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Knechtel, Virginia; Anderson, Mary Anne; Burnett, Alyson; Coen, Thomas; Sullivan, Margaret; Tuttle, Christina Clark; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools' consistently positive impacts on student achievement (detailed in Volume I of this report) have prompted efforts to scale up the KIPP model to serve more students. According to the KIPP model, highly qualified and autonomous principals, supported by national and regional staff, drive the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Scaling, Leadership, Program Evaluation
Youngs, Peter – Center for American Progress, 2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, in its aim to align diverse state curricula and improve educational outcomes, calls for K-12 teachers in the United States to engage all students in mathematical problem solving along with reading and writing complex text through the use of rigorous academic content. Until recently, most teacher…
Descriptors: State Standards, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Soga, Kay; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Golden, Laura; Petroccia, Megan; Toplitz, Michele; Taylor, James; O'Day, Jennifer – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to ensuring access of English Learner (EL) students to a meaningful education. As early as 1968, the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") contained provisions for supporting the education of EL students and in its 1974 landmark decision, "Lau v.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Mead, Sara – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
Charter schools have moved from being widely viewed as a marginal force in public education reform to taking on a central role in our national, state, and local debates around improving education. And a growing number of policymakers--including superintendents, mayors, governors, and even U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan--are using…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Public Education, School Administration