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Factors that Affect Retention of Novice Teachers in Hard-to-Staff High Schools in Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2013-12-12)
The mobility rates within the Kindergarten--Grade 12 teacher workforce are distressing, and the teaching profession has a relatively high turnover rate compared to other occupations. The Commonwealth of Virginia encounters ...
Virginia's Implementation of Web-based High-stakes Testing in Public Education
(Virginia Tech, 2015-04-22)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how online testing was implemented within a statewide high-stakes testing program in Virginia's public education system. Virginia's state assessments, known as the Standards of ...
School Desegregation in Roanoke, Virginia: The Black Student Perspective
(Virginia Tech, 2014-04-03)
The purpose of this study was to explore and document the perspectives of the Black students who were the first to desegregate Roanoke, Virginia, schools during the 1960-1961 school year. In September of 1960, nine Black ...
Superintendents and Fiscally Dependent School District Budget Approval
(Virginia Tech, 2017-10-23)
Because the public school budgeting process is arguably the single most important process in a school district, the budgeting process is a leadership challenge for the Superintendent. This leadership challenge is even ...
Geospatial Analysis to Site Urban Agriculture
(Virginia Tech, 2016-03-17)
The rapid expansion of urban systems in both area and population represents the most significant landuse/landcover change occurring in the world today. Urbanization is often accompanied by increasing environmental ...
Landscape Influences on Spatial Patterns of White-tailed Deer Herbivory and Condition Indices in the Central Appalachian Mountains
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-08)
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are a common and important game species throughout much of the central Appalachian region. The central Appalachian region encompasses a wide variety of habitat conditions and ...
Grapevine Viruses and Associated Vectors in Virginia: Survey, Vector Management, and Development of Efficient Grapevine Virus Testing Methods
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-07)
In order to aid the booming wine industry in the state of Virginia, U.S.A., we developed a series of studies to provide a deeper understanding of the viruses and vectors for management of virus diseases and development of ...
The Status of Public School/Business Collaborative Activities in Virginia, 1998 - 1999
(Virginia Tech, 2001-04-23)
The Status of Public School/Business Collaborative Activities in Virginia, 1998-1999. Dennis D. Parsons Steve R. Parson, Chair (ABSTRACT) The purpose of this study was to ascertain important information that was lacking ...
A Characterization and Determination of the Coal Reserves and Resources of Southwest Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 1999-04-14)
Coal mining and timber are the two primary industries supporting the people of Southwest Virginia. Coal mining has occurred for more than 100 years, but production has dropped since reaching a peak in 1990. In order to ...