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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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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)
Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
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
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
More and more school districts across the country are joining social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. This Information Capsule discusses the frequency with which school districts are using social networking sites, how districts are using the sites, and potential drawbacks associated with their use. Issues for districts to consider…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Information Technology, Internet