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Anwaruddin, Sardar M. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
This article is concerned with teachers' engagement with educational research. It presents a subset of data from a larger study, which explored teachers' responses to educational research published in a peer-reviewed journal. In this article, I discuss four ways of reading that the participants employed while addressing the validity and usability…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Instructional Leadership, Holistic Approach, Inservice Teacher Education
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In 2016, 42 states carried out a total of 139 policy actions relevant to CTE, including laws, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions and ballot initiatives. This represents an increase over 2015 activity. Several states passed packages of legislation impacting multiple elements of CTE programming, such as…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In the 2017 calendar year, 49 states and Washington, D.C., carried out a total of 241 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions. This is a marked increase from 2016, one that reflects the priorities of state leaders. According to the Education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2015
In the United States, we tend to assume that young people should become educated and then go to work, as though the two were entirely separate stages of life. This dichotomy blinds us to the fact that work itself can be a powerful means of education-giving students opportunities to apply academic subject matter to real-world problems, and pushing…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Job Skills, Career Development, High Schools
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs For the Future, 2015
For young people in the United States, whatever their backgrounds, one of the essential purposes of schooling should be to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and competence needed to search for and obtain work that they find at least reasonably satisfying. Our present educational system does precious little to introduce young people to the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Job Skills, Career Development, High Schools
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Cox, Dana C.; Chesler, Josh; Beisiegel, Mary; Kenney, Rachael; Newton, Jill; Stone, Jamalee – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2013
Capstone courses have been recommended as a way for pre-service secondary mathematics teachers (PSMT) to connect the mathematics they learn in university to the mathematics they will teach in high schools. However, not much is known about the nature of these courses in the U.S. Through a survey of departments of mathematics and education, the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education
Achieve, Inc., 2013
This eighth annual report has taken a directional change from prior years where the primary aim was preparing students to graduate from high school. The new focus is on the K-12 alignment where, at the direction of 48 states, the National Governors Association, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Common Core State Standards were…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Jüttner, Melanie; Neuhaus, Birgit Jana – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
The topic of "teacher professionalism" is one of the most crucial ones in quality education research. It has a potential to generate results that could inform and hence enhance the practice in classrooms. Thus, research in this field needs reliable instruments to measure the professional knowledge of our teachers to be able to generate…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Aud, Susan; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul; Rathbun, Amy; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators of important developments and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Dropouts, Charter Schools, Educational Attainment
O'Hara, Marie – Achieve, Inc., 2012
At the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools, governors from 45 states joined with business leaders and education officials to address a critical problem in American education: Too few students graduate from high school prepared for the demands of college and career in an increasingly competitive global economy. Since then, to monitor and…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Graduation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Daun-Barnett, Nathan; St. John, Edward P. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
Mathematics education is a critical public policy issue in the U.S. and the pressures facing students and schools are compounded by increasing expectations for college attendance after high school. In this study, we examine whether policy efforts to constrain the high school curriculum in terms of course requirements and mandatory exit exams…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Objectives
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Yoo, Jeong-Ju; Jacob, John; Baier, Margaret – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To investigate parental influence on adolescent boys' use and risk-perceptions of using appearance-related products. Design: Using appearance-enhancing products can present a health threat to adolescents, as these products are not only applied to the body, but can also be ingested. Adolescents may look to their parents for information…
Descriptors: Age, Intervention, Adolescents, Parent Influence
Webb, Michael; Mayka, Lia – Jobs for the Future, 2011
For many young people, early college high schools are opening the door to higher education and better-paying careers. The 230 early college schools serve more than 50,000 students in 28 states, targeting groups that are underrepresented in higher education. These students and the schools they attend are refuting the conventional wisdom that such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, Young Adults, Disproportionate Representation
Le, Cecilia; Frankfort, Jill – Jobs for the Future, 2011
More than 200 early college high schools serving 50,000 students have opened across the United States since 2002--and they are achieving results. Eighty-six percent of early college graduates enroll in college immediately after high school, compared with two-thirds of high school graduates nationwide. Of the 3,000 early college graduates in 2009,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates, College Graduates
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