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Ewen, Danielle; Mezey, Jennifer; Matthews, Hannah – Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP, 2005
This paper examines the availability of Title I funds for preschool programs from both a legal and practical perspective. First, it provides general background on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the changes that were made to it in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. Second, it provides data on states? use of Title I…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005
Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 160,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 66 affiliates. Its members span the entire profession of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
Barrentine, Shelby J., Ed.; Stokes, Sandra M., Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2005
How do teachers respond to the competing pressures of school accountability, high-stakes testing, classroom assessment and instruction? This updated collection of articles from The Reading Teacher can help. Readers will find tools for: (1) Building school assessment policies; (2) Helping students succeed on high-stakes tests; (3) Using assessment…
Descriptors: Testing, Reading, Reading Tests, Elementary Education
Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia (NJ1), 2005
The Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education (IAETE), housed at Edvantia's Appalachia Educational Laboratory, addressed the need to assess technology literacy in an e-mail-based panel held during one week in September 2005. The conversation began with the importance of defining technology literacy, identifying a range…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Education Trust, 2005
The nation's governors have put high school reform at the top of their agendas, charging their association--the National Governors Association--with energizing a multi-year effort to overhaul high school education. Across the country, reformers are stepping forward with new high school "designs" aimed at preparing students for the challenges of…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, High Schools, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
Nutbrown, Cathy – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
This book aims to provide a series of starting points which will help readers to understand more about many key topics in early childhood education and care. In the rapidly changing field of early childhood education and care, it is becoming increasingly important for students and practitioners to have an awareness of the many topics that relate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Emergent Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Mathews, J.B. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The emergence of wireless technology is already evident in many ways: as an important delivery format for off-site access to campus learning resources and services, such as online student registration; in course management systems used to facilitate online courses; in the skyrocketing use of e-mail and online communications among and between…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Management Systems, Internet, Online Courses
Wade, Robin; Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
In America without excuse every child should start first grade ready to learn. This goal will require that we make high quality preschool available to all 3 and 4 year olds who are at risk of starting first grade behind. Otherwise, gaps in academic achievement between at risk and more affluent children will widen in the first, critically…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students
Johnson, Jean; Duffett, Ann; Ott, Amber – Public Agenda, 2005
This is a large scale examination of the aspirations and experiences of America's young adults ages 18 through 25. It is an in-depth study based on a national random sample telephone survey of young adults, along with focus groups in California, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin. [Additional support for this report was provided by the GE Foundation.]
Descriptors: Young Adults, Telephone Surveys, Focus Groups, Education Work Relationship
EdSource, 2005
This publication describes the California community college system's mission, programs, and students, including information about the challenges all 110 campuses share and some of the ways in which they differ. It explores the dynamic tension between enrollment demand and funding, and it summarizes recent research that addresses such issues as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nontraditional Students, Educational History, Educational Finance
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
Creating and sharing a common vision is a critical element for the success of afterschool programs. This tool is intended to help the growing number of new afterschool partnerships create a shared vision for their work. It contains information to educate partners on what a vision statement is and the purpose it serves; provides two alternative…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Position Papers
Smink, Jay; Reimer, Mary S. – National Dropout Prevention Center Network, 2005
Improving student attendance and truancy prevention have always been areas of concern for educators, as well as, community members, and legislators. Students who are not in school cannot learn, and frequently drop out. Truant students often engage in high-risk behaviors that eventually entangle them in the juvenile justice system. Since 1986, the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Truancy, Juvenile Justice, Attendance
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2005
This brief describes how administrators and policymakers can use the concepts of youth development and youth leadership in developing and administering programs that serve all youth and activities specifically geared toward youth with disabilities. The brief is based on a longer paper, Youth Development and Youth Leadership, A Background Paper,…
Descriptors: Leadership, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2005
This brief focuses on how youth-serving organizations can become more effective as intermediary linkages between youth and employers by adopting certain practices. This brief offers basic employer-friendly strategies that will assist intermediaries and their representatives in making productive connections with employer customers that can result…
Descriptors: Youth Programs
Benoit, Marilyn B. – Alliance for Childhood, 2005
Many children are now on the Internet receiving almost instant responses to queries. Groups can form instant "chat rooms," creating rapid virtual social gatherings. A recent cartoon by Mike Twohy in the Washington Post (1/11/00) depicted a young boy leaving the family dinner table in anger while shouting "Fine- I'll go talk to my chat room…
Descriptors: Values Education
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