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Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Petek, Sonja; Shrestha, Jui – Public Policy Institute of California, 2014
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Survey provides policymakers, the media, and the public with objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. This is the 141st PPIC Statewide Survey in a series that was inaugurated in April 1998 and has generated a…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Public Opinion, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2014
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
Bailey, Alan R. – ALA Editions, 2014
Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers' literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Preschool Children, Books, Picture Books
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2014
This statewide "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2013-2014. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge of the school system is an important part of Alaska's school accountability system. This report…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Hales, Lauren; Hudgins, Taylor; Starrett, Michael – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2014
The Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). This publication examines the 20 indicators of wellness in counties across North Carolina. These indicators contain relevant annual data demonstrating need across…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2014
Each year, New Jersey Kids Count provides a statewide view of how New Jersey's children are faring, with the goal of providing comprehensive information to assist local, county, and state leaders--and the broader public--in setting priorities for the state's limited resources. This annual snapshot of child well-being is intended to inform…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Family Income, Housing
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2014
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
Cook, Heather D., Ed.; Kohl , Harold W., III, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2013
Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
Killion, Joyce – Learning Forward, 2013
Finding time for job-embedded professional learning is one of the most frequently cited challenges with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). With "Establishing Time for Professional Learning," practitioners and education leaders use tools to identify current allocations of time for professional learning, analyze how that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Time Management, Teacher Collaboration, Academic Standards
Schmitt, Stephanie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation considers the effects of national rankings, specifically the 2010 National Research Council (NRC)'s Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs, on higher education institutions' behavior. National research studies of graduate education require significant resources and data, yet it is uncertain how universities make…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett – Childhood Education, 2013
Recent research on parental involvement has explored connections between parental involvement in school and children's academic achievement. While many schools have active parent organizations and a base of parents who offer additional support, others struggle to make connections with their parents or community members. Even in places with active…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Family School Relationship, Disproportionate Representation
Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa; Sladky, Anthony – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2013
This bulletin is part of the "Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series." The "National Report" offers a comprehensive statistical overview of the problems of juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and the response of the juvenile justice system. During each interim year, the bulletins in the "National…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Facilities Management, Residential Institutions
America's Promise Alliance, 2013
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of possible careers. Every young person deserves all of these experiences. At the moment, unfortunately, not all of the nation's children and youth do. This guide is intended to accompany the video…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Video Technology, Success
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy, Guides
Robinson, Jenna Ashley – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2013
To understand and evaluate a university's effectiveness requires a lot of information. But rarely is that information brought together in one place. This report compiles publicly available data about the University of North Carolina system. It illustrates key characteristics of the 16 campuses and how they have changed over the past decade. This…
Descriptors: Universities, State Colleges, Educational History, Enrollment Trends
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