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Dissertations from 2018

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AN EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL GROUPS USING SPECIFIC READING STRATEGIES, Kenyatta Starks, Educational Leadership

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A PLAN TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS THAT IS SUSTAINABLE AND EFFECTIVE, Kenyatta Starks, Educational Leadership

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A POLICY ADVOCATING FOR TURNAROUND REFORM TO IMPROVE FAILING SCHOOLS: POLICY ADVOCACY DOCUMENT, Kenyatta Starks, Educational Leadership

Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring the Effects of the Second Step-Resilient Kids Program on the Academic Achievement of Traumatized Students, Mary J. Bowie, Educational Leadership

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An Evaluation Of AVID As A Supplemental Education Program At The Middle School Level, Lori Bradner, Educational Leadership

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One Size Doesn't Fit All: Implementation of Differentiated Instruction, Janet D. Butler, Educational Leadership

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Addressing The Need For Systemic Implementation of Social Emotional Learning, Emilie Correa, Educational Leadership

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Advocacy For Compliance With Existing Policy in Social Emotional Learning, Emilie Correa, Educational Leadership

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Emotional Wellness And Learning, Emilie Correa, Educational Leadership

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Becoming a Learning System that Maximizes the Modes of Professional Learning: A Change Leadership Plan in a Middle School Setting, Emily Crement, Educational Leadership

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Policy Advocacy: Standards for Professional Learning, Emily Crement, Educational Leadership

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Teachers' Perceptions on Professional Learning: A Mixed Method Program Evaluation in a Middle School Setting, Emily Crement, Educational Leadership

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Teacher Evaluation in an Urban Setting: A View from the Trenches, Fabiola Fadda-Ginski, Reading and Language

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The Relationship Between Extracurricular Activities And Academic Achievement, Robert Freeman, Educational Leadership

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A Collaborative & Strategic Approach To Improve School Achievement Through Effective Attendance/Truancy Policies And Procedures, Hector Freytas, Educational Leadership

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A Collaborative & Strategic Approach To Improve School Achievement Through The Advocacy Of An Effective Grading, Promotion And Reporting Policy, Hector Freytas, Educational Leadership

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A Collaborative & Systematic Approach To Implementing An Effective Standards-Based Grading And Reporting System: A Change Leadership Plan, Hector Freytas, Educational Leadership

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE INDUCTION AND TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM TO INFORM RETENTION EFFORTS IN A SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Leah Gauthier, Educational Leadership

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CHANGE PLAN FOR THE TEACHER MENTORING AND INDUCTION PROGRAM TO INFORM RETENTION EFFORTS IN A SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Leah Gauthier, Educational Leadership

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DEVELOPING A PARTNERSHIP IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM BETWEEN COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS: A POLICY ADVOCACY DOCUMENT, Leah Gauthier, Educational Leadership

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Implementing a Cohort Model for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 at One High School: A Change Leadership Project., AGNES GHANSAH and Agnes Ghansah Ed.D., Educational Leadership

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Lunch Tutoring in One High School’s Regular Daily Schedule: A Policy Advocacy Document., AGNES GHANSAH and Agnes Ghansah Ed.D., Educational Leadership

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Single Gender Programming in a High School Setting: A program Evaluation Project., AGNES GHANSAH and Agnes Ghansah Ed.D., Educational Leadership

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Seeing Polar Bears in a Snowstorm: Examining Racial Equity Work in a Predominantly White Suburban School, Timothy Hayes, Educational Leadership

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An Evaluation of One District's Think Through Math Program and Curriculum Implementation, Dywayne Hinds, Educational Leadership

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Improving Teacher Evaluation Through Enhanced Support for Teachers and School Based Administrators, Dywayne Hinds, Educational Leadership

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Standards-Based Grading within a School District Using Personalized Learning, Dywayne Hinds, Educational Leadership

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AN EVALUATION OF FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMMING, Amy Houlihan, Educational Leadership

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ENSURING STUDENT SUCCESS IN FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN: PURPOSEFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES, Amy Houlihan, Educational Leadership

