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Hasar, Esin – Online Submission, 2019
The position of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Turkish compulsory education has been strengthened in the recent years. As well as ICT infrastructure, production of digital content and teacher training initiatives, the recent curricula reforms support the use of digital technologies in many subjects. A separate compulsory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Middle School Students
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Desimone, Laura M.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Flores, Nelson; Pak, Katie; Edgerton, Adam; Nichols, T. Philip; Plummer, Emily C.; Porter, Andrew – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study identifies seven major trends in how states and districts are implementing college- and career-ready standards for general education students and for two special populations often the target of education policy--English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). We draw on state-representative teacher, principal,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, 2019
In the 2017-2019 operating budget, the Legislature appropriated $5,000 to create a child care workforce development technical workgroup (Workgroup) and directed the Department of Early Learning (now the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, or DCYF) to convene a group consisting of 13 stakeholders to develop recommendations for the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Labor Force Development
Fang, Fan, Ed.; Widodo, Handoyo Puji, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Although the notion of Global Englishes (GE) has been widely discussed in the literature, few books consider how GE can be translated into educational practice. This book addresses the incorporation of GE into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts.…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Jochim, Ashley; Heyward, Georgia; Gross, Betheny – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2019
Since 2011 DC School Reform Now (DCSRN) has worked to help families in the city's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods find success with school choice and enroll in high-quality schools. DCSRN's parent advocates focus on understanding the families they serve and the barriers they must overcome--an approach that requires flexible,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Family Programs, Educational Change, Family School Relationship
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Heyward, Georgia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2019
As the economy rapidly shifts toward automation, there is growing consensus that while new jobs will be created, change is the new normal. Youth need training in soft skills alongside preparation for lifetime learning. Systemic change, not minor improvements, will be necessary. States, districts, and schools are adjusting to the aspirations of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Vocational Education, School Community Relationship, School Business Relationship
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2019
This strategic action plan highlights policy and funding recommendations to make significant progress toward Washington's educational attainment goals. To meet those goals, adults ages 25-44 in Washington will hold a high school diploma, and at least 70 percent will have a postsecondary credential. Significant progress will require systemic…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Student Costs, Access to Education, Educational Opportunities
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Nilsen, Katy; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly – WestEd, 2019
NGSS Early Implementers is a six-year initiative created to help eight California school districts and two charter management organizations, supported by WestEd's K-12 Alliance, implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Initiative has used a train-the-trainer model to maximize spread of professional learning about the NGSS in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Academic Standards, Science Education
Vermont Agency of Education, 2019
The Vermont School Register is a student record-keeping document required by Vermont statute. The purpose of the school register is to document each of Vermont school's continuous year-to-year cycle of enrolling students, to record daily attendance, to report dropouts and graduates, and to report year-end attendance to the Agency of Education. It…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Enrollment, Transfer Students
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Schrager, Cynthia; Calisi, Grace; Gutierrez, Priscilla; Salciccioli, Maria; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2019
Executive Order (EO) 1110, a major policy adopted by the California State University System (CSU) Chancellor's Office in August 2017, requires CSU campuses to eliminate non-credit-bearing developmental courses in written communication and math/quantitative reasoning, and change how students are placed into entry-level courses in these areas. The…
Descriptors: College Readiness, State Universities, Educational Policy, Educational Change
Fronius, Trevor; Darling-Hammond, Sean; Persson, Hannah; Guckenburg, Sarah; Hurley, Nancy; Petrosino, Anthony – WestEd, 2019
This report presents information garnered from a comprehensive review of the literature on restorative justice in U.S. schools. The purpose of the review is to capture key issues, describe models of restorative justice, and summarize results from studies conducted in the field. The authors first conducted and published a literature review on this…
Descriptors: Justice, Student Behavior, Discipline, Punishment
Education Week, 2019
"Quality Counts 2019: School Finance," is the second installment of "Education Week's" annual evaluation of the nation's K-12 school system. This report in the series focuses on an issue of immediate practical concern to every school leader, policymaker, parent, and member of the public: money--how much there is for schools,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Expenditures
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Broughman, Stephen P.; Kincel, Brian; Peterson, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This First Look Report provides selected findings from the 2017-18 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) regarding private schools that were in operation during the 2017-18 school year. The data include information on school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
Smithsonian Institution, 2019
In December 2017, the Smithsonian unveiled a new Strategic Plan. It expands on the five "Grand Challenges"--Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding the American Experience, and Magnifying the Transformative Power of Arts and Design--by setting goals…
Descriptors: Museums, Institutional Mission, Annual Reports, Program Administration
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, 2019
Research nationally demonstrates that children and youth experiencing foster care and/or homelessness achieve academic outcomes significantly below their peers due to trauma and loss, multiple changes in homes and schools, and emotional upheaval. When youth fail to graduate from high school, they are much more likely to live in poverty, require…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Homeless People, Outcomes of Education, High School Graduates
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