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Liberman, Akiva – Urban Institute, 2012
High rates of truancy at some DC schools are receiving considerable attention. The Family Court cannot realistically be a primary response to the chronic truancy of thousands of chronically truant high-school students, Senior Fellow Akiva Liberman of the Justice Policy Center told the City Council. Liberman commented that family-based…
Descriptors: Truancy, High School Students, High Schools, Courts
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In a political climate where most public schools have reduced or eliminated P.E. entirely in response to budget cuts and increased pressure to improve academic test scores, Naperville High School in Illinois stands out as an anomaly. The school's already robust daily P.E. program is specifically designed around the notion that physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Public Schools, Educational Change
Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
Brand, Betsy; Valent, Andrew; Danielson, Louis – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and special needs for college and career. The brief provides context and background on the numbers of students with disabilities who are college and career ready; examines issues related to preparation and readiness…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Career Readiness, College Preparation, Career Education
Dymnicki, Allison; Sambolt, Megan; Kidron, Yael – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
This issue brief was written to assist state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. The brief provides a short description of what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice. In addition, examples of standards that support SEL at the federal…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Development, Readiness, Social Development
Ward, Diane; Vargas, Joel – Jobs for the Future, 2011
In many states, high-achieving high school students have long had the ability to skip their senior year. Such policies enable motivated young people who fulfill graduation requirements to move on to college or a career--saving time and money for their families and society. A growing number of states are going further, with financial rewards for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Rewards, Incentives
Fautley, Martin; Hatcher, Richard; Millard, Elaine – Trentham Books Ltd, 2011
This book describes a model of innovative creative teaching and curriculum change that successfully engaged the students in creative learning and earned the secondary schools involved the Creative Partnerships award of Schools of Creativity status. It is based on an independent two-year research study in the two schools. It describes: (1) the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Creativity, Academic Education, Creative Teaching
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Melton, Michelle – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) state-level analysis provides policymakers, educators, state government officials, and others with details on the projections of STEM jobs through 2018. This report delivers a state-by-state snapshot of the demand for STEM jobs, including: (1) The number of forecast net new and…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Technical Occupations, Mathematics, Professional Occupations
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Last Cut Is the Deepest: Final FY 2011 Spending Agreement Cuts Spending by Nearly $40 Billion, Includes More Cuts for Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Skills, High School Graduates, Graduation
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Mariano, Jenni Menon – New Directions for Youth Development, 2011
Initially drawing from, yet then expanding on the research discussed in this volume, this article discusses specific measures that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers can take to support purpose among youth. Strategies for educators include utilizing practical purpose teaching tools, such as purpose interviews, purpose-related…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Change Strategies, Achievement Need, Goal Orientation
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2011
For the past 21 years, the KIDS COUNT project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation has tracked the well-being of children at the national, state, and local levels. Over the years, the foundation's work has documented both great progress in child well-being and periodic setbacks. The 10 key indicators tracked in the KIDS COUNT Data Book over the past…
Descriptors: Profiles, Children, Adolescents, Family (Sociological Unit)
ACT, Inc., 2011
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
ACT, Inc., 2011
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
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