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Duffield, Stacy Kay – Preventing School Failure, 2018
A Midwestern state allocated grant funding to encourage more accessible alternative programming at the middle level. Seventeen schools were approved for this grant and used the funds to supplement the operation of a new or existing program. This study provides policymakers and educators with an overview of the various types of alternative middle…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Middle Schools, Financial Support, State Aid
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
The Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) continues to gain widespread use across schools in the United States and abroad. Despite its widespread implementation, little research has examined factors that influence its sustainability. Informed by Rogers's diffusion theory, this study examined school personnel's…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Sustainability
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McGee, John J.; Lin, Fan-Yu – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Many factors cause student disengagement from school that subsequently result in high dropout rates. Alternative education (AE) programs provide a different pathway for at-risk youths who do not meet the goals, standards, and requirements of traditional educational settings. However, educational agencies have vastly different interpretations…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Hornby, Garry – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Bullying is a major concern in education worldwide, particularly in countries such as New Zealand that are reported to have high rates of bullying in schools. In this article it is proposed that, in order to effectively prevent or substantially reduce bullying in schools, a systemic approach needs to be adopted, with interventions organized at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Ecology, Systems Approach
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Wexler, Jade; Pyle, Nicole; Fall, Anna Maria – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Project GOAL is a systematic dropout prevention model including individual and peer-mediated group interventions for at-risk students. This article provides an overview of the Project GOAL model and describes a 2-year experimental pilot study of Project GOAL with a cohort of eighth-and ninth-grade students in a low-income school district in the…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Pilot Projects
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Gut, Dianne M.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Bishop-Goforth, Jennifer; Hives, Jacqueline; Aaron, Annie; Jackson, Frances – Preventing School Failure, 2004
The Academic Engagement Enhancement (AEE) model provides a framework for improving skills of older students who struggle with the acquisition and development of reading. This model was developed as part of a broader intervention program aimed at promoting academic and social competence of youth who were at risk of school failure. The strategies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Models, Skill Development, Intervention
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Darch, Craig; Miao, Yu; Shippen, Peggy – Preventing School Failure, 2004
The authors present a practical model for including parents of children with learning and behavior problems in the schools. First, characteristics of families with children with learning and behavior problems are discussed. Next, 4 features of an effective program to involve parents are presented. These features are: (a) proactive design, (b)…
Descriptors: Models, Parent Participation, Children, Learning Problems
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Cook, Mary A. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article briefly reviews the literature on the efficacy of both differential placements and inclusion for students with disabilities. It urges better coordination in research evaluating school programs and those evaluating post-school outcomes. It also urges agreed-on definitions of service models and standards for identification and placement…
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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Howell, Paul – Preventing School Failure, 1991
The AIM (Academic Intervention Model) program was designed to promote success for at-risk middle school students within a general education setting, through collaborative efforts between general and special education staff. This paper describes types of services offered, personnel preparation, program outcomes, and implementation suggestions. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation
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Stowitschek, Joseph J.; Smith, Albert J., Jr.; Armijo, Eduardo – Preventing School Failure, 1998
Describes how the interprofessional case management model developed by the Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students (C-STARS) positively influences student performance. Evaluation data and a case study show the model's uses. Principles learned from the model's application are identified, and recommendations for practitioners about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students