the local shopping mall that increased sales on the mall and publicity for the schools. (MLF)

  2. The Public Orphanage: How Public Schools Are Making Parents Irrelevant.

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    Buehrer, Eric

    This book argues that efforts to improve the effectiveness of public schools are ironic and harmful to the family. It asserts that "pushing schools toward becoming one-stop service centers" whose mission is to care for the "whole child" is at the same time decreasing parents' responsibility to care for their children, turning schools into…

  3. The "Public" in Public Schools: A School Board Debate.

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    Gaskell, Jane

    2001-01-01

    Explored the debate about common schooling in an increasingly diverse and less deferential Canada through a case study of how a school board reacted when parents tried to establish a traditional school. Parents made clear the lack of agreement about the meaning of inclusion and the nature of schooling. (SLD)

  4. Home Schooling in Alabama: Perspectives of Public School Superintendents and Home Schooling Families.

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    Kozlowski, Anna T.

    This paper describes home schooling in Alabama from the perspectives of public-school superintendents and home-schooling families. It is based on a study that investigated the extent, causes, and experiences of home schooling; concerns about the practice of home schooling; and the relationship between home schoolers and public-school systems. Home…

  5. An Exploratory Study of Public School Administrators' Perceptions Regarding Public School Education Advanced by Homeschool Parents

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    Kilgore, Kenneth E.

    2009-01-01

    Scope and Method of Study. Qualitative Research using 15 Public School Administrators representing three public school systems in Oklahoma County. The administrators will divide into 3 Focus Group sessions and discuss 13 open-ended discussion questions about the allegations made against public schools by homeschool parents. Findings and…

  6. Risky Business: Private Management of Public Schools.

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    Richards, Craig E.; And Others

    Contracting in public education is not a new development. This book examines projects that transfer the management of entire schools or school systems to private firms. Chapter 1, by Rima Shore, is a comprehensive survey of the practice of contracting out in public education. It provides a broad historical background for the U.S. education system…

  7. Legal Issues in Public School Employment.

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    Beckham, Joseph, Ed.; Zirkel, Perry A., Ed.

    The relationship between public schools and their employees is one of the most frequently litigated aspects of American education. Accordingly, the chapters in this text present a comprehensive and current report of legal issues in public school employment. Chapter titles and authors are as follows: (1) "Critical Elements of the Employment…

  8. Competition, Parental Involvement and Public School Performance.

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    McMillan, Robert

    This paper summarizes work from a dissertation that examines the determinants of public school performance, focusing on the roles of incentives and parental involvement. The thesis presents theory and related empirics. In the theory, it analyzes the effects of competition on public school productivity, with and without parental involvement, as…

  9. CNG a Natural for Tulsa Public Schools

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    Not Available

    2004-04-01

    This 2-page Clean Cities fact sheet describes the use of natural gas power for Tulsa Public Schools' fleet of buses and cars. It includes information on the history of the program, along with contact information for the local Clean Cities Coordinator and Tulsa Public Schools.

  10. Principals' Perceptions of School Public Relations

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    Morris, Robert C.; Chan, Tak Cheung; Patterson, Judith

    2009-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate school principals' perceptions on school public relations in five areas: community demographics, parental involvement, internal and external communications, school council issues, and community resources. Findings indicated that principals' concerns were as follows: rapid population growth, change of…

  11. Texas Public Schools: A Sampling of Excellence.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    Aimed at acquainting taxpayers with Texas public schools, this collection presents 14 illustrated articles describing examples of strong elementary and secondary school programs in districts across the state. The first three articles report on Wichita Falls' successful elementary reading instruction program; Houston's magnet schools, which offer…

  12. Building Public Support for School Leaders

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    Schultz, Bob

    2013-01-01

    Almost three-fourths of the American public has lost confidence in the nation's schools, but the recent passage of the Proposition 30 shows that the majority of voters in California hold on to their hope for their schools. School administrators need to build on that vote of confidence, starting at the local level, so they can help the public…

  13. Nutrition Education in Wisconsin Public Schools.

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    Bowles, Dorothy, Ed.

    Objectives of this state survey of school food service programs in Wisconsin public schools focused on (1) nutrition education in the schools, (2) students' food selection practices, (3) improving nutrition education and (4) increasing awareness of nutritional considerations. Four questionnaires were administered to stratified, randomly selected,…

  14. Private School Practices Can Help Public Education.

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    Nickerson, Neal C.

    1985-01-01

    If public schools would emulate private schools in the following four inexpensive ways, they would enhance their chance of survival: (1) involve parents better, (2) increase expectations for students, (3) seek financial support to enhance school operation, and (4) advertise better. (DCS)

  15. School Public Relations: Personnel Roles and Responsibilities

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    Norton, M. Scott

    2008-01-01

    This article emphasizes the paramount importance of the human resources function in the school system--specifically, in the implementation of an effective school public relations program and in the quality of leadership given by the administrators and the professional and classified staffs. The article submits that school administrators at every…

  16. Shaking up Public Schools with Competition

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    Arsen, David D.; Ni, Yongmei

    2011-01-01

    The proposition that competition will spur public schools to perform better is now familiar to most Americans and self-evident to many. It is a compelling idea. While much attention has focused on student performance in charter schools, a distinct and important policy question relates to how increased competition from charter schools affects the…

  17. A Study of School Size among Alabama's Public High Schools

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    Lindahl, Ronald A.; Cain, Patrick M., Sr.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the size of Alabama's public high schools, selected school quality and financial indicators, and their students' performance on standardized exams. When the socioeconomic level of the student bodies is held constant, the size of high schools in Alabama has relatively little…

  18. Beyond Averages: School Quality in Denver Public Schools

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    Ooms, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    Since 2009, academic outcomes for students in Denver Public Schools (DPS) have slowly improved. The primary mechanism for increasing academic performance lies within the district's schools, and on an aggregate level Denver has seen a substantial rise in both the number of quality schools and the percentage of students they serve. Every child…

  19. Home School and the Public School: Rethinking the Relationship.

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    Romanowski, Michael H.

    2001-01-01

    Public school educators often fail to appreciate the various reasons home schooling is an increasingly attractive option for families of nearly every class, race, religion, and political perspective. Parents preferring to home school their children generally reveal one of two motivations for their decision. 'Idealogues' aim to promote specific…

  20. Independent School Success Challenging the Danish Public School System

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    Ringsmose, Charlotte

    2013-01-01

    Denmark has had a long history of placing a high priority on education and public schooling. It is a declared goal of the Danish welfare system to provide comprehensive schooling, where children from different socioeconomic backgrounds can go to school together and have the same opportunities through education. It is also a declared goal for…

  1. Public Health Interventions for School Nursing Practice.

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    Schaffer, Marjorie A; Anderson, Linda J W; Rising, Shannon

    2016-06-01

    School nurses (SNs) use public health nursing knowledge and skills to provide nursing services to school populations. The Public Health Intervention Wheel is a practice framework that can be used to explain and guide public health nursing interventions. SNs who were also members of the National Association of School Nurses completed an electronic survey on their use of public health interventions as defined by the wheel. Although 67% of the participants were not familiar with the Public Health Intervention Wheel, respondents reported conducting activities that were consistent with the Wheel interventions. Screening, referral and follow-up, case management, and health teaching were the most frequently performed interventions. Intervention use varied by educational level, age of nurse, years of practice, and student population. The Public Health Intervention Wheel is a relevant and useful framework that provides a language to explain population-based school nursing practice. PMID:26404552

  2. School Principal: Managing in Public

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    Lortie, Dan C.

    2009-01-01

    When we think about school principals, most of us imagine a figure of vague, yet intimidating authority--for an elementary school student, being sent to the principal's office is roughly on par with a trip to Orwell's Room 101. But with "School Principal", Dan C. Lortie aims to change that. Much as he did for teachers with his groundbreaking book…

  3. Community Foundations for Public Schools.

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    Calvin, Allen D.; Keen, Patricia

    1982-01-01

    The San Francisco (California) Education Fund has made possible three projects: a solar greenhouse at an alternative elementary school, the All-City High School Youth Orchestra, and a high school cross-cultural peer tutoring program for Asian and Hispanic students. (Author/MLF)

  4. Research Comparing Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools. Literature Review

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    Blazer, Christie

    2010-01-01

    During the 2008-09 school year, over 5,000 charter schools operated in 40 states and Washington, D.C. and were attended by over 1.5 million students, or about three percent of the nation's public school students. Although the first U.S. charter schools opened in 1992, debate continues over whether they provide students with a better education than…

  5. The Ethical Climate of Public Schooling under New Public Management.

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    Dempster, Neil; Freakley, Mark; Parry, Lindsay

    2001-01-01

    Today's competitive climate is pressuring public school educators to improve schools in an environment dominated by parent and consumer choice. This article draws on two studies involving Australian principals that illustrate difficult ethical situations. Most participants found the values of marketing and economic rationalism to be inconsistent…

  6. Who Helps Public Schools? Public Education Support Organizations in 2010

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    de Leon, Erwin; Roeger, Katie L.; De Vita, Carol J.; Boris, Elizabeth T.

    2010-01-01

    There are more than 19,000 nonprofit organizations devoted to supporting public education in the United States. These organizations include booster clubs, parent-teacher groups, public education funds, scholarship funds, high school alumni associations, and others. This report assesses the current status of education support organizations;…

  7. 46 CFR 167.05-35 - Public nautical school.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Public nautical school. 167.05-35 Section 167.05-35 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS PUBLIC NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Definitions § 167.05-35 Public nautical school. The term public nautical school means any...

  8. Making Room for New Public Schools: How Innovative School Districts Are Learning to Share Public Education Facilities with Charter Schools

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    Sazon, Maria C.

    2011-01-01

    All public school children are entitled to quality public educational facilities--including those who attend public charter schools. Yet charter school leaders often spend substantial time and money searching for a facility. When they find one, they encounter significant costs associated with leasing or purchasing the building. They may have to…

  9. D.C. Public School and Public Charter School Capital Budgeting: Task 3 Report

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    Filardo, Mary; Rivlin, Alice M.; O'Cleireacain, Carol; Garrison, David

    2005-01-01

    The District of Columbia is four years into the implementation of a ten year Educational Facility Master Plan and seven years into the development of Public Charter Schools. A great deal of work to improve public school facilities has been done. The new buildings and renovations that have been completed by the District of Columbia Public Schools…

  10. Public Schools: Make Them Private.

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    Friedman, Milton

    1997-01-01

    A voucher system enabling parents to choose freely the schools their children attend is the most feasible way to improve education. Vouchers will encourage privatization. That will unleash the drive, imagination, and energy of competitive free enterprise to revolutionize the education process. Government schools will be forced to improve to retain…

  11. School Science and Public Understanding of Science.

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    Fensham, Peter J.; Harlen, Wynne

    1999-01-01

    Traces how the idea of measuring the connection between school science and public awareness of science has emerged. Describes the Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) project's indicators of educational progress in science. Contains 28 references. (Author/WRM)

  12. The Public Schools as Virgin Territory

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    Moreo, Dominic W.

    1970-01-01

    Urges social scientists of various disciplines to turn their attention to the public schools. Illustrates thesis by applying principles and tools of economics to a variety of educational problems. (JES)

  13. Bringing Science Public Outreach to Elementary Schools

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    Miller, Lucas; Speck, A.; Tinnin, A.

    2012-01-01

    Many science "museums” already offer fantastic programs for the general public, and even some aimed at elementary school kids. However, these venues are usually located in large cities and are only occasionally used as tools for enriching science education in public schools. Here we present preliminary work to establish exciting educational enrichment environments for public schools that do not easily have access to such facilities. This program is aimed at motivating children's interest in science beyond what they learn in the classroom setting. In this program, we use the experience and experiments/demonstrations developed at a large science museum (in this case, The St. Louis Science Center) and take them into a local elementary school. At the same time, students from the University of Missouri are getting trained on how to present these outreach materials and work with the local elementary schools. Our pilot study has started with implementation of presentations/demonstrations at Benton Elementary School within the Columbia Public School district, Missouri. The school has recently adopted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) centered learning system throughout all grade levels (K-5), and is therefore receptive to this effort. We have implemented a program in which we have given a series of scientific demonstrations at each grade level's lunch hour. Further enrichment ideas and plans include: addition demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and question and answer sessions. However, the application of these events would be to compliment the curriculum for the appropriate grade level at that time. The focus of this project is to develop public communications which links science museums, college students and local public schools with an emphasis on encouraging college science majors to share their knowledge and to strengthen their ability to work in a public environment.

  14. Public School Administrators: Components of Burnout.

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    Wax, Anne S.; Hales, Loyde W.

    The objectives of this study of public school administrators were to determine the level of burnout experienced by school administrators, the relationships between burnout and stress measures, the factors associated with burnout, and the relationships between administrative level and components of the Administrative Role Perception Inventory…

  15. Facilities Guidelines. North Carolina Public Schools.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    In July 1987, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation to provide funds for public school construction to assist county governments in meeting their capital building needs and to provide additional funds for selected counties with the most critical school facility needs. This document, in accordance with the legislation's direction,…

  16. Job Satisfaction of Iowa Public School Principals

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    Sodoma, Boris; Else, David

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the job satisfaction of Iowa public school principals and contrast the job satisfaction to the perceptions six years previously. The population for the 1999 and 2005 study was a sample of principals from Iowa K-12 schools. The study revealed significant differences in overall job satisfaction, in gender of…

  17. Supporting Muslim Students in Secular Public Schools

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    Schlein, Candace; Chan, Elaine

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the findings of a study examining the challenges and opportunities of supporting Muslim students in secular public schools. Education is explored as a multifaceted interplay between home and family life, community resources, school programs and policies, and classroom lessons to investigate the curricular experiences of…

  18. The Visiting Teacher in Texas Public Schools.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Guidance Services.

    This brochure sketches the range of services provided by visiting teachers in the Texas Public Schools and offers suggestions for establishing a visiting teacher program in other school systems. The rationale for the visiting teacher program is outlined first followed by an explanation of who the visiting teacher is. Twenty functions of the…

  19. Homosexuality, the Law, and Public Schools.

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    Brooks, Kenneth W.; And Others

    This paper discusses the current issues of homosexuality, the law, and public schools. It states that school administrators need to understand homosexuality as a concept and as a legal issue because research on homosexuality has historically been remiss and court cases regarding the rights of homosexuals are increasing. Following a brief summary…

  20. Challenges to Public School Reading Textbooks.

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    Patterson, Frances R. A.

    1996-01-01

    Analyzes five cases related to challenges to public school textbooks. Five different U.S. Courts of Appeal have considered the objections of parents to textbooks, and all five found for the defendant school districts. Reveals that what began as a grassroots parental movement evolved into a nationwide crusade that has embroiled communities. (129…

  1. Good News about Urban Public Schools

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    For more than a century, urban public schools have provided economic opportunities through education to some of the nation's largest, most diverse, and neediest populations. By embracing these challenges, our nation's urban schools have provided the know-how and backbone upon which our cities have grown and thrived. In this report, the Council of…

  2. Constructing Public Schooling Today: Derision, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

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    Parker, Walter C.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, Walter Parker brings structure and agency to the foreground of the current tumult of public schooling in the United States. He focuses on three structures that are serving as rules and resources for creative agency. These are a discourse of derision about failing schools, a broad mobilization of multiculturalism, and an enduring…

  3. Conducting Assemblies in Botswana Public Schools

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    Baamphatlha, Dinama

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the author explored the teachers' experiences and their views regarding how assemblies are conducted in Botswana public schools. The author indicates that assemblies are a common feature in Botswana primary and secondary schools. The author adopted the Christian Privilege as the conceptual framework as espoused by Blumenfeld (2006)…

  4. Prayers and Extracurricular Activities in Public Schools.

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    Bjorklun, Eugene C.

    1989-01-01

    Examines the constitutionality of public school personnel organizing prayers at extracurricular events and of using ceremonial prayers, invocation, and benedictions at school activities. Reviews court litigation and Supreme Court decisions that use the Establishment Clause and Lemon test to determine legality. Finds, in most cases, that prayer at…

  5. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY IN TEXAS.

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    STOKER, W. M.

    A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY OF THE 1030 TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS WAS CONDUCTED IN THE SPRING OF 1967. THE DATA FROM THE 800 QUESTIONNAIRES UTILIZED ARE SHOWN IN 39 TABLES. THE QUESTIONS WERE DEVISED TO ACQUIRE DATA CONCERNING (1) SIZE OF SCHOOLS, CLASSIFICATION OF DISTRICT, AND TENURE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, AND (2) ASPECTS OF THE…

  6. Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2001.

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    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.

    This report provides a detailed overview of public-school accreditation in Mississippi. It opens with a short history of accreditation, which began in the 1890s. Early efforts were organized around the University of Mississippi, which had formulated programs of study that would prepare high-school students for college. These efforts evolved into a…

  7. New Design Feature in Virginia's Public Schools.

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    Gillespie, Monica McTeague

    A study of new design features for public schools was conducted to determine what specific design features were being implemented in Virginia's schools. This report summarizes the major trends in facility design that were discovered in the following areas: safety and security features; classroom space; technology areas; administrative spaces;…

  8. Public School, Inc.: Baltimore's Risky Enterprise.

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    Walsh, Norman J.

    1995-01-01

    Analyzes the Baltimore Public School District's contract with a private for-profit company to manage the instructional programs of nine schools. It shows that the award of the contract was solely a political consideration; no financial experts were involved. Additionally, the program has not improved test scores and is being challenged by the…

  9. Educational Computing in the Andover Public Schools.

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    Mitsakos, Charles L.

    A rationale for computers in education in the Andover (Massachusetts) public schools, a curricular scope and sequence, a computer acquisitions plan, and a staff development summary are presented. The report is a result of an 18-month study of computers in education; pilot programs in the schools; and input from specialists in business, education,…

  10. Performance-Based Funding in Public Schools.

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    Foster, Charles A.; Marquart, Deanna J.

    This report examines three performance-based funding (PBF) plans: (1) merit pay for teachers and/or administrators; (2) career ladders; and (3) formula-driven incentive payments to schools. The report contends that present-day problems in public schools result largely from the organizational structure of the educational enterprise. Being based on…

  11. Instructional Leadership in Lebanese Public Schools

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    Mattar, Dorine

    2012-01-01

    This research aimed to find out the extent to which the instructional leadership style had been adopted by the principals in some Lebanese intermediate public schools. A small-scale survey approach was used where a cross-sectional study design was assumed. By sampling extreme cases (five high-performing schools and five low-performing ones), the…

  12. Leadership Challenges at Public and Independent Schools

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    Torres, Amanda

    2013-01-01

    A recent survey by MetLife explores the opinions and experiences of principals and teachers at K-12 public schools regarding their responsibilities and challenges as leaders, the changing role of principals, faculty satisfaction, and Common Core Standards implementation. The findings of this study present independent schools with an opportunity to…

  13. Getting Religion Right in Public Schools

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    Haynes, Charles C.

