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Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Teen pregnancy in the United States has declined significantly in the last two decades. Despite these declines, rates of teen birth, HIV, and STIs in the United States remain among the highest of any industrialized nation. Socio-economic, cultural and structural factors such as poverty, limited access to health care, racism and unemployment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Betts, Julian R.; Tang, Y. Emily – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2011
Charter schools are largely viewed as a major innovation in the public school landscape, as they receive more independence from state laws and regulations than do traditional public schools, and are therefore more able to experiment with alternative curricula, pedagogical methods, and different ways of hiring and training teachers. Unlike…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Achievement Gains
Quenemoen, Rachel – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2008
This synthesis report provides a historical look back over the past 15 years of alternate assessment, from the early 1990s through the mid 2000s, as reported by state directors of special education on the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) state surveys, and augmented by other research and policy reports published by NCEO and related…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, State Surveys, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment
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Miller, Peter M. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2007
This article examines the characteristics and influences of boundary-spanning leadership in university-school-community partnership contexts. To gain a clear understanding of the diffuse literature in this area, over 60 related articles and books were reviewed; common themes were identified; and emergent connections were drawn. The most common…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Leaders
Lind, Christianne – Finance Project, 2006
To be economically secure, families need both income and assets. Regular income helps families pay for their daily living expenses. In contrast, families need assets to weather financial hardships and get ahead. Assets provide a safety net for coping with unanticipated expenses and emergencies that could otherwise cause significant financial…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Income, Money Management, Economic Factors
Melaville, Atelia; Berg, Amy C.; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2006
Education is the foundation of democracy. As such it must work for all young people. Yet far too often young people disengage from learning and do not reach their full, human potential. Community schools--places where partners come together to offer a range of supports and opportunities for children, youth, families, and communities before,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Community Education
Pearson, Sarah S.; Jurich, Sonia – American Youth Policy Forum Inc., 2005
Youth court, also called teen court, peer jury, or student court, is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system and school disciplinary proceedings that empower youth and communities to take an active role in addressing the early stages of youth delinquency. The program provides communities with an opportunity to ensure immediate…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Youth Programs
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2004
This fact sheet discusses student financial aid in California postsecondary education. It indicates California student financial aid is increasing significantly: (1) in 2002-03, California students received over $8 billion in financial aid; (2) financial aid funding increased by over 30%, from $5.9 billion in 1998-99 to $8.1 billion in 2002-03;…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Postsecondary Education, Grants, State Aid
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2004
This fact sheet provides a brief summary of the University Eligibility Study for the Class of 2003. The study's findings reveal: the eligibility rate for CSU is 28.8%--this is about the same as it was in 1996; the eligibility rate for UC is 14.4%--this is up from 1996, when it was 11.1%; although eligibility rates for African American and Latino…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Higher Education, Eligibility, Student Diversity
Barrios, Lisa C.; Burgeson, Charlene R.; Crossett, Linda; Harrykissoon, Samantha D.; Pritzl, Jane; Wechsler, Howell; Kuester, Sarah A.; Pederson, Linda; Graffunder, Corinne; Rainford, Neil; Sleet, David – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2004
The "School Health Index" is a self-assessment and planning guide that will enable schools to: (1) identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; (2) develop an action plan for improving student health and safety, and (3) involve teachers, parents, students, and the community in improving…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Health Activities, School Policy, School Safety
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2004
Contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. This biweekly newsletter is designed expressly for parents and families. This issue highlights President Bush's continued commitment to America's students and their families by submitting earlier this month a budget request for 2005 that provides $57.3 billion in…
Descriptors: Presidents, Educational Change, Budgets
US Department of Education, 2004
This biweekly newsletter contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. It is designed expressly for parents and families. This issue highlights guidance, recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, on parental involvement to help states, school districts, and schools ensure that parents, as their child's…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship
Crane, Eric W.; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Zimmerman, Joy – WestEd, 2004
This Knowledge Brief argues for the value of creating a district accountability system that complements the state?s federally prescribed effort. It also identifies essential decisions that must be made in developing a local system and includes or points to resources that can help inform and guide the process. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Accountability
Freundlich, Madelyn; Gerstenzang, Sarah – 2003
Many government bodies and policymakers have embraced privatization of child welfare services, while others question whether privatization is truly more cost-effective or provides the best services. This book reports on six states' efforts to privatize their child welfare systems and their varying levels of success. This research documents the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Welfare, Delivery Systems, Privatization
Woods, Deanna – 2002
This guide is designed for anyone who wants to work together with others to improve schools. Its aim is to create a high-performing learning community that is able to meet the highest goals for every student in its care. It identifies the "bottom line" of school-improvement efforts, that is, which elements research, best practice, and theory…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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