ERIC Number: ED439512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Collection of Clearinghouse Notes, 1998-99.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This document brings together a series of short papers that examine 20 educational issues affecting all 50 states in the U.S. The following issues are addressed: (1) accountability, with an emphasis on performance-based accountability systems and state-performance indicators; (2) alternative schools for disruptive students; (3)assessment, especially states conducting student competency testing for high-school graduation; (4) character/citizenship education, with such concerns as the pledge of allegiance and state policies on citizenship education; (5) charter-school equity; (6) school choice; (7) class-size reduction; (8) communication; (9) determining the costs of a basic or core education; (10) versions of HOPE scholarships; (11) state constitutions and public-education governance; (12) states' student promotion/retention policies; (13) common state strategies and summaries of state policies to improve student reading; (14) service learning; (15) teacher preparation and professional development; (16) student results and teacher accountability; (17) beginning-teacher mentoring programs; (18) national board for professional teaching standards; (19) trends in teacher recruitment; and (20) vouchers. Many of the reports contain tables of data that detail, state-by-state, the issue under consideration. (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Government School Relationship, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, State Programs, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: United States