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Mustian, April; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Test, David W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
As educators move into a new era of educational reform, it becomes imperative that teachers use evidence-based instructional practices shown to be effective for students with disabilities. One area that plays a role in this process is secondary transition. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center has identified 63…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Fidelity, Federal Legislation
Duffey, Delia, R.; Fox, Christine – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities. This year's report includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leadership, Grants, Communities of Practice
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
It is difficult to make a clear impact statement about charter schools. Much of the available research is equivocal, and many important questions related to the impact of charter schools remain unanswered. Researchers have primarily examined four general topics with respect to the impact of charter schools; (1) Do charter schools raise student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Evidence, School Choice
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
Virtually every school district in the country is dealing with the need to reduce their budget. The process used to make those decisions varies from state to state but almost always includes a combination of short and long-term approaches. In many school districts the emphasis is on reducing individual budget line items and not filling vacant…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, Budgets, Retrenchment
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Parker, Audra; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Allen, Diedre; Rosa, Leila – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
Federal legislation (Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind) mandates access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As a response, K-12 schools are moving to coteaching models with increased frequency (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if all your teachers were as good as your best? Teaching is often an isolated profession in which teachers work behind closed doors, doing their own thing. Peer coaching is a collaborative, ongoing process that can increase the effectiveness of all your teachers. This "Focus On" is designed to lead a faculty into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Interprofessional Relationship
Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
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Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction