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LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
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Fedukovich, Casie; Hall, Megan – Composition Forum, 2016
This program profile describes recent changes to the process for preparing graduate teaching instructors (GTAs) in North Carolina State University's first-year writing program. The authors--one a nontenure-track faculty member and the other a tenure-track faculty member--describe the philosophical, ethical, and practical concerns in scaling…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Profiles, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
Soricone, Lisa; McDonnell, Rachel Pleasants – Jobs For the Future, 2016
As community colleges across the country look for ways to promote student success, the need for scaling effective approaches is critical. This guide builds on a framework of four phases of scaling developed in Job For the Future's (JFF's) previous publication, "Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Sustainability
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
Every state can create secure, robust linkages between early childhood and K-12 data systems, and effectively use the information from these linkages to implement initiatives to support programs and children, answer key policy questions, and be transparent about how the state's early childhood investments prepare students for success in school and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Data, Program Implementation
Wake County Public School System, 2015
This document, which is provided by the Data and Accountability Department staff at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), is to be used as a resource to help guide the review of student data. This document provides examples of questions to consider when reviewing frequently accessed reports located in Case21, Quickr, EVAAS®, mClass®, or…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Guidelines, Data Interpretation, Student Records
Fulton, Mary; Gianneschi, Matt; Blanco, Cheryl; DeMaria, Paolo – Education Commission of the States, 2014
The Developmental Strategies for College Readiness and Success Resource Guide was produced by the Education Commission of the States and the Southern Regional Education Board for the "Countdown to 2015: Developmental Strategies to Advance Readiness in the Common Core Era" convening held April 21-23, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Success, Developmental Studies Programs, Guides
Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1), 2013
Fueled by two decades of historic immigration, American demographics are changing. Many school districts are often ill prepared to meet the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) students and families. This Teaching Tolerance booklet points administrators to best practices in the effort to create a supportive learning environment for all…
Descriptors: Immigration, School Demography, School Districts, Limited English Speaking
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
North Carolina's education model is based on an agrarian calendar when it comes to time spent in school and on an industrial, factory model for the process of how students are educated. Educational models structured around the agrarian calendar and industrial model served the state well during a time period in the state's history, but that time…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Schedules, Educational Improvement, Strategic Planning
Schwartz, Heather L.; Ecola, Liisa; Leuschner, Kristin J.; Kofner, Aaron – RAND Corporation, 2012
Inclusionary zoning (IZ) has become an increasingly popular tool for providing affordable housing in an economically integrative manner. IZ policies typically require developers to set aside a proportion of units in market-rate residential developments to be made affordable for lower-income households in exchange for development rights or zoning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Low Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Educational Attainment
DiPerna, Paul, Ed. – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
School choice is a common sense idea that gives all parents the power and freedom to choose their child's education, while encouraging healthy competition among schools and other institutions to better serve students' needs and priorities. It is a public policy that allows a parent/guardian or student to choose a district, charter, or private…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Public Policy, Guides
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2009
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID) drafted this paper to spark local discussions on the coordinated uses of funds to implement technology in the classroom. State and local Title I and Title IID directors can work together to ensure that these ideas are…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Burgstahler, Sheryl – DO-IT, 2009
Designing any product or environment involves the consideration of many factors, including aesthetics, engineering options, environmental issues, safety concerns, industry standards, and cost. Typically, designers focus their attention on the average user. In contrast, universal design (UD), according to the Center for Universal Design, "is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidelines, Access to Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)