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Guerriero, Sonia, Ed. – OECD Publishing, 2017
Highly qualified and competent teachers are fundamental for equitable and effective education systems. Teachers today are facing higher and more complex expectations to help students reach their full potential and become valuable members of 21st century society. The nature and variety of these demands imply that teachers, more than ever before,…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Research
Hale, Sylvie; Dunn, Lenay; Filby, Nikola; Rice, John; Van Houten, Lori – WestEd, 2017
One of the broad intents of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is to encourage evidence-based decision-making as a way of doing business. Nonregulatory guidance issued in September 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) clarifies and expands on both the nature of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Loeb, Susanna; Dynarski, Susan; McFarland, Daniel; Morris, Pamela; Reardon, Sean; Reber, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Whether the goal is to identify and describe trends and variation in populations, create new measures of key phenomena, or describe samples in studies aimed at identifying causal effects, description plays a critical role in the scientific process in general and education research in particular. Descriptive analysis identifies patterns in data to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Research, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research
Losen, Daniel J.; Sun, Wei-Ling; Keith, Michael A., II – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
Missed instruction can have a devastating impact on educational outcomes. Some reasons for missed instruction are beyond the control of schools and districts: some students miss school due to mental or physical illness or injury, and transportation problems sometimes are to blame. One major reason for missed instruction that schools can directly…
Descriptors: Suspension, Educational Policy, Performance, Educational Indicators
National Education Association, 2017
The data presented in this combined report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. NEA Research offers this report to its state and local affiliates as well as to researchers, policymakers, and the public as a tool to examine public education policies, programs, and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance, Geographic Location
Bassett, Katherine, Ed.; Bigham, Brett, Ed.; Calvert, Laurie, Ed. – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
This is the first in a series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. This booklist is a resource for educators, parents, community members, and policy makers interested in reaching young people on issues of social justice. The collection of more than 200 books…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Lists, Books, Preschool Education
Paulsrud, BethAnne, Ed.; Rosén, Jenny, Ed.; Straszer, Boglárka, Ed.; Wedin, Åsa, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2017
This edited collection explores the immense potential of translanguaging in educational settings and highlights teachers and students negotiating language ideologies in their everyday communicative practices. It makes a significant contribution to scholarship on translanguaging and considers the need for pedagogy to reflect and embrace diversity.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hayes, Anne M.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2017
Having a disability can be one of the most marginalizing factors in a child's life. In education, finding ways to meet the learning needs of students with disabilities can be challenging, especially in schools, districts, regions, and countries with severely limited resources. Inclusive education--which fully engages all students, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Needs, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
Dusenbury, Linda; Yoder, Nick – Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2017
In the work of the authors with states over the years, they have observed that most follow a similar process when they develop policies or guidelines to support statewide implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL), such as establishing learning goals or standards for student social and emotional competencies, or providing guidance to…
Descriptors: State Policy, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Emotional Development
Grant, Sean; Hamilton, Laura S.; Wrabel, Stephani L.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie; Leschitz, Jennifer T.; Unlu, Fatih; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R.; Baker, Garrett; Barrett, Mark; Harris, Mark; Ramos, Alyssa – RAND Corporation, 2017
The reauthorization of the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Act, referred to as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), emphasizes evidence-based interventions while giving states and districts new flexibility on the use of federal funds, including funds that could be used to support social and emotional learning (SEL). The authors review…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
Grant, Sean; Hamilton, Laura S.; Wrabel, Stephani L.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie; Leschitz, Jennifer T.; Unlu, Fatih; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R.; Baker, Garrett; Barrett, Mark; Harris, Mark; Ramos, Alyssa – RAND Corporation, 2017
Social and emotional competencies are proving critical to students' success in the classroom and in life. Although the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) does not explicitly reference social and emotional learning (SEL), this legislation in fact offers opportunities to support school-based SEL interventions. How is SEL supported by ESSA? Which SEL…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
Herman, Rebecca; Gates, Susan M.; Arifkhanova, Aziza; Barrett, Mark; Bega, Andriy; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R.; Han, Eugeniu; Harris, Mark; Migacheva, Katya; Ross, Rachel; Leschitz, Jennifer T.; Wrabel, Stephani L. – RAND Corporation, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents a renewed focus on school leadership and acknowledges the importance of school principals to school improvement and effective instruction (Public Law No. 114-95, 2015). The act allows states and districts to use federal funds for activities targeting the quality of school principals and other school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
Daugherty, Lindsay; Herman, Rebecca; Unlu, Fatih – RAND Corporation, 2017
The reauthorization of the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Act, referred to as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), emphasizes evidence-based initiatives while providing new flexibilities to states and districts with regard to the use of federal funds, including funds to promote effective school leadership. In response, state and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Principals, Leadership Responsibility
ACT, Inc., 2017
ACT's annual Condition of STEM reports provide essential national data on student interest and achievement in STEM subjects. The latest report--"STEM Education in the U.S.: Where We Are and What We Can Do"--takes the data one step further by pairing the latest findings with promising practices aimed at improving STEM achievement and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, State of the Art Reviews, Educational Practices, Best Practices
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Oakes, Jeannie; Maier, Anna; Daniel, Julia – National Education Policy Center, 2017
This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools. And second, it provides support to…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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