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Williams, Joseph M.; Greenleaf, Arie T.; Barnes, Erin F.; Scott, Tracey R. – Improving Schools, 2019
Children and adolescents from low-income families now comprise a majority of public school students nationally. As the number of students from low-income backgrounds increases, so does the achievement gap between them and their wealthier peers. This phenomenological qualitative study examined a national sample of high-achieving, low-income middle…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Income Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Heineke, Amy; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Cohen, Sarah; Davin, Kristin – Improving Schools, 2018
Across the globe, schools serve students from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those still learning the dominant language. But schools have struggled to maintain pace with the changing population, resulting in a lack of prepared teachers and subsequent gaps in student achievement. In this article, we share a theoretically grounded and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Apprenticeships, Models, Second Language Learning
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Visone, Jeremy D. – Improving Schools, 2018
The US National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) Program annually recognizes hundreds of schools successful in their states' accountability systems. NBRS are studied for effective practices worth replicating. In this study, 2016 NBRS Program applications (n = 24) yielded insight about espoused collaborative practices, providing information about the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Recognition (Achievement), Accountability, Decision Making
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McCluskey, Gillean – Improving Schools, 2017
While mainstream schools have seen an increasing focus on performance and attainment in recent years, this focus has often been resisted by special and alternative educational provision in the United Kingdom. However, concern is now growing about the low levels of achievement for children and young people educated outside mainstream schools. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Schools
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Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik; Alvunger, Daniel – Improving Schools, 2017
In school systems around the world, there is an increasing focus on students' academic achievement. The challenge of how to improve schools is an important issue for all levels in the school system. However, a central question of both practical and theoretical relevance is how it is possible to understand why (or why not) school-development…
Descriptors: Interaction, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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McClelland, Elizabeth; Pitt, Anna; Stein, John – Improving Schools, 2015
When language is processed, brain activity occurs not only in the classic "language areas" such as Broca's area, but also in areas which control movement. Our systems of understanding, including higher level cognition, are rooted in bodily awareness which needs to be developed as a precursor to intellectual reasoning. Cognition is…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment
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Tran, Yune – Improving Schools, 2014
One instrumental step in promoting overall children's academic success across the trajectory of early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary grades is purposefully establishing positive linkages for families and schools through a shared partnership. By facilitating an ongoing collaborative approach to sustain family engagement practices…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Success, Academic Achievement
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Aldridge, Jill; Ala'I, Kate – Improving Schools, 2013
This article describes the development and validation of a six-scale survey to assess school climate in terms of students' perceptions of the degree to which they feel welcome and connected, together with a scale to assess students' perceptions of bullying. The development of each survey involved a multi-stage approach, including: 1) an extensive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Construct Validity, Predictive Validity
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O'Neill, Shirley – Improving Schools, 2013
This article presents a case study of a primary school that engaged with the Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools (IDEAS) Project, and moved to the sustaining phase over a period of three years. It reports how the students, who were 98 percent English as a second language, improved their reading and numeracy during this time and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Catholic Schools, Case Studies
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Abawi, Lindy – Improving Schools, 2013
Using metaphor to clarify pedagogical understanding and to anchor teacher beliefs and knowledge to meaningful contextualized mental maps can have powerful consequences in schools. Frequent changes in school staff and clientele present schools with the challenge of how to share culturally specific messages quickly and effectively to those new to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Academic Achievement
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Heineke, Amy J.; Coleman, Elizabeth; Ferrell, Elizabeth; Kersemeier, Craig – Improving Schools, 2012
In this article, we outline the necessary action steps for schools to improve the achievement of bilingual students. We review, summarize, and utilize the pertinent scholarly literature to make suggestions for school-wide, collaborative efforts to support the achievement of bilingual learners through linguistically responsive pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Academic Achievement, Relevance (Education), Educational Improvement
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Scanlon, Lesley – Improving Schools, 2012
This is the first in a series of articles which will examine the results of a qualitative, longitudinal study of school improvement initiatives from the perspective of school stakeholders. The article captures the responses of students from a low socio-economic status school in NSW, Australia to a school initiative that restructured the learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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Simo, Nuria; Telford, Jon – Improving Schools, 2012
The arrival over the last 15 years of a substantial number of pupils of immigrant origin has presented Catalan schools with significant challenges. The schools in Vic (70 km north of Barcelona) have been at the forefront of attempts to adjust to this new multicultural reality. This article describes the results of three studies carried out by the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, School Choice, Educational Research, Academic Achievement
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Wrigley, Terry – Improving Schools, 2012
For many years, England has been the epitome of high-stakes accountability, often playing leapfrog with the USA. It represents an extreme of centralized surveillance, with schools organized as a quasi-market and supervised through a punitive combination of external inspection, the use of test data to name and shame schools, and ultimately closure…
Descriptors: Evidence, Privatization, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Kilian, Janet M.; Kilian, Denis W. – Improving Schools, 2011
The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate an intervention for at-risk elementary school students who did not respond sufficiently to a universal school-wide social skills program. The manualized social skills counseling intervention was implemented for two years, and sought to create and maintain appropriate student relating and problem…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Prosocial Behavior, Intervention, Standardized Tests
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