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KINDERGARTEN FOR EQUITY: A POLICY ADVOCACY STATEMENT, Amy Houlihan, Educational Leadership

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An Evaluation Of One School District's GED Instructional And Assessment Program Following The Revised GED 2014 Test, Marc Hutek, Educational Leadership

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A Change Plan for Underachieving Gifted Children, Jason Major, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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A Program Evaluation of Double-Period Algebra, Jason Major, Teaching and Learning

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Policy Advocacy for Letting Schools Be Schools, Jason Major, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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CONSISTENT COACHING AND ALIGNMENT: A NEW WAY OF WORK FOR COLLEGE READINESS SYSTEM STAFF, Christie L. McMullen, Educational Leadership

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ONGOING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, Christie L. McMullen, Educational Leadership

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WICOR WALKTHROUGHS AND TEACHER PRACTICE, Christie L. McMullen, Educational Leadership

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Insights from Survivors and Latino Professional Counselors Providing Interventions to Latino Children Affected by Domestic Violence: Implications for Culturally Responsive Interventions and Professional Training, Estela Melgoza, Community Psychology

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Emerging Pathways: A Teacher/Researcher's Reflexive Journey Implementing Literacy-Based Science Interventions With Adolescent English Language Learners, Jeffrey Mihlon, Reading and Language

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Digitally Segregated Understanding Technology Readiness In Preparation For Higher Education Success, Gloria D. Mullons, Community Psychology

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Experiences among U.S. Students of Color, Travel Background, and Cultural Attunement to Intersectionalities in Study Abroad Programs., Jessica Norman, Community Psychology

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Effective Implementation of a Formative Assessment System, Kim Ontiveros, Educational Leadership

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Homework Practices That Need a Change, Kim Ontiveros, Educational Leadership

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Utilizing Formative Assessments to Inform Teacher Instruction and Student Engagement, Kim Ontiveros, Educational Leadership

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Understanding Enrollment Patterns of Students In Advanced Placement Courses At School X, Are There Students That Are Being Left Behind? A Program Evaluation, Quiana D. Polk, Educational Leadership

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The Perceived Community Engagement Survey: Further Exploration Of Its Reliability And Validity, Rafael Rivera, Community Psychology

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The Doll Project As A Liberatory Art Intervention For Conscious Raising And Trauma Relief In A Chicago Marked By Violence, Rochele A. Royster 5453127, Community Psychology

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A View From Within: A School Founder's View of Educating Children from the Inside Out, Allison B. Slade, Educational Leadership

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Educating Incarcerated Youth In Illinois: A Blended Learning Model, John Sonnenberg, Educational Leadership

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Community, Purpose, and Empowerment: Developing a Support Program with Student Veterans, Cari Stevenson, Community Psychology

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Equitable Implementation And Facilitation of Senate Bill 100 For District-Wide Student Success and Safety: A Policy Advocacy Project, Dorothy Thompson, Educational Leadership

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An Evaluation Of The Impact Of Custodial Adults' Identity In Addressing Incidences Of Bullying In A High School District, Dorothy J. Thompson, Educational Leadership

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Creating A Student-Centered Safety And Bullying Prevention Program: A Change Leadership Pla, Dorothy J. Thompson, Educational Leadership

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We Are All In This Together: The Impact of Collaborative Professional Learning Teams on 21st Century Literacy Instruction, Michelle K. Thompson, Reading and Language

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Exploring Teacher’s Attitudes and Behaviors in Implementing Instructional Technology into Curriculum, Letitia Walters, Educational Leadership

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The Educational Experiences Of Biracial Students As Seen Through The Eyes Of Their Parents, Sandra Washington, Educational Leadership

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Exploring Teacher Effectiveness As Measured By The Danielson Framework For Teaching and Student Achievement Outcomes: Pursuing An Understanding of Leading Students to Excellence-PULSE Study, Caletha White, Educational Leadership

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Policy Advocacy - Advocating For Redesigned Adult Learning In Support of Value-Added Teacher Evaluation, Caletha White, Educational Leadership

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Redesigned Adult Learning To Create An Environment Of Deep Understanding Of The Danielson Framework for Teaching And The Shifts Required To Lead Students To Excellence, Caletha White, Educational Leadership

