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Data Quality Campaign, 2018
For years, student test scores drove much of the conversation about school quality and student learning. But new state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) show that policymakers are using a broader set of measures to assess school quality. In addition to math and reading performance, many states will also look at core subjects such…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emotional Development, Social Development, Federal Legislation
Mills, Martin, Ed.; McCluskey, Gillean, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2018
'Alternative education' encompasses a diversity of schooling types and organizations. "International Perspectives on Alternative Education" explores alternative forms of schooling from the position of academics, policy workers, and those working and studying in such schools across the world. The first-hand accounts by those working and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Academic Achievement
Dorléans, Marie – European Training Foundation, 2018
Financing is the lifeblood of any public policy. First, because the availability of monetary resources conditions the affordability and sustainability of this policy. Second, because the financing systems in place, including the channels, mechanisms and tools for resource collection, allocation and management, are essential, structural factors to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Vocational Education, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
Walizer, Lauren – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
When state budgets are tight, Pell Grants can indirectly give states more financial flexibility to support the success of innovative state and local ideas. Conversely, cuts to Pell, or the failure to maintain current provisions such as tying the value of it to inflation, can have lasting negative impacts on the success of state postsecondary…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Finance, Retrenchment
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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
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DeMatthews, David – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
The recent presidential election and an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and deportations foster greater uncertainty and fear in Mexican American immigrant communities. In the border city of El Paso, Texas, teachers and principals report how fear and uncertainty negatively impact their campuses, students, and school-family relationships. The…
Descriptors: Presidents, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Principals
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Yanez, Christina; Lessne, Deborah – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Student victimization and school violence have been an ongoing cause of national concern, resulting in a concerted effort among educators, administrators, parents, and policymakers to determine the gravity of the issue and consider approaches to crime prevention. This Statistics in Brief presents estimates of student criminal victimization at…
Descriptors: Victims, Violence, Questionnaires, National Surveys
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Warburton, Edward C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article charts the influence of American accreditation policies on postsecondary arts education practices. Some commentators suggest that accreditation is a standards- and evidence-based process. I argue that trust is at the center of concerns about assessment in higher education, especially in the arts. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Postsecondary Education, Art Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
Baker, Bruce; Farrie, Danielle; Sciarra, David G. – Education Law Center, 2018
"Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card" analyzes the condition of state school finance systems with a focus on the fair distribution of resources to the neediest students. The Report Card makes a number of assumptions about how school funding systems should be designed: (1) a fair funding system should provide levels of funding…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Richard, Alan – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a record-high 6.2 million job openings. Yet many employers report they cannot find the well-prepared candidates they need in the South and across the country. The problem is students' lack of preparation for college and career training. Also in 2017, the ACT college admissions test examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Geographic Regions, Educational Improvement
Berman, Sheldon – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Practice Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development" outlines promising practices that show how students, teachers, parents, and administrators can integrate social, emotional, and academic learning in preK-12 education. The report, which represents the vision of the 34-member Council of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Ability
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
The Roadmap of Need is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). The Roadmap includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. These four domains…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution Press, 2018
In an age of rising inequality, getting a good education increasingly separates the haves from the have nots. In countries like the United States, getting a good education is one of the most promising routes to upper-middle-class status, even more so than family wealth. Experts predict that by 2030, 825 million children will reach adulthood…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
Kaplan, Marnie – Bellwether Education Partners, 2018
Over the past decade, educators and policymakers have sought to increase the number of students pursuing and completing postsecondary credentials. Community colleges play an important role in efforts to increase the percentage of Americans with postsecondary education. Community colleges play an important role in educating the early childhood…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education, College Role
Woods, Julie; Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This special report -- informed by the Education Commission of the States' March 2018 School Improvement Thinkers Meeting -- guides state leaders toward a better understanding of how to improve lower-performing schools. This brief contains questions in four key areas to provide a road map for digging into school improvement systems and orienting…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Educational Objectives, Public Education
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