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Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
The Pacific region is comprised of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)-Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap; Guam; Hawai'i; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. This document begins by providing a map of the REL Pacific region overlaid on a map of…
Descriptors: Demography, Population Distribution, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County public school, including enrollment,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, Disabilities, Special Education
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Districts now have access to a wealth of new information that can help target students with appropriate supports and bring focus and coherence to college readiness efforts. However, the abundance of data has brought its own challenges. Schools and school systems are often overwhelmed with the amount of data available. The capacity of districts to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, College Preparation, School Districts
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
PACER Center, 2014
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Special Education, Public Schools
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Holly, Christen; Locke, Gillian – Public Impact, 2014
To help all students reach their potential, district leaders must ensure that every student has consistent access to excellent teaching. Opportunity Culture compensation and career path structures help make that possible, and this guide shows how. "Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide" shows…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Career Development, School Districts
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
The use of data to inform decisionmaking and practice at the school and district levels is now a common feature of reform efforts. Advances in districts' technological capacities have produced data systems that allow a flow of data to and from schools, often to the point of creating an overwhelming flood of information. To make the flow of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Decision Making, Evaluation Utilization
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2014
Many people wonder where to start when it comes to paying for college. This guide is intended to help answer questions about paying for college. Applying for financial aid is not difficult, but it is important to plan ahead and understand all of the options. This guide provides information about: (1) grants; (2) loans; (3) scholarships; (4)…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
School communities across the country are working hard to comply with state and federal policies requiring that all students be prepared for success in college. Technological advances and new reporting requirements make data on students and schools more accessible than ever--but more and better data alone are not enough to meet the challenges…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Sousa, Richard, Ed. – Hoover Institution Press, 2014
The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in US education and in the achievement of American children--provided that people seize the opportunities at hand and are not deterred by the obstacles to change. In this volume, members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education examine both the potential gains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Teacher Effectiveness, Unions
National Institute of Justice, 2014
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) developed the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative in consultation with federal partners and Congress. It is a research-focused initiative designed to increase the safety of schools nationwide through the development of knowledge regarding the most effective and sustainable school safety interventions and…
Descriptors: School Safety, Research, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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