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The Impact of Coaching on the Implementation of Effort Praise in the Classroom, Jessica Williams, Educational Leadership

Dissertations from 2016

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Four Year Old Kindergarten Should Not Be Optional, But A Necessary Program For Low Performing School Districts, Edward Todd Beadle, Educational Leadership

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Blended Learning and Educational Technology: Using An Online-Digital Curriculum To Support Student Learning, Jennifer Camilleri, Educational Leadership

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Effective School Discipline Policy and Practice: Supporting Student Learning Through Restorative Practices and Social Emotional Learning Skills, Jennifer Camilleri, Educational Leadership

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Understanding the Effects of Summer School, Technology, and 21st Century Skills on Student Academics, Jennifer Camilleri, Educational Leadership

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SYSTEMATIC IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN IN A LARGE SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN, BRAD EDWARD CARTER MR, Educational Leadership

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A New Group of Leaders; The Assistant Principal Academy For Instructional Leadership and Development, Katrice M. Cotton, Educational Leadership

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Promoting And Selecting Culturally Relevant Teaching Materials And Pedagogy In Our Schools, Ebony R. Davis, Educational Leadership

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I Matter, As Does the World: Critical Consciousness in Higher Education, Myra Dutko, Community Psychology

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A First-Year Implementation of Mindquest21, A Project-Based Paradigm Shift to Deeper Learning: A Program Evaluation, Deborah R. Esparza, Educational Leadership

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Teacher-Created Student Growth Assessments Used For Teacher Evaluation And The Effects On Teacher Efficacy, Perry A. Finch, Educational Leadership

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The Case For Cultural Proficiency For Teachers Of Students Of Color Who Live In Poverty: A Policy Advocacy Document, Perry A. Finch, Disability and Equity in Education

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A School District's Change To Standards-Based Grading: A Conduit To Student Learning, Perry A. Finch, Educational Leadership

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Addressing One Florida Elementary School's Morale: A Change Leadership Project, Valene Fletcher Winters, Educational Leadership

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School Libraries, Disabilities, and a Phenomenological Progression to Policy Change, Patrice Narret Foerster, Disability and Equity in Education

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Transformational Practices in a Culture of Change: Advocating for Culturally Adaptive Practices in Educator Credential Requirements Policy, Amaesha E. Gibson, Educational Leadership

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An Alternative Program To Help Special Education Students Transition Back Into High School: A Program Evaluation, Janine E. Gruhn, Educational Leadership

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Modifying Board Policy on Attendance for Alternative High School Students: A Policy Advocacy Document, Janine E. Gruhn, Educational Leadership

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Redefining A Special Education Alternative High School Program To Make Students College and Career Ready: A Change Leadership Plan, Janine E. Gruhn, Educational Leadership

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An Exploration Of Student Views On Grading And Learning In An Alternative School Setting, Lisa Heipp, Educational Leadership

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Improving Student Achievement of Private School Students Receiving Title Services: A Positional and Dispositional Change Plan, Dr Shandowlyon L. Hendricks-Williams, Educational Leadership

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School Readiness Of First Grade Charter School Students: An Evaluation Of An Early Childhood Program, Dr Shandowlyon L. Hendricks-Williams, Educational Leadership

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Schoolwide Services for Students That Attend Private Schools: A Policy Recommendation to the Every Student Succeeds Act, Dr Shandowlyon L. Hendricks-Williams, Educational Leadership

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A Mother's Spiritual Journey with Her Disabled Son: An Autoethnography, Margaret C. Higgins EDD, Disability and Equity in Education

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Homework in a Middle School: A Program Evaluation, Brian P. Horn 2270699, Educational Leadership

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Standards-Based Grading In A Middle School: A Change Leadership Plan, Brian P. Horn 2270699, Educational Leadership

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Standards-Based Grading in a Middle School: A Policy Advocacy Document, Brian P. Horn 2270699, Educational Leadership

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Advocating For Standards-Based Grading In A Suburban School District: A Policy Advocacy Document, Cody Huisman, Educational Leadership

