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Gottlieb, Alma; DeLoache, Judy – Cambridge University Press, 2016
Should babies sleep alone in cribs, or in bed with parents? Is talking to babies useful, or a waste of time? "A World of Babies" provides different answers to these and countless other child-rearing questions, precisely because diverse communities around the world hold drastically different beliefs about parenting. While celebrating that…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Rearing, Cultural Differences, Poverty
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
With this Strategic Plan, the Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services recommits to "Moving Maryland Forward"--introduced in 2013. With the shifting in the national, State, and local education landscape, Maryland has revisited the initial Plan to sharpen the steadfast focus to narrow the gaps for children with…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Early Intervention, Special Education, Educational Planning
Pearson, Jolene – ZERO TO THREE, 2016
Parents of newborns and infants are especially open to learning, and many new parents are actively seeking information. What do professionals teach them? How do they teach them? "Pathways" is an educator's guide to educating and supporting new parents. "Pathways" guides professionals in developing an approach to parent…
Descriptors: Neonates, Parents, Parent Education, Adult Educators
Norton, M. Scott – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016
Top-down mandates concerning the curriculum of the school leave no room for program creativity and program commitment. Yet principals and teachers are held accountable for student achievement results. Constitutionally, powers not granted to the United States are reserved to the States or to the people. This book's primary purposes center on the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School District Autonomy, Institutional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility
Wilkinson, Lee A. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and current assessment tools, procedures and research, this award-winning book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to identifying, assessing, and treating children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in school settings. Integrating current research evidence with theory and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Disability Identification
Powers, Sonya; Li, Dongmei; Suh, Hongwook; Harris, Deborah J. – ACT, Inc., 2016
ACT reporting categories and ACT Readiness Ranges are new features added to the ACT score reports starting in fall 2016. For each reporting category, the number correct score, the maximum points possible, the percent correct, and the ACT Readiness Range, along with an indicator of whether the reporting category score falls within the Readiness…
Descriptors: Scores, Classification, College Entrance Examinations, Error of Measurement
Finster, Matthew – Teacher Incentive Fund, US Department of Education, 2016
Federal initiatives, such as the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), encourage school districts to develop teacher leadership (TL) roles and use funds to provide incentives for teachers to fill them. Before starting a teacher leader program, school districts should assess whether their current conditions are favorable to implementing teacher leader…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, School Districts, Readiness, Federal Programs
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
"The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Young Adult Carers" is aimed at young adults (aged 16-25) in England who are looking after somebody else. The first edition of the book was printed in 2011. This third edition is full of new and up-to-date useful information about looking after your health and wellbeing, job hunting,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Caregivers, Well Being, Social Support Groups
Council of the Great City Schools, 2016
The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics. The sections in this report are devoted to (1) making clear that the grade-level college- and career-readiness…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Dynarski, Mark – Regional Educational Laboratory, 2016
This brief provides tips writers can use to make impact research more digestible and actionable for policymakers and practitioners. The brief emphasizes five tips: make the contrast clear, make causal statements only when they result from causal research designs, present numbers simply and concretely, describe effects in meaningful units, and…
Descriptors: Research, Writing Strategies, Research Reports, Program Effectiveness
Lee, Laurie; Hughes, John; Smith, Kevin; Foorman, Barbara – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2016
This guide is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs) conduct self-studies to identify interventions that may be implemented in schools needing improvement or that require comprehensive or targeted support. The interventions selected should be those that are most relevant and appropriate based on the needs of schools, with the strongest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Baldus, Clar M.; Wilson, Hope E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
For many children, their artistic gifts may not be apparent until opportunity or exposure provides a spark. That's why parents and caregivers must understand the many ways they can ignite sparks, nurture artistic talents, and provide opportunities for gifted children to explore the arts. In many communities, opportunities outside of school abound.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Activities, Art Education, Creativity
Villa, Richard; Thousand, Jacqueline – National Professional Resources, Inc., 2016
This comprehensive new book is designed to assist schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, community members and professionals interested in education, as well as parents and youth, to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Best Practices
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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
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