    2011-01-01

    Contrary to culture-war rhetoric from the Right, there is more student religious expression and more study about religion in public schools today than at any time in the last 100 years. And contrary to dire warnings from the Left, much of the religion that goes to school these days arrives through the First Amendment door. Of course, this isn't to…

  14. Transforming New York City's Public Schools

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    Bartholomew, Barbara

    2006-01-01

    In 2002, Michael Bloomberg, New York City's newly elected mayor, hoped to fix his city's public schools, which were widely perceived as plagued by a gamut of problems that ranged from low test scores to patronage-riddled schools and districts. A special bill approved by the New York State Legislature made Bloomberg solely accountable to the New…

  15. The Pittsburgh Sleep Diary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Monk, T. H.; Reynolds CF, 3. d.; Kupfer, D. J.; Buysse, D. J.; Coble, P. A.; Hayes, A. J.; Machen, M. A.; Petrie, S. R.; Ritenour, A. M.

    1994-01-01

    Increasingly, there is a need in both research and clinical practice to document and quantify sleep and waking behaviors in a comprehensive manner. The Pittsburgh Sleep Diary (PghSD) is an instrument with separate components to be completed at bedtime and waketime. Bedtime components relate to the events of the day preceding the sleep, waketime components to the sleep period just completed. Two-week PghSD data is presented from 234 different subjects, comprising 96 healthy young middle-aged controls, 37 older men, 44 older women, 29 young adult controls and 28 sleep disorders patients in order to demonstrate the usefulness, validity and reliability of various measures from the instrument. Comparisons are made with polysomnographic and actigraphic sleep measures, as well as personality and circadian type questionnaires. The instrument was shown to have sensitivity in detecting differences due to weekends, age, gender, personality and circadian type, and validity in agreeing with actigraphic estimates of sleep timing and quality. Over a 12-31 month delay, PghSD measures of both sleep timing and sleep quality showed correlations between 0.56 and 0.81 (n = 39, P < 0.001).

  16. Does Charter School Competition Improve Traditional Public Schools? Civic Report.

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    Teske, Paul; Schneider, Mark; Buckley, Jack; Clark, Sara

    This report presents the findings of a study on how, by competing for students, charter schools affect the traditional public-school system. The study focused on Springfield and Worcester, Massachusetts; Jersey City and Trenton, New Jersey; and the District of Columbia. Data for the study were collected from various newspapers and databases;…

  17. Essays on Urban School Organization: Evidence from Chicago Public Schools

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    Steinberg, Matthew Philip

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation is an empirical investigation of educational policies, practices and organizational settings that shape the schooling experiences of Chicago Public School (CPS) students. The first chapter, "Educational Choice and Student Participation: The Case of the Supplemental Educational Services Provision in Chicago Public…

  18. Las Cruces Public Schools: A View of Our Schools, 1986-87 School Year.

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    Cavatta, Jerry C.

    Las Cruces Public Schools (Dona Ana County, New Mexico) is the second largest school district in New Mexico serving 6% of the state's public school students. Enrollment, declining in the late 1970s to a 1980-81 low of 15,349 students, has increased steadily through the 1986-87 school year, when 17,207 students were enrolled, primarily in grades…

  19. Boston Public Schools: Family Guide to the Pilot, Horace Mann, and Innovation Schools, 2011-2012

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    Center for Collaborative Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    A Pilot School is a public school in the Boston Public School district with teachers who are members of the Boston Teachers Union. A Horace Mann Charter School is a public school under a Massachusetts state charter that operates within a regular school district and serves the students and families enrolled in that district. An Innovation School, a…

  20. Doubts about Religious Education in Public Schooling

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    Moulin, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    This article considers potential problems concerning Religious Education in public (state-funded) secondary schools in England in order to inform ongoing debates about religion in public education in the United States and elsewhere. Findings of empirical studies conducted in England are discussed in relation to arguments that critique Religious…

  1. Quantifying the Successes of Public Schools

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    Walden, Michael L.

    2012-01-01

    For decades, performance-based budgeting has been applied to evaluate the degree to which government programs and agencies are meeting their stated goals in a cost-efficient manner. The same thinking is applied to public education. In today's times of tight budgets and higher expectations, public schools are being asked to justify their budgets…

  2. Closing the Massachusetts Public Training Schools

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    Behn, Robert D.

    1976-01-01

    Examines the closing of the Massachusetts public training schools, using it as a successful example of public policy termination. Describes how the barriers to policy termination were overcome and the replacement policy was consolidated, and evaluates the termination tactics and the new policy. Available from Elsevier Scientific Publishing…

  3. Equal Time for Religion in Public Schools.

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    Eder, Alan H.

    1982-01-01

    Examines the reasons why public education has failed to eliminate irrational beliefs by teaching scientific theory. The author suggests that religions should be studied in the public schools to discover the meanings that humans have found in them, not as competing sets of cognitive claims for the mind. (AM)

  4. Leadership for Urban Public Schools. Essays

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    Jackson, Janice

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of public schooling in this nation--a nation founded on principles of freedom, justice, and measures of happiness for all--is to educate the citizenry in understanding and abiding by these principles. Public education is rooted in a long tradition. At several important points in history (Kauchak, Eggen, and Carter 2001), through…

  5. Physical Activity, Public Health, and Elementary Schools

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    McKenzie, Thomas L.; Kahan, David

    2008-01-01

    Physical inactivity is a serious public health problem that is associated with numerous preventable diseases. Public health concerns, particularly those related to the increased prevalence of overweight, obesity, and diabetes, call for schools to become proactive in the promotion of healthy, physically active lifestyles. This article begins by…

  6. Energy management in Louisiana's public school districts

    SciTech Connect

    Acosta, D.T.

    1993-01-01

    Revenues for public education are declining and school budgets are being evaluated for ways to cut waste. The maintenance and operations budget often falls victim to the budget ax as maintenance on equipment and buildings is deferred. It may be that as a result of the deferred maintenance, school districts are actually spending more on maintenance and operations and energy than before. This study sought to determine the status of energy use in Louisiana's 66 public school districts and to determine the need for an energy management education program in those districts. Data for the 1991-1992 school year were collected using a mailed questionnaire from 55 of the 66 public school distrincts. Intensive non-response follow-up procedures were instituted to obtain a complete profile of the existing energy expenditure situation in the state's public school districts. Per square foot expenditures for energy were calculated for the 55 school districts that responded. A per student expenditure for energy was calculated for all 66 school districts. Per square foot and per student expenditures for energy and for maintenance and operations were compared to the state average and to the southern region average. The relationship between per student and per square foot expenditures was determined. The relationship between maintenance and operations and energy was also examined. School districts within the state were prioritized in order of need for an energy management program. Respondents rated 14 energy-related concepts as to their perceived importance for inclusion in an educational program on energy management for school maintenance and operations personnel. Findings indicate that a wide variation of per student and per square foot expenditures for energy and maintenance and operations exists within the state. No relationship was found between energy expenditures and maintenance and operations expenditures.

  7. Is It Fair To Compare Public and Private School Financing?

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    Kussrow, Paul G.; Kooi, Larry D.

    This paper outlines reasons for the apparent discrepancy between public- and private-school cost per student. The paper compares one public and one private school system in Palm Beach, Florida--Palm Beach County Schools and Lake Worth Christian Schools. It argues that public schools are more expensive because of the many categories of student…

  8. Choice in the Public Schools. ERIC Digest, Number Seventeen.

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    Scott, James

    The three principal choices in primary and secondary education include home schooling, attendance at private schools, and attendance at public schools nearest the home. However, parents feel that more options are necessary, due to the inadequacy of particular public schools or the need for educational programs not offered in public schools. Thus,…

  9. Paying for Public Schools. Issues of School Finance in California.

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    Levin, Betsy; And Others

    This publication offers interested citizens of California a brief analysis of the problems the State faces in financing its public school system, a brief presentation of general financing alternatives, and a look at legislative measures which have been proposed or are being proposed to implement these alternatives. The research that produced these…

  10. The Public Schools Contracts Law. Focus on School Law Series.

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    Dabreu, O. Lisa

    New Jersey's Public Schools Contracts Law, enacted on June 2, 1977, places limits on the authority of local and regional boards of education to make purchases and to enter into contracts, agreements, or leases for supplies or services. This publication is designed to provide information and guidance that will assist boards of education in meeting…

  11. Better Schools through Public Engagement.

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    Wall, Milan; Luther, Vicki

    It is increasingly clear that even the best schools must engage in systematic and continuous appraisal of their performance, in partnership with the community. A joint planning process could start by engaging citizens in identifying critical issues, relevant assets, and key strategies that can move the community toward a preferred future. Chapter…

  12. Status Offenders and Public Schools

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    Thomas, Mason P., Jr.

    1978-01-01

    Reviews recent changes in North Carolina law and policy affecting compulsory school attendance and status offenders. Status offenders are children who commit offenses that are unique to children--such as being truant, running away from home, or being beyond the disciplinary control of their parents. (Author/IRT)

  13. Breaking the Public Schools' Monopoly.

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    Ball, William Bentley

    1998-01-01

    The National Education Association and other forces opposing a free market in education attack school choice as a threat to the nation. Many conservatives also embrace that opinion. One example is found in an article by Trowbridge entitled "Devil's Deal." This paper analyzes Trowbridge's article, focusing on parental rights and government role in…

  14. Inside Sweden's Independent Public Schools: Innovations in Management.

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    Raham, Helen

    2003-01-01

    Profiles three Swedish tuition-free, independent public schools. Independent schools were formed after the Swedish government enacted school choice legislation in 1992 resulting in the replacement of private schools with a system of tuition-free, self-managed public schools. These schools (now over 800) provide parents with alternatives to…

  15. A Bargain Half Fulfilled: Teacher Autonomy and Accountability in Traditional Public Schools and Public Charter Schools

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    Oberfield, Zachary W.

    2016-01-01

    Public charter schools (PCS) are thought to succeed because they have greater autonomy and are held more accountable than traditional public schools (TPS). Though teachers are central to this expectation, there is little evidence about whether teachers in PCS enjoy more autonomy and are held more accountable than teachers in TPS. Also, it is…

  16. For-Profit Charter Schools and Threats to the Publicness of Public Schools

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    Stitzlein, Sarah M.

    2013-01-01

    Media portrayals and education policies have combined with anecdotes about charter school successes to produce a favorable assessment of charter schools by two-thirds of Americans. Such media celebrations often group an array of charter school types together, thereby disguising their differences. Indeed, the public seems unaware there are…

  17. Home Schools, Private Schools, Parochial Schools--What Are A Public School's Special Education Obligations?

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    Opuda, Michael J.

    This paper examines issues related to the provision of special education services by public schools to students in private, parochial, or home school settings and offers guidelines for local education agencies. First, the paper reviews federal statutory and regulatory obligations, particularly those under the Individuals with Disabilities…

  18. Delivery of Special Education to Non-Public School Students by Public School Districts. FY 2006 Report to the Legislature

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    Minnesota Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The 2005 Minnesota First Special Session Laws, Chapter 5, Article 3, Section 17, established a Task Force on Delivery of Special Education to Non-Public School Students by Public School Districts to advise the commissioner on the delivery of special education to non-public school students by public school districts. The task force will make…

  19. Integrated Psychological Services in the Greeley-Evans Public Schools

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    Nelson, R. Brett; Hoover, Michael; Young, Mary; Obrzut, Ann; D'Amato, Rik Carl; Copeland, Ellis P.

    2006-01-01

    Integrated school psychological services were implemented 12 years ago in the Greeley-Evans Public Schools by combining the positions of school psychologist and school social worker and placing each professional in an elementary school full-time. After 5 years, services were expanded to secondary schools such that all schools had a full-time…

  20. Reinventing School: Becoming a District of Choices. Michigan's Schools of Innovation // Berrien Springs Public Schools

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    Van Beek, Michael

    2013-01-01

    In this latest installment of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's new "Schools of Innovation" series, we discuss how Berrien Springs school district is reinventing public school. This study examines how the district has become more racially diverse, enrollment is growing rapidly, and they are using that growth to inject some much…

  1. An Evaluation of the Pittsburgh Reading is FUNdamental Program.

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    Boldovici, John A.; And Others

    A study of one of the model "Reading is FUNdamental" (RIF) programs located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was made to determine the success of the program and to formulate suggestions for changes. RIF is a program in which free or inexpensive books are made available in a community through schools, libraries, and other local organizations in order…

  2. 46 CFR 173.051 - Public nautical school ships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Public nautical school ships. 173.051 Section 173.051... PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE School Ships § 173.051 Public nautical school ships. Each public nautical school ship must comply with— (a) Section 171.070(a) of this subchapter as a passenger vessel carrying 400...

  3. 46 CFR 173.051 - Public nautical school ships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Public nautical school ships. 173.051 Section 173.051... PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE School Ships § 173.051 Public nautical school ships. Each public nautical school ship must comply with— (a) Section 171.070(a) of this subchapter as a passenger vessel carrying 400...

  4. 46 CFR 173.051 - Public nautical school ships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Public nautical school ships. 173.051 Section 173.051... PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE School Ships § 173.051 Public nautical school ships. Each public nautical school ship must comply with— (a) Section 171.070(a) of this subchapter as a passenger vessel carrying 400...

  5. 46 CFR 173.051 - Public nautical school ships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Public nautical school ships. 173.051 Section 173.051... PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE School Ships § 173.051 Public nautical school ships. Each public nautical school ship must comply with— (a) Section 171.070(a) of this subchapter as a passenger vessel carrying 400...

  6. 46 CFR 173.051 - Public nautical school ships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Public nautical school ships. 173.051 Section 173.051... PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE School Ships § 173.051 Public nautical school ships. Each public nautical school ship must comply with— (a) Section 171.070(a) of this subchapter as a passenger vessel carrying 400...

  7. What Will Characterize International Education in US Public Schools?

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    Carber, Steven

    2009-01-01

    This article develops a working model for international education in US public schools with consideration of the curricula and accreditation standards utilized by the broad group of overseas institutions known as "international schools". It addresses the public international school identity question in a decade in which public schools in many…

  8. Condition of America's Public School Facilities, 1999. Statistical Analysis Report.

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    Lewis, Laurie; Snow, Kyle; Farris, Elizabeth; Smerdon, Becky; Cronen, Stephanie; Kaplan, Jessica

    This report provides national data for 903 U.S. public elementary and secondary schools on the condition of public schools in 1999 and the costs to bring them into good condition. Additionally provided are school plans for repairs, renovations, and replacements; data on the age of public schools; and overcrowding and practices used to address…

  9. Public School in St. Louis: Place, Performance, and Promise

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    National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    This report compares the demand for public education in St. Louis during the 2007-08 school year with both the supply and location of public schools operated by St. Louis Public Schools and charter schools. The geographic areas of analysis are the city of St. Louis and its zip codes. The first four sections of this report contain background…

  10. Public School Choice and Student Mobility in Metropolitan Phoenix

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    Powers, Jeanne M.; Topper, Amelia M.; Silver, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Arizona's interdistrict open enrollment and charter schools laws allow families to send their children to the public schools of their choice. We assessed how public school choice affected elementary school enrollments in 27 metropolitan Phoenix school districts. Student mobility rates varied widely between districts and by location. The higher…

  11. Australia's First Public Private Partnership School Project

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    Ross, Peter

    2004-01-01

    The design and construction of nine schools has commenced in Australia using a Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) methodology. This is the first project in Australia where social infrastructure has been acquired in this way. The Australian project is being managed by the New South Wales (NSW) State Government through its Department of Education…

  12. Public School Finance Study. Final Report.

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    Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.

    This report contains the findings and recommendations of a Missouri public school finance study conducted by the citizens of Missouri. It begins with an overview of the study, giving its organization, the procedures used, and a summary of recommendations. The report then presents separate sections corresponding to each of the following four major…

  13. The Public Schools Cannot Do It Alone

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    Watkins, J. Foster

    2014-01-01

    The longstanding concerns of the author relative to society's tendency to make the public schools "responsible for all of society's problems" is addressed. The concerns as updated in this article have been expressed over the years as the author moved around the southeast in several letters to editors along the way.

  14. Financial Status of the Public Schools, 1973.

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    Veillette, Peter D.; And Others

    This document reports on the current status of school finance and the trends affecting the efforts of the organized teaching profession to secure adequate funds for public education. Numerous statistical tables and narrative reports are grouped under four sections dealing with (1) dimensions of formal education, which includes enrollment, and…

  15. Black Studies Programs in Public Schools.

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    Giles, Raymond H., Jr.

    Operating on the premise that the public schools are the major purveyors of American traditions and cultures and therefore that racial prejudice and discrimination should be addressed through the educational system, this study examines the operation of various ethnic and black studies programs and their impact on racial attitudes. The major…

  16. Music Technology in Illinois Public Schools.

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    Reese, Sam; Rimington, James

    2000-01-01

    Investigates the status of music technology in Illinois public schools (K-12) using a questionnaire. Focuses on (1) the perceived training needs of teachers, (2) ways teachers and students use technology, (3) access to music technology, (4) types of software and hardware, and (5) sources of funding. Addresses the implications. (CMK)

  17. Office of Public School Construction Applicant Handbook.

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    California State Dept. of General Services, Sacramento. Office of Public School Construction.

    This handbook provides guidance on applying and gaining apportionment for public school construction in California; the procedures for site selection, and the development of cost estimates and construction plans; and guidance on preparing for the construction phase and bid approval. Final sections cover change orders and the close-out audit of…

  18. "International Education" in US Public Schools

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    Parker, Walter C.

    2011-01-01

    This study focuses on the recent adoption of "international education" (IE) by US public schools. Theoretically, it conceptualises this phenomenon as a social movement and a dynamic arena of knowledge construction and contestation. Methodologically, it combines fieldwork, interviews and critical discourse analysis. The central finding is that…

  19. BARRIERS TO CHANGE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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    CARLSON, RICHARD O.

    THREE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SLOW CHANGE FACILITY OF EDUCATION ARE EXAMINED. (1) THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM LACKS A PROFESSIONAL INNOVATOR. COUNTY AND STATE LEVELS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION LARGELY CONFINE THEIR ROLE TO REGULATION AND NEGLECT THE ADVOCATION OF CHANGE. ON THE LOCAL LEVEL, THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IS EXPECTED TO OPERATE BOTH AS A CENTRAL…

  20. The High School Principal and Student Publications.

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    Carr, Michael C.; Faber, Charles F.

    1982-01-01

    Reviews court cases concerning student press rights. Argues that many problems that have arisen over publications could have been avoided by administrators and school boards if only they had been willing to work with students within the framework of the First Amendment. (FL)

  1. Public School Superintendent Philosophies and Their Tenure

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    Garner, John

    2012-01-01

    Postmodernism is a philosophical description that encompasses philosophy, the arts, a period of history, and many other aspects of today's existence. This dissertation examines the extent to which Indiana public school superintendents use postmodern philosophy as opposed to modern philosophy to inform their practice. This was accomplished by…

  2. Religious Education in Canadian Public Schools.

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    Khan, Anwar N.

