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Balfanz, Robert – Education Next, 2019
What do K-12 schools need to do to prepare their students for adult success? This was the question that originally catalyzed the standards-and-accountability movement some 30 years ago, though it seems somehow to have gotten lost. Today the question merits revisiting, because addressing it makes a strong case for taking an integrated approach to…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Emotional Development, Social Development, Emotional Intelligence
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
"Achieve3000®" is a supplemental online literacy program that provides nonfiction reading content to students in grades preK-12 and focuses on building phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. "Achieve3000®" is designed to help students advance their nonfiction reading skills…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Literacy Education, Electronic Learning, Nonfiction
Gehlbach, Hunter; Hough, Heather J. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
As educational practitioners and policymakers expand the range of student outcomes they assess, student perception surveys--particularly those targeting social-emotional learning--have grown in popularity. Despite excitement around the potential for measuring a wider array of important student outcomes, concerns about the validity of the…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Validity, School Districts
Chang, Hedy – Attendance Works, 2018
The California Department of Education (CDE) released statewide chronic absence data in December 2017 via DataQuest, an interactive data portal. To better understand chronic absence at the school level, Attendance Works collaborated with the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis and Children Now to analyze the data available from DataQuest and…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, Incidence, High School Students
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Texts are a central part of reading. Yet our understandings of appropriate text features and distributions of text diets at different points in students' reading development are limited. The thesis of the essay is that, if the trajectory of struggling readers is to change, attention is needed to the features of texts and students' text diets,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Equal Education, Morphology (Languages), Phonology
Park, Maki; O'Toole, Anna; Katsiaficas, Caitlin – Migration Policy Institute, 2017
This fact sheet provides demographic information for the young Dual Language Learner (DLL) population in California, based on Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) data pooled over the 2011-15 period. DLLs, defined as children ages 8 and under with at least one parent who speaks a language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Limited English Speaking, Preschool Children
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Manouchehri, Azita; Yao, Xiangquan; Fleming, Ali; Gomez, Monelle – Athens Journal of Education, 2016
In this work we examined the content of approximately 950 mathematics questions used in measuring achievement among 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the US in an attempt to determine how the current standardized examinations, which were developed to reflect new national curricular mandates, compared to the old measures used for the same purpose. Using…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Item Analysis
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Zinger, Doron; Van Es, Elizabeth A.; Hughes, Brad – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Inquiry science instruction is especially challenging in elementary grades where teachers are constrained by crowded curricula and time. Professional development (PD) may provide an opportunity to support elementary teacher development of inquiry science instruction. The study examines the inquiry practice of two teachers who participated in an…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction
Danielson, Caroline – Public Policy Institute of California, 2015
School nutrition programs help improve nutrition among vulnerable children. In so doing, they help build a better future for these children and the state. Now that California is implementing the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), there is additional reason to make sure all students who are eligible for free or low-cost meals enroll in these…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Funding Formulas
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "The Iterative Development and Initial Evaluation of We Have Skills!, an Innovative Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Elementary Students", researchers examined the effects of We Have Skills! (WHS), a supplemental, video-based social skills program for early elementary students. WHS consists of three components:…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Interpersonal Competence
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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2014
This article describes the results of a California state law established in 2010 that created "Districts of Choice." The District of Choice law was meant to encourage districts to compete for students by offering innovative programs and this-school-fits-my-child options that parents wanted. This designation meant that children from any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Competition, Entrepreneurship
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Oser, Rick; Beck, Ellen; Alvarado, Jose Luis; Pang, Valerie Ooka – Multicultural Perspectives, 2014
A comprehensive school and community wellness plan was developed and implemented to transform "Lemon Grove Academy" for the Sciences and Humanities, an urban school, where student achievement and faculty satisfaction has soared. The school has become the center for the local neighborhood where culture, language, and equity are valued.…
Descriptors: Wellness, Holistic Approach, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando – Teaching Education, 2014
The core of the Senate Bill 2042 (1998) was designed to provide the guidelines needed to prepare teachers who can meet the needs of a diverse K-12 student population in California. Following the guidelines marked by this bill, faculty working in Teacher Credential Programs across California are designing activities to prepare candidates with a…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Teacher Education
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Ellrodt, John Charles; Fico, Maria; Harnett, Susanne; Ramsey, Lori Gerstein; Lopez, Angelina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
The Global Writes (GW) model is a well-designed performing arts integrated literacy program that builds local and global support among students, teachers, and arts partners through the use of innovative technologies. Through local partnerships between schools and arts organizations forged by GW, classroom teachers and local teaching artists build…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Literacy, Writing Instruction
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Trexler, Cary J.; Hess, Alexander J.; Hayes, Kathryn N. – Natural Sciences Education, 2013
Nationally, both science and agricultural education professional organizations have identified agriculture as a fundamental technology to be studied by students, with the goal of achieving an understanding of the agri-food system necessary for democratic participation. Benchmarks representing the content that K-12 children need to understand about…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Age, Agriculture, Piagetian Theory
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