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Atchison, Bruce; Diffey, Louisa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Education Trends report examines the different structures and strategies--including the creation of state offices, the consolidation of others, and collaboration and coordination across several state agencies--used in the states to govern early education. State examples and policy considerations are included to provide insight and help…
Descriptors: Governance, Early Childhood Education, State Agencies, Agency Cooperation
Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students' mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Policy, State Boards of Education, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Caffrey, Summer Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Deemed the "broad safety net approach," reformation of statutory law Pennsylvania Act 126 of 2012, increased the education and training requirements for mandated reporters with the intentions to increase the number of children identified as abused and neglected. The purpose of this quantitative correlation study is to examine data from…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Advocacy, Child Safety, State Legislation
Potter, Stacy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Budgetary constraints have led many educational leaders to limit arts education programming to students across the state of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this qualitative dissertation was to investigate how educational leaders sustain access to arts education programs using alternative budgetary resources for K-12 students in Pennsylvania Title I…
Descriptors: Art Education, Access to Education, Educational Finance, Disadvantaged Schools
Friedberg, Solomon; Barone, Diane; Belding, Juliana; Chen, Andrew; Dixon, Linda; Fennell, Francis; Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Howe, Roger; Shanahan, Tim – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
After the authors reviewed the "State of State Standards--and the Common Core--in 2010" they found that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were clearer and more rigorous than the English language arts (ELA) standards in 37 states and stronger than the math standards in 39 states. States were encouraged to adopt the CCSS. By 2013 the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics
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Stotz, Megan; Columba, Lynn – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
This study evaluated a classroom implementation of augmented reality (AR) for improving subitizing skills of preschool students. Children explored the mathematical concept of subitizing by using an AR enhanced board game, called "Creature Counting." The AR markers, which were friendly creatures, triggered the augmented reality functions.…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
Dautremont-Smith, Julian; O'Brien, Chris – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for achieving dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reducing long-term energy costs and minimizing energy price risk. To achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy, cohorts of colleges and universities are beginning to…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Management, Consortia, Colleges
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Lueken, Martin F. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This article conducts a fiscal analysis of 10 tax-credit programs in seven states. In total, the 10 programs in the present study represent 90% of all scholarships awarded in tax-credit scholarship programs today. The analysis employs a set of cautious assumptions about switcher rates and students who receive multiple scholarships to generate a…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, School Choice, Educational Finance
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Geller, Benjamin D.; Turpen, Chandra; Crouch, Catherine H. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
We explore the sources of student engagement with curricular content in an Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS) course at Swarthmore College. Do IPLS students find some life-science contexts more interesting than others, and, if so, what are the sources of these differences? We draw on three sources of student data to answer this question:…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Learner Engagement, Introductory Courses
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Chaptin, Lisbeth – Composition Forum, 2018
This profile describes the first three years of initiating new writing-intensive seminars for the General Education curriculum at a small, career-focused, Catholic University. The primary reason for implementing the program was to initiate new writing-intensive seminars to replace existing writing-intensive General Education introductory courses…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops, Seminars, General Education
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Raffington, Laurel; Prindle, John J.; Shing, Yee Lee – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Alleviating disadvantage in low-income environments predicts higher cognitive abilities during early childhood. It is less established whether family income continues to predict cognitive growth in later childhood or whether there may even be bidirectional dynamics. Notably, living in poverty may moderate income-cognition dynamics. In this study,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Cognitive Development, Scores, Prediction
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Early, Diane M.; Sideris, John; Neitzel, Jennifer; LaForett, Doré R.; Nehler, Chelsea G. – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first assessment of its factor structure and validity, an important step given its widespread use. An ECERS-3…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Factor Structure
Provinzano, Kathleen; Riley, Ryan; Levine, Bruce; Grant, Allen – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Public school districts are locally controlled and funded through local property taxes. Funding schools this way perpetuates structural inequities in poorer school districts and as a result, students living in poverty have minimal access to critical resources that support student learning. Community schools are resurfacing in many of these urban…
Descriptors: Community Schools, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
Romagnoli, Alex – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2018
If interactions contribute to identity formation, (Swain, et. al., 2011, p. 87) then there is a socio-cultural component to identity. While it is impossible to label identity because of its ever-evolving nature, attempts can be made to gain insight into a person's perceived actions and use those actions as data for exploring possible identity…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, English Language Learners, Urban Schools
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Dorph, Rena; Bathgate, Meghan E.; Schunn, Christian D.; Cannady, Matthew A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper proposes three new measures of components STEM career preferences (affinity, certainty, and goal), and then explores which dimensions of "science learning activation" (fascination, values, competency belief, and scientific sensemaking) are predictive of STEM career preferences. Drawn from the ALES14 dataset, a sample of 2938…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Career Choice, Vocational Interests
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