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Implementing Standards-Based Grading In A Suburban Middle School: A Change Leadership Plan, Cody Huisman, <--Please Select Discipline-->

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Perceptions Of The Effects Of Homework On Student Achievement At A Suburban Middle School: A Program Evaluation, Cody Huisman, Educational Leadership

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Understanding Ties Among Diversity-Focused Greek Organizations, Sense of Community, Multicultural Openness, and Leadership, Jose DJ Iniguez, Community Psychology

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Culturally Responsive Policy In An Urban HeadStart Program, Tanya M. Johnson, Educational Leadership

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A Three-Part Dissertation: Staff perceptions of the Newly Restructured Professional Development Program for ELL and Bilingual Teachers; Bilingual Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction; Biliteracy in Transitional Bilingual Education Programs: A Policy Advocacy Document, Piedad Kaye, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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A Three-Part Dissertation: Staff perceptions of the Newly Restructured Professional Development Program for ELL and Bilingual Teachers; Bilingual Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction; Biliteracy in Transitional Bilingual Education Programs: A Policy Advocacy Document, Piedad Kaye, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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A Three-Part Dissertation: Staff perceptions of the Newly Restructured Professional Development Program for ELL and Bilingual Teachers; Bilingual Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction; Biliteracy in Transitional Bilingual Education Programs: A Policy Advocacy Document, Piedad Kaye, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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Liberating Dialogue: Literature Discussions of Sociopolitical Texts Among African American Students in an Inner-City School, Elizabeth Kearney, Reading, Language and Literacy

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Improving Student Behavior Through the Use of Greater Teacher Accountability Measures, Tequila S. Kurth, Educational Leadership

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BLOCK SCHEDULING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN, Tracey K. Landry, Educational Leadership

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GOING 1:1- WRITING POLICY TO SUPPORT THE 21ST CENTURY STUDENT: A POLICY ADVOCACY DOCUMENT, Tracey K. Landry, Educational Leadership

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MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TWO-PERIOD ALGEBRA CLASS: A PROGRAM EVALUATION, Tracey K. Landry, Educational Leadership

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Effects Of Eliminating The Cap On The Number of Participants in the Statewide Parental Choice Program, Reginald Lawrence II, Educational Leadership

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A Quantitative Comparison of the Reading Achievement of English Learners in Dual Language and Transitional Bilingual Programs, Shajaira P. Lopez, Educational Leadership

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Minority Middle and High School Students' Interest in Science: An Exploration of Teachers' Perceptions, Caroline Makere, Curriculum and Social Inquiry

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Connect the Disconnected: Enhance Teaching and Learning with an Implementation of Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning Practices which Improves Instructional School Climate and Accountability Data, Lisa Michelle Marion-Howard, Educational Leadership

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The Effective Educator: Reshape the Quality of Teachers' Instructional Practices with the Implementation of Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, Lisa Michelle Marion-Howard, Educational Leadership

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Reshape Elementary School Scheduling Practices with an Implementation of a Parallel Block Scheduling System as a Means to Effectively and Efficiently Reach School Goals, Lisa Michelle Marion-Howard, Educational Leadership

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Moving To A District Balanced Literacy Program: A Change Leadership Plan, Cynthia A. Marks and Carol A. Benda, Educational Leadership

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Vagabond: Returning To Autoethnography As A Doctoral Nomad, Karyn McElroy, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

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Creating a Lifeline Back to Books For Adolescent Boys Through Multimedia Enhanced Read-alouds, Jana Wilkening McNally, Reading and Language

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Combating School Truancy: Current Practices and Recommendations for Improvement, Paige E. McNulty, Educational Leadership

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The Effects of Consistent Observation and Feedback on Teacher Practice and Motivation to Refine Instruction, Scott I. Nasatir, Educational Leadership

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Reframing Lesson Plans: The Foundation for Improving Instruction, Carletta M. Noland, Educational Leadership

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Electronic Notification For Administration: Prior To Ten Days Of Suspensions, Yvonne Perry, Educational Leadership

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More Than Me: The Voices Of African American Adolescent Mothers And Their Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education, Chanel Phillips, Community Psychology

