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Bramante, Fred; Colby, Rose – Corwin, 2012
What if you could remove time and space pressures from the process of teaching and learning? The authors of "Off the Clock" not only suggest this, but they have implemented it in New Hampshire. Due in part to their work, the New England Consortium won the 2011 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation through the Education Commission of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, School Schedules, Public Education, Educational Change
Hartry, Ardice; Dorph, Rena; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Romero, Valeria – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
Despite the expressed need for high-quality science education, very little research has been conducted on what middle school science learning opportunities look like in practice. This study was conducted in support of "Strengthening Science Education in California", a research, policy, and communications initiative. Partners in this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Education, Resource Allocation, Middle School Students
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
National Education Association, 2012
The data presented in this combined report--"Rankings & Estimates"--provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. The National Education Association (NEA) Research offers this report to its state and local affiliates as well as to researchers, policymakers, and…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2012
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
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Teen pregnancy in the United States has declined significantly in the last two decades. Despite these declines, rates of teen birth, HIV, and STIs in the United States remain among the highest of any industrialized nation. Socio-economic, cultural and structural factors such as poverty, limited access to health care, racism and unemployment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Guam Department of Education, 2013
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Public Education, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
Communication between home and school is good for kids. Keeping families up-to-date about upcoming events is important, but it's not enough to fully engage parents as partners. When schools and families really work together, that sets the stage for all kinds of benefits. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education reports that…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences, Family School Relationship
Saenz, Victor B.; Ponjuan, Luis – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2011
The U.S. Census data are clear: In the coming years, America's Latina/o community will continue to drive population and labor force growth. Therefore, federal and state policymakers, higher education leaders, and communities small and large across the pre-K to college continuum would be wise to seize this sizeable demographic shift to help propel…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Educational Attainment, Males
Berry, Barnett – Teachers College Press, 2011
In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation's underperforming schools, the voices of America's best teachers are seldom heard. Now for the first time, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America's most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a…
Descriptors: Expertise, Caring, Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools
Thomasian, John – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
STEM--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--is critical to and supportive of many education reforms being undertaken today, from adoption of common internationally benchmarked standards to better teacher preparation to enhanced coordination across the entire K-20 education system. In fact, STEM is not a separate reform movement at…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Mathematics Education
Carr, Paul R., Ed.; Porfilio, Bradley, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Who should read this book? Anyone who is touched by public education--teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, students, parents, politicians, pundits, and citizens--ought to read this book. It will speak to educators, policymakers and citizens who are concerned about the future of education and its relation to a robust, participatory…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Charter Schools, Free Enterprise System, Democracy
Dolan, Pat; Brady, Bernadine – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
Youth mentoring can be an effective way of supporting troubled youth, helping them sustain positive mental health, cope with stress, and lead successful lives through adolescence and into adulthood. This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how, if managed well, they can increase the social support available to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Social Support Groups, Program Administration
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Gilbert, Jaesook L.; Harte, Helene Arbouet; Patrick, Carol – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reflect America's recent emphasis on literacy and educational accountability. Policymakers have a heightened interest in educating children earlier and fostering brain growth, in part due to the increased awareness of research on brain development and the importance of the early years…
Descriptors: Play, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Brain
Carris, Joanne M. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Ghosts of No Child Left Behind" politically situates curriculum within a historically and critically informed context, to understand the structural forces that have contributed to the creation of a population of adolescents who read below a third grade level. The book then proposes a reconceptualization of literacy curriculum within a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Adolescents, Literacy
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