    1999-01-01

    Canadian public education has become secularized. Although the Charter's language on freedom of conscience and religion prohibits religious indoctrination in schools, it does not proscribe education about religion. Generally, Canadian courts have followed and accepted American developments in this regard but have avoided byzantine judgments on…

  3. Gender in American Public Schools: Thinking Institutionally.

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    Hansot, Elizabeth; Tyack, David

    1988-01-01

    Examines the institutional history of public schools in the United States in the context of gender, and investigates gender practices and policies in the context of formal education. There was far less gender segregation in classrooms under the control of teachers than in informal groups of children outside adult supervision. (BJV)

  4. Teaching about Religion in Public Schools.

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    Piediscalzi, Nicholas, Ed.; Collie, William E., Ed.

    Sixteen articles written by various authors are contained in this book about teaching religion in public schools. Developed for both elementary and secondary programs, the articles detail current practices. Models and units of study are suggested for teaching religion in different subject areas, including language arts, humanities, and social…

  5. Teaching Religion in the Public Schools.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    This paper argues that religion should be taught as a separate class in the public schools. Reasons for teaching religion include: (1) religious believes affect human behavior in strong observable ways; (2) churches abound in number throughout the United States; (3) different religions tend to teach a somewhat common core of values while values…

  6. Public School Choice: National Trends and Initiatives.

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    New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.

    This report offers a framework and conceptual base for a statewide discussion of public school choice. A review of choice activities in other states and an analysis of typical components in a choice program are provided. Organized into four main chapters, the report starts with an explanation of the concept of choice followed by a review of the…

  7. INDIAN INTEGRATION IN NEVADA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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    HAGLUND, E.A.

    THIS DOCUMENT DISCUSSES THE PROBLEM OF DESEGREGATION IN THE NEVADA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. HISTORICALLY, THE INDIAN WAS NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENCROACHING CULTURE OF THE WHITE MAN AND LITTLE ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ENCULTURATE HIM. HE BECAME AN OBJECT OF SUBJUGATION AND EXPLOITATION. AS LATE AS 1930, THE INDIAN DID NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY OR THE NEED TO…

  8. ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

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    STEINHOFF, CARL R.

    THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DESCRIBE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF AN URBAN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM USING THE MURRAY NEEDS-PRESS MODEL. A BROAD MEASURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRESS WAS ADAPTED FROM AN EXISTING MODEL AND USED TO--(1) DESCRIBE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESS PERCEIVED BY TEACHERS, (2) FACTOR ANALYZE THESE DATA, (3) DESCRIBE THE PERSONALITY (NEEDS)…

  9. Integrating Behavioral Technology into Public Schools.

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    Axelrod, Saul

    1993-01-01

    Suggests seven measures that behavioral educators can take to make effective educational procedures available in public schools: make dissemination of effective technology first priority; develop comprehensive educational systems; simplify existing effective procedures; create market for effective educational technology; obtain new measures of…

  10. Equity in Public Schools: The Federal Role.

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    Foy, Karla, Ed.

    This guide is designed to be an educational resource on federal laws related to race, gender, and national origin. Particular emphasis is placed on Federal Region 8, which serves New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, but much of the information is applicable to public schools throughout the United States. The guide begins with…

  11. True North: Goals for Denver Public Schools

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    Donnell-Kay Foundation (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    Many metrics along K-12 education may serve as indicators of potential success, but they are not goals. Students must leave the public school system at least proficient enough to face the tasks ahead. At the moment when students depart the K-12 system to enter college or career, it matters neither how proficient they were years before, nor the…

  12. Consequences of Stress for Public School Superintendents

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    Carroll, Kathy J.

    2010-01-01

    Scope and Method of Study: This study is a quantitative study of Oklahoma Public School Superintendents. The data was collected by surveys using an online format. Data was analyzed to determine correlation and predictive values of the four specific stress factors: conflict mediating stress, boundary spanning stress, task based stress and role…

  13. Applying Clinical Neuropsychology in the Public Schools.

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    Federhar, David B.

    Neuropsychology is an area in which the functioning or integrity of the brain is linked to measurable human behavior. This paper describes the use of the Reitan batteries (Reitan and Davison; 1974) in public school settings for documenting and prescribing appropriate academic programs. Three individual case studies are presented. Case 1 is a 16…

  14. Public Schools and Weberian Bureaucracy: A Summary.

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    Allison, Derek J.

    The author's dissertation, summarized in this presentation, was primarily concerned with the question, "Are public schools like Max Weber's conceptualization of bureaucracy?" From a survey of the literature discussing the nature of organizations, a taxonomy of organizational facets was used, first, to identify and classify the features contained…

  15. National Survey of Public School Teachers.

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    2001

    This report presents national survey results of public school teachers' opinions on the relationship between interior design and academic performance. The 1,050 teachers surveyed reveal that they recognize the relationship between interior design and academic achievement and that most teachers see the advantages of classroom carpeting relative to…

  16. Environmental Programs Information: Affecting Kansas Public Schools

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    Kansas State Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document provides a brief overview of the environmental issues that affect Kansas public schools. Specific programs that address these problems are included, along with their contact information. This document contains information on the following issues and programs: (1) Department of Health and Environment; (2) air; (3) asbestos; (4)…

  17. ENGLEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY READING GUIDE.

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    TROUT, JOHN; AND OTHERS

    THE READING GUIDE OF THE ENGLEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW JERSEY, EMPHASIZES INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. TEACHERS ARE URGED TO BE LESS CONCERNED WITH TEXTBOOK MATERIAL AND MORE CONCERNED WITH PUPIL ABILITY. THE FOLLOWING THREE PREMISES GUIDE THE READING PROGRAM--(1) GRADE PLACEMENTS ARE NO LONGER AN ADEQUATE BASIS FOR STRUCTURING THE READING PROGRAM.…

  18. Wake County Public School System Design Guidelines.

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    Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.

    The Wake County Public School System has published its guidelines for planning and design of functional, cost effective, and durable educational facilities that are attractive and enhance the students' educational experience. The guidelines present basic planning requirement and design criteria for the entire construction process, including: codes…

  19. Innovative Financing of Public School Facilities.

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    Barr, W. Monfort; Wilkerson, William R.

    In this document, the authors review emerging innovative practices in a number of States and recent research which indicates logical directions for future change. The authors contend that traditional support of public school facility financing and attendant debt service has outlived its usefulness and should be altered in accordance with modern…

  20. Creating Public Values: Schools as Moral Habitats

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    Ozolins, Janis Talivaldis

    2010-01-01

    This paper will consider the role of schools, as a particular moral habitat in the formation of moral virtues and how the inculcation of a comprehensive private moral system of beliefs, values and practices leads to public values in a multicultural, pluralist society. It is argued that the formation of good persons ensures the formation of good…

  1. Maryland's Public Charter School Program: Providing High Quality Choices in Public Education. Charter School Annual Report, 2008

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    Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Maryland General Assembly enacted Maryland's charter school law in 2003. This current school year (2008-2009) marks the sixth year of Maryland's public charter school program. This paper presents the statistics representing the performance of Maryland's public charter schools for the school year 2008-2009.

  2. High School Science Technology Additions, Midland Public Schools.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Discusses design goals, space requirements, and need for mobile furniture and "imagination stations" at Michigan's Midland Public High School science technology addition. Describes the architectural design, costs, and specifications. Includes floor plans, general description, photos and a list of consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers used for…

  3. The Pregnant Public School Student: Legal Implications for School Administrators.

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    Childs, Robert D.

    This study had two purposes. The primary purpose was to determine the current legal status of pregnant students in the public schools in the fifty states in 1972. The secondary purpose was to examine implications of the findings for administrators faced with this student problem. The design of the study included a combination of the following…

  4. How Public Schools Are Financed. Foundations in School Business Management.

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    Wood, R. Craig; Honeyman, David S.

    After summarizing the philosophy behind the financing of public schools, this document reviews the division of legal responsibility for education between the state and federal governments; outlines the state's responsibility for providing an equal educational opportunity for its residents; and summarizes the use of federal revenues, state…

  5. Male mental health problems, psychopathy, and personality traits: key findings from the first 14 years of the Pittsburgh Youth Study.

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    Loeber, R; Farrington, D P; Stouthamer-Loeber, M; Moffitt, T E; Caspi, A; Lynam, D

    2001-12-01

    This paper reviews key findings on juvenile mental health problems in boys, psychopathy, and personality traits, obtained in the first 14 years of studies using data from the Pittsburgh Youth Study. This is a study of 3 samples, each of about 500 boys initially randomly drawn from boys in the 1st, 4th, and 7th grades of public schools in Pittsburgh. The boys have been followed regularly, initially each half year, and later at yearly intervals. Currently, the oldest boys are about 25 years old, whereas the youngest boys are about 19. Findings are presented on the prevalence and interrelation of disruptive behaviors, ADHD, and depressed mood. Results concerning risk factors for these outcomes are reviewed. Psychological factors such as psychopathy, impulsivity, and personality are described. The paper closes with findings on service delivery of boys with mental health problems. PMID:11837460

  6. The Impact of Charter Schools on Public and Private School Enrollments. Policy Analysis. No. 707

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    Buddin, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Charter schools are publicly funded schools that have considerable independence from public school districts in their curriculum development and staffing decisions, and their enrollments have increased substantially over the past two decades. Charter schools are changing public and private school enrollment patterns across the United States. This…

  7. Public and Catholic Schools: A Reanalysis of "Public and Private Schools".

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    Noell, Jay

    1982-01-01

    Reanalyzes the impact of Catholic school attendance on the reading and mathematics achievement of senior and sophomore pupils using the same data employed by Coleman, Hoffer and Kilgore in their report "Public and Private Schools." The significance of four additional variables, not controlled in the original study, are discussed. (AM)

  8. Report of the Research Committee on "Administrative Handbook for Marching Band." American School Band Directors' Association, Research Committee Reports for the 18th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970.

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    American School Band Directors Association, Newark, OH.

    The handbook, part of a series of committee reports relating to school band performance, organization, and equipment needs, is intended to assist high school band directors in developing rules and regulations to govern the school band marching phase. The guide is presented in 15 sections. Sections I and II explain how student involvement in…

  9. Preparing for Local Adaptation: Understanding Flood Risk Perceptions in Pittsburgh

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    Klima, K.; Wong-Parodi, G.

    2015-12-01

    The City of Pittsburgh experiences numerous floods every year. Aging and insufficient infrastructure contribute to flash floods and to over 20 billion gallons of combined sewer overflows annually, contaminating Pittsburgh's streets, basements, and waterways. Climate change is expected to further exacerbate this problem by causing more intense and more frequent extreme precipitation events in Western Pennsylvania. For a stormwater adaptation plan to be implemented effectively, the City will need informed public support. One way to achieve public understanding and support is through effective communication of the risks, benefits, and uncertainties of local flooding hazards and adaptation methods. In order to develop these communications effectively, the city and its partners will need to know what knowledge and attitudes the residents of Pittsburgh already hold about flood risks. Here we seek to (1) identify Pittsburgh residents' knowledge level, risk perception and attitudes towards flooding and storm water management, and (2) pre-test communications meant to inform and empower Pittsburghers about flood risks and adaptation strategies. We conduct a city-wide survey of 10,000 Pittsburgh renters and homeowners from four life situations: high risk, above poverty; high-risk, below poverty; low risk, above poverty; and low-risk, below poverty. Mixed media recruitment strategies (online and paper-based solicitations guided/organized by community organizations) assist in reaching all subpopulations. Preliminary results suggest participants know what stormwater runoff is, but have a weak understanding of how stormwater interacts with natural and built systems. Furthermore, although participants have a good understanding of the difference between green and gray infrastructure, this does not translate into a change in their willingness to pay for green infrastructure adaptation. This suggests additional communications about flood risks and adaptation strategies.

  10. Equity in Texas Public School Finance: Some Historical Perspectives.

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    Walker, Billy D.

    The history of equity concerns in Texas public school finance, spanning over a century, is reviewed in this report. Three issues related to three reform eras are discussed: equitable availability of public schooling, equal resources for schools, and school effectiveness. State responses to the issues included equalization of opportunities in rural…

  11. Public and Catholic Schooling: The Effects of Gender Context Policy.

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    Riordan, Cornelius

    1985-01-01

    Compares effects of three school types: single-sex Catholic, mixed-sex Catholic, and mixed-sex public. Results indicate that Catholic single-sex school are nearly twice as effective as Catholic mixed-sex schools, suggesting that there are important differences between these types of schools and that comparisons between public and Catholic schools…

  12. 34 CFR 76.659 - Use of public school personnel.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Use of public school personnel. 76.659 Section 76.659... Be Met by the State and Its Subgrantees? Participation of Students Enrolled in Private Schools § 76.659 Use of public school personnel. A subgrantee may use program funds to make public...

  13. Public School Foundations: Their Organization and Operation. ERS Monograph.

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    Clay, Katherine; And Others

    Public school foundations are privately operated, nonprofit organizations established for the specific purpose of raising money for use by individual public school districts. This monograph examines the advantages and disadvantages of public school foundations, and describes the conditions necessary for such foundations to succeed. Chapter 1…

  14. Reactions to the New Standards for School Public Relations Specialists.

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    Kowalski, Theodore J.

    2002-01-01

    Reactions by 10 individuals associated with the "Journal of School Public Relations" to new National School Public Relations Association standards for school public relations and communications professionals and programs. Includes general reactions, impact of the standards, possible ambiguity, adding or eliminating standards, and influence on…

  15. Moral and Democratic Education in Public Primary Schools.

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    Veugelers, W.; Kat, E. De

    In primary and secondary education in the Netherlands, 30% of the schools are public, and 70% are private. Both private and public schools are state funded and must follow the national curriculum. Within this context, schools can develop their own identities and teaching methods. With regard to the identity of public education in the Netherlands,…

  16. Rationale and Suggestions for Emphasizing Afrocentricity in the Public Schools.

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    Honeman, Bob

    Public schools are facing the largest crisis in American educational history. More and more minority students are attending public schools, and traditional methods of instruction are failing to meet their needs. The back-to-basics and belt-tightening movements within public schooling are part of a last-ditch effort to support an elitist education…

  17. The Preparation of Schools for Serious School Violence: An Analysis of New Mexico Public High Schools

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    DiMatteo, Henry

    2012-01-01

    This study surveyed New Mexico high school principals on their current state of preparedness for serious school violence. The researcher surveyed 119 public high schools, receiving a 65% return rate from a 25-question survey. Specifically, this study analyzed the relationships of three predictor variables: prevention, response, and building of…

  18. Social Factors in the Health of Families: A Public Health Social Work Responsibility. Proceedings of a Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 23-26, 1986).

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    St. Denis, Gerald C., Ed.

    This document contains a list of planning committee members, institute participants, an introduction by Gerald C. St. Denis a program agenda, and institute presentations from this conference. The following presentations are included: (1) "Social Factors in the Health of Families: A Public Health Social Work Responsibility" (Stanley F. Battle); (2)…

  19. Implementing a Forward Plan: A Public Health Social Work Challenge. Proceedings of a Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 26-29, 1987).

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    St. Denis, Gerald C., Ed.

    This document contains a list of planning committee members, institute participants, an introduction by Gerald C. St. Denis, a program agenda, and institute presentations. The following presentations are included: (1) "Greetings" (Barbara K. Shore); (2) "Public Health Social Work in Maternal and Child Health: A Forward Plan" (Alex Gitterman); (3)…

  20. America's Public School Kindergarten Teachers' Job Turnover and Associated Factors

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    Yesil Dagli, Ummuhan

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effects of teacher characteristics, perceived school climate and work conditions, and students' characteristics on public school kindergarten teachers' act of moving to another school, leaving the profession and staying in the same school. The data came from School and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-up Survey…

  1. Patterns of Compensation of Public and Private School Teachers.

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    Chambers, Jay G.

    1985-01-01

    Public school teachers earn more money, and possess more of the characteristics valued in the teaching market, than do private school teachers. Organizational and ownership structure of schools appears to make a difference in teacher salaries. Profit-making schools are among the lowest paying, second only to parochial schools. (Author/MD)

  2. School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly Funded Catholic Schools. NBER Working Paper No. 14176

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    Card, David; Dooley, Martin; Payne, Abigail

    2008-01-01

    The province of Ontario has two publicly funded school systems: secular schools (known as public schools) that are open to all students, and separate schools that are open to children with Catholic backgrounds. The systems are administered independently and receive equal funding per student. In this paper we use detailed school and student-level…

  3. Lifestyle characteristics assessment of Japanese in Pittsburgh, USA.

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    Hirooka, Nobutaka; Takedai, Teiichi; D'Amico, Frank

    2012-04-01

    Lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease are the greatest public health concerns. Evidence shows Japanese immigrants to a westernized environment have higher incidence of lifestyle-related diseases. However, little is known about lifestyle characteristics related to chronic diseases for Japanese in a westernized environment. This study is examining the gap in lifestyle by comparing the lifestyle prevalence for Japanese in the US with the Japanese National Data (the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan, J-NHANS) as well as the Japan National Health Promotion in the twenty-first Century (HJ21) goals. Japanese adults were surveyed in Pittsburgh, USA, regarding their lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise, smoking, stress, alcohol, and oral hygiene). The prevalence was compared with J-NHANS and HJ21 goals. Ninety-three responded (response rate; 97.9%). Japanese men (n = 38) and women (n = 55) in Pittsburgh smoke less than Japanese in Japan (P < 0.001 for both genders). Japanese in Pittsburgh perform less physical activity in daily life and have lower prevalence of walking more than 1 h per day (P < 0.001 for both genders). Japanese women in Pittsburgh have significantly higher prevalence of stress than in Japan (P = 0.004). Japanese men in Pittsburgh do not reach HJ21 goal in weight management, BMI, use of medicine or alcohol to sleep, and sleep quality. Japanese women in Pittsburgh do not reach HJ21 goal in weight management and sleep quality. In conclusion, healthy lifestyle promotion including exercise and physical activity intervention for Japanese living in a westernized environment is warranted. PMID:21874580

  4. School Public Relations--What It's All About

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    Rogers, William H.

    1977-01-01

    The most important factor in public education is what goes on between people. Public Relations is the profession which identifies relationships important to the school and district. Describes the ingredients necessary for an effective public relations program designed to keep the school district's fingers on the public pulse, identify strenghts on…

  5. Privatizing Educational Choice: Consequences for Parents, Schools, and Public Policy

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    Belfield, Clive R.; Levin, Henry M.