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An Examination of African Americans' Utilization of Health Care, Brittany Powell, Community Psychology

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Program Evaluation: Metacognition in a Blended Learning Environment, Flavian Josiah Prince, Educational Leadership

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School District's Administrative Policy 6:07 Employee Rules of Conduct as it Relates to Attendance, Dornicho S. Pulliam, Educational Leadership

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Refreshment for the Soul: A Phenomenological Study of the Student Experience of Beauty in School, Paul Reiff, Curriculum and Social Inquiry

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Exploring the Impact of the MassTransfer Program: A Look at Latina/ Latino Student Transfer Success at a Two Year Hispanic-Serving Institution into a Four Year Non-Hispanic University in Massachusetts, Lizette V. Rivera, Community College Leadership

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The Perceived Community Engagement Survey: Structure, Reliability, and Validity of a Community-based Organization Measure of Engagement with the Broader Community, Rafael Rivera, Community Psychology

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Demonstration Classroom Professional Learning Experience, Nicole M. Robinson, Educational Leadership

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Personalized Professional Learning for Elementary Bilingual Educators: A Policy Advocacy Document, Nicole M. Robinson, Educational Leadership

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Targeted Professional Learning to Implement a Biliteracy Model: A Change Leadership Plan, Nicole M. Robinson, Educational Leadership

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Program Evaluation: The Role Of Relationships In Student Engagement, ReShunda L. Stephens, Educational Leadership

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Examining Teachers' Perceptions of the United States Social Class System, Tracy Stevenson-Olson, Educational Leadership

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Examining Teachers' Perceptions Of The United States Social Class System, Tracy M. Stevenson-Olson, Educational Leadership

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Raising Expectations: Utilizing Research-based Methods Linking Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA_: A Change Leadership Plan, JaRita RaShe' Steward, Educational Leadership

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Establishing Effective Home-School Partnerships by Building Capacity, JaNiece M. Terry, Reading and Language

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Fostering Authentic Community: A Change Leadership Plan, Adam J. Thorns, Educational Leadership

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Promoting Student Voice In Schools: A Policy Advocacy Document, Adam J. Thorns, Educational Leadership

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The Perceived Impact on Bullying of the Second Step Program at a Kindergarten-8th Grade School: A Program Evaluation, Adam J. Thorns, Educational Leadership

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The Impact Of After-School Tutoring On Elementary Student Achievement: A Program Evaluation, Robert Tomic, Educational Leadership

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Redesigning the Schedule in the First Grade, Zannetta R. Walker, Educational Leadership

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High School Language Arts Methods of Instruction And Professional Development Program for Ipad Integration: A Change Leadership Project, Erika Wikstrom, Educational Leadership

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Ipad Integration At One High School As Focused On The Language Arts Programs: A Program Evaluation, Erika Wikstrom, Educational Leadership

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Professional Development To Support 1:1 Ipad Integration In High School Language Arts Courses: A Policy Advocacy Document, Erika Wikstrom, Educational Leadership

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The Effectiveness of Juvenile Boot Camps and Their Impact on Minority Youth, Gregory Tyrone Williams, Educational Leadership

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The Embodiment of Culture: Race and Class in Schools, Dorothy Wood, Educational Leadership

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Parental Engagement For Academic Sucess Of Students, Tamara M. Young, Educational Leadership

Dissertations from 2015

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An Evaluation of Teacher Morale in Four Elementary Schools: The Difference a School Makes, Jennifer Blackburn

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Trust, Safety, and Relationship Building: A Case Study of Alternative School Education, Kermit Blakley, Educational Leadership

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Equity and Excellence: The Story of Lake Shore Community High School's Quest for Racial Justice in Education, Marcus Campbell, Educational Leadership

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Teaching English Learners in Middle Grades: A Mixed Method Study of the Dispositions, Priorities, and Instructional Practices of Urban Bilingual, ESL, and Content Teachers, Elizabeth Cardenas-Lopez, Reading, Language and Literacy

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Good to Great: A Case Study of an African American Literacy Coordinator’s Role in Transitioning a School From Dependence on a Scripted Reading Program to Balanced Literacy, Kimberly A. Chase, Reading and Language

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Understanding the History of Institutionalization: Making connections to De-institutionalization and the Olmstead Act for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the State of Illinois, Nancy A. Cheeseman, Disability and Equity in Education

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A Three Part Dissertation: Evaluating A High School District Extended-period Mathematics Program Using Frequent, Unannounced, Focused, And Short Classroom Observations To Support Classroom Instruction Utilizing Classroom Observations To Inform Teaching And Learning: A Policy Advocacy Document, Lawrence T. Cook, Educational Leadership

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Using Frequent, Unannounced, Focused, and Short Classroom Observations to Support Classroom Instruction, Lawrence T. Cook, Educational Leadership

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Implementing Bring Your Own Device and the Paperless Classroom: A Change Leadership Project, Tamara K. Cornwell Dr, Educational Leadership

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The Tale of Two Middle School Literacy Coaches: Implications for Building Coaching Capacity, Tina Edwards, Reading and Language

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One Instructional Leadership Team’s Journey through a Professional Learning Cycle, Elizabeth A. England, Educational Leadership

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Empowerment, Ownership, and Authentic Professional Learning: Meeting the Needs of Our Teachers Through Career Pathways, Amber Field, Educational Leadership

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Increasing Student Achievement Through Supporting English Language Learners, Michelle George, Educational Leadership

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Raising Student Achievement Through Programmatic Initiatives and Instructional Improvement, Philip S. Georgia, Educational Leadership

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Factors That Contribute To High School Drop-outs Earning Their High School Diploma, Anne M. Gottlieb, Educational Leadership

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ICCB Program Review: Assisting Illinois Community Colleges to Improve Quality, Daniel S. Hagberg, Community College Leadership

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Creating A Framework For Success For High School African American Males: A Policy Advocacy Document, Ilandus Hampton Sr., Educational Leadership

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Instructional Coaching: An Essential Element for Building and Maintaining Instructional Capacity, Alison Hawley, Educational Leadership

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Advocating for a Safe and Supportive School Environment: A Policy Advocacy Document, Zipporah K. Hightower, Educational Leadership

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Talking To Learn: A Formative Experiment On Constructing Meaning Though Collaborative Classroom Interactions, Mary L. Hoch, Reading and Language

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The Transformative Experiences of Female Educators as a Catalyst for Social Change in the World, April D. Jordan, Curriculum and Social Inquiry

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Military Resilience and Transformation: A Narrative Inquiry Highlighting the Challenges Faced by Military Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan During Their Transition from Combat to Civil Society, Russell S. Lowe, Adult and Continuing Education

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Advocating For A Parent And Community Engagement Policy In Chicago Public School District 299, Guillermo Willy Montes de Oca, Educational Leadership

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Resonating Frequencies of a Virtual Learning Community: An Ethnographic Case Study of Online Faculty Development at Columbia College Chicago, David S. Noffs, Adult and Continuing Education

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Exploring The “Mojo” Of Presidential Awards For Excellence In Mathematics And Science Teaching (PAEMST) Recipients, James W. O'Malley, Educational Leadership

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Paradigm Transformation: Preparing Students for the Transition To Middle School, LaSabra Warner Patterson, Educational Leadership

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Addressing the Achievement Gap in Pinellas County Schools: School Improvement Plan Compliance of Listing and Implementing Interventions, Melissa Porter, Educational Leadership

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Exploring Factors That Influence GED Students To Complete And Matriculate To Career And Technical Education Certificate Programs In Community Colleges, Irma J. Rayborn, Community College Leadership

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Race For Completion: Success Courses Components Fostering Successful Community College Completion, Brenda Roland, Community College Leadership

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Impact of Latina Identity on Leadership Styles, Blanca Ruiz-Williams, Educational Leadership

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Below are the ASU EDL Doctoral Program Dissertation Titles. Each dissertation is available for check out at the ASU library.

Click on the links to view the title page and abstract for each dissertation.

Full dissertations can be viewed at NC Docks for dissertations published 2010 and after.

