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Bassett, Katherine, Ed.; Bigham, Brett, Ed.; Calvert, Laurie, Ed. – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
This is the first in a series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. This booklist is a resource for educators, parents, community members, and policy makers interested in reaching young people on issues of social justice. The collection of more than 200 books…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Lists, Books, Preschool Education
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Friedman, Allison H.; Boyd, Judi Stevenson; Hustedt, Jason T. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2008
The 2008 State Preschool Yearbook is the sixth in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2007-2008 school year. The 2008 Yearbook is organized into three major sections. The first section offers a summary of the data,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Rous, Beth S., Ed.D; Hallam, Rena A. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2006
For young children with and without disabilities, positive outcomes depend on smooth, effective transitions between and within early intervention programs, preschool programs, and public school programs. Now there is a how-to guide that helps professionals across programs work together to make these transitions happen. Coauthored by top expert…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, School Readiness, Young Children, Preschool Education
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Bellows, Laura; Anderson, Jennifer – Young Children, 2006
In response to concerns about children's eating behaviors, the Colorado Nutrition Network developed and tested Food Friends--Making New Foods Fun for Kids. The program was designed as a 12-week social marketing campaign aimed at encouraging preschool-age children to try new foods, such as Ugli Fruit, couscous, and daikon radish. Tasting novel…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Food, Nutrition
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2004
Various topics are discussed in this issue of "The Achiever", the U.S. Department of Education's biweekly bulletin for parents and community leaders on "No Child Left Behind," the historic, bipartisan education reform law signed by President Bush in January 2002. This issue includes the following articles: "President Bush Announces New Education…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Skills, Higher Education, Preschool Education
Henderson, Anne – Education Law Center, 2004
During the summer of 2003, a statewide committee of representative educational stakeholders on "cooperative rulemaking" was convened jointly by the Department of Education and the Education Law Center. The Supreme Court in "Abbott X" had directed the establishment of this committee to develop new regulations more consistent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Community Involvement, Parent Role, Resource Materials
DeLapp, Lynn R. – 2003
As states and communities work to improve the accessibility and quality of supports and services for young children and their families, they find that their greatest challenge is in gaining and maintaining concerted attention and resources for planning, financing, implementing, and sustaining high-quality, coherent systems. This brief addresses…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Budgeting, Case Studies, Change Strategies
Heine, Cindy – 2002
This annual report is intended to assist parents and citizens to stay informed on the educational reforms in Kentucky schools and serves as a reference source for information concerning specific programs or areas of interest in Kentucky schools. Specific updates addressed in the report include the following: (1) assessment and school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Technology
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 2002
As a result of lengthy deliberations and review of evidence-based proven practices by the Leadership in Action Program in Maryland, this action agenda details 6 goals, 25 strategies, and 106 action steps determined as most critical to ensuring that all of Maryland's children will enter school ready to learn. The action agenda was submitted to the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Change Strategies, Child Care
Paulson, Lucy Hart; Noble, Linda Attridge; Jepson, Stacia; van den Pol, Rick – 2001
This book is a resource and activity guide for early childhood educators and care providers that helps to enhance the development of early and emerging literacy skills in young children. Its philosophy is based on the premise that both language and literacy development begin at birth and that educators and caretakers of young children have a…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Care, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
Heine, Cindy – 2001
This annual publication is intended to help Kentucky parents and citizens stay informed on educational issues and to provide them with information and encouragement to be involved in the education of the children in their community. The guide includes information on the basics of the law for various school programs, Commonwealth Testing System and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Education Excellence Partnership, Washington, DC. – 2000
The Spanish-language booklet lists ways that parents, employers, teachers, administrators, principals, and grandparents, neighbors, and concerned citizens can help America reach the National Educational Goals. First, the booklet summarizes the National Education Goals in the areas of school readiness; school completion; student achievement and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrators, Educational Attitudes, Educational Improvement
Gilzow, Douglas F.; Branaman, Lucinda E. – 2000
This book describes 7 successful foreign language programs that start in preschool or the elementary grades and continue through high school, including both foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) and immersion programs. Written in clear and nontechnical language, this book is designed to be of use to anyone developing an early foreign…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
Stressing the importance of collective efforts among families, early childhood care and education programs, communities, and policymakers in supporting the learning and development of children, this resource guide provides a framework for understanding and communicating a common set of developmentally appropriate expectations for young children…
Descriptors: Accountability, Child Health, Creativity, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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