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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Burke, Lindsey M. – EdChoice, 2019
Private school choice options are being proposed and adopted in numerous states across the country. As of the spring of 2019, 62 private school choice programs were in operation in 29 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 400,000 children. Although growth in private school choice programs and enrollment has been considerable over…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Program Design, Specialization
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs offer state tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate to scholarship funds for students to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Through these credits, donors may reduce the amount they owe in state taxes by the full or a partial amount of their donation, depending on each program's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Scholarships, Donors
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Gromos, David; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). The SLFS is an extension of two existing collections being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in collaboration with the Census Bureau: the School District Finance Survey (F-33) and the state-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students' mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Policy, State Boards of Education, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in world languages--a key component of a well-rounded education. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Access to Education, Alignment (Education), State Boards of Education
Richard, Alan – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a record-high 6.2 million job openings. Yet many employers report they cannot find the well-prepared candidates they need in the South and across the country. The problem is students' lack of preparation for college and career training. Also in 2017, the ACT college admissions test examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Geographic Regions, Educational Improvement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
"Looking Closer" is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Demography, Student Diversity, Preschool Education
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Posamentier, Jordan; Lake, Robin; Hill, Paul – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
State policy plays a critical role in determining whether and how well local education improvement strategies can be implemented. As states rework their education policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state and local leaders need a way to assess their current policy environment and identify the changes needed to encourage local…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving, State Policy
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
Doyle, William – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
The majority of Southern states performed below the national average and the average of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in terms of the percent of young adults in 2015 who attained an associate degree or higher. This regional profile presents a synthesis of trends in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Paying for College, Young Adults
Louisiana Department of Education, 2017
All students deserve an education that prepares them for postsecondary success and a lifetime of unlimited opportunity, and Louisiana educators are leading the nation in raising the expectations for what all students can learn and achieve through designing and delivering standards-aligned instruction. Despite this overall progress, the performance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, Identification
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
States can--and must--create report cards that meet the needs of parents, communities, and taxpayers. Getting people the data they need is essential because when families and communities have the right information to make decisions, students excel. Every state is required by federal law, and sometimes state law, to produce report cards detailing…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Access to Information, Elementary Schools, High Schools
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Gallagher, H. Alix; Arshan, Nicole; Woodworth, Katrina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Writing is an essential skill for participating in modern American society. Although it is crucial to careers and civic engagement, student writing falls far short of national expectations (College Board, 2004; NCES, 2012; Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seek to increase the rigor of writing instruction…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Writing Instruction, National Programs
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Frost, Dale; Gentz, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2016
Students, teachers, and school leaders are seeking flexibility and supports to enable powerful, personalized learning experiences both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. In personalized learning, instruction is tailored to each student's strengths, needs, and interests--including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction
National Charter School Resource Center, 2016
In partnership with the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), the National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has been conducting authorizer assessments over the past six years. However, the correlation between high-quality authorization practices and charter school impact has largely been unexplored. This report uses a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Formative Evaluation, Educational Quality, School Administration
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