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Helper, Susan; Noonan, Ryan; Nicholson, Jessica R.; Langdon, David – US Department of Commerce, 2016
The basic components of apprenticeships are the same today as in 1937, when the National Apprenticeship Act set the foundation for apprenticeships in the United States. Apprentices enter into a structured training program of classroom and paid on-the-job training under the guidance of a mentor. As their skills increase, so do their wages. Upon…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Benefits, Costs, Investment
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
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Brock, Thomas; Orr, Genevieve; Cerna, Oscar; Cullinan, Dan; Kerrigan, Monica Reid; Jenkins, Davis; Gooden, Susan; Martin, Kasey – MDRC, 2011
In 2004, Lumina Foundation for Education launched "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count," a national initiative aimed at improving success among community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color. Now encompassing more than 130 institutions in 24 states and the District of Columbia, Achieving the…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Program Descriptions, Student Characteristics, College Administration
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Daniels, John L.; Wood, Sally L.; Kemnitzer, Susan C. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
Engineering education directly supports the nation's capacity for economic growth, infrastructure renewal, and security, as well as environmental and human health. Numerous reports have recommended federal support to advance our understanding of how students learn, how faculty teach, and how teaching and learning are assessed. The U.S. National…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Science Course Improvement Projects