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Gothberg, June E.; Greene, Gary; Kohler, Paula D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Post-school outcomes are poor for youth with disabilities, in general, but even more discouraging for certain subpopulations of individuals with disabilities, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The authors discuss structural inequalities in public schools which potentially contribute to the poorer…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
Many librarians work in public libraries to make a difference for children, families, and communities and identify family and community engagement as a cornerstone of their responsibilities. For librarians to be successful they must be afforded strong foundations in family and community engagement that begin early in their preparation. Yet little…
Descriptors: Librarians, Public Libraries, Library Role, Family Involvement
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Hector-Mason, Anestine; Narlock, Jason; Muhisani, Helen; Bhatt, Monica P. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research has classified strategies to facilitate adult learners' transitions to postsecondary opportunities into five broad categories: advising, General Educational Development-plus (GED-plus), English as a second language, career pathways, and college preparatory (Zafft, Kallenbach, & Spohn, 2006). This two-part study relied on…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education, State Government
Chesnut, Colleen; Mosier, Gina; Sugimoto, Thomas; Ruddy, Anne-Maree – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2017
In order to inform the Indiana State Board of Education's decision-making on Indiana's On My Way Pre-K Pilot program, researchers at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University compiled existing data on ten states that have implemented pilot pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) programs and subsequently expanded these programs…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preschool Education, State Aid, State Programs
Michalopoulos, Charles; Faucetta, Kristen; Warren, Anne; Mitchell, Robert – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Home Visits, Family Programs
Caron, B.; Kendall, R.; Wilson, G.; Hash. M. – Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
The Early Learning Challenge (ELC) program awarded more than $1 billion in four-year grants to 20 States to implement comprehensive and cohesive high-quality early learning systems that support young children with high needs and their families. A key lever in making these improvements was the enhancement of States' Quality Rating and Improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Needs, Quality Control
Cheney, Gretchen Rhines – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
A growing number of U.S. companies across a range of industries are designing apprenticeship programs to give workers access to on-the-job learning opportunities that allow them to transition into in-demand jobs and careers. This discussion paper provides a snapshot of the current state of apprenticeship in the United States based on interviews…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
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Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Loman, Sheldon L.; Borgmeier, Christopher – Preventing School Failure, 2016
As increasing numbers of schools implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), schools are looking for and implementing evidence-based practices for students whose needs are not fully met by Tier 1 supports. Although there is relative consistency and clarity in what constitutes Tier 1 behavior support within MTSS, Tier 2 supports may be more…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Ariela; Hawkinson, Laura; Metzger, Ivan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
This report describes common and unique approaches that Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Region states have adopted in developing and implementing their quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). A QRIS is a method for assessing, improving, and communicating the quality of early childhood education and care providers. The study…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Grants, Quality Assurance
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Logan, Christopher W.; Connor, Patty; Harvill, Eleanor L.; Harkness, Joseph; Nisar, Hiren; Checkoway, Amy; Peck, Laura R.; Shivji, Azim; Bein, Edwin; Levin, Marjorie; Enver, Ayesha – US Department of Agriculture, 2014
Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 made the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools in high poverty areas. Under the CEP, families are not required to submit applications for free or reducedprice (FRP) meals, and schools must provide free lunch and breakfast…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Federal Legislation, School Districts
Armor, David J. – Cato Institute, 2014
Calls for universal preschool programs have become commonplace, reinforced by President Obama's call for "high-quality preschool for all" in 2013. Any program that could cost state and federal taxpayers $50 billion per year warrants a closer look at the evidence on its effectiveness. This report reviews the major evaluations of preschool…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preschool Education, Policy Analysis, Equal Education
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O'Sullivan, Deirdre – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Working Alliance, consisting of building bonds, establishing goals, and developing tasks, has been deemed the cornerstone of helping professions, and has been found to significantly and reliably predict client outcomes. The importance of client characteristics and perceptions of working alliance has been established in the literature. Less is…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Vocational Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
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Parker, Melissa; Templin, Thomas; Setiawan, Caly – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
Sustained school-university partnerships are recognized as a means by which school physical education can move forward and sustain itself. Yet, these partnerships have been more the exception than the rule. There is little public knowledge about the benefits of sustained partnerships or of the process to achieve them. This article summarizes the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs
Redcross, Cindy; Bloom, Dan; Jacobs, Erin; Manno, Michelle; Muller-Ravett, Sara; Seefeldt, Kristin; Yahner, Jennifer; Young, Alford A., Jr.; Zweig, Janine – MDRC, 2010
More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, and around 700,000 are released from prison each year. Those who are released face daunting obstacles as they seek to reenter their communities, and rates of recidivism are high. Many experts believe that stable employment is critical to a successful transition from prison to the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Reentry Workers, Transitional Programs
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