    2005-01-01

    Controversies over the merits of public and private education have never been more prominent than today. This book evaluates public and private schooling, especially in regard to choices families must make for their children. While choice among public schools is widely advocated today by families and states, public support for private…

  6. Seeking Election: Evaluating a Campaign for Public School Board Trusteeship

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    Mueller, Robin

    2011-01-01

    Canadian public school board trustees are generally chosen by way of public ballot in civic elections. A comparison of board governance literature to a local narrative account of public school board elections exposes several gaps between espoused democratic ideals and the realities of public engagement in trustee selection. I investigate the…

  7. Some trends in schools of public health.

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    Matthews, M R

    1975-05-01

    Some of the recent changes in the schools of public health include: an increasing number of schools and of graduates; a decrease in both the awarding of the MPH degree as compared with other masters degrees, and the DrPH degree as compared with the PhD; a trend toward lengthening the time for achieving the MPH degree; an increase in part-time study for graduate degrees; institution of undergraduate programs and external masters degree programs; a thrust toward greater continuing education activities; and a broadened base for the student population in terms of the heterogeneity of professional backgrounds and prior experience, a wider age range with more younger students, more women students, fewer foreign students, and an increase in minority representation. PMID:1115295

  8. District of Columbia Public Schools: School Year 2014-2015. Parental Right to Know Guide

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    District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…

  9. When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools. Research Report

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia

    2009-01-01

    Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Since 2001, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has closed 44 schools for reasons of poor academic performance or…

  10. (Mis-)Measuring the Relative Pay of Public School Teachers

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    Podgursky, Michael; Tongrut, Ruttaya

    2006-01-01

    Statistics on the relative pay of public school teachers are routinely cited by plaintiffs in school finance ("adequacy") lawsuits. However, comparisons of pay and benefits for public school teachers to those of professional employees in other sectors are complicated by the fact that most teachers work under contracts that are nine or ten months…

  11. Religion and the Public Schools: A Summary of the Law.

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    Stern, Marc D.

    Intended to provide school officials an understanding of the legal aspects of common religious liberty and church-state questions in the public school context, this pamphlet attempts an objective summary of the current status of church-state law as it applies to the public schools. The document seeks to catalogue objectively the law as found in…

  12. Status of the American Public School Teacher, 1995-96.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.

    This report profiles the status of U.S. public school teachers for the school year 1995-96. The survey was sent to 2,164 of the nation's approximately 2,586,000 public school teachers and usable replies totaled 1,828. The data include professional and personal characteristics of teachers, the current status of their teaching conditions, their…

  13. Study of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program. Final Report

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    Yin, Robert K.; Ahonen, Pirkko S.

    2008-01-01

    The Voluntary Public School Choice (VPSC) Program supports the emergence and growth of choice initiatives across the country, by assisting states and local school districts in developing innovative strategies to expand public school choice options for students. This report contains the final assessment of the first five years of the VPSC Program…

  14. Developing School Health Services in Massachusetts: A Public Health Model

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    Sheetz, Anne H.

    2003-01-01

    In 1993 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) began defining essential components of school health service programs, consistent with the public health model. The MDPH designed and funded the Enhanced School Health Service Programs to develop 4 core components of local school health services: (a) strengthening the administrative…

  15. EDUCATIONAL DATA PROCESSING IN ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AN INTRODUCTORY MANUAL.

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    KAISER, DALE E.; AND OTHERS

    THE PRESENT TYPES AND AMOUNT OF DATA PROCESSING USED IN ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE DISCUSSED. ONLY 66 OF 964 SCHOOL DISTRICTS RESPONDING TO A QUESTIONNAIRE REPORTED USE OF DATA PROCESSING. THESE INCLUDED, HOWEVER, 43 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT. DIFFERENT AREAS IN WHICH DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUES ARE USED INCLUDE (1) SCHOOL…

  16. Texas Public School Technology Survey, 1988. Final Report.

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    Denton, Jon; Davis, Trina; Strader, Arlen; Jessup, George

    The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) with technical support from the South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortia-Texas (SCR*TEC-TX) conducted a survey of the technology infrastructure in all public schools in Texas. This document provides the final report of the 1998 Texas Public School Technology Survey. Following…

  17. Women in Public School Administration: An Annotated Topical Bibliography.

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    Ginn, Linda W.

    Entries in this annotated bibliography on women in public school administration are grouped according to the following topics: (1) historical perspectives; (2) barriers, constraints, and socialization factors that have kept women out of public school administration; (3) strategies and programs to promote women in school administration; (4) career…

  18. Independent Schools: Charitable Status, Public Benefit and UDI

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    Palfreyman, David

    2007-01-01

    In England and Wales "independent schools" ("private schools" or, confusingly, "public schools") almost always have "charitable status". Hence, they are now subject to the new "public benefit" test imposed in the Charities Act 2006. There is much discussion as to whether this test will be a significant hurdle as set by the Charity Commission in…

  19. Day Care and the Public Schools: Profiles of Five Communities.

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    Levine, James A.

    This book presents a report of public school-affiliated day care programs in 5 communities and a discussion of issues connected with public school involvement in day care. The programs described are: (1) Oakland Children's Centers, Oakland, California (preschool and after school care), (2) Extended Day Programs, Brookline, Massachusetts…

  20. Public Control of Public Schools: Can We Get It Back? Public Affairs Report, Vol. 15, No. 3.

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    Guthrie, James W.

    Public control of the schools has steadily eroded in recent years. Population growth and widespread consolidation of school districts, depoliticization of school board elections, adoption of the business model of professional school management, development of a multilevel school bureaucracy, and unionization of teachers all have combined to…

  1. Report of the Research Committee on Microphones and Microphone Placement. American School Band Directors' Association, Research Committee Reports for the 18th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970.

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    American School Band Directors Association, Newark, OH.

    The guide, one in a series of committee reports relating to school band performance, organization, and equipment needs, examines the relationship between microphones and tape recordings. The guide is presented in nine sections. Section I identifies types of microphones (carbon, crystal and ceramic, dynamic, condenser, and ribbon). Section II…

  2. Literacy: Traditional, Cultural, Technological. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (23rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 17-22, 1994).

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    International Association of School Librarianship, Kalamazoo, MI.

    Themes of the 23rd Annual International Association of School Librarianship conference included "Traditional Literacy,""The Current Status of Libraries,""Literacy in a Technological World," and "Preserving Cultural and Historical Literacy." The following papers were presented at the conference: (1) "Bunko: Private Mini-Libraries for Children in…

  3. Dimensions of the World of 2000: How the Secondary Schools Will The Shady Side Academy Centennial Symposium (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 28, 1983).

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    Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA.

    The speakers at this centennial symposium addressed a wide range of issues pertaining to how the world of the year 2000 is likely to look, given current socioeconomic and technological trends, and how the secondary schools will respond to these changes. A brief welcome and introduction by the moderator, Christopher Berrisford (headmaster of The…

  4. Dewey's Theory of the Democratic Public and the Public Character of Charter Schools

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    Waks, Leonard J.

    2010-01-01

    In this essay, Leonard Waks reconsiders the issue of the public character of charter schools, that is, schools funded through public taxation but operated by non-state organizations such as nonprofit and for-profit educational corporations and nongovernmental public interest organizations. Using John Dewey's conception of a democratic public as a…

  5. Exploring Principal Autonomy in Charter, Private, and Public Schools

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    Adamson, Linda

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative multiple case study concerned how school principals in charter, private, and public school settings experience autonomy, based on the schools' governance structures and accountability systems. Principal autonomy was defined as the authority that school principals exercise to lead staff effectively, to make decisions based on…

  6. Public Schools, Private Markets: A Reporter's Guide to Privatization

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    Elliott, Scott

    2005-01-01

    More and more, private for-profit and non-profit organizations are involved in schools. No longer limited to support services like transportation and food services, companies are providing tutoring, directing classroom instruction and managing public and charter schools. School reform has raised the stakes for schools and students, asking for…

  7. Private Schools and Public Benefit: Fees, Fee Remissions, and Subsidies

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    Davies, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The level of fee remissions offered by private schools bears upon the scope for relying on private schools to provide public benefit. Analyses of education voucher systems have generally ignored the possibility that they will partially crowd out school-financed fee remissions. Moreover, variation in fee remissions between private schools may be…

  8. Public Alternative School Practice: Creating Spaces for Reengagement and Reconnection

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    Lohmann, Jane Sloan

    2009-01-01

    This embedded case study collects and analyzes the perspectives of both youth and adults at one public alternative high school for youth at risk of school failure and aims to investigate the program practices and structures that promote school engagement and connectedness. Informed by bodies of literature from the fields of school engagement,…

  9. Chronic Disease Medication Administration Rates in a Public School System

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    Weller, Lawrence; Fredrickson, Doren D.; Burbach, Cindy; Molgaard, Craig A.; Ngong, Lolem

    2004-01-01

    Anecdotal reports suggest school nurses and staff treat increasing numbers of public school students with chronic diseases. However, professionals know little about actual disease burden in schools. This study measured prevalence of chronic disease medication administration rates in a large, urban midwestern school district. Data from daily…

  10. New Leadership for a New Initiative: Presidents of Public Schools.

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    O'Keefe, Joseph M.

    Given the advent of new forms of schooling in American education, specifically, integrated social-service schools (ISS), a radical rethinking of traditional leadership models is needed. This paper suggests a new role for K-12 public school leaders--that of the school president. Data were derived from a review of the job descriptions of the…

  11. Does Competition Improve Public School Efficiency? A Spatial Analysis

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    Misra, Kaustav

    2010-01-01

    Proponents of educational reform often call for policies to increase competition between schools. It is argued that market forces naturally lead to greater efficiencies, including improved student learning, when schools face competition. In many parts of the country, public schools experience significant competition from private schools; however,…

  12. Race and Opportunity in a Public Alternative School

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    Dunning-Lozano, Jessica L.

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative case-study explores questions about the stratifying role of public alternative schools created for "at-risk" youth by analyzing the school experience of students who attend a single continuation high school and the process of student enrollment and referral to that school. Drawing on the concept of whiteness as property,…

  13. Voices of Exiles: The Public Schools from the Dropout's Perspective.

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    Smith, Judith O.

    Many studies of dropouts have examined race, gender, ethnic background, and socioeconomic status as factors predisposing students to drop out of school. A study was conducted to examine the school-related factors influencing high school students' decision to drop out, as well as the attitudes of high school dropouts toward public education today.…

  14. A Wireless World: Charles County Public Schools Makes Wireless Universal

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    Hoffman, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Wireless connectivity in schools is all the rage, and many school systems have at least gotten their feet wet with a wireless lab or a few portable laptop carts. But Bijaya Devkota, the chief information officer of Charles County Public Schools, has done what many school systems only dream of--implemented universal wireless access throughout his…

  15. The Condition of Connecticut's Public School Facilities. Annual Report.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

    This is the second annual report on the condition of Connecticut's public school facilities required pursuant to Section 10-220 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The data in this report reflect the responses of school district officials to various survey questions. The report includes tables which list school-by-school responses to all survey…

  16. Commitment to Access: Resource Sharing in Public and School Libraries.

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    Hanson, Charles D.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the formation of an automated School and Public Information Network (SPIN) in Grosse Pointe (Michigan) among the public libraries and public school libraries for the purpose of resource sharing. Topics discussed include management issues, organizational perspectives, management by committee, the importance of cooperation and…

  17. Annotated List of Periodicals for Canadian School and Public Libraries.

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    Galler, Anne M., Comp.

    This annotated list of periodicals is intended for both public libraries and school libraries in Canada. While focusing on Canadian magazines, this publication also cites some non-Canadian material suitable for Canadian school and public library collections. Most of the material is suitable for the average child or youngster, although there are…

  18. Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2013-2014

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    Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob

    2014-01-01

    Over nearly three decades, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to report on the demographics, academic performance, and finances of public schools and districts in southeast Wisconsin. This 29th annual public schools report continues that tradition with updated analyses of new data and trends to shed light on the…

  19. Exploring Parental Aggression toward Teachers in a Public School Setting

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    May, David C.; Johnson, Jerry; Chen, Yanfen; Hutchinson, Lisa; Ricketts, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    Almost all of the extant research examining aggressive activity uses data from student populations. In this study, we extend that literature by examining teacher perceptions of parental aggression in public schools in Kentucky. Using data from a sample of 5,971 public school teachers, we determine that parental aggression directed at public school…

  20. The Impacts of Public Charter Schools on Students and Traditional Public Schools: What Does the Empirical Evidence Tell Us?

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    Silvernail, David L.; Johnson, Amy F.

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this Brief was to compile and analyze the available evidence of the impacts of public charter schools on students and schools. Using a series of five common claims made by proponents and opponents of public charter schools as an organizer, the existing empirical evidence was reviewed. The analysis revealed that student performance in…

  1. Review of "Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students"

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    McEwan, Patrick J.

    2009-01-01

    The report examines whether increasing competition from charter schools has a causal effect on the achievement of public school students in New York City, using a three-year longitudinal database of student test scores. As a measure of competition, it considers the percentage of students who left a public school for a charter school in the prior…

  2. Exit and Entry: Why Parents in Utah Left Public Schools and Chose Private Schools

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    Bukhari, Patras; Randall, E. Vance

    2009-01-01

    This study explored the factors that influenced parental decisions to exit a public school and enroll their children in a private school. It also explored why parents chose the specific private school their child attends and the level of satisfaction they have with their private school choice. The key reasons for leaving public education were: (a)…

  3. Learning from Consistently High Performing and Improving Schools for English Language Learners in Boston Public Schools

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    Tung, Rosann; Diez, Virginia; Gagnon, Laurie; Uriarte, Miren; Stazesky, Pamela

    2011-01-01

    This study is part of a collaborative project entitled "Identifying Success in Schools and Programs for English Language Learners in Boston Public Schools". The companion to this report, entitled "Improving Educational Outcomes of English Language Learners in Schools and Programs in Boston Public Schools", provides a comprehensive analysis of…

  4. Public school teachers’ perceptions about mental health

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    Soares, Amanda Gonçalves Simões; Estanislau, Gustavo; Brietzke, Elisa; Lefèvre, Fernando; Bressan, Rodrigo Affonseca

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To examine public school teachers’ perceptions about general health and mental health, and the way in which they obtained this information. METHODS Qualitative research was conducted with 31 primary and secondary school teachers at a state school in the municipality of Sao Paulo, SP, Southeastern Brazil, in 2010. The teachers responded to a questionnaire containing open-ended questions about mental health and general health. The following aspects were evaluated: Teachers’ understanding of the terms “health and “mental health,” the relevance of the need for information on the subject, the method preferred for obtaining information, their experience with different media regarding such matters, and perceptions about the extent to which this available information is sufficient to support their practice. The data were processed using the Qualiquantisoft software and analyzed according to the Discourse of the Collective Subject technique. RESULTS From the teachers’ perspective, general health is defined as the proper physiological functioning of the body and mental health is related to the balance between mind and body, as a requirement for happiness. Most of the teachers (80.6%) showed great interest in acquiring knowledge about mental health and receiving educational materials on the subject. For these teachers, the lack of information creates insecurity and complicates the management of everyday situations involving mental disorders. For 61.3% of the teachers, television is the medium that provides the most information on the topic. CONCLUSIONS The data indicate that there is little information available on mental health for teachers, showing that strategies need to be developed to promote mental health in schools. PMID:26039397

  5. 34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    .... If all public schools to which a student may transfer within an LEA are identified for school... that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively. (Authority: 20...

  6. Organizational Training and Relationship Building for Increasing Public Participation in a Public School District

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    Poynton, John; Makela, Carole; Haddad, Don

    2014-01-01

    From the early twentieth century to the present, citizen participation in U.S. public institutions--particularly schools--has continually decreased. The trend has been linked to the bureaucratization of public schools and their increasing reliance on expert knowledge for solutions to school- and education-related problems. The purpose of this…

  7. Organizational Training and Relationship Building for Increasing Public Participation in a Public School District

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    Poynton, John

    2012-01-01

    From the early twentieth century to the present, citizen participation in U.S. public institutions--particularly schools--has continually decreased. The trend has been linked to the bureaucratization of public schools and their increasing reliance on expert knowledge for solutions to school- and education-related problems. The purpose of this…

  8. Examination of Principals' Perceptions on School Climate in Metropolitan Nashville Public Elementary Schools

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    Hayes, Constance L.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine the school climate of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Elementary Schools through the lenses of the principals. Principals' perceptions of their school climates was studied using independent variables of principal gender, years of experience as principal, tenure at present school, enrollment size of school,…

  9. When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What's the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs?

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    Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Hentges, Christina M.; Petrilli, Michael J.; Winkler, Amber M.

    2009-01-01

    Critics of school voucher programs argue that private schools that receive taxpayer dollars should be held accountable to the same standards as public schools. School choice supporters counter that private schools should be left alone to answer to the parents of their students. The authors advocate for a re-visit to the discussion of…

  10. The Ethics of Pandering in Boston Public Schools' School Assignment Plan

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    Levinson, Meira

    2015-01-01

    How can access to public elementary schools of variable quality be justly distributed within a school district? Two reasonable criteria are: (a) that children should have equal opportunity to attend high-quality schools, and (b) school assignment policies should foster an overall increase in the number of high-quality schools. This article…

  11. Statistics for Latino Majority Schools in the Chicago Public Schools: A Closer Look. Part 2.

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    Valdez, Virginia; Espino, Juan

    This report analyzes data provided by the Chicago Public School System, Illinois on Latino majority schools, noting implications for the Latino community. Data come primarily from school year 2000-2001 and include 140 elementary schools and 16 high schools. Findings describe the composition of the Latino majority according to student enrollment,…

  12. Radon exposures in a Jerusalem public school.

    PubMed

    Richter, E D; Neeman, E; Fischer, I; Berdugo, M; Westin, J B; Kleinstern, J; Margaliot, M

    1997-12-01

    In December 1995, ambient radon levels exceeding 10,000 Bq/m3 were measured in a basement shelter workroom of a multilevel East Talpiot, Jerusalem, public elementary school (six grades, 600 students). The measurements were taken after cancers (breast and multiple myeloma) were diagnosed in two workers who spent their workdays in basement rooms. The school was located on a hill that geologic maps show to be rich in phosphate deposits, which are a recognized source for radon gas and its daughter products. Levels exceeding 1000,000 Bq/m3 were measured at the mouth of a pipe in the basement shelter workroom, the major point of radon entry. The school was closed and charcoal and electret ion chamber detectors were used to carry out repeated 5-day measurements in all rooms in the multilevel building over a period of several months. Radon concentrations were generally higher in rooms in the four levels of the building that were below ground level. There were some ground-level rooms in the building in which levels reached up to 1300 Bq/m3. In rooms above ground level, however, peak levels did not exceed 300 Bq/m3. Exposure control based on sealing and positive pressure ventilation was inadequate. These findings suggested that radon diffused from highly contaminated basement and ground-floor rooms to other areas of the building and that sealing off the source may have led to reaccumulation of radon beneath the building. Later, subslab venting of below-ground radon pockets to the outside air was followed by more sustained reductions in indoor radon levels to levels below 75 Bq/m3. Even so, radon accumulated in certain rooms when the building was closed. This sentinel episode called attention to the need for a national radon policy requiring threshold exposure levels for response and control. A uniform nationwide standard for school buildings below 75 Bq/m3 level was suggested after considering prudent avoidance, the controversies over risk assessment of prolonged low

  13. Radon exposures in a Jerusalem public school.

    PubMed Central

    Richter, E D; Neeman, E; Fischer, I; Berdugo, M; Westin, J B; Kleinstern, J; Margaliot, M

    1997-01-01

    In December 1995, ambient radon levels exceeding 10,000 Bq/m3 were measured in a basement shelter workroom of a multilevel East Talpiot, Jerusalem, public elementary school (six grades, 600 students). The measurements were taken after cancers (breast and multiple myeloma) were diagnosed in two workers who spent their workdays in basement rooms. The school was located on a hill that geologic maps show to be rich in phosphate deposits, which are a recognized source for radon gas and its daughter products. Levels exceeding 1000,000 Bq/m3 were measured at the mouth of a pipe in the basement shelter workroom, the major point of radon entry. The school was closed and charcoal and electret ion chamber detectors were used to carry out repeated 5-day measurements in all rooms in the multilevel building over a period of several months. Radon concentrations were generally higher in rooms in the four levels of the building that were below ground level. There were some ground-level rooms in the building in which levels reached up to 1300 Bq/m3. In rooms above ground level, however, peak levels did not exceed 300 Bq/m3. Exposure control based on sealing and positive pressure ventilation was inadequate. These findings suggested that radon diffused from highly contaminated basement and ground-floor rooms to other areas of the building and that sealing off the source may have led to reaccumulation of radon beneath the building. Later, subslab venting of below-ground radon pockets to the outside air was followed by more sustained reductions in indoor radon levels to levels below 75 Bq/m3. Even so, radon accumulated in certain rooms when the building was closed. This sentinel episode called attention to the need for a national radon policy requiring threshold exposure levels for response and control. A uniform nationwide standard for school buildings below 75 Bq/m3 level was suggested after considering prudent avoidance, the controversies over risk assessment of prolonged low

  14. Public Schools: Support Personnel, 2003-04.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wenger, Cheryl L., Comp.

    2004-01-01

    This listing contains numerical/statistical data on support personnel in Pennsylvania for 2003-04 as reported by school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools, and consortium-operated alternative high schools that employ staff (e.g., Washington County Alternative School). Support personnel are grouped…

  15. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

    MedlinePlus

    ... Disasters Health Disparities Profiles in Public Health Study Study Overview Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health are equipped with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. ...

  16. A Physicist's Odyssey in the Public Schools

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blatt, S. Leslie

    2004-03-01

    My colleagues and I developed our "Discovering Physics" course a dozen years ago based on the best available research on (predominantly pre-college) student learning in the sciences. The hands-on small-group approach we subsequently adopted works quite nicely in the university environment, as well. As a major side benefit, we began consulting with and eventually working closely with teachers in the Worcester Public Schools. Over the years, we developed a regular collaborative cycle: 1.) A curriculum team of Clark faculty and K-12 teachers meets during the academic year for discussions and to design activities built around a "big idea" in the sciences; 2.) A summer institute is offered, for a larger group of teachers, based on the work of the curriculum team; 3.) A "Ways of Knowing in the Sciences" course is offered in the fall for Education Department students, centered on the previously-tested science content coupled with a variety of pedagogical approaches, as well as observations in the schools; and 4.) The cycle resumes with a new team and a different "big idea." The experience continues to be both rewarding and eye-opening.

  17. An Analysis of Academic Achievement in Public Elementary Open-Enrollment Charter and Traditional Public Schools

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    Benson, Tammy

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine two types of school organizational structures: elementary open-enrollment charter schools and elementary traditional public schools. The study examined the degree to which attendance rates (based upon the prior school year's data), class size and average number of years of teaching experience were…

  18. An Analysis of Public Relations Policy Development in Selected Public School Districts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    West, Phillip T.

    In response to school districts' needs to improve public confidence in the schools, researchers surveyed 74 public relations directors in 147 districts in 25 states to determine the key ingredients for developing a model public relations policy. Respondents ranked 93 paired statements on both what "are" and what "ought to be" their districts'…

  19. Carter G. Woodson Elementary School: The Success of a Private School Curriculum in an Urban Public School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McHugh, Barbara; Spath, Susan

    1997-01-01

    Describes the program at Carter G. Woodson elementary school, Baltimore (MD), an urban school serving many at-risk students which has adopted the curriculum and techniques of the Calvert School, a predominantly white, selective private school. There have been readily observable and measurable gains in academic achievement at the public school.…

  20. California's Public Schools: A Needs Assessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Legislature, Sacramento. Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

    This report is based on surveys of unified school districts, elementary school districts, high school districts, county offices of education, and state special schools in California. Performed by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), the document provides the state legislature an assessment of the facility and personnel needs facing…

  1. Marble Fairbanks Architects. Chicago Public School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Architecture, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Looks at the design features of a 120,000 square foot Chicago elementary urban school that accommodates 900 students, 25 percent of whom are disabled. The school is based on a small school design that can maintain a feasible budget while providing universal access. The design also helps the school blend into the surrounding urban neighborhood.…

  2. Financial Status of the Public Schools, 1969.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This report presents figures portraying the status of school finance for the 1968-69 school year, and outlines the trends that will have some impact on school finance in the near future. Among the areas discussed are population and enrollment trends, staffing of schools, expenditures on education, and revenue for educational purposes. The study's…

  3. Financial Status of the Public Schools, 1968.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This report presents figures portraying the status of school finance for the 1967-68 school year, and outlines the trends that will have some impact on school finance in the near future. Among the areas discussed are population and enrollment trends, staffing of schools, expenditures on education, and revenue for educational purposes. The study's…

  4. Organization and Financing of Washington Public Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.

    This document is a handbook on school organization and finance in Washington State. It encompasses legislation passed during the 1990 and 1991 legislative sessions and school district fiscal data through the 1990-91 school year. The guide attempts to simplify the complex subject of school finance for use by educators, policy makers, and the…

  5. Social Studies Assessment in Wisconsin Public Schools. A Position Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wehlage, Gary G.; And Others

    The Public Law enacted in 1971 requires that fundamental subject matter areas taught in Wisconsin's public schools be assessed. It is proposed in this paper that assessment of the State's social studies programs needs to focus its attention on the school environment, which educators can and should control, change, and improve, rather than…

  6. Restraint, Detainment, and Seclusion of Students in Public Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tidwell, Deidra Michelle

    2013-01-01

    This study examines how the courts have addressed the restraint, detainment, and seclusion of students in public schools. The study includes an analysis of 100 court cases on the topic of restraint, detainment, and seclusion of students in public schools, which occurred in state and federal jurisdictions, from 1977 to 2012. Cases were examined…

  7. Demand for Public Education: Evidence from a Rural School District

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stair, Anthony; Rephann, Terance J.; Heberling, Matt

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the question of how much households are willing to pay for improvements in the quality of local public education in two areas of a rural school district in Pennsylvania. The study uses the contingent valuation technique to obtain micro-data by personal interview on demand for improved public school quality. Estimates of…

  8. Existing Disparities in Public School Finance and Proposals for Reform.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weiss, Steven J.

    The purposes of this report are (1) to document the present inequalities in public school spending and local tax burdens and to identify the principal reasons for existing disparities; and (2) to review and evaluate proposals for reform of the currently inadequate public school finance systems. Previous studies, current State and Federal aid…

  9. Promoting Spiritual Ideals through Design Thinking in Public Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tan, Charlene; Wong, Yew-Leong

    2012-01-01

    Against a backdrop of the debates on religious education in public or state schools, we argue for the introduction of "spiritual ideals" into the public school curriculum. We distinguish our notion of spiritual ideals from "religious ideals" as conceptualised by De Ruyter and Merry. While we agree with De Ruyter and Merry that ideas drawn from…

  10. Teachers' Organisational Behaviour in Public and Private Funded Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Honingh, M. E.; Oort, F. J.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare teachers' organisational behaviour in publicly- and privately-funded schools in the Dutch Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Design/methodology/approach: A percentage of all middle managers in publicly and privately funded schools (72 per cent and 43 per cent respectively) distributed…

  11. Criminal Record Checks of Public School Employment Applicants.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Titus, Richard M.; DeFrances, Carol J.

    This examination of preemployment screening in the American public school focuses on how legislation and other factors influence the kind of screening that is conducted, what problems schools have had to deal with in carrying out the screening, and what administrative and legislative changes may be suggested. A total of 1,122 public school…

  12. Religion & Public Schools: Striking a Constitutional Balance. Revised Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gittins, Naomi E., Ed.

    This document provides comprehensive analysis of new key developments in the law regarding the proper relationship between religion and public schools. There are 12 chapters: (1) "The First Amendment and Public Schools: Overview of the Religion Clauses" (John Walsh, Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, and Usi N. Botros); (2) "Prayer on Campus: Thirty Years of…

  13. Public Online Charter School Students: Choices, Perceptions, and Traits

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kim, Paul; Kim, Flora Hisook; Karimi, Arafeh

    2012-01-01

    There has been a steady growth of the K-12 student population taking courses online. This study examined reasons for students to choose a public online charter school program and their perceptions of online discussion. A survey was sent to 1,500 students newly enrolled in a statewide public online charter school program. From those who responded,…

  14. Substitute Teacher Handbook for Montgomery County Public Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

    This booklet presents materials and practical suggestions to help substitute teachers working in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Maryland. Section 1 discusses Substitute Teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools. It includes four sections: Professional Expectations (eligibility, duties and responsibilities, classroom control and…

  15. Contracting out Public Schools and Academic Performance: Evidence from Colombia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bonilla-Angel, Juan D.

    2011-01-01

    Contracting out public schools to private institutions is an instrument for reforming public education as it may facilitate academic innovation and improve student academic performance through higher school accountability and autonomy. The degree of autonomy that different providers have may vary substantially depending on the contractual and…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  17. In Search of the Eco-Teacher: Public School Edition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blenkinsop, Sean

    2014-01-01

    This paper uses an innovative building-less Canadian public elementary school and its accompanying large-scale research project to consider the characteristics that might be required of a teacher interested in working in an emergent, environmental, place- and community-based experiential public school setting. The six characteristics considered…

  18. Public Library Services for Home Schooling. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masters, Denise G.

    Public libraries have a responsibility toward all of their patrons, including home schoolers. "Home schooling" describes the situation where parents or guardians choose not to send their children to public or private schools, but instead educate their children themselves. Libraries are very important to home schoolers because, in most communities,…

  19. Michigan Public School Personnel with Technology Related Assignments.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Gary R.

    This paper investigates the current teaching assignments of Michigan public school personnel in five categories (computer science, library media, vocational technical, industrial technology, and media specialist). The paper asks: How many of these professionals were employed in Michigan public schools in 1999-00? How many had endorsements for…

  20. Professional Salary Schedules, Maryland Public Schools 1998-99.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.

    The tables in this document provide information about the professional salaries for the Maryland public schools in 1998-99. The following tables are included: (1) "Salaries for Selected Twelve-Month Administrative Positions"; (2) "Salary Range for Ten-Month Teachers"; (3) "Salary Schedules for Maryland Public School Teachers with a Bachelor's…

  1. Training Resource Manual on Arbitration in the Public Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tener, Barbara; And Others

    This publication is part of a three-volume series of manuals designed to serve both as instructional guides and as ready references to some of the more complex problems of public school collective bargaining. The series is intended for use primarily by school board members, educational administrators, and other individuals interested in collective…

  2. A Guide to Public School Cooperation Committees in Pennsylvania.

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    Harris, Howard; Juravich, Tom

    Teachers, superintendents, principals, and school board members in a number of Pennsylvania districts have come up with positive solutions to deal with challenges facing public schools. Although the problems they were faced with differed, educators found that by working together for a common goal in school cooperation committees, they could arrive…

  3. Publications of the School-Linked Services Integration Research Project.

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    Kansas Univ., Lawrence.

    This compilation of publications from the School-Linked Service Integration Research Project focuses on integrated services and includes the following papers: (1) "New Community Schools: Issues for Families in Three Streams of Reform" (Wayne Sailor), describes issues in special education reform, general education reform, and school/health services…

  4. Toward Increased Involvement of Public Schools in Teacher Preparation Programs.

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    Cavins, David A.; Carr, David S.

    This article describes a project conducted by an elementary school district in Illinois, in which public school personnel played a major role in the development of prospective teachers by designing training procedures with direct applicability to classrooms within the local schools. More emphasis was placed on classroom experience for the…

  5. Patterns of Drug Abuse in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya

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    Ndetei, David M.; Khasakhala, Lincoln I.; Mutiso, Victoria; Ongecha-Owuor, Francisca A.; Kokonya, Donald A.

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to establish the association between substance abuse and the sociodemographic characteristics of secondary school students. All the students of 17 randomly stratified public secondary schools in Nairobi were required to complete self-administered sociodemographic and the School Toolkit questionnaires in a…

  6. Chartering Turnaround: Leveraging Public Charter School Autonomy to Address Failure

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    Corbett, Julie

    2015-01-01

    Persistently low-achieving public schools around the country have received $5.8 billion from the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, in addition to districts and state funds, and other supplementary federal funds. Despite all of these sources of funding, most of the schools receiving them have failed to make a dramatic difference in…

  7. Student Achievement in Public and Private Schools. Issuegram 16.

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    Green, Joslyn; Brown, Rexford

    Whether students learn more in private schools is a point of controversy among researchers, though the argument for tuition tax credits for parents of private school students often rests on it. In different studies comparing private and public schools, the main area of disagreement is the extent to which nonschool factors affect achievement. The…

  8. Understanding Public School Residency Requirements: A Guide for Advocates

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    Education Law Center, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Parents, guardians, caregivers and school administrators will sometimes disagree over whether a student resides in a school district and can be enrolled in a district public school. The information in this manual is designed to help parents, guardians and caregivers understand the legal concepts involved in residency disputes, and to inform…

  9. Freedom of Speech Rights of Public School Students.

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    Grinstead, Kenneth

    This paper discusses the legal aspects of public school students' First Amendment free speech rights in the school setting. Tinker v. Des Moines School District, the most notable court decision upholding free speech rights, is used as a basis for discussion throughout. The paper reviews the current legal status of students' free speech rights as…

  10. High School Outcomes for Students in a Public Montessori Program

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    Dohrmann, Kathryn Rindskopf; Nishida, Tracy K.; Gartner, Alan; Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner; Grimm, Kevin J.

    2007-01-01

    The study compares two groups of students who graduated from high school in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) during 1997-2001. Students who had participated in MPS Montessori programs from preschool through 5th grade were matched to a comparison group on the basis of gender, SES, race/ethnicity, and high school attended. Data from the ACT and…

  11. Study of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program. Interim Report

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    Yin, Robert K.; Ahonen, Pirkko; Kim, Dawn

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of the Voluntary Public School Choice (VPSC) Program is to assist states and local school districts in the development of innovative strategies to expand options for students, and to encourage transfers of students from low-performing to higher-performing schools. This report presents interim findings from the National Evaluation of…

  12. School Public Library Censorship and the First Amendment.

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    Kimmelman, Paul

    Censorship has become a significant problem for public school libraries and has been addressed in several court cases, including Pico v. Island Trees Board of Education, the first such case to be heard by the Supreme Court. In this case, to be decided in the summer of 1982, the school board voted to remove a group of books from school libraries,…

  13. Financing Excellence in the District of Columbia Public Schools

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This report is a sequel to the Council of Great City Schools' 2004 report "Restoring Excellence to the DC Public Schools" that prompted the district school system to develop a new strategic plan, adopt strong academic standards, recruit new talent and accelerate professional development, and generally overhaul both buildings and curriculum. The…

  14. What Private and Public Schools Can Learn from Each Other

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    Jeynes, William H.; Beuttler, Fred

    2012-01-01

    Public school and faith-based private school educators often primarily concern themselves with the health of their own sector. We contend, however, that the United States would benefit if American educators viewed the schooling system more holistically, in the process expressing a greater willingness to learn from those practicing in the other…

  15. The Development of Free Public Schools in Texas.

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    Holleman, I. Thomas, Jr.

    This paper summarizes the historical foundations for the financing and maintenance of Texas' present day school system. This review traces the history of Texas public education from the seventeenth century through 1949 when three major school reorganization laws were enacted by the state legislature. The earliest schools in Texas were associated…

  16. Texas Public School Dropouts, 1996-97 Report.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.

    This annual report provides information about dropouts in Texas public schools for the 1996-97 school year. The report includes (1) historical dropout information; (2) a summary of dropout rates based on dropout characteristics and school district characteristics; (3) a listing of dropout rates broken down by county, district, and campus; and (4)…

  17. When Did It Begin? Catholic and Public School Classroom Commonalities

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    Ognibene, Richard T.

    2015-01-01

    Catholic educational historians note that although preserving Catholic identity has been a constant in the mission of Catholic schools, their curriculum and instructional practices evolved in ways that were similar to public schools, thus enabling Catholic parents to select schools that were both faith based and modern. Since there is an absence…

  18. Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2013-14. IDRA Infographic

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    Intercultural Development Research Association, 2014

    2014-01-01

    This infographic shows how Texas public schools are losing one out of four students. The statistics show that schools are twice as likely to lose Hispanic students and Black students before they graduate, and universal high school education is at least a quarter of a century away. The flyer also provides information on getting informed, getting…

  19. Enacting the Independent Public Schools Program in Western Australia

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    Gobby, Brad

    2013-01-01

    The Independent Public Schools (IPS) program began to be implemented in some Western Australian schools in 2010. The IPS program devolves a number of responsibilities to principals and is part of the political objective of removing the constraints of the education bureaucracy by fostering school level decision-making, problem-solving and…

  20. Aspire Public Schools: Building the Organizational Capacity for Healthy Growth

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    Saxton, Amy; Perigo, Mike

    2008-01-01

    Two years into an aggressive expansion plan, Aspire Public Schools was on track in terms of school openings, but behind on its goals to add a layer of management. The schools were performing well, but the nonprofit's leaders were stretched paper thin and concerned about the organization's ability to perform in the face of more growth. Determined…

  1. Free Speech for Public School Students: A "Basic Educational Mission."

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    Trager, Robert; Russomanno, Joseph A.

    Noting that recent Supreme Court decisions (including Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier and Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser) moved markedly away from protecting students' First Amendment rights, this paper examined justifications for granting public school students freedom of expression. Rather than looking at where students' First…

  2. Computers, Schools and Families: A Radical Vision for Public Education.

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    Debenham, Jerry; Smith, Gerald R.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses computer-aided instruction from home computers as an alternative or an adjunct to public school education. Topics addressed include the partnership between parents and schools; new roles for parents and schools; financial considerations; educational software; a program to help teachers develop their own software; and field testing in…

  3. Standards for Scoliosis Screening in California Public Schools.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    This publication is intended as a reference for school-level personnel, such as nurses, selected teachers, and administrators, on the procedures for initiating and maintaining a scoliosis screening program for girls in grade seven and boys in grade eight. It provides school personnel with a document that contains standards for school screening…

  4. Faith Partnerships and Public Schools in Philadelphia: Rewards and Perils.

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    Mundell, Leah

    In 1999, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) school superintendent David Hornbeck introduced educators and religious leaders to his requirement that each public school in the city develop a relationship with a faith partner, a religious institution that could share facilities and resources with the school. Hornbeck saw religious institutions and schools…

  5. Successful Management of Public School Capital Improvement Programs.

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    Filardo, Mary

    2000-01-01

    In 1999, the 21st Century School Fund interviewed seven large school districts regarding management of capital-improvement programs. Researchers found three basic models: in-house management, other-public-agency management, and private-sector management. Systematic oversight and quality-control approaches will protect school systems from…

  6. Reframing Education: The Partnership Strategy and Public Schools

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    Hirota, Janice M.

    2005-01-01

    New Visions for Public Schools' New Century High Schools Initiative in New York City highlights a strategy of school-level partnerships between educators from the New York City Department of Education (DoE) and non-profit organizational staff. The strategy aims to support the transformation of chronically low-performing large high schools…

  7. Nuestra Tierra: A University/Public School Technology Integration Project.

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    Wiburg, Karin M.; Montoya, Nidelia; Sandin, John

    1999-01-01

    Describes a university/public school project to integrate technology with teaching and learning in a Southwest border school district. Discusses how the project was collaboratively designed, implemented, and evaluated by university faculty and school teachers and administrators. Findings demonstrated the potential of university researchers working…

  8. The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh

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    Davis, Larry E.; Bangs, Ralph L.

    2007-01-01

    In 2002, the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh established the Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP). CRSP, which is the first race research center to be housed in a school of social work, has six foci: economic disparities; educational disparities; interracial group relations; mental health; youth, families, and elderly;…

  9. The Relationship between the Emotional Intelligence of Secondary Public School Principals and School Performance

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    Ashworth, Stephanie R.

    2013-01-01

    The study examined the relationship between secondary public school principals' emotional intelligence and school performance. The correlational study employed an explanatory sequential mixed methods model. The non-probability sample consisted of 105 secondary public school principals in Texas. The emotional intelligence characteristics of…

  10. Measuring Changes in Salaries and Wages in Public Schools: 1987 Edition. ERS School Management Reference Series.

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    Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

    The Composite Indicator of Changes (CIC) in average salaries and wages paid by public school systems is a statistical measure based on data collected and reported annually for 28 of 32 public employee positions that gauges and compares salary changes and analyzes salary trends in individual school systems, groups of school systems, and nationally.…

  11. Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2001-02.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) prepares an annual report on dropouts in Texas public schools. This report includes state summaries of the annual dropout rate, longitudinal secondary school completion/student status rates, and state attrition rates. Out of 1,849,690 students attending grades 7-12 in Texas public schools during 2001-2002, 16,622…

  12. Improving Educational Outcomes of English Language Learners in Schools and Programs in Boston Public Schools

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    Uriarte, Miren; Karp, Faye; Gagnon, Laurie; Tung, Rosann; Rustan, Sarah; Chen, Jie; Berardino, Michael; Stazesky, Pamela

    2011-01-01

    "Identifying Success in Schools and Programs for English Language Learners in Boston Public Schools," of which this report is one part, is a project commissioned by the Boston Public Schools as part of this process of change set in motion by the intervention of the state and the federal governments on behalf of Boston's English language learners.…

  13. Evaluation of Alabama Public School Wellness Policies and State School Mandate Implementation

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    Gaines, Alisha B.; Lonis-Shumate, Steven R.; Gropper, Sareen S.

    2011-01-01

    Background: This study evaluated wellness policies created by Alabama public school districts and progress made in the implementation of Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) school food and nutrition mandates. Methods: Wellness policies from Alabama public school districts were compared to minimum requirements under the Child Nutrition…

  14. 34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... or more public charter schools. (4) If more than one school meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3... that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively. (Authority: 20 U.S.C... 34 Education 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Public school choice. 200.44 Section 200.44...

  15. 34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... or more public charter schools. (4) If more than one school meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3... that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively. (Authority: 20 U.S.C... 34 Education 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Public school choice. 200.44 Section 200.44...

  16. 34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... or more public charter schools. (4) If more than one school meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3... that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively. (Authority: 20 U.S.C... 34 Education 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Public school choice. 200.44 Section 200.44...

  17. 34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... or more public charter schools. (4) If more than one school meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3... that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively. (Authority: 20 U.S.C... 34 Education 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Public school choice. 200.44 Section 200.44...

  18. Details from the Dashboard: Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools & Students, 2014-2015

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    National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2015

    2015-01-01

    During the 2014-15 school year, almost 500 new public charter schools opened. An estimated 348,000 additional students were attending public charter schools in the 2014-15 school year compared with the previous school year. With the addition of new charter schools and students, there are now more than 6,700 public charter schools enrolling about…

  19. Aboriginal Students and School Mobility in British Columbia Public Schools

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    Aman, Cheryl

    2008-01-01

    In British Columbia, K-12 school Aboriginal students' completion rates are far from equivalent to those of their non-Aboriginal peers. In addition, there is a high degree of variability in Aboriginal students' school completion rates across schools and communities. Administrative data associating approximately 1.5 million school census records of…

  20. Environmental Survey preliminary report, Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Not Available

    1988-09-01

    This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) conducted December 7--11, 1987. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team specialists are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with PETC. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at PETC, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed a Sampling and Analysis (S A) Plan to assist in further assessing certain environmental problems identified during its on-site Survey activities at PETC. The S A Plan will be executed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). When completed, the Plan's results will be incorporated into the PETC Survey findings for inclusion into the Environmental Survey Summary Report. 64 refs., 23 figs., 29 tabs.

  1. Special needs children in the public schools: perceptions of school nurses and school teachers.

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    Esperat, M C; Moss, P J; Roberts, K A; Kerr, L; Green, A E

    1999-01-01

    Schools are faced with the challenges presented by special needs children (SNC) because the law requires that they must provide educational opportunities to all children--those who have no handicapping conditions as well as those who do, no matter how severe those conditions. The need exists for adequately prepared health care professionals in the school setting. Using a convenience sample of school teachers and school nurses, this investigation focused on the perceptions of school teachers and nurses regarding the challenges and demands of having these children in the public school. Two surveys were conducted to study those perceptions. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses showed that the needs of both groups of providers--school nurses and school teachers--can be summed up in three categories: information dissemination, communication, and resource integration. Infrastructure development involves the establishment of an effective information management system, effective use of such a system in establishing communications between all participants, and adequate administrative support to facilitate the development of the school providers' sense of competence in the care of SNC. A well-planned and adequately supported program goes a long way toward changing people's attitudes toward the inclusion of SNC in the classroom. PMID:10827605

  2. Joint Use of Public Schools: Developing a New Social Contract for the Shared Use of Public Schools

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    Filardo, Mary; Vincent, Jeff M.; Allen, Marni; Franklin, Jason

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the 21st Century School Fund and the Center for Cities and Schools at the University of California Berkeley provide a conceptual frame for the joint use of PK-12 public school buildings. There is a growing conversation about and demand for joint use as a way to provide services to children and families in convenient locations,…

  3. Stepping up in the Montgomery County Public Schools

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    Cowan, Katherine C.

    2012-01-01

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Maryland, is the 17th largest school district in the country, with more than 146,000 students and 200 schools (34 of which are National Blue Ribbon and 27 of which are Title 1). Wielding a budget of more than $2 billion, MCPS is also one of the top performing school districts in the country, with a 90%…

  4. School Violence and Its Effect on the Constitutionality of Public School Uniform Policies.

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    Starr, Jennifer

    2000-01-01

    The Arizona Court of Appeals, in the first court decision regarding public school uniform policies, held that mandatory school uniforms do not violate students' First Amendment rights. Discusses the Arizona decision and its effect on the structuring of school uniform policies and their potential successful institution at the high school level. (31…

  5. Public School Uniforms: Effect on Perceptions of Gang Presence, School Climate, and Student Self-Perceptions.

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    Wade, Kathleen Kiley; Stafford, Mary E.

    2003-01-01

    Examined the relationship between public school uniforms and student self-worth and student and staff perceptions of gang presence and school climate. Surveys of middle school students and teachers indicated that although students' perceptions did not vary across uniform policy, teachers from schools with uniform policies perceived lower levels of…

  6. A Comparison of Open Enrollment Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools in a Texas Region

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    Hinojosa, Maria

    2009-01-01

    Open enrollment charter schools are monitored and accredited under the statewide testing and accountability system, just like traditional public schools. Accountability is critical for charter schools because if these schools do not improve student achievement they are at risk of having their charter terminated. As of the most recent publication…

  7. Private Alternative School Programs in the Portland Public Schools. 1985-86 Evaluation Report.

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    Yagi, Kan

    This report evaluates four off-campus private alternative schools in Portland, Oregon, serving students mainly of high school age and supported by the Portland Public Schools. The students are largely dropouts or on the verge of dropping out; many are referred from other schools and law enforcement agencies. Since 1966, the Albina Youth…

  8. Schools and the Stimulus: How America's Public School Districts Are Using ARRA Funds

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    Ellerson, Noelle M.

    2009-01-01

    "Schools and the Stimulus: How America's Public School Districts Are Using ARRA Funds" is the third survey in the American Association of School Administrator's 2009 Summer Surveys series. This survey finds that while school systems around the nation appreciate the opportunity the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding…

  9. The Sorting Effect of Charter Schools on Student Composition in Traditional Public Schools

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    Ni, Yongmei

    2012-01-01

    This article investigates how Michigan's charter school policy influences the composition of students by race and socioeconomic status in urban traditional public schools. Using 2 years of student-level data in Michigan' urban elementary and middle schools, the dynamic student transfers between charter schools and TPSs are analyzed through a…

  10. Are Charter Schools More Racially Segregated Than Traditional Public Schools? Policy Report 30

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    Ni, Yongmei

    2007-01-01

    Are most charter schools more racially segregated than traditional public schools (TPS)? How do local circumstances affect the degree to which charter schools are more racially segregated or diverse than TPSs? As the charter school movement in Michigan and nationwide gains popularity, these questions have become important policy issues. In order…

  11. Moms and Schools Survey: Nationwide Public Opinion on Schooling. Polling Paper No. 8

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    DiPerna, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Moms and Schools Educational Choice, conducted by Braun Research, Inc. (BRI), measures Americans views on area schools (district, charter, or private), school type preferences, and school vouchers. In this paper, Moms, report response levels of public opinion. For some questions, discussion to examine differences of voter opinion (sometimes using…

  12. School Climate as a Predictor of Incivility and Bullying among Public School Employees: A Multilevel Analysis

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    Powell, Joshua E.; Powell, Anna L.; Petrosko, Joseph M.

    2015-01-01

    We surveyed public school educators on the workplace incivility and workplace bullying they experienced and obtained their ratings of the organizational climate of the school. We used multilevel modeling to determine the effects of individual-level and school-level predictors. Ratings of school climate were significantly related to incivility and…

  13. The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Kentucky's Public School Accountability System: Does Poverty Impact School Effectiveness?

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    Lyons, Robert

    2004-01-01

    Under the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), Kentucky's public schools have been assigned individualized "baseline" and "improvement goal" indices based upon past school performance in relation to the 2014 statewide index goal of 100. Each school's CATS Accountability Index, a measure of school performance based upon both cognitive…

  14. Does Private School Competition Improve Public School Performance? The Case of Nepal

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    Thapa, Amrit

    2013-01-01

    Using data from the survey of the Ministry of Education, Nepal-2005 for school leaving certificate (SLC) exam, this paper attempts to estimate the impact of private school competition on public school performance for the case of Nepal. The study uses the number of private schools in the neighborhood as a measure of competition. The identification…

  15. Public School Choice and Racial Sorting: An Examination of Charter Schools in Indianapolis

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    Stein, Marc L.

    2015-01-01

    There has been a long-standing concern among education researchers and policy makers that public school choice may lead to increased racial isolation. Improving on aggregate comparisons, I examine the sorting of students into charter schools by tracking individual students from their charter school of enrollment back to the school they were…

  16. Comparing BIA and Tribal Schools with Public Schools: A Look at the Year 1990-91.

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    Pavel, D. Michael

    1995-01-01

    Uses data from 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey to compare Bureau of Indian Affairs/tribal schools to public schools with high and low Indian enrollment. Examines ethnicity and qualifications of principals and teachers, educator salaries, school problems, and teacher shortages. Indicates the continuing shortage of educators from local native…

  17. Santa Fe Public Schools Facilities Master Plan. Elementary School Planning Standards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Santa Fe Public Schools, NM.

    This document contains policies and standards to guide the design and evaluation of elementary schools in the Santa Fe Public School District. These policies and standards can be used for a variety of purposes: to serve as a checklist to evaluate existing schools, to identify capital outlay needs to bring all schools to minimum standards, and to…

  18. School Safety in Urban Charter and Traditional Public Schools. NCSRP Working Paper # 2007-1

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    Christensen, Jon

    2007-01-01

    This working paper discusses safety in urban charter schools relative to other urban public schools, using several indicators from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is the nation's most extensive sample survey of elementary and secondary schools and the teachers and administrators who staff them. The indicators measure the frequency of…

  19. The texas public school nutrition policy positively impacts middle school student dietary intakes

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    School food environments are rapidly undergoing change due to state and local policy initiatives. This study assessed the impact of the 2004 Texas Public School Nutrition Policy that introduced nutrition standards to promote a healthier school food environment in Texas schools. Two years of lunch fo...

  20. The Public on Public Education. What Do Americans Think of Their Schools?

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    Love, Dreama Plybon

    1998-01-01

    The National PTA conducted focus groups, surveys, and interviews with PTA members and the general public to gauge opinion about public education. Respondents felt that public education has worsened recently. Most did not believe media portrayal of public schooling. Violence was a major concern. Respondents wanted to see more family involvement and…

  1. A Practical School Public Relations Research Primer

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    Moore, Edward H.

    2010-01-01

    Advances in communication technology have created many new tools for school communicators--as well as increasing complexities for their programs. As a result, solid school communication research programs offering practical research insights for planning, tracking, and assessing school communication efforts are more important than ever. Still, many…

  2. Public Opinion, Voter Behavior and School Support.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, C. Montgomery

    This report describes the elements necessary for successful school elections and outlines steps to predict voter reaction. Written primarily for school officials and local citizens' committees, the report analyzes the variables influencing voter turnout and behavior such as occupation, educational level, income, age, parents of school children,…

  3. Identifying Low-Performance Public Schools.

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    Ammar, Salwa; Bifulco, Robert; Duncombe, William; Wright, Ronald

    2000-01-01

    Discusses issues involved in the identification of schools with the lowest student performance and uses test data for New York City elementary schools to demonstrate the extent to which choices about how to aggregate individual test results can affect the identification of low-performing schools. Introduces fuzzy logic as a tool for identifying…

  4. Dulce Public Schools Community Education Needs Assessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Bureau of Educational Planning and Development.

    Adults in a multi-ethnic, small, rural school district were surveyed to determine their evaluation and expectations of district schools. Of the 301 respondents, 72% were Jicarilla Apache/other Indian, 14% Spanish/Mexican, and 14% Anglo; most were aged 19-45; 81% had completed high school; 76% were employed. Respondents rated the elementary, high,…

  5. Equity and Charter Schools in Public Education

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    Every, James Bradford

    2012-01-01

    There is a void in current research and literature critically analyzing how charter schools and their leaders provide equal access to all students. The language used in both federal and state legislation (in the 40 states that have passed charter school legislation) providing a legal basis for the establishment of charter schools explicitly…

  6. Exemplary Reading Programs in Illinois Public Schools.

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    Foertsch, Mary

    A study was conducted in response to a request from the Illinois State Board of Education to examine closely which reading programs work best for Illinois students and schools. In some Illinois schools, students exhibit consistently high levels of reading achievement--the teaching, learning, and other practices of these schools may point the way…

  7. Improving Public Schools within Existing Resources.

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    Nathan, Joseph

    This paper demonstrates how educators can improve student learning, increase resources available to schools, and make the teaching profession more attractive without spending additional tax funds. Section 1, "The School as Community Center," analyzes sharing school facilities with community organizations and easing fiscal constraints through…

  8. Safe and Participatory Public Schools. Research Brief

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    Rogers, John

    2010-01-01

    The California State Assembly is presently considering AB 2034 which would prohibit school districts, county offices of education (COEs), or charter schools that elect to fingerprint volunteers from allowing individuals who have been convicted of specific sex, drug or violent offenses to volunteer in schools. This policy brief aims to inform…

  9. Toledo Public Schools School Utilization Study, 1980-81 School Year. 2nd Year Study. Elementary School Buildings.

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    Toledo Public Schools, OH.

    In response to declining student enrollment, the Toledo, Ohio public school system conducted a school utilization study involving the evaluation of eight categories of achievement. These categories were: (1) educational adequacy as determined by the ability of the facility to meet the requirements of a good instructional program; (2) an overview…

  10. The 41st Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    Bushaw, William J.; McNee, John A.

    2009-01-01

    The authors report the findings of the 41st Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools. The annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools is unique because it's not an advocacy poll, but rather a thoughtful study of Americans' current perceptions of their public schools. Each…

  11. Public Schooling in Southeastern Wisconsin: 2009-2010

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    Schmidt, Jeff; Smith, Annemarie; Dickman, Anneliese; Henken, Rob

    2010-01-01

    For 24 consecutive years, the Public Policy Forum has compiled and analyzed data from southeastern Wisconsin's public school districts in order to better inform policymakers and the public about the effectiveness of the region's K-12 education system. This analysis of the 2009-10 academic year, like many of the previous reports, indicates cause…

  12. American Business and the Public School: Case Studies of Corporate Involvement in Public Education.

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    Levine, Marsha, Ed.; Trachtman, Roberta, Ed.

    This document provides case studies, written by the people involved, of the following private sector/public school collaborations: (1) Honeywell; (2) Metropolitan Life Insurance and the American Educator; (3) Burger King Corporation; (4) Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers; (5) The Public Education Fund; (6) The Boston Compact; and…

  13. Building outside the Box. Public-Private Partnership: A Strategy for Improved Public School Buildings.

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    Twenty-First Century School Fund, Washington, DC.

    This publication describes the creation of a new school building for James F. Oyster Bilingual Elementary School in Washington, DC. Despite the success of its academic program, the school's 70-year-old building had become unsafe and unsuitable for teaching and learning and was threatened with closure in 1993 because of the district's fiscal…

  14. The Schools Teachers Leave: Teacher Mobility in Chicago Public Schools

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    Allensworth, Elaine; Ponisciak, Stephen; Mazzeo, Christopher

    2009-01-01

    This report reveals that about 100 Chicago schools suffer from chronically high rates of teacher turnover, losing a quarter or more of their teaching staff every year, and many of these schools serve predominantly low-income African American children. In the typical Chicago elementary school, 51 percent of the teachers working in 2002 had left…

  15. Catalyst Schools: The Catholic Ethos and Public Charter Schools

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    Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley

    2015-01-01

    During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…

  16. School Finance Reform, Educational Adequacy, and Urban Public Schools.

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    Addonizio, Michael F.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses state efforts to link education reform with educational adequacy. Describes four approaches for investigating this linkage: statistical modeling, empirical observation, professional judgment, and whole-school design. Investigates educational adequacy in Michigan's school-finance reform efforts by examining urban school districts. Finds…

  17. School-to-Work Collaboration: University and Public Schools.

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    Cristol, Dean S.

    This document contains six papers from a collaborative school-to-work project during which teacher education faculty at Bowling Green State University worked with faculty and staff at Washington Local Schools in Toledo, Ohio, to infuse school-to-work activities within the context of each participating teacher's content area. "Employability Skills"…

  18. School Emergency Preparedness in North Dakota Public School Districts

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    Swiontek, Steven Wayne

    2009-01-01

    The basis for this study was to determine: (1) If school districts in North Dakota have an emergency response plan; (2) How comprehensive their emergency response plan is; (3) How well prepared school districts in North Dakota are for any type of disaster; and (4) The extent to which North Dakota LEAD Center school emergency response training and…

  19. After-School Tutoring in the Context of No Child Left Behind: Effectiveness of Two Programs in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

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    Zimmer, Ron; Hamilton, Laura; Christina, Rachel

    2010-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has created pressure for districts to improve their students' proficiency levels on state tests. Districts that fail to meet their academic targets for 3 years must use their Title I funds to pay for supplemental education services (SES) that provide tutoring or other academic instruction. Many…

  20. Privatization: A Drain on Public Schools

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    Harvey, James

    2012-01-01

    According to James Harvey, the scale of the 2011 effort to privatize public education through vouchers and charters is "staggering," representing the culmination of a 30-year assault on public service in general and public education in particular. At a time when states are staring into the abyss of bankruptcy, he notes, public funds intended for…

  1. Variation in 2010-11 Truancy Rates among District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) High Schools and Middle Schools

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    Liberman, Akiva; Cahill, Meagan

    2012-01-01

    Truancy is well documented as an indicator of high risk for drop-out and failure to graduate, as well as a risk factor for delinquency. This report provides a snapshot of truancy in District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) high schools and middle schools in 2010-11. School data on student absenteeism was combined with Census and crime data on…

  2. Harry Potter and the Public School Library

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    DeMitchell, Todd A.; Carney, John J.

    2005-01-01

    For multitudes of children Harry Potter is a hero. He fights evil and stands up for his friends. However, not all adults agree. Instead, he is perceived as a threat by many. This article discusses how some adults on a school board reacted to this perceived threat. The majority of a school board voted to restrict access to Harry Potter books in the…

  3. Environmental Education in Indiana Public Schools.

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    Hamm, Russell L.; Spear, Richard D.

    The Curriculum and Research Development Center of Indiana State University sought to determine the number of high schools in Indiana that teach environmental education in some form. A questionnaire was mailed in February 1974 to the principals of all senior high, junior/senior high, and K-12 schools. The investigators were interested in finding…

  4. Religious Speech in Public High Schools.

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    James, Bernard

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the "Board of Education of the Westside Community Schools v Mergens" case that was recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court stated that refusal to allow the student Bible club to meet on school property violated the federal Equal Access Act. Presents the constitutional issues raised and the case's significance. (SLM)

  5. Waste and Abuse: Public School Roofing Projects.

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    2000

    This report details the results of a comprehensive inquiry by New Jersey into one aspect of school construction, the repair and replacement of roof systems, which represents the single most expensive and integral component of a school's physical structure. The investigation began in late 1997 after confidential complaints suggested abuse in the…

  6. Suicide Prevention Program for California Public Schools.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    In 1983, the California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 947 which authorized a statewide Youth Suicide Prevention School Program, including provisions for staff training, parent awareness, and a classroom curriculum. This document contains the four guides of the Youth Suicide Prevention School Program. The first guide, the Implementation and…

  7. Strategic Relationship Management in School Public Relations

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    O'Hair, Mary John; O'Hair, H. Dan; Lee, Renee; Averso, Randy

    2006-01-01

    Research supports the need for schools to operate as professional learning communities fueled by a supportive accurate understanding of collaborative relationships among school stakeholders. These relationships are necessary to build trust and foster discourse focused on improved teaching and learning practices and increased student achievement.…

  8. Financial Status of the Public Schools, 1971.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This report discusses the current status of school finance and singles out trends affecting the efforts of professional teachers' organizations to secure adequate funds for education. The document also contains employment and salary data on school and university teachers and information on Federal, State, and local expenditures and revenue…

  9. Financial Status of the Public Schools 1970.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This report discusses the current status of school finance, and singles out trends affecting the efforts of professional teachers organizations to secure adequate funds for education. The document also contains employment and salary data on school and university teachers and information on Federal, State, and local expenditures and revenue…

  10. Infectious Disease and the Public Schools.

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    Crosson, James E.

    The paper examines policy options for schools regarding appropriate services for children with highly communicable, potentially life threatening diseases such as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Herpes. Briefly considered are the school's legal responsibility, implied risk and inability, and actual risk and its control. General…

  11. Drug Policy of the Framingham Public Schools.

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    Framingham Public Schools, MA.

    The policy of the Framingham School System with respect to drug use and abuse is to establish a climate within its schools that is conducive to the understanding and respect for the proper use of drugs and an attitude toward nonabuse of drugs. To achieve this climate, some basic measures described in this report were taken. One measure was to set…

  12. Health Services Manual. Hicksville Public Schools.

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    1987

    This procedure manual describes the uniform procedures used by the Hicksville, New York School District's Health Services Program. Its objectives are to establish a uniform set of health services guidelines and procedures, to update all health forms, to maintain an awareness of the current changes in health laws that govern school districts, and…

  13. Using Technology To Reduce Public School Violence.

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    Brown, John A.; Brown, Robert C.; Ledford, Bruce R.

    1996-01-01

    Describes technology-driven strategies for reducing school violence: (1) commitment communicated by newsletters and cable television; (2) elimination of weapons using metal detectors, surveillance cameras, breathalyzers, student passes, alarm systems, and school emergency plans; (3) two-way communications and low technology; (4) educational…

  14. Jefferson County Public Schools Special Education Resource Center.

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    Jefferson County School District R-1, Lakewood, CO.

    The booklet describes the services of the Special Education Resource Center in Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Schools. Among service components reviewed are educational programming, information services, materials and equipment information, and training programs for personnel other than special educators. (CL)

  15. The Flight of Blacks from Central-City Public Schools.

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    Katzman, Martin T.

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the suburbanization of the Black population and declining Black public school enrollment in big cities. Examines the causes and consequences of this trend and its relation, if any, to White flight. (CMG)

  16. Determinants of Graduation Rate of Public Alternative Schools

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    Izumi, Masashi; Shen, Jianping; Xia, Jiangang

    2015-01-01

    In this study we investigated determinants of the graduation rate of public alternative schools by analyzing the most recent, nationally representative data from Schools and Staffing Survey 2007-2008. Based on the literature, we built a series of three regression models via successive block entry, predicting the graduate rate first by (a) student…

  17. The Alaska Public School Fund: A Permanent Fund for Education.

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    Coon, E. Dean

    This paper examines the development of Alaska's Public School Fund, its current status, and its potential as a major revenue source for elementary and secondary education. The fund, which was created following the 1915 federal school lands grant to Alaska, is examined for the 1916-58 territorial period, the 1959-78 early statehood period, and the…

  18. Public Support of Prekindergarten Education for School Readiness in Nevada.

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    Rogers, Sharon

    Noting that kindergarten teachers in Nevada report that many children enter school with considerable delays in language and vocabulary, this report focuses on the public support of prekindergarten education for school readiness in Nevada. The report discusses the purposes and benefit of early childhood education, examines the initiatives of other…

  19. The Efficiency of Public Schools: The Case of Kuwait

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    Burney, Nadeem A.; Johnes, Jill; Al-Enezi, Mohammed; Al-Musallam, Marwa

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the technical, and allocative efficiencies of public schools in Kuwait over four levels of schooling (kindergartens, primary, intermediate and secondary) and two periods (1999/2000 and 2004/2005) using data envelopment analysis. Mean pure technical efficiency varies between 0.695 and 0.852 across all levels of education;…

  20. The Costs of Experience Corps[R] in Public Schools

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    Frick, Kevin D.; McGill, Sylvia; Tan, Erwin J.; Rebok, George W.; Carson, Michelle C.; Tanner, Elizabeth K.; Fried, Linda P.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To describe the annual operational costs of a mature Experience Corps[R] program in elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public School System. Methods: Systematic records of expenditures kept by the community partner, Greater Homewood Community Corporation, to be reported to funders were made available for analysis. Expenditures…

  1. Research into Practice: Postsecondary Success in the Chicago Public Schools

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    Johnson, David W.; Moeller, Eliza; Holsapple, Mathew

    2013-01-01

    In this chapter, the authors describe nearly a decade of research examining postsecondary outcomes of students in the Chicago Public Schools conducted by the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). These analyses include both long-term trends in college going and findings on the dimensions of students' postsecondary transition…

  2. Course Enrollment Patterns in Public Secondary Schools 1969 to 1987.

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    Tuma, John E.; And Others

    This data handbook presents enrollment statistics for public high school graduates for selected years between 1969 and 1987. The data used to generate these statistics were taken from students' high school transcripts. Four data sets were used to generate the statistics in this time series report: the National Assessment of Educational Progress…

  3. Setting Students' Sights on College: Chicago Public Schools. Case Study

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    ACT, Inc., 2007

    2007-01-01

    Part of the third-largest school district in the nation, 77 percent of Chicago's nearly 427,000 public school students are poor, as defined by eligibility for participation in free or reduced-cost lunch programs. Many are members of minorities; many have limited proficiency in English. To make a successful transition to college--even to graduate…

  4. The Blind Student Teacher: A Public School Perspective.

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    Miller, Cindy

    1982-01-01

    Describes the integration of a totally blind student teacher with a seeing eye dog into an elementary school environment in the Dekalb (Illinois) Public School District. Recommends steps colleges of education should take to prepare the student and institution for the required adjustments. (CJM)

  5. Smoking in the Public Schools. A Legal Memorandum.

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    National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.

    As evidenced by statutory material, court decision, and school codes, the solution to the issue of smoking in the public schools is far from clear. Certain conclusions, nevertheless, can be drawn. Principals and all educators are faced with a question to which they must react. Whatever the case in the past, there is now undisputed knowledge that…

  6. A Precedent for Court Decision on Religion in Public Schools

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    Flaherty, Thomas

    1971-01-01

    One of the earliest and most farsighted opinions on the place of religion in the schools was made by Elisha R. Potter, Rhode Island Commissioner of Public Schools from 1850-1854. Strong parallels are evident between the conclusions Potter reached and those of the Supreme Court in 1962 and 1963 (Author/RY)

  7. Education Programs for Puerto Rican Students [Jersey City Public Schools].

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    Cordasco, Francesco; Bucchioni, Eugene

    This report has a descriptive and evaluative delineation of those programs which have been (or are being) developed for Puerto Rican students in the public schools of Jersey City. The data of the report have been gathered in those schools with large Puerto Rican constituencies, and have been cast in the perspectives afforded by discussions with…

  8. Preparing for Growth: Human Capital Innovations in Charter Public Schools

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    Chadwick, Christi; Kowal, Julie

    2011-01-01

    Charter schools and successful charter management organizations that run them have grown significantly over the past decade but they must dramatically increase their scale in order to meet the demand for high-quality public school options for America's children. The limited supply of effective leaders and teachers is one of the key barriers…

  9. Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2013-2014 [Summary

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    Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob

    2014-01-01

    This summary from the "Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2013-2014" full report presents the school district performance in a pull-out format. Definitions are provided for the column heading: (1) Total Operations Spending, (2) Property Tax Revenue, (3) Total Enrollment; (4) One-Year Change in Enrollment, (5) Minority Enrollment,…

  10. The Informal Use of Parents in School Public Relations.

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    Holleman, I. Thomas, Jr.

    This paper discusses a variety of ways school officials can effectively utilize participation by lay citizens in school affairs to maintain good public relations with the community. The important role of parents is stressed, and the value of homework assignments, teacher-parent group meetings, and individual teacher-parent conferences in…

  11. A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools

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    Duhart, Wana L.

    2007-01-01

    This book is a roadmap for developing collaborative strategies that integrate the knowledge, ideas, expertise, resources, networks, and systems of the nonprofit, private, public, and religious sectors in the transformation of elementary and secondary schools. While most books on school reform focus on micro issues such as curricula,…

  12. Why Americans Love to Reform the Public Schools

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    Reese, William J.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author answers the question: "Why do Americans love to reform the public schools?" His answer has three parts. First, there is an old and persistent cultural strain in American history, derived from many sources, that seeks human perfection and sees education and schooling as essential to that perfectibility. That goal is high…

  13. Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12. IDRA Report

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    Johnson, Roy L.; Montes, Felix

    2012-01-01

    This document contains 3 statistical reports. The first report, "Attrition Rate Decline Seems Promising--Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students" (by Roy L. Johnson), presents results of long-term trend assessments of attrition data in Texas public high schools. The second report, "Slow Declining Pace Keeps Zero Attrition Date at…

  14. Foreign Language Camps: Jefferson County Public Schools R-1.

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    Trujillo, Lorenzo A.; And Others

    The planning and operation of Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Schools' foreign language camps are described. The weekend-long camps attempt to duplicate an authentic cultural experience in a foreign village through cultural activities and language immersion. French, Spanish, Russian, and German camps are conducted for county high school foreign…

  15. Teacher Performance Management in Denver Public Schools. Executive Summary

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    New Teacher Project, 2010

    2010-01-01

    In the 2008-2009 school year, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) partnered with Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) to assess the effectiveness of current teacher performance management policies and practices. DPS and the DCTA have been national leaders in their willingness to examine the difficult issues…

  16. Federal Aid, Black Separatism, and the Public Schools.

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    Watras, Joseph

    1995-01-01

    Among the first of the Model Cities programs, Dayton's program was directed by African American community activists, who instituted important school and neighborhood reforms but blocked efforts to racially desegregate the public schools. The story of Dayton's Model Cities Demonstration Project raises important questions about whether urban renewal…

  17. Public School District Immunity Status in the United States.

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    Kemper Insurance Group, Chicago, IL.

    This paper compiles results of a State-by-State survey of public school district immunity. The survey sought to discover if (1) school districts in each State have governmental immunity for liability, (2) this immunity applies only to governmental activities or to proprietary activities also, (3) board members and employees have immunity, (4) the…

  18. An Equitable Framework for Corporate Participation in the Public Schools.

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    Caldwell, Richard Allen

    Business partnership with public schools, while holding great promise for educational improvement, is hindered by legal questions about equity. Disagreement on how to apply this value to education has produced much litigation over school finance. Some allege that property tax financing violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth…

  19. Public Schools as Partners in Rural Development: Considerations for Policymakers.

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    Harmon, Hobart L.

    This paper describes four considerations for policymakers who wish to have public schools serve as viable partners in the rural development efforts of their communities. First, schools are a community resource. When rural students are given opportunities to engage in community-based learning, they develop responsible citizenship and leadership…

  20. Value-Added Results for Public Virtual Schools in California

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    Ford, Richard; Rice, Kerry

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to present value-added calculation methods that were applied to determine whether online schools performed at the same or different levels relative to standardized testing. This study includes information on how we approached our value added model development and the results for 32 online public high schools in…

  1. Charter, Private, and Public Schools Work Together in Boston

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    Lam, Diana

    2014-01-01

    A public, Catholic, and charter school in Boston all work together to share their strengths and learn from each other in an effort to deliver the best education for all of their students. The arrangement is called the School Performance Partnership, and it is a grantee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  2. The Energy Crisis in the Public Schools; Alternative Solutions.

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    Grossbach, Wilmar; Shaffer, William

    One hundred and eighty school personnel held a workshop with representatives of the petroleum, natural gas, and electrical power industries. The objectives of the workshop were (1) to provide participants with a common body of knowledge and a common understanding of the energy crisis and its implications for the public schools, (2) to delineate…

  3. Public School Administration and "Brown v. Board of Education"

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    Hunter, Richard C.

    2009-01-01

    This article reviews educational initiatives of state and federal government that were designed to remedy the effects of racial segregation on Black public school students in the United States after the famous "Brown v. Board of Education" decisions. Several policy and legal initiatives are reviewed, including school desegregation, compensatory…

  4. Self-Regulatory Climate: A Positive Attribute of Public Schools

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    Adams, Curt M.; Ware, Jordan K.; Miskell, Ryan C.; Forsyth, Patrick B.

    2016-01-01

    This study contributes to the development of a positive framework for effective public schools in 2 ways. First, it advances the construct self-regulatory climate as consisting of 3 generative school norms--collective faculty trust in students, collective student trust in teachers, and student-perceived academic emphasis. The authors argue these…

  5. Economies of Scale in the Operation of Public Elementary Schools

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    Johnson, Gary P.; Mitten, Robert L.

    1976-01-01

    Demonstrates how a long-run average cost function was estimated for selected public elementary schools in Pennsylvania. The optimum sized elementary school was found to be one having 585.7 students and an educational plant of 71,832 square feet. Substantial economies of scale were evidenced up to the optimum attendance size. (Author/IRT)

  6. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs in Texas Public Elementary Schools.

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    Lanning, Beth; Robinson, James III; Ballard, Danny J.

    1999-01-01

    Assessed the elementary-school child-sexual-abuse-prevention programs in 89 large Texas public school districts. Surveys examined types of programs, training available, evaluation used, involvement of local agencies, and funding. Results indicated that 58 districts addressed the issue formally, and most districts trained their presenters.…

  7. Identification and Management of Dysphagia in the Public Schools: Prologue.

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    Logemann, Jeri A.; O'Toole, Thomas J.

    2000-01-01

    This introductory article describes following articles (EC 625 128-134) that address processes and issues related to offering care for children with swallowing disorders in the public school. Procedures for screening, assessing, and treatment, issues involved in establishing a dysphagia program in a school system, and legal and ethical issues are…

  8. Wanted and Used: Latina Bilingual Education Teachers at Public Schools

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    Amos, Yukari Takimoto

    2016-01-01

    In response to the increasing number of Spanish-speaking students at public schools, Spanish-speaking teachers are in demand. In regards to this high demand, how are Latina/o bilingual education teachers treated at school? Using critical race theory's counter-stories, this study investigated the working conditions of two Latina bilingual teachers.…

  9. School and Public Library Relationships: Deja Vu or New Beginnings.

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    Fitzgibbons, Shirley A.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses school and public library relationships and maintains that an integrated, coordinated, and systematic planning process at both local and state levels will meet the needs of children and young adults. Topics include developments in the 1990s, barriers to cooperative efforts, examples of cooperative projects, and combined school-public…

  10. Public School Desegregation in the United States, 1968-1980.

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    Orfield, Gary

    This book is a partly quantitative, partly qualitative analysis of public school desegregation in the United States from 1968 to 1980. It is based on racial data (collected for the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights) released for the first time in this work. Chapter 1, "Regional Trends in School Desegregation," focuses on…

  11. The Teaching of English in Colombian Public Secondary Schools.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.

    This study describes and analyzes the state of English teaching in Colombian public secondary schools in 1971. Examined are the present status of the Colombian school system, the English curriculum, the attitudes of English students, and the organizations which contribute to the study of English in Colombia. The methods used to teach the language…

  12. Public and Private Schools: Collaboration, Co-Existence, or Conflict?

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    Drahmann, Theodore R.

    The characteristics of private elementary and secondary education briefly described include enrollment patterns, school organization, the status of boards of education in private schools, the financing structure, and the population they service. Areas of collaboration between public and private education exist in shared time arrangements,…

  13. Publicly Funded Special Education in Parochial/Private Schools.

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    Villani, Christine J.

    This paper discusses Supreme Court decisions that have affected the ability of children with disabilities in private schools to receive publicly funded services. First, the court case of Aguilar vs. Felton, which found that Title 1 services provided to educationally deprived children in parochial schools violated the Establishment Clause, is…

  14. The Private Management of Public Schools: The Baltimore, Maryland, Experience.

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    Doughty, Sherri

    In 1992 the Baltimore City Public School District (Maryland) entered into a 5-year contract with Education Alternatives, Incorporated (EAI), to manage 9 of its schools. Baltimore's private-management model differed significantly from that of Dade County, Florida, in that EAI was given overall management responsibility. Data were gathered through a…

  15. Responses of Private and Public Schools to Voucher Funding

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    Filer, Randall K.; Munich, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    The post-communist Czech Republic provides a laboratory in which to investigate possible responses to the adoption of universal education vouchers. Private schools appear to have arisen in response to distinct market incentives. They are more common in fields where public school inertia has resulted in an under-supply of available slots. They are…

  16. Predictors of Autism Enrollment in Public School Systems

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    Boswell, Katelyn; Zablotsky, Benjamin; Smith, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    With a number of disparities present in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders, the education system plays a crucial role in the provision of both these service elements. Based on school and federal census data, this article examines one state's public school autism enrollment and possible predictors of…

  17. Freedom of Speech and Adolescent Public School Students

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    Hussain, Murad

    2008-01-01

    Some legal cases on the freedom of speech in adolescent public school students are discussed. It is suggested that schools, social scientists and psychologists should build a social consensus on the extent to which the freedom of speech for abusive students can be allowed so as not to affect development of other students.

  18. Using Metal Detectors in the Public Schools: Some Legal Issues.

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    Bjorklun, Eugene C.

    1996-01-01

    Examines two legal issues related to the use of metal detectors in public schools: their legality under the Fourth Amendment and the potential liability of schools who fail to use them to keep weapons out of their buildings. (91 footnotes) (MLF)

  19. The Corporal Punishment of Minorities in the Public Schools

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    Northington, Cynthia

    2007-01-01

    Corporal punishment is still legal under various circumstances in the United States public schools. This practice is specified in the discipline policies of cities and towns in roughly twenty-two states. Corporal punishment usually takes the form of paddling with wooden paddles or sticks by school administrators with the consent of the parents.…

  20. Establishing Services for the Severely Handicapped in Public Schools.

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    Harrison, Susan B.; Johnson, Merrill

    Provided is a manual compiled by the Southwest Regional Resource Center identifying and articulating the process steps required to establish services for severely handicapped children in a public school setting. Offered are seven planning elements (population baseline, appraisal resources, schools and physical facility resources, transportation,…

  1. Health Risks Faced by Public School Band Directors

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    Woolery, Danielle N.; Woolery, Jesse A.

    2013-01-01

    Public school band directors face many work-related hazards in their grueling, yet rewarding job. As a school year progresses, directors are expected to work long hours, while trying to balance professional and personal responsibilities. A band director whose career spans multiple decades can potentially face a number of serious medical problems.…

  2. Annual Report on the Condition of Connecticut's Public Schools, 2002.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

    This is the fourth annual report on the condition of Connecticut's public school facilities required pursuant to Section 10-220 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The data in this report reflect the responses of school district officials to various survey questions. Summary data are discussed in fairly broad categories--education reference…

  3. Annual Report on the Condition of Connecticut's Public Schools.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

    This is the third annual report on the condition of Connecticut's public school facilities required pursuant to Section 10-220 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The data in this report reflect the responses of school district officials to various survey questions. Summary data are discussed in fairly broad categories--education reference groups…

  4. Public Schools and Drug Education. Report of a Conference.

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    Wiggins, Xenia

    This conference report reflects thoughts expressed at a regional workshop held in New Orleans in 1972 to discuss issues related to drug education in the public school system. Participants were coordinators in State departments of education in the region, teachers, school administrators, community program directors, teacher trainers, and state…

  5. Building Teacher Quality in Baltimore City Public Schools

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2010

    2010-01-01

    At the request of the Education Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Council on Teacher Quality undertook an analysis of the teacher policies in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Its analysis looks at the teachers' contract, school board rules and state laws. It also collected personnel data from the…

  6. Public Schools as Public Good: A Question of Values

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    Shaker, Paul; Grimmett, Peter

    2004-01-01

    The rapid pace of change in the last thirty years has contributed to confusion, fragmentation and disorientation that have affected all of society's institutions, including schools. The last two decades have brought economic and cultural restructuring, guided by a neo-conservative worldview emphasizing individual enterprise and free-market…

  7. Public Perceptions of School to Work: Baseline Results. Arizona School to Work Briefing Paper #2.

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    Vandegrift, Judith A.; Wright, Joel

    In spring 1996, a statewide public poll was conducted to establish baseline measures of public attitudes toward school to work (STW) prior to its widespread implementation in Arizona schools. A total of 2,788 Arizonans participated in this initial STW poll representing 750 parents, 750 businesses, and 1.288 educators (557 teachers, 549 principals,…

  8. Strategic Interaction among Public School Districts: Evidence on Spatial Interdependence in School Inputs

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    Ghosh, Soma

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides evidence on strategic interaction among public school districts in Massachusetts. The open enrollment program in Massachusetts is unique in testing the strategic competition thesis because it allows students to attend public schools located outside their home district. For each student who transfers out, funds are deducted from…

  9. Humor in High School and the Role of Teacher Leaders in School Public Relations

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    Kosiczky, Bonnie; Mullen, Carol A.

    2013-01-01

    How can public schools improve public relations strategies, particularly in communications between teachers and students? The purposes of this study were to investigate teacher leaders' perceptions of the use of humor in the high school classroom and discover how humor might bridge instruction to student learning and strengthen…

  10. The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America's Public Schools

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    Scafidi, Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    This report analyzes changes in public school staffing over time by examining data from the annual editions of the Digest of Education Statistics, which is compiled by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The report's main part analyzes changes in public school staffing over the past generation, the fiscal…

  11. High School Accountability: Early Evidence from Florida's Broward County Public Schools

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    Iatarola, Patrice; Gao, Niu

    2015-01-01

    In 2009, Florida adopted the Differentiated Accountability (DA) plan, making it among the first to specifically incorporate into its existing school grading scheme college readiness targets. In this paper we use a rich panel of data on high school students in Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) Public Schools to present early evidence of the impact of…

  12. Opening the "Black Box": Organizational Differences between Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools

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    Wei, Xin; Patel, Deepa; Young, Viki M.

    2014-01-01

    Using survey data collected from 2,273 teachers in Texas, this study explores differences in school organization that contribute to the experiences (e.g., working conditions, instruction and student engagement in learning, self-efficacy and job satisfaction, and teacher evaluation) of charter school and traditional public school teachers.…

  13. Title I Public School Transfer May Potentially Harm Schools' Performance Ratings

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    Freeman Willis, Viola Lorie

    2009-01-01

    The Title I public school transfer option has sparked many debates among educators. Although there are numerous studies that reveal mobility can hurt student performance, the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law urges parents to move their children out of low performing Title I schools. Some school officials may not realize the implications the…

  14. A Decade of Urban School Reform: Persistence and Progress in the Boston Public Schools

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    Reville, S. Paul, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    In the last decade, the Boston Public Schools has undergone critical reforms that have been of intense interest to school leaders and policymakers throughout the country. Under the leadership of superintendent Thomas Payzant, the Boston schools implemented extensive reform strategies that yielded notable results. Fittingly, at the end of Payzant's…

  15. Measuring Changes in Salaries and Wages in Public Schools. ERS School Management Reference Series. 1986 Edition.

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    Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

    The Composite Indicator of Changes (CIC) in average salaries and wages paid by public school systems is a statistical measure prepared by the Educational Research Service, Inc., to gauge and compare salary changes and analyze salary trends in individual school systems, groups of school systems, and nationally. This report describes the…

  16. Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 1998-99.

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    Kallus, Richard, Ed.

    This annual report presents comprehensive findings about high school completion and non-completion in Texas public schools. It includes state summaries of the annual grades 7-12 dropout rate used in the accountability system and a new series of longitudinal high school completion/student status rates. The series includes four-year rates for…

  17. Youth Suicide Prevention: A Survey of Public School Superintendents' Acceptability of School-Based Programs

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    Scherff, Andrew R.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Miller, David N.

    2005-01-01

    From a random sample of members of the 2000-2001 membership directory of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), public school administrators' acceptability ratings of three school-based programs for the prevention of adolescent suicide were examined. A total of 210 (46%) respondents examined a description of a suicide prevention…

  18. The Interrelationship of School District Expenditures and Student Academic Achievement in Oklahoma Public Elementary School Districts

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    Moore, Glenn M.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose and Method of Study. The primary purpose of this quantitative study was to analyze the relationship between school district expenditures and student academic achievement in 102 public elementary school districts in the state of Oklahoma. The secondary purpose was to investigate the relationship between school district expenditures and…

  19. An Examination of the 2003-2004 Montgomery County Public Schools High School Academic Attainment Model

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    Connolly, Faith; Schatz, Carol; Powell, Marilyn

    2005-01-01

    The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) introduced the High School Academic Attainment (HSAA) model in 2001 to augment the existing state accountability system. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accountability system was implemented in the 1990s and focused primarily on elementary and middle schools. The HSAA model was designed…

  20. Certification and Private School Teachers Moving to Public Schools. Issue Brief. NCES 2006-081

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    Holt, Emily W.; McLaughlin, Mary; McGrath, Daniel J.

    2006-01-01

    This Issue Brief uses data from the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS) to report teachers' transitions between public and private schools for teachers with and without certifications in the subjects they teach. In this exploratory study of the association between state certification and private school teachers' movement to other private schools and…

  1. Measuring Changes in Salaries and Wages in Public Schools. 1984 Edition. ERS School Management Reference Series.

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    Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

    The Composite Indicator of Changes (CIC) in average salaries and wages paid by public school systems is designed to reflect overall changes, to compare salary trends among various categories of personnel, and to analyze salary trends in an individual school system and among groups of school systems. Annual updates of the CIC are computed from data…

  2. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School

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    EDUCAUSE, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The largest charter organization in Los Angeles serving more than 11,000 low-income students aims to prove it is possible to educate students at high levels across an entire system of schools. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools developed the PACE blended learning model, launched at the new Baxter High School, to more effectively prepare its…

  3. Measuring School and Teacher Value Added for IMPACT and TEAM in DC Public Schools. Final Report

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    Isenberg, Eric; Hock, Heinrich

    2010-01-01

    The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has incorporated measures of school and teacher effectiveness, based on student test score growth, into a new teacher assessment system known as IMPACT. Implemented for the first time during the 2009-2010 school year, IMPACT is an assessment system with significant consequences. Prior to the start of…

  4. School Staffing and Performance Management in Newark Public Schools. Executive Summary

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    New Teacher Project, 2009

    2009-01-01

    In the winter and spring of 2009, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) partnered with Newark Public Schools (NPS) to investigate the impact of the school district's policies and practices on the ability of schools to build and maintain strong instructional teams. TNTP's analysis of policy and practice in NPS, funded by The Prudential Foundation, reveals…

  5. Violence-Related Behaviors on School Property among Mississippi Public High School Students, 1993-2003

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    Zhang, Lei; Johnson, William D.

    2005-01-01

    Researchers examined trends and compared subgroup differences in violence-related behaviors on school property among Mississippi public high school students from 1993 to 2003. Findings are based on data from the Mississippi Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), a representative sample (N = 9,058) of Mississippi high school students.…

  6. Digital Citizenship Instruction in Pennsylvania Public Schools: School Leaders Expressed Beliefs and Current Practices

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    Suppo, Chris A.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate digital citizenship in Pennsylvania public schools based on the responses of school leaders including superintendents, curriculum coordinators, and technology coordinators. This study examined the relationship between Pennsylvania school leader's beliefs and the implementation of digital…

  7. Examining Charter School Policy and Public School District Resource Allocation in Ohio

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    Linick, Matthew A.

    2016-01-01

    This project focuses on the competitive pressure, or the threat of competitive pressure, generated by charter school policy. This paper uses longitudinal district-level data and multiple quasi-experimental designs to examine the relationship between two Ohio charter school policies and changes in public school district instructional resource…

  8. Does Private School Competition Affect Public School Achievement? An Analysis of North Carolina Data.

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    Howard, Eric S.

    This report describes a study conducted to determine if there were any applicable effects from private-school competition on public-school student achievement in North Carolina. The study examined multiple student outcomes, including elementary and secondary student achievement results, student dropout rates, and high school student achievement…

  9. Cooperative Programs Between Public and Private Elementary Schools. Individual Approaches to Elementary School Programs.

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    Short, Kathleen, Ed.

    This report, the result of questionnaires sent to superintendents of Catholic schools across the country, describes alternative approaches to the provision of Catholic education in the wake of Supreme Court decisions limiting the public aid available to private schools. Shared-time, dual enrollment, and ecumenical schools were some of the…

  10. Community Mental Health--in an Alternative School, in the Public Schools, and in the Kitchen!

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    Long, Cindy; Page, John; Hail, Beth; Davis, Tiffany; Mitchell, Len

    2003-01-01

    Centerstone Community Mental Health, a private nonprofit agency based in Nashville, Tennessee, has responded to community needs by establishing new service programs to address them with whatever funding is available. Three described here are: an alternative school for students who cannot make it in public schools, school-based mental health…

  11. Evaluation of High School Plus (HS+) in Montgomery County Public Schools

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    Modarresi, Shahpar; Wade, Julie; Zhao, Huafang; Wolanin, Natalie

    2014-01-01

    The MCPS Office of Shared Accountability conducted an evaluation of the "High School Plus" (HS+) program implemented in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS). HS+ is one of the intervention programs offered by MCPS to provide additional ways of earning high school credits for students who have failed courses required for…

  12. Paranoia: Perceptions of Public School Principals.

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    Salmon, Daniel A.

    1980-01-01

    Examines forces which are undermining the principal's leadership role and ability to effectively administer the school: teachers and unions; the competency movement; political and community interest groups; and media pundits. (SJL)

  13. Raising Student Achievement in the Dayton Public Schools. Report of the Dayton Public Schools Strategic Support Teams.

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    Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.

    This report describes the Dayton Public Schools Strategic Support Teams (SSTs), which address stagnant student achievement among Dayton's students. They are composed of superintendents and other senior urban school managers from across the country who have struggled with the same issues as Dayton. Chapter 1 summarizes SST findings about challenges…

  14. Informing or Shaping Public Opinion? The Influence of School Accountability Data Format on Public Perceptions of School Quality

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    Jacobsen, Rebecca; Snyder, Jeffrey W.; Saultz, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act requires local education agencies to publicly disseminate school performance data. In response, districts and state departments of education have created "school report cards" that vary widely. While data dissemination policies can improve institutional legitimacy and ensure ongoing support, we suggest…

  15. Technology in Public Schools. Installed Base Technology in U.S. Public Schools, Covering 1981-1996. Fifteenth Edition.

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    Quality Education Data, Inc., Denver, CO.

    As this report shows, the growth in the use of computers and other educational technologies has been substantial and accelerating during the past 15 years. The report summarizes Quality Education Data's 15th annual survey of public school ownership of instructional technology, covering more than 65% of all United States schools and districts--over…

  16. Career Development Program. Akron Public Schools, Akron, Ohio.

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    McBain, Susan L.; Topougis, Nicholas J.

    This description of career education activities in Akron (Ohio) Public Schools was prepared as part of a study conducted to identify evaluated, exemplary career education activities which represent the best of the current career education programs and practices referred to in Public Law 93-380. (See CE 018 212 for the final report of this study.)…

  17. Business Schools' Policies Regarding Publications in Electronic Journals

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    Hynes, Geraldine E.; Stretcher, Robert H.

    2005-01-01

    Perhaps the most obvious example of innovation in faculty performance is the adoption of new technologies for research. Both administrators and faculty have expressed concern about the role that electronic publications play in their research evaluation processes, particularly in business schools, where scholarly publication is often emphasized…

  18. Increasing Safety in America's Public Schools. Lessons from the Field.

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    Bacon, Beth

    This publication summarizes the 1999 Metropolitan Life Survey (MetLife) of the American Teacher, Violence in America's Public Schools: Five Years Later, highlighting findings from conversations in four local education fund (LEF) communities. The MetLife study surveyed and interviewed students, teachers, and law enforcement officials. Overall,…

  19. Women and Public School Administration: Invisibility and Discrimination.

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    Hyle, Adrienne E.

    The assumptions of organizational and social reality in public school administration and their relationships to gender discrimination are explored in this paper. A critical constructivist theoretical approach is used to examine organizational elements, selection processes, roles, access to information, and visible gender in public school…

  20. Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin, 2010-2011

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    Chapman, Anne; Schmidt, Jeff; Quereshi, Yusuf; Dickman, Anneliese; Henken, Rob

    2011-01-01

    For the past 25 years, the Public Policy Forum has compiled and analyzed data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts to produce an annual report on trends in educational performance and demographics. This year's report, however, may take on greater importance than those of previous years in light of the monumental impacts of the new…