Year Author Title

A Comparative Evaluation of Instructional Levels Determined by the Text Reading and Comprehension (TRC) Assessment and an Informal Reading Inventory

Caroline Scott Armstrong Beam

Perceptions and Enactment of Instructional Coaching in North Carolina

“Dreamkeepers”: School Experiences from the Voices of Successful Adult African American Males

Dropouts Who Return for Their Ged: Personal Reflections on the Socio-Cultural Issues Related to Leaving School

Perceived Factors of a Quality Student Teaching Experience

Journey to the Presidency: Stories from Women Community College Presidents

The Start Point: a Grounded Theory Study of Aspirations and Needs of Trio Students at the Point of Entry into a Postsecondary Enrollment or Postsecondary Attainment Program

Exploration of 21st Century Skills Development Among Educators and Students Engaged in Online Collaborative Educational and Cultural Exchange Program: a Case Study of Us-Pakistan Online International Exchange Program

The Summative Impact of College Access Interventions: a Program Evaluation of Gear up North Carolina

Integrative Learning Within Tutoring in Higher Education: Contexts for Connections

An Investigation of the Experiences of Minority Males Participating in the North Carolina Community College System Minority Male Mentoring Programs

Women in the Integrated Circuit: a Study Examining the Intersection Between Technology, Subjectivity, and the Academy

Casting the Circle: an Arts-Based Inquiry into Creating Spaces for Emergent, Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education

Melanie Duckworth Honeycutt

Examining the Effect of Leadership Practices on Sustaining a Technology Innovation

First-Generation College Students and Academic Advising: Words of Wisdom from Academic Advisors

Internationalization in Community Colleges: Perceptions Regarding the Role of a State Consortium

The Freshman Academy Impact: a Comparison of Ninth Grade Structures Through Analyses of Student Perceptions and Performance Data

Understanding the Educational Experiences of Graduate Counseling Students Engaged in Therapeutic Expressive Arts-Based Activities

“Visitor to All, Native to None”: How Digital-Native Teacher Education Students Use Bricolage and Multiple Modalities to Construct Knowledge

International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Sustainability

International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges and Sustainability

Predictors of Success for Community College Developmental Mathematics Students in Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses

George Harrison Hendricks

Predictors of Success for Community College Developmental Mathematics Student in Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses

The Learning and Development of Non-Traditional Women Within Social Constructivist 3d Immersive Environments

A Comparison of High School End of Course Test Results of Athletes and Non-Athletes in Three North Carolina High Schools

Finding Our Voices: the Bittersweet Journey of a Dream for First-Generation Female Doctoral Graduates

A Study of the Relationships Between Extracurricular Participation in Selected North Carolina High Schools and Student Achievement as Determined by Cumulative Grade Point Average

Examining the Impact of Student-Generated Screencasts on Middle School Science Students’ Interactive Modeling Behaviors, Inquiry Learning, and Conceptual Development

The Beliefs of K-12 Public School Principals About Disabilities and How Those Beliefs Inform Their Leadership of Students with Disabilities

The Beliefs of K-12 Public School Principals About Disabilities and How Those Beliefs Inform Their Leadership of Students with Disabilities

The Relationships of Selected Curriculum Program Areas on Credential Attainment of African American Males Enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System

Spirituality as a Component of Transformational Leadership Among Selected North Carolina Community College Presidents

An Examination and Analysis of Middle School Transition Plans: a Study of Local Education Agencies and Middle Schools in North Carolina

Professional Learning Communities and Teacher Efficacy: a Correlational Study

The Effect of Technology Infusion on At-Risk High School Students' Motivation to Learn

Religious Knowledge Among Pre-Service Secondary Teachers of English and History

An Evaluation of a School System's Excursion into Online Instruction for Middle School Students

Digital Storytelling: Ordinary Voices, Extraordinary Stories

Exploring the College-Going Scripts of Students Enrolled in a Rural Early College High School

A Case Study of a Professional Learning Community: an Investigation of Sustainability with a Rural Elementary School

The Impact of a Middle School Tiered Mathematics Program on Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students: One School District's Response to High Stakes Accountability

