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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
Blanco, Megan; Norville, Valerie – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2019
To help state boards of education and other policymakers learn how to communicate most effectively on policies related to social and emotional learning (SEL), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) commissioned Edge Research to conduct a survey of community influĀ­encers in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, Labeling (of Persons)
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Gross, Jacob P.; Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Williams, Alexander J. – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2019
Grant aid -- whether based on financial need, merit, or a combination therein -- is the primary form of financial aid awarded by states. States use grant aid to encourage academic preparation, enhance access to postsecondary education, affect students' choice of college, support persistence, and reduce out-of-state migration. State grant aid…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students
Duggan, Anne; Portilla, Ximena A.; Filene, Jill H.; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Hill, Carolyn J.; Lee, Helen; Knox, Virginia – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
This implementation research report describes the local programs, home visiting staff, and families who participated in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a national evaluation of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program launched in 2011. This national evaluation is…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Home Visits
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Loomis, Alysse M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience higher rates of trauma, such as maltreatment and violence exposure, than their older counterparts,…
Descriptors: School Role, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Trauma
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Heyward, Georgia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has been studying the four-day school week since 2015. Since then, the phenomenon of the four-day school week has spread into non-rural areas and interest appears to be growing. Given these apparent changes, the author wanted to know more about recent trends in the initiative. As districts continue…
Descriptors: School Schedules, School Districts, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Stone, Amy L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
This paper is a content analysis of political flyers and messages developed by Religious Right campaigns between 1974 and 2013 to fight legislation supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The analysis focuses on 16 campaigns in which Religious Right groups made claims about transgender adults and children. In…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Religious Factors, Christianity, Politics
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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
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Collins, Jasmine D.; Rosch, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Numerous studies have provided evidence that interracial interaction can contribute to the development of leadership skills and behaviors for university students. Yet, little empirical research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of structural (compositional) racial diversity within leadership programs on program participant outcomes.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Immersion Programs, Racial Composition, Student Diversity
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DeBlauw, Amanda L.; Daugherty, Jenny L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
This descriptive study explored how community colleges are teaching leadership in technical programs. Leadership education curricular offerings were identified via a survey and selected programs reviewed. 68 Deans, Directors, or Chairpersons of a Business, Management, or Technology program completed the survey, representing 61 community colleges.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Education, Leadership Training, Administrator Surveys
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Traynor, Anne – Educational Assessment, 2017
Variation in test performance among examinees from different regions or national jurisdictions is often partially attributed to differences in the degree of content correspondence between local school or training program curricula, and the test of interest. This posited relationship between test-curriculum correspondence, or "alignment,"…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Alignment (Education), Curriculum
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Harris, Karleah; Sithole, Alec; Kibirige, Joachim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Since its inception, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) blue print has attracted interest from more than 40 states in the United States. The overall objective of these proposed changes is to align K-12 science education with current trends in technology and career needs. However, the assessment of teacher preparedness and classroom…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Academic Standards
Parker, Emily; Sarubbi, Molly – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Many students have concerns about the affordability of college, which may interfere with their potential success. However, foster care alumni have unique needs when making the transition into postsecondary enrollment. Compared to completion rates for the general population, postsecondary education outcomes for youth with foster care experience lag…
Descriptors: Foster Care, College Students, Student Financial Aid, State Programs
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