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Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Out-of-school, community demographic and family-level variables have an important influence on student achievement as measured by large-scale standardized tests. Studies described here demonstrated that about half of the test score is accounted for by variables outside the control of teachers and school administrators. The results from these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Predictor Variables, Validity
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The United States Department of Education (USED) granted 11 states waivers (eight full waivers and three conditional waivers) to provide what the USED termed "flexibility" from meeting some of the requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Much of the flexibility relieves schools from the Adequate Yearly Progress mandate that requires…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement
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Wright, Robert J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
During the Great Recession, 2008 to 2010, school systems scrambled to balance budgets, and the ratio of counselors to students became even larger. To make matters worse, the Great Recession had a major impact on cuts in educational funding. Budget cutbacks tend to occur where the public will be least likely to notice. The loss of teachers and the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Class Size, School Counselors, School Counseling
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Davis, William Jeffrey – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Involving communities in the process of curriculum development may not be novel, but it seems lacking with regard to controversial issues such as lessons on diverse family structures, homosexuality, and other special situations. Disparity in values and convictions can lead one person to support a decision, while another person might hold an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Opinions, Homosexuality