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Strohschen, Gabriele I. E., Ed.; Lewis, Kim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Education for adults ought to consider a both-and mindset when it comes to selecting approaches, values, and program models in today's multi-sector, multi-diverse, and cross-cultural environments of teaching and learning. Experiences from educational professionals can lead to recommendations for these instruction and mentoring approaches of adults…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Situated Learning, Active Learning
Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2019
Latinos are the fastest growing college population in California, but less than one-quarter of all Latino adults in the state earn a college degree. To reverse this trend, both the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor launched new initiatives in 2017 to raise Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Racial Composition
Hall, Gene E., Ed.; Quin, Linda F., Ed.; Gollnick, Donna M., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Context Effect
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods
Cabral, Nicole; Gordon, Madison; Leighninger, Matt – Public Agenda, 2018
There is a growing concern about discrimination and hate crimes taking place across the country. While incidents of bias can occur anywhere, it is especially troubling when it happens in our schools. Discussing race and discrimination can be difficult for the most seasoned of professionals, however, that discomfort should not prevent important…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Crime, Incidence
Marietta, Geoff; d'Entremont, Chad; Kaur, Emily Murphy – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Improving Education Together" offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Intervention, Cooperation, Labor Force
Peterangelo, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our latest research assesses Metro Milwaukee's progress on a range of metrics associated with knowledge and innovation. We find our region has made strides in increasing educational attainment levels and adding scientists, engineers, and technology workers to the regional talent pool. Yet, the news is not as encouraging with regard to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Innovation, Economic Development, Educational Attainment
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Chen, Peter; Rice, Cynthia – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. Reasons for student absence vary. In Newark Public Schools, 48 percent of high school students were "chronically absent" in the 2015-16…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. "Chronic absenteeism" is generally defined as missing 10 percent or more of enrolled days for any reason. Research has shown that when…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
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Heyward, Georgia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
This guide was created to help district leaders understand the benefits and drawbacks of the four-day school week, assess their district's readiness to make the switch, and evaluate the results of implementing the new schedule. This guide begins with an overview of common goals and outcomes for the four-day school week. It then provides a set of…
Descriptors: Guides, School Schedules, School Districts, Readiness
Villa, Richard; Thousand, Jacqueline – National Professional Resources, Inc., 2016
This comprehensive new book is designed to assist schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, community members and professionals interested in education, as well as parents and youth, to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Best Practices
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2016
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy
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