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Data Quality Campaign, 2010
Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia are building statewide longitudinal data systems, the next step is to ensure that the information in these systems is used to improve student learning. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has identified 10 actions that states can take to ensure that the right data are available and accessible and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Empirical Education Inc., 2010
The study uses a quasi-experimental comparison group design to test the effectiveness of "Treasures" by comparing outcomes for students who used "Treasures" to those who did not use "Treasures", adjusting for differences between the "Treasures" and comparison groups on baseline characteristics. The study…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading Programs, Basal Reading, Program Effectiveness
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Jacobs-Rose, Christina; Harris, Kara – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of Cheering in the Classroom, a four day program designed purposefully to increase female awareness and perceptions of technology fields. The camp included discipline-based activities from the 13 different programs of study based in technology. The camp targeted high school cheerleaders and…
Descriptors: Day Camp Programs, Educational Opportunities, Career Exploration, Females
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Coyle, Kevin; Flynn, Maria – Community College Journal, 2010
The emerging green economy will create not just jobs, but--if done right--career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, green products, and green services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. Sixty-one percent of the members of the Association of Energy Engineers report a growing shortage of qualified professionals…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Labor Force Development
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Kuehn, Robert R.; Joy, Peter A. – Academe, 2010
This year, across the nation, state legislators and powerful corporate interests with financial ties to universities and influence over them have launched an unprecedented number of attacks on law school clinics. As universities increasingly seek to educate students through service-learning courses, law school clinics may be the bellwether for…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Legal Education (Professions), Service Learning, Experiential Learning
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Greybull is a small high school nestled among the graybrown buttes of northwestern Wyoming. As in five other states, juniors take the ACT test, not for college entry but to see how they perform and how curriculum might be improved. Principal Mark Fritz said that they do watch the scores and do make changes in the curriculum and that Wyoming has…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Skills, High School Students, African American Students
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2010
As governors and state legislators gear up for a new year of budget action and policymaking, the federal Race to the Top competition is helping drive a flurry of measures nationwide aimed, at least in part, at making states stronger candidates for a slice of the $4 billion in education grants. Those efforts emerge as a priority in the 2010…
Descriptors: Grants, Statewide Planning, State Standards, Change Strategies
Gullo, Krista; Haygood, Leah – National Environmental Education Foundation, 2010
This white paper examines the business case for environmental and sustainability (E&S) employee education and engagement. The "business case" is defined as both quantifiable measures of the business value for the sustainability program (e.g. money saved, energy use reduction, etc.) as well as less easily measurable assets such as…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Best Practices, Economic Factors, Employees
London, Scott – Kettering Foundation, 2010
This paper examines a burgeoning network of organizations that is inventing new forms of community renewal and citizenship education. Their names vary--some call themselves public policy institutes, others centers for civic life--yet they share a common methodology, one aimed at tackling tough public issues, strengthening communities, and…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Social Networks, Citizenship Education, School Community Relationship
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Few people realize the impact that high school dropouts have on a community's economic, social, and civic health. Business owners and residents--in particular, those without school-aged children--may not be aware that they have much at stake in the success of their local high schools. Indeed, everyone--from car dealers and realtors to bank…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, High Schools, Dropouts, Economic Impact
Hess, Frederick M.; Palmieri, Stafford; Scull, Janie – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2010
This study evaluates how welcoming thirty American cities--the twenty-five largest and five smaller "hotspots"--are to "nontraditional" problem-solvers and solutions. It assumes that the balky bureaucracies meant to improve K-12 education and hold leaders accountable are so calcified by policies, programs, contracts, and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Urban Education, Public Education, Educational Change
Rose, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2010
The Education Commission of the States reviewed all 36 Race to the Top (RttT) round II applications. Each of the 36 states that applied for round II funding referenced pay for performance under the heading of "Improving teacher and principal effectiveness based on performance." The majority of states outlined pay for performance…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Results from the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2010
For the thirty-third year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume #2 of the 33rd "Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology." This volume includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Management Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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