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Patrick, S.; Worthen, M.; Frost, D.; Truong, N. – iNACOL, 2018
Innovation zones help state policy leaders create space in state policy for local educators to design innovative education models. They allow local districts or schools to request a waiver from outdated state policies and regulations that communities have identified as a barrier to high-quality, student-centered learning. These models are also…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, State Policy, Competency Based Education
iNACOL, 2018
To effectively plan, launch and scale high-quality personalized, competency-based learning models, most educators and school leaders require intentional, sustained capacity-building supports. Therefore, states are identifying sustainable funding strategies for statewide initiatives to build this capacity. Options include state funding for a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Competency Based Education, Capacity Building, Fund Raising
Fletcher, Carla; Fernandez, Chris; Klepfer, Kasey; Wartel, Max – Trellis Company, 2018
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Enrollment, College Preparation
Cowin, Robert – University of British Columbia Press, 2018
The historical literature about postsecondary education in British Columbia, as in many jurisdictions, is fragmented. Scholarly works have tended to recount the development of a single institution or a single sector: colleges and universities, vocational colleges, apprenticeship, or continuing education. And not all sectors, whether comprised of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Sharp, Naomi; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2018
There are a number of reasons why apprenticeships have been relatively slow to get off the ground in New York--from an overly cumbersome state process for registering new apprenticeship programs to a paucity of employers that have embraced this model, particularly outside of the building trades. But as several other states have shown in recent…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Best Practices, Job Skills, On the Job Training
Massengale, CoCo; Knudson, Joel; O'Day, Jennifer – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2018
In the 2017-18 school year, the California State Board of Education rolled out a new statewide system of support for local education agencies, with the goal of moving away from punitive accountability policies toward working alongside schools and districts to respond directly to local needs and contexts. Distilling lessons from prior research,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, State School District Relationship, Accountability
Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Robinson, William; Player, Daniel – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
This document provides state education agencies (SEAs) and districts with guidance about how to assess a district's readiness to support school turnaround initiatives. First published in 2013, the guide has been updated in this edition to highlight how its approach to assessing district readiness embeds and reflects key components of "Four…
Descriptors: Readiness, School Districts, School Turnaround, State Departments of Education
Arnett, Thomas; Moesta, Bob; Horn, Michael B. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
With support from the Fremont Street Fund, a national nonprofit philanthropy dedicated to catalyzing and scaling educator-led innovation in public schools, the authors of this report embarked on a research effort to understand the underlying causes that drove teachers to adopt new teaching practices--such as blended learning, mastery-based…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Innovation, Leaders, Learner Engagement
Jones, Tiffany; Berger, Katie – Education Trust, 2018
In this brief, the authors aim to equip policymakers and advocates for higher education opportunity and equity with a framework for analyzing and pushing for "equity-driven" free college policy. The purpose is not to challenge the momentum around free college, but to understand how programs can be designed to advance opportunity and…
Descriptors: College Programs, Equal Education, Access to Education, Paying for College
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2018
This handbook aims at helping policy makers and social partners to look at the issues involved in financing work-based learning programmes--programmes that are part of formal vocational education and training and combine learning in the workplace with learning in the classroom--and to make better choices between the policy options that face them…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Work Experience Programs, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
McAleavy, Tony; Hall-Chen, Alex; Horrocks, Sarah; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2018
This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world's most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology to enhance the professional learning of teachers. This report explores the literature surrounding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The "Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education" brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education, Preschool Education
Fountain, Joselynn H. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Three Higher Education Act (HEA) student financial aid programs--the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, and the Federal Perkins Loan program--collectively are referred to as the campus-based programs. Under the campus-based programs, federal funding is provided to institutions…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Grants
Skinner, Rebecca R.; Rosenstiel, Leah – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was comprehensively reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95) on December 10, 2015. The Title I-A program is the largest grant program authorized under the ESEA and is funded at $15.8 billion for FY2018. Title I-A of the ESEA authorizes aid to Local education agency's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Resource Allocation
Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Federal Pell Grant program, authorized by Title IV-A-1 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, (HEA; P.L. 89-329), as amended, is the single largest source of federal grant aid supporting undergraduate students. The program provided approximately $29 billion in aid to approximately 7.2 million undergraduate students in FY2017. Pell Grants are…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid
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