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Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
Although high school graduation rates continue to rise in the United States, reaching 81 percent in the 2012-2013 school year (U.S. Department of Education, 2015), dropout remains a pervasive issue for education systems across the nation. In recent years, Early Warning Systems (EWS), which utilize administrative data to identify students at risk…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Readiness, Dropouts, Educational Strategies
Elrod, Susan; Kezar, Adrianna – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
This publication is for faculty, administrators, and other academic leaders who are poised to mount comprehensive STEM reforms to improve student learning and success, particularly for students from underrepresented groups. Based on the experiences of eleven colleges and universities in the Keck/PKAL STEM Education Effectiveness Framework project,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Success, College Students, Case Studies
Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Educators are in the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Parents/guardians might…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
"Schools at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about enrollment, staffing, facilities, programs, outcome measures, and personnel costs for each school. Information on personnel costs for each school includes position salaries for professional and supporting services employees and employee benefits costs related to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Rowe, Dawn A.; Allison, Ruth; Hyatt, Jacque; Owens-Johnson, Laura – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2016
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014, defines Competitive Integrated Employment as, "work that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis for which an individuals is: (a) compensated at or above minimum wage or commensurate with individuals without disabilities…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation
Terrell, Misty – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2016
The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST, 2010) defines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as "a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Strategies, Professional Development, Information Sources
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Guidelines
Gadzikowski, Ann – Redleaf Press, 2015
When children play, they often create a mess, but what a beautiful mess it is! "Creating a Beautiful Mess" describes the ten most important play experiences all children enjoy and how these experiences support learning, creativity, and social connections. These broad categories of play include building with blocks, pretending and make…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Toys, Imagination
Murphy, John J. – American Counseling Association, 2015
The third edition of this text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts and bolts of using solution focused counseling to help preschool-12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy's practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors in training, psychologists, social workers,…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Problem Solving, Preschool Education
Hayes, Gillian; Hosaflook, Stephen – National Professional Resources, Inc., 2015
This six-page (tri-fold) laminated reference guide by Gillian Hayes and Stephen Hosaflook focuses on readily available tools for augmenting and supporting the development of executive function skills, such as time and task management, organization, and self-regulation. These skills are crucial for accomplishing a variety of transition-related…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Postsecondary Education, Executive Function, Time Management
Traill, Saskia; Brohawn, Katie – ExpandED Schools, 2015
In the 2013-14 school year, TASC entered the third year of its national demonstration of ExpandED Schools. Ten elementary and middle schools in New York City, Baltimore and New Orleans continued their partnerships with youth-serving community organizations, such as settlement houses or community development corporations. Together, principals,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Community Organizations, Extended School Day
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Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Food security is researched and dealt with on local, regional, national, and global levels with solutions ranging from local farmers' market initiatives to increasing crop yields through genetically modified plants to streamlining global supply chains. Because of its broad, interdisciplinary nature, it is necessary to narrow the focus of this…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Libraries
Bienkowski, Marie; Gerard, Sarah Nixon; Rubin, Shawn; Sanford, Cathy; Borrelli-Murray, Dana; Driscoll, Tom; Arora, Jessie; Hruska, Mike; Beck, Katie; Murray, Thomas; Hoekstra, Jason; Gannes, Stuart; Metz, Edward; Midgley, Steve; Castilla, Stephanie; Tomassini, Jason; Madda, Mary Jo; Chase, Zac; Martin, Erik; Noel, Marcus; Styles, Kathleen – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2015
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups, and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Design, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2015
The "Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment" (WELPA) is a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-compliant instrument that is used in Grades K-12 as a formal and standardized method of measuring language proficiency. The test results provide important information for classifying English Language Learners (ELLs) and subsequently for…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English, Data Interpretation
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