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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Growth of voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs has drawn attention to how states ensure accountability and transparency to parents and the public. With over half of voucher and ESA programs designed for students with disabilities, there is interest in the information parents receive about special education services and rights when…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Accountability, Disabilities
Kilburn, M. Rebecca, Ed. – RAND Corporation, 2014
The Promising Practices Network (PPN) on Children, Families and Communities (www.promisingpractices.net) began as a partnership between four state-level organizations that help public and private organizations improve the well-being of children and families. The PPN website, archived in June 2014, featured summaries of programs and practices that…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Well Being, Web Sites, Child Development
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Keller, Christine M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Over the past decade, the federal investment in higher education has grown, the public demand for a postsecondary degree has risen, and skepticism about the value and meaning of the degree has increased. This confluence has prompted a more intense federal interest in having clear and comparable information about colleges and universities available…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Information Dissemination
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
In fiscal year 2013, VA provided over $12 billion in benefits for veterans' postsecondary education; however, questions have been raised as to whether some schools are receiving these funds as a result of inappropriate recruiting practices. GAO was asked to examine issues related to schools' recruitment of veterans. This report examines (1) how…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Veterans, Veterans Education, Postsecondary Education
Jones, Meirion Prys, Comp.; Jones, Ceinwen, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2014
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Welsh, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Educational Policy
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Behavioral Objectives, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Content Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Web Sites
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Polanin, Joshua R.; Pigott, Terri D. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2013
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are techniques for synthesizing primary empirical studies to produce a summary of effects. To facilitate this goal, the Campbell Collaboration (C2) supports reviews within the disciplines of crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare. At the annual Campbell Colloquium, experts…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Online Courses, Multimedia Materials, Literature Reviews
Zou, Bin; Xing, Minjie; Wang, Yuping; Sun, Mingyu; Xiang, Catherine H. – IGI Global, 2013
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
US Government Accountability Office, 2010
A hallmark of efforts to implement the $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) is to be transparent and accountable about what the money is being spent on and what is being achieved. To help achieve these goals, recipients are to report every 3 months on their award activities and expected outcomes, among other…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Accountability
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
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Bocala, Candice; Morgan, Claire; Mundry, Susan; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
With more than half of children with disabilities being educated in the general education classroom, and with federal education law requiring improved learning outcomes for these students, preparing general education teachers to work effectively with all students is critical. This report on teacher certification requirements in the nine Northeast…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, State Departments of Education, Special Education Teachers
Czerwinski, Stanley J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
In response to the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), among other things, developed Grants.gov as the central grant identification and application portal for federal grant programs. OMB oversees the initiative and named the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) its…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Grants, Federal Aid, Governance
Dickman, Anneliese; Schwabe, Amy; Schmidt, Jeff; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2009
Last December, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition--a national organization of more than 600 groups representing knowledge workers, educators, scientists, engineers, and technicians--wrote to President-elect Obama urging him to "not lose sight of the critical role that STEM education plays in…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Elementary Secondary Education, National Organizations, Thinking Skills
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