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Pierce, Jennifer; Jackson, Dia – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2017
P.S. 52 Sheepshead Bay School in Brooklyn, New York, serves more than 850 students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. After scores on the 2014 New York State English language arts assessment were unsatisfactory, first-year principal Rafael Alvarez searched for a way to improve academic outcomes for his…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
Cook, Heather D., Ed.; Kohl , Harold W., III, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2013
Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
Sherman, Rachel H.; Deich, Sharon G.; Langford, Barbara Hanson – Finance Project, 2007
This publication is part of a series of tools and resources on financing and sustaining youth programming. These tools and resources are intended to assist policy makers, program developers and community leaders in developing innovative strategies for implementing, financing and sustaining effective programs and policies. This brief highlights six…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Financial Support, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation
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
Johnston, Ron – 2002
The future of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia was explored in a project that was designed to identify emerging issues in VET, identify challenges and opportunities for strategic thinking about the future of VET, and establish a basis for ongoing consideration of strategic issues. The major project activities were as follows:…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Change Strategies, Definitions, Economic Change
Fein, Scott; Melnick, Sara – 2001
This booklet depicts the thinking of state-level and local-level advocates and policymakers regarding the complementary nature of service learning and school-to-work and explains the benefits of linking the two strategies through partnerships. The similarities and differences between service learning and school-to-work are presented along with…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Articulation (Education), Career Exploration, Comparative Analysis
Hanser, Lawrence M.; Robyn, Abby E. – 2000
In 1992, the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Education jointly developed the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Career Academy model, which provides a framework for implementation of an innovative vocational education program designed to keep dropout-prone students in school. The program, which combines military…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Career Academies, Career Education, Case Studies
This document details the purposes and principles of community audits and presents guidelines for designing and conducting a community audit to assess a local community's workforce development needs and resources. Section 1 presents an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's Community Audit Project and explains the following key steps in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Career Ladders, Community Development
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. – 1987
This manual is intended to aid communities and school districts in the development of school-age child care programs. Section I, "Program Initiation," describes first steps in starting a school-age child care program. These include development of community awareness, needs assessment, program design, and program promotion. The broad issues are…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Guidelines, Junior High Schools
Corthell, David W.; VanBoskirk, Charles – 1984
This volume is intended to assist providers of services to handicapped youth in helping youth with disabilities to make the transition from school to work, postsecondary education, or other post-school activities. Chapter I is an overview of this discussion and the topic. Chapter II discusses the historical and legislative background of policies…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Change, Change Strategies
Deffenbaugh, W.S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1922
The demand for Bulletin 1915 No. 44, School Administration in the smaller cities, having been so great that the supply was soon exhausted, and the demand for it still being great, a new-bulletin regarding the administration of schools in the smaller cities has been prepared. The information contained in it was collected by means of a…
Descriptors: School Administration, Urban Schools, Superintendents, Principals
New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children, Concord. – 1987
Organized as both a reference document and a how-to-do-it manual, this handbook was prepared to answer frequently asked questions about the value of kindergarten and to assist those interested in securing support to address local needs and to implement kindergarten programs in New Hampshire. Chapter 1 provides a discussion of the rationale for…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Committees, Educational Development, Educational Legislation
Newman, Sally M.; And Others – 1991
This publication offers guidelines that policymakers, advocates of children and older adults, and child care practitioners can use to provide older adults with opportunities to work in the child care field. Guidelines that address developmental issues relating to older adults concern employers' sensitivity to older adults and staffing patterns in…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Career Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
Davidson, Mary E. – 1991
This document presents the formal response to the 1989-90 Annual Desegregation Review Part II of the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools. The Commission found that although progress was made toward goals for the school system, more progress is needed. The Commission made the following recommendations: (1) include summary-form numerical data…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods
Davidson, Mary E. – 1991
This document presents the formal response to the Chicago (Illinois) Board of Education's annual review of desegregation efforts for 1988-89, which addresses strategies to relieve overcrowding. The Commission found that the document is substantial and detailed in nearly all respects, overcrowded schools should stop permitting students who are…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Attendance Patterns, Class Size
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