Perceptions of Displaced Manufacturing Workers About Their Transition to Successful Re-Employment Through a Community College Education Experience: Six Stories of Success

A Phenomenological Study of High School Biology Teachers' Perceptions of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards in an Era of High-Stakes Testing

The Impact of Student Mobility, Gender and Title I Status on Measures of School Accountability

Lessons Learned: a Crisis Responder's Journey Supporting Friends in Crisis

The North Carolina Community College System Critical Success Factor 1 and the Association with Leadership Styles Practiced by North Carolina Community College Presidents

Exploring Characteristics of Public School Facilities and Resources and the Relationship with Teacher Retention

A Spelling-Based Phonics Approach to Word Instruction for Children with Down Syndrome

The Effects of Dual Enrollment Credit and Huskins Program Credit on College Readiness

The Principal's Role in Defining a Student Success-Based School Culture: the Impact of Specific Behaviors on School-Level Teacher Working Conditions

Parental Perspectives and Decision-Making Processes About School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind in a Large Urban Elementary School

Exploring Common Characteristics Among Community College Students: Comparing Online and Traditional Student Success

A "Quickguide" to Inquiry-Based Physics Laboratory Reform

Experiences and Perceptions of Fatherhood Among Fathers with Sons Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders

Value-Added Effects of Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding on Students in the Surry County Schools

Perceptions of 21st Century Community College Leaders on the Role of Relational Leadership

Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Learning Communities as Opportunities for Promoting Professional Growth

Honor Bound: Exploring the Disparity of Treatment of Women in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Still Missing in Action: the Perceptions of African American Women About the Barriers and Challenges in Ascending to the Superintendency in North Carolina Public Schools

Navigating the Labyrinth: Women School Superintendents in North Carolina

Cognitive and Non-Cognitive College Readiness in Participants in Three Concurrent Enrollment Programs at a North Carolina Community College

Realities, Risks, and Responsibilities: A Critical Narrative Inquiry and Autoethnographic Exploration of Biculturality Among Black Professional Women

An Examination of the Relationship Between Ease of Navigation and Course Completion in the Online Learning Environment

A Program Evaluation of North Carolina's Statewide Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up).

Associate Degree Nursing Students: a Study of Retention in Nursing Education Programs

Readiness to Lead: Perspectives of Graduates and Advanced Doctoral Students Answering the Call to Lead in Community Colleges

The Creation, Communication and Implementation of an Organizational Vision: Principals' Perspective in a Rural Education Setting

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Appalachian State University

An Investigation of Issues Associated with the Transition from Eighth to Ninth Grade in a Rural School District

The Perceived Role of the Media Coordinator as School Leader in the Sustainability of a Major Technology Initiative

The Impact of Academic Self-Efficacy and Socio-Demographic Factors on Academic Achievement of First-Generation Community College Students

Exploring Leadership Qualities Among K-12 Public School Principals in North Carolina Successfully Implementing State-Mandated Technology Initiatives

Reclaiming Personal and Pedagogic Identity Through Social Constructivism: an Educator's Journey and Collaboration in Family Literacy Practices

Ordered Chaos: the Implications of Childrearing in the Underrepresentation of Women in Educational Leadership Positions

North Carolina Community College System Virtual Learning Community Evaluation

The Effects of Classroom Interior Design Elements of Eighth Grade Language Arts Students' Psychological Well-Being

Early Transition from High School to College: an Ethnographic Case Study of the Obstacles and Strategies That Emerged in a Rural North Carolina Community College

Formation of Teacher Mental Models Regarding Technology Configurations, the Factors Influencing Their Formation, and Teacher Receptivity to Adopting Alternative Configurations

Teacher Recruitment, Rural Schools and Student Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Teacher Recruitment Strategies in North Carolina

An Examination of the Impact of Relative Age at School Entry on North Carolina Students - a Predictor of Future Outcomes

The Implementation of a Response to Intervention Problem-Solving Model in a Rural Elementary School: a Qualitative Case Study

Analysis of North Carolina Economic Factors That Accurately Explain Student Performance in North Carolina Public Schools

A Study of Middle School Students' and College Sophomores' Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Islam and Muslims

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