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Wake County Public School System, 2015
This handbook was produced as a resource for students and parents to explain the policies, rules, and regulations governing all students in the Wake County Public School System. Numbers that appear in some portions of the handbook refer to specific Board of Education policies. In some instances the entire policy is cited; at other times, only the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Materials, Guides, Governance
Robinson, Jenna Ashley – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2013
To understand and evaluate a university's effectiveness requires a lot of information. But rarely is that information brought together in one place. This report compiles publicly available data about the University of North Carolina system. It illustrates key characteristics of the 16 campuses and how they have changed over the past decade. This…
Descriptors: Universities, State Colleges, Educational History, Enrollment Trends
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
Parents, have you ever wondered how NAEP fits into the big picture and what its results tell us about education? Are you curious about how NAEP sparks change across the country, and what resources are available for you and your child? Find out all of this information and more in a new brochure that the National Center for Education Statistics…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Test Results, Reports
Johnston, Diana Armatage – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Bucky is 29 years old. Jesse is 27 is years old. Paul is 23 years old. They have lived together at Marram Place, a four-bedroom house, for over a year and have become best friends. Each works 20 hours per week in the community for his own spending money. After work, the guys walk, swim, work on computers, help with the housework, deliver a…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Males, Disabilities, Housing
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
Jerald, Craig D. – Education Trust, 2009
Researchers demonstrated a quarter century ago that schools could effectively employ value-added statistical methods. At the time, only a few states and districts had accumulated the necessary annual assessment data to take advantage of the breakthrough. Today, every state has the capacity to provide educators with value-added data. Yet most…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, School Districts, Student Evaluation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"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 Committee Passes Education Appropriations Bill; (2) Upside Down: New Alliance Brief Says Federal Education…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, Politics of Education
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) "The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education": U.S. Could Net $45 Billion Annually if One Year's Worth…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Grade 12, Public Education
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2005
"The Achiever" is published semi-monthly during the school year for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Study Yields First-Ever Data on K-12 Distance Education"; (2) "Putting Its Mark…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Educational Assessment
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2005
"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) Teacher Excellence for All Children: Senior Democrat Offers Legislation Featuring Teacher Incentives and Induction…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Incentives, Faculty Mobility, Public Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
Test scores are among the many ways to find out how well a child is doing in school. Test scores allow parents to compare their child's performance with that of other students in the same grade at the school and with other students across North Carolina. However, test scores should always be considered along with all other available information…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Manuel, John – FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, 2004
Eleven years ago, FPG Child Development Institute (FPG) launched a longitudinal study of a little known form of mental retardation known as fragile X syndrome (FXS). The Carolina Fragile X Project has since grown into a multidisciplinary team studying diverse aspects of the condition, ranging from early identification to school performance. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Research and Development Centers, Mental Retardation, Child Development
Colwell, Roxann, Comp. – 2002
This guide is intended to be a resource for parents of children with special needs who want to improve the early intervention system in North Carolina for their own children and for the whole community. By informing parents about resources that are available for children and families, the guide empowers parents as leaders. Annotated lists of…
Descriptors: Community Services, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. – 2001
The purpose of this "Written Language Developmental Continuum" brochure for preschool-second grade is to provide helpful information for parents, teachers, and other adults as they work with young children to advance and refine written language (writing) competence. The brochure is intended to be a useful tool for assessing children's…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Child Behavior, Child Development, Childrens Writing
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. – 2001
The purpose of this "Written Language Developmental Continuum" brochure for second through fifth grades is to provide helpful information for parents, teachers, and other adults as they work with young children to advance and refine written language (writing) competence. The brochure is intended to be a useful tool for assessing…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Child Behavior, Child Development, Childrens Writing
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