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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2018
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. This report presents the broad range of initiatives that the Foundation for Excellence in Education is working on--policies that personalize the learning experience for students, that challenge…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Learning Experience, College Readiness
Scott, Deven – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This special report provides context and examples of new legislation impacting preparation, certification, induction, professional development, evaluation and compensation for leaders of schools and districts.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
Sarubbi, Molly; Parker, Emily; Sponsler, Brian A. – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Postsecondary education in the United States has historically been the bedrock of individual social mobility and collective economic growth. Toward that end, policies at the state and federal levels have for decades sought to expand the reach of postsecondary education so as to provide individuals and communities with pathways to prosperity.…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment
Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2016
States, programs, and schools have long focused on the inputs of teacher preparation--the rules for candidates and the preparation programs they attend--because inputs were thought to predict teacher effectiveness, and because they were often the best option available. But in the early 2000s, policymakers began trying to evaluate preparation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Accountability, Program Effectiveness
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Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Eckes, Suzanne E.; Mead, Julie; Ulm, Jessica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Some private, religious schools that accept vouchers have been accused of discriminating against certain populations of students through their admissions processes. Discriminating against disfavored groups (e.g., racial minorities, LGBT students, students with disabilities, religious minorities) in voucher programs raises both legal and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Educational Discrimination, Private Schools, Parochial Schools
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Howell, William G. – Education Next, 2015
Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Hall, Sara; Wise, Bob – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
The field of learning analytics is being discussed in many circles as an emerging concept in education. In many districts and states, the core philosophy behind learning analytics is not entirely new; for more than a decade, discussions of data-driven decision making and the use of data to drive instruction have been common. Still, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Capacity Building
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address the basic decisions and actions that state education policy-makers--in the state departments of education, unless otherwise noted--are taking to foster successful statewide implementation of the new standards and aligned assessments in 15 states. These profiles provide a descriptive overview of each state's…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Outcome Measures
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are helping educators prepare for and implement the Common Core and aligned assessments through professional learning. The major professional development efforts around the Common Core were examined in order to understand the overall efforts of each state. An exhaustive list of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, State Policy
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
By 2012, all of the states in this study had started implementing new or revised teacher and leader evaluation systems. There are many and varying updates to these systems, and some of them have been made to meet conditions for a state's federal "Race to the Top" (RTT) grant. Other updates have been made to meet conditions for a state's…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Teacher Evaluation
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
All of the 15 states in this study have recently been involved in school accountability system reform. Since 2011, the states have taken advantage of a federal program to give them flexibility around certain accountability requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are supporting local educators in classroom implementation of the Common Core by providing and/or facilitating the development of instructional resources and materials aligned to the new standards. In order for instructional resources and materials to be aligned to the Common…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Resources, Alignment (Education), Program Implementation
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Implementation of college- and career-readiness standards is some of the most important work currently underway in states to improve public education and student achievement. This report provides a summary of findings from SREB's research into the efforts of 15 states--12 in the Southern Educational Research Board (SREB) region--to support…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, State Policy, State Programs
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