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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2019
This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year 2018-2019 "Parental Right to Know Guide" informs parents on their rights with regard to the following: (1) Notice of Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation; (2) Teachers and Paraprofessionals; (3) Student Achievement (PARCC Data); (4) Student Records; (5) Unsafe School Choice Option;…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Public Schools, Access to Information, Guides
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2019
Tragic events in recent years underscore the need for school to be a safe and positive learning environment for every student. In the absence of a safe and positive learning environment, a student may feel disconnected, disregard consequences, and engage in bullying or other destructive behaviors. These conditions can foreshadow acts of violence…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, School Policy, Discipline Policy
Ohio Department of Education, 2019
"Each Child, Our Future" is Ohio's shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan's purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bin Tuwaym, Sultan Turki; Berry, Ann Bassett – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Assistive technology (AT) for students with visual impairments (VI) is an essential part of their educational program. AT allows students to develop skills, engage in the academic environment, and function independently. Despite the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate for AT as part of a student's Individualized Education…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Rural Schools, Teacher Education
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children in Texas and across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Institutional Grit." Articles include: (1) The Link between…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Educational Discrimination, Grade Repetition, Educational Trends
Jorgensen, Cheryl M. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2018
For students with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, inclusion means more than just physical presence in a classroom--it means valued membership and full participation in a general education classroom and the school community. This book is your school team's practical blueprint for making authentic inclusion happen in K-12…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
The instructional programs educators design to help English Learner (EL) students work toward English proficiency look different in schools across the United States. This is due in part to the variety of approaches K-12 educators take to important questions such as: Should the program foster bilingualism or focus solely on English? Should ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Second Language Instruction
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
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
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
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
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Baska, Ariel – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The need for language programs in schools is strong among gifted students, who need the depth and complexity provided by a world language program. Gifted students can benefit from exposure to global cultures, a deepened emphasis on conceptual learning, and an appreciation of issues that shape today's world. Second language learning carries high…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Characteristics
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