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Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
Education Law Center, 2018
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
Cabral, Nicole; Gordon, Madison; Leighninger, Matt – Public Agenda, 2018
There is a growing concern about discrimination and hate crimes taking place across the country. While incidents of bias can occur anywhere, it is especially troubling when it happens in our schools. Discussing race and discrimination can be difficult for the most seasoned of professionals, however, that discomfort should not prevent important…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Crime, Incidence
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Lutz, Lori – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Research is just beginning to describe the role of reading in the lives of families with deaf children. While the time that deaf children spend reading or being read to represents only a small part of their lives at home, research highlights its importance for young children--hearing as well as deaf. Children whose parents read to them at home…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Nyegenye, Sylvia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
While partnerships including meaningful, two-way, parent-teacher dialogue about young children during early childhood program and school meetings are critical, linguistic differences between bilingual parents who are immigrants and early educators can impede communication and lead to inequitable services. In this article, we focus on one aspect of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigrants, Language Usage, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Rhode Island Department of Education, 2017
The Rhode Island 2020 Vision for Education defines an ideal Rhode Island graduate to be "one who is well prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life. He or she can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen." The updated Secondary School Regulations,…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Secondary Schools, Academic Support Services, Intervention
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Akamoglu, Yusuf; Dinnebeil, Laurie – Young Exceptional Children, 2017
Naturalistic language and communication strategies (i.e., naturalistic teaching strategies) refer to practices that are used to promote the child's language and communication skills either through verbal (e.g., spoken words) or nonverbal (e.g., gestures, signs) interactions between an adult (e.g., parent, teacher) and a child. Use of naturalistic…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Coaching (Performance), Feedback (Response), Communication Strategies
Bassett, Katherine, Ed.; Bigham, Brett, Ed.; Calvert, Laurie, Ed. – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
This is the first in a series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. This booklist is a resource for educators, parents, community members, and policy makers interested in reaching young people on issues of social justice. The collection of more than 200 books…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Lists, Books, Preschool Education
Short, Donn – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
"Am I safe here?" LGBTQ students ask this question every day within the school system. This book shines a light on the marginalization and bullying faced by LGBTQ youth, offering a new conceptualization of school safety. Donn Short treats students as the experts on what happens in their schools, giving them a chance to speak for…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has developed the "Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All" (Guide) to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades. The second section of this Guide is a handbook for parents of immigrant children in early…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Community Organizations
Ugo, Iwunze; Hill, Laura – Public Policy Institute of California, 2017
The second year of California's statewide administration of the Smarter Balanced assessment allows parents, educators, and policymakers a second look at achievement and a first look at growth for K-12 students as measured by this standardized test. This report describes how California's students performed on the second year of the assessment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Assessment
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
The suicide of a young person not only creates crisis response challenges for school personnel but also sparks a multitude of reactions and questions from parents who may be anxious about contagion and the increased risk of another suicide occurring. Providing leadership in the aftermath of a student death by suicide is an essential role of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)
National Charter School Resource Center, 2017
As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve students with disabilities (SWD); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a corresponding opportunity to provide innovative, student-centered opportunities to meet those obligations. This compilation from the National Charter School Resource Center…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Information Sources, Charter Schools, Educational Research
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