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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
Morwick, Carolyn – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article summarizes the Governor Budget proposals in the New England region. Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut proposed restructuring, refinancing the systems' payments and slowing the rate of increase in the teachers' pension fund and the state employee pension fund, both of which are underfunded. Lamont also announced that for the first…
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, State Officials, Taxes
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Duffin, Michael; Perry, Elizabeth E. – Education Sciences, 2019
Place-based Ecology Education (PBEE) has emerged as a compelling approach to achieving the sustainability goals of Environmental Education (EE), including helping children understand, care about, and take action to protect the environment. Collaboration for teacher training can amplify and expand the reach and effectiveness of PBEE within a given…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Ecology, Sustainability, Regional Cooperation
New Leaders, 2018
In their plans to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states universally recognize what New Leaders has long known: "leadership changes everything." In fact, every single state has committed to directing some portion of its federal funding into investments in leadership--from teