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Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the "geography of opportunity" for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities across the country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regional transportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Makarewicz, Carrie; Miller, Ruth; Ehrman, Julia; McKoy, Deborah L. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the 'geography of opportunity' for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities acrossthe country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regionaltransportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
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Bers, Trudy H. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2013
Student transfer is affected by several factors, some of them student-specific and some of them defined by institutional, system, and state policies and practices. This chapter provides a brief description of articulation agreements and policies intended to facilitate transfer; examples of institutional partnership, system-level, and statewide…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Partnerships in Education
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Kolbe, Tammy; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2012
Background: Many district and school leaders experience difficulties staffing their classrooms with qualified teachers. Economic incentives may motivate teachers to enter and remain in the workforce and entice teachers to work in less desirable districts and schools. However, very little is known about incentives in use, how they are used to…
Descriptors: Incentives, Educational Change, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration)
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Burdette, Paula; Etemad, Pontea – Project Forum, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) arose, in part, from the limited success of the pre-referral process, an approach advocated in the 1980s and 1990s, and accurately measuring the discrepancy between aptitude and achievement in young children. Reflecting these concerns, when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Programs, Eligibility, Disabilities
Ackerman, Debra J.; Barnett, W. Steven; Hawkinson, Laura E.; Brown, Kirsty; McGonigle, Elizabeth A. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2009
State-funded voluntary prekindergarten programs have grown steadily over the past decade and now enroll more than one million children. While the overall trend has been one of increasing participation in publicly funded preschool education, access in most states is limited to select groups of disadvantaged or otherwise-at-risk 4-year-olds.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Young Children, Public Education, Access to Education
Smiles, Robin, Ed. – Education Sector, 2009
This third edition of the "ES Review" brings together, in one setting, some of the best work from 2008-09. It features: (1) K-12 Accountability (Measuring Skills for the 21st Century (Elena Silva); Beyond the Bubble: Technology and the Future of Student Assessment (Bill Tucker); Testing the Limits (Bill Tucker); Changing the Game: The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Student Evaluation