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Gemin, Butch; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2017
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2016" marks the thirteenth consecutive year Evergreen has published its annual research of the K-12 education online learning market. The thirteen years of researching, writing and publishing this report represents a time of remarkable change. There has been a constant presence that has become the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Gemin, Butch; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2017
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2016" marks the thirteenth consecutive year Evergreen has published its annual research of the K-12 education online learning market. Throughout the past thirteen years there has been a constant presence that has become the backbone, supporting the growth and success of online learning--the array…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
Wolf, Patrick J.; Egalite, Anna J. – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2016
This report summarizes the state of competition in American K-12 education. It pays particular attention to the prevalence and market penetration of charter schools, private school vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships as market reforms. The effect of added institutional competition from charters, vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships on the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Competition
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
REL Pacific at McREL, one of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), serves educators in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawai'i, the Republic of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, College Readiness
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Journal of Education Finance, 2014
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Baker, Bruce D.; Oluwole, Joseph O.; Green, Preston C., III – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
In this article, we explain how overly prescriptive, rigid state statutory and regulatory policy frameworks regarding teacher evaluation, tenure and employment decisions outstrip the statistical reliability and validity of proposed measures of teaching effectiveness. We begin with a discussion of the emergence of highly prescriptive state…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Tenure
Cummins, H. J. – Wallace Foundation, 2013
What happens when teams from 57 cities building afterschool systems gather to discuss two key system responsibilities--improving afterschool programs and using data for informed decision-making? Lots of rich discussion. This report covers a national afterschool conference held in February 2013. It details what mayors, program providers, system…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Decision Making Skills, Management Information Systems, After School Programs
Kennedy, Kathryn, Ed.; Archambault, Leanna, Ed. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2013
This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods, and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored, and retained for our students--the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Grants, Federal Programs
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The author reports on a new study which reveals that the lowest-performing public K-8 schools often linger in that state for years, neither improving enough to get off accountability life support nor being shuttered completely. The study adds that persistently failing charter schools fare no better than regular public schools. Of 2,025 chronically…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Schools
Blank, Rolf K. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is working to respond to increased interest in the use of growth models for school accountability. Growth models are based on tracking change in individual student achievement scores over multiple years. While growth models have been used for decades in academic research and program evaluation, a…
Descriptors: State Government, State Departments of Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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
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