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Marksbury, Nancy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Higher education institutions are charged with creating one million more STEM professionals over the next decade, a 34% increase in undergraduate STEM degrees annually (PCAST 2012). Examining why college STEM courses manifest high attrition rates, interdependencies emerge that begin in early childhood education. Those of us in higher education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Winkler, Carol K.; Fortner, C. Kevin; Baugh-Harris, Sara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
Every year 1.3 million U.S. high school students drop out of school with one quarter of female students failing to graduate on time. Female dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, to earn less when they are employed, to become pregnant before the age of 20, to become obese, to smoke, and to drink more heavily than their male counterparts. This…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Disadvantaged Environment
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Inserra, Albert; Bossert, Kenneth R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, sponsored by President George W. Bush, calls for 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014. This Federal mandate has caused all public schools in the United States to examine the programs in use to meet these requirements. In addition, states across the country have implemented a series of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Haydar, Hanna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Under The No Child Left Behind act, beginning mathematics teachers in New York City find themselves at the crossroad of multi-level educational policies that span the different domains of the teaching profession, from the recruitment and support process to accountability, standards and assessment requirements, to pedagogical models and the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Policy, Urban Schools
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Mann, Deborah; Hinds, Janet L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The purpose of this case study was to determine the effects of Reuven Feuerstein's ten Mediated Learning Strategies on both teacher practice and on students that were at risk of academic failure. Changes in both teacher practice and student learning were analyzed to determine changes during the use of the ten Mediated Learning Strategies: Meaning,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, At Risk Students, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Asher, Rikki – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Art can be used to enrich the subject of science and science can be used to motivate study in art. This can stimulate new ways to regard the relationship of art and science in classrooms. Theoretical and practical examples will highlight: early and contemporary artists who developed ideas about art forms in nature; the impact an Aesthetics and…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Secondary School Curriculum, Imagination, Art Education