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McClellan, Catherine; Snyder, Rebecca; Woods-Murphy, Maryann; Basset, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2018
Great teachers recognize great assessments. As policy and education leaders work to make sure state tests are measuring the problem-solving, writing, and critical-thinking skills students need for success, they should convene and rely on teachers to review test quality and help answer the question: Do the questions on our state test reflect…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Quality, Standardized Tests, Test Items
PACER Center, 2018
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork
PACER Center, 2017
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Disabilities, Guidelines
PACER Center, 2015
Individuals who serve as surrogate parents fulfill an important role in the life of a child with a disability. Surrogates have become increasingly important in special education because a growing number of children are living outside their family for some period of their lives. Like parents, surrogates of children with disabilities are granted a…
Descriptors: Training, Disabilities, Special Education, Decision Making
PACER Center, 2014
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Special Education, Public Schools
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2014
Many people wonder where to start when it comes to paying for college. This guide is intended to help answer questions about paying for college. Applying for financial aid is not difficult, but it is important to plan ahead and understand all of the options. This guide provides information about: (1) grants; (2) loans; (3) scholarships; (4)…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Committee Passes Education Reform Legislation: On Party-Line Votes, Committee Passes Accountability and Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Educational Change, Graduation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Education Appropriations Bill Signed into Law: U.S. Department of Education to Receive $1 Billion Increase in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Politics of Education
Shkolnik, Anna – Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2010
The ?goals ?of ?this ?research? study ?were ?to ?collect ?data ?from ?previous? surveys to ?frame ?and ?define ?the ?concept ?of "parent ?engagement," ?to ?gather ?information ?about the ?barriers ?that ?parents ?face ?in ?engaging ?with ?their ?children's ?education, ?and ?to? determine ?ways ?to ?increase ?parent ?engagement.??This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Surveys, Focus Groups
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
This newsletter focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country, and is presented in an accessible format for everyone from elected officials and policymakers to parents and community leaders. First, this issue discusses the stimulating debate on the reduction of the overall cost of the economic recovery…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Minority Group Children, Public Education, Economic Climate
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication welcomes potential students and their parents to the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) Fall 2008 college fairs to learn about U.S. community colleges and study opportunities in the United States. U.S. location of participating colleges at Asia 2008 Fairs (map), overview of programs/majors offered at each college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Exhibits
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2007 Funding Measure: Education Programs Slated to Receive Additional Funding; (2) President Bush…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, Newsletters
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind": Report Finds that Students in the Highest-Achieving States Score As Well…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropouts, Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Senate Approves Budget Plan: Amendment Adds Funds for Education Programs; (2) The Hits Keep Coming: House…
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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