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Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
Clotfelter, Charles T.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Ladd, Helen F.; Turaeva, Mavzuna – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We document patterns and trends in school segregation in North Carolina between 1998 and 2016, a period of rapid immigration in this racially diverse state. As in other states of the South, the period of court orders enforcing racial balance has given way not only to tacit acceptance of residentially based school segregation but also to policies…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Immigration, Immigrants, School Choice
Sorensen, Lucy C.; Ladd, Helen F. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
High teacher turnover imposes numerous costs on the schools and districts from which teachers depart. This study asks how schools respond to spells of high teacher turnover, and assesses organizational and human capital losses in terms of the changing composition of the teacher pool. Our analysis uses more than two decades of linked administrative…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers
Ladd, Helen F.; Clotfelter, Charles T.; Turaeva, Mavzuna – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
This paper examines what parents value as they make choices among available charter schools, with primary attention to the racial mix of a school's students. We estimate conditional logit models of the charter school choices made by all parents in North Carolina who switched their child from a traditional public school to a charter school in…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Parent Attitudes, Preferences
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use longitudinal data from North Carolina and Washington to study the extent to which four processes--teacher attrition from each state workforce, teacher mobility within districts, teacher mobility across districts, and teacher hiring--contribute to "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged schools. We first…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Selection
Koch, Jordan – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
Teachers face many challenges in the first years of their careers. Without support and guidance from experienced, highly qualified teacher mentors, the demands of the classroom can overwhelm novice teachers. It comes as no surprise that one-third of teachers leave the profession within their first five years. This policy update draws on research,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, State Policy, Labor Turnover
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in world languages--a key component of a well-rounded education. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Access to Education, Alignment (Education), State Boards of Education
Gilmore, Courtney – A+ Education Partnership, 2018
A 2017 report estimates that by 2025, Millennials will dominate the workforce. This shift is affecting the teaching profession, and for Alabama to continually compete on a global scale, the teaching workforce will need to be sustained. Alabama, along with the rest of the nation, is suffering the consequences of a teacher shortage in critical…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Age Groups, Competition
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
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Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar; Mathis, William J.; Welner, Kevin G. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Arguably the most strongly promoted approach by voucher advocates is a new form of government subsidy for private education, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Parents are provided a set sum which they can use for a variety of educational services including private school tuition and fees, online courses, extracurricular activities and private…
Descriptors: Money Management, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Private Schools
McLean, Nathan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using survey research methodology, the study investigates assessment and grading practices of secondary school teachers. A total of 248 teachers in the Piedmont and coastal regions of North Carolina completed a web-based survey examining academic and nonacademic factors that impacted the final grades of their students and assessment types used in…
Descriptors: Grading, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Rowland, Cortney; Feygin, Amy; Lee, Fanny; Gomez, Sebastian; Rasmussen, Claudette – American Institutes for Research, 2018
During the past decade, states and districts have made significant investments in developing systems to measure teacher performance. The goals of such systems are to improve practice, inform professional growth, and ultimately improve student learning. In the very best of these systems, educators know the expected teaching standards and receive…
Descriptors: School Districts, Communities of Practice, Vignettes, Accountability
Alves, Kelly P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of middle school teachers who work with girls with high functioning autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in eastern North Carolina. The theory guiding this study was disability theory, also known as critical disability theory (CDT). CDT, as described by…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
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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Wachen, John; Pretlow, Joshua; Dixon, Karrie G. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Many students enter college without the skills and knowledge needed to successfully perform college-level work. An important leverage point for increasing college readiness is the transition from high school to college. One strategy implemented at postsecondary institutions to ease this transition, boost academic and social readiness, and foster…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Summer Programs
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