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Chapman, Anne; Schmidt, Jeff; Quereshi, Yusuf; Dickman, Anneliese; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2011
For the past 25 years, the Public Policy Forum has compiled and analyzed data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts to produce an annual report on trends in educational performance and demographics. This year's report, however, may take on greater importance than those of previous years in light of the monumental impacts of the new…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Charts, Measurement, School Districts
Betts, Julian R.; Tang, Y. Emily – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2011
Charter schools are largely viewed as a major innovation in the public school landscape, as they receive more independence from state laws and regulations than do traditional public schools, and are therefore more able to experiment with alternative curricula, pedagogical methods, and different ways of hiring and training teachers. Unlike…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Achievement Gains
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. This paper is a guide for fostering digital inclusion throughout the United States so that everyone can take advantage of…
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Internet, Bibliographies, Access to Computers
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2011
This report provides a brief, but substantive, profile of the special needs student population in Ohio, including academic performance and graduation trends and an overview of special education funding and related policy issues. The report's central message is that investments in students with special educational needs produce substantial results…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Profiles, Special Needs Students, Special Education
New York State Education Department, 2011
Education Law Section 3012-c requires a new performance evaluation system for classroom teachers ("teachers") and building principals ("principals"). New York State will implement a statewide comprehensive evaluation system for school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES). The evaluation system is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Teacher Effectiveness
Whitinui, Paul – NZCER Press, 2011
This book explores what constitutes successful schooling for Maori students in the 21st century. Editor Paul Whitinui has drawn together academic contributions from diverse fields of matauranga (education), matauranga hinengaro (psychology), whakaako hauora (health), akoranga takakau-a-ora (sport and leisure) and others. The book aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Needs, Cultural Pluralism
London, Jonathan; Erbstein, Nancy – Sierra Health Foundation, 2011
Will the Sacramento Capital Region prosper, thrive and ultimately grow into its full potential in coming years? To answer this question, the authors have to look carefully at the well-being of young people who now inhabit the Capital Region's nine counties. As go today's young people--tomorrow's workers, parents, neighbors and leaders--so goes the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Environment, Immigration, Young Adults
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2011
"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: Program Effectiveness, Child Care, Child Health, Economic Factors
Darden, Edwin – Appleseed, 2011
This project focuses on the policies and practices of school boards (or mayors or others who govern public schools), and how their priorities can make a tangible difference in the academic success of kids living in poor communities. Instead of focusing on deficits of poverty, the researchers wanted to stress school board action as an effective…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests, Public Schools
Markley, Eric; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2011
Maine is blessed with universities that have records of significant achievement. The seven campuses of the University of Maine System (UMS) together educated over 23,000 students (full-time equivalent) during the past year. But for good reason, in recent years public confidence in higher education throughout the nation has fallen. Half of the…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Surveys, General Education
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2011
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
Farrington, John W., Ed.; Feder, Michael A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2010
There is a national need to educate the public about the ocean, coastal resources, atmosphere and climate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency responsible for understanding and predicting changes in the Earth's environment and conserving and managing coastal and marine resources to meet the nation's…
Descriptors: Science Education, Public Agencies, Informal Education, Conventional Instruction
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010
This guide is intended to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about mathematics and how to improve it. It draws together themes, features and characteristics of effective improvement in mathematics and descriptions of good practice. It offers a reference point for staff and teachers who are working together to improve…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Reflection, Mathematics Education
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