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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
O'Connell, Mary – Joyce Foundation, 2012
In a period such as this, marked by extreme political partisanship and apparent gridlock at the federal level, it would be tempting to throw up one's hands in frustration. But this is just the time that a foundation like Joyce can add the most value--because the Joyce team members are non-partisan, not subject to the pressures of political and…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Institutional Mission, Access to Education, Disadvantaged
Sloan, Kay; Pereira-Leon, Maura; Honeyford, Michelle – New Leaders for New Schools (NJ1), 2012
Established in 2006 by New Leaders for New Schools[TM], the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) initiative rewards high-need urban schools showing significant gains in student achievement. In exchange, schools agree to share the practices helping to drive those gains, which they do through an in-depth study of practice, aided by the EPIC…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Instructional Leadership
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Crafton, Linda; Kaiser, Eileen – Improving Schools, 2011
This article explores several professional development models currently being used in the US and in other countries to support teacher learning, including coaching, mentoring and communities of practice. While in some contexts the activities of the participants are informed by social constructivist views of learning, the authors argue that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Communities of Practice
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2011
Besieged by state proposals to eviscerate collective bargaining, eliminate teacher tenure, and make it harder to collect dues, teachers' unions are fighting back. Lawsuits supported by local union affiliates have for now blocked anti-union legislation in Alabama and Wisconsin. E-mail "blasts," phone banks, and rallies are also among the…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Unions, Public Support, Tenure
Fischer, John A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Designed to improve PK-12 professional learning and increase student achievement, Wisconsin's policymakers developed and implemented new educator licensing guidelines (PI 34) and a Professional Development Plan (PDP) system based on empirical research and national policy trends in 2004. As PI 34 and the PDP system are relatively new, the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Development, Guidelines, State Programs
Joyce Foundation, 2010
Among the great strengths of a policy-oriented foundation like Joyce is the willingness to take a long view, to be patient investors in ideas that take time to have impact, and to take chances on projects that may not work out. But in times of crisis, Joyce team and partners also have an obligation to be responsive to immediate challenges in their…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Policy, Economic Climate
Smith, Peggy S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examines principal mentoring practices in Wisconsin. Particular attention is paid to practices deemed promising in the literature on mentoring for improving principals' capacity for instructional leadership. The implementation of Wisconsin's policy for teacher and administrator mentoring (PI 34) is also examined. Wisconsin's…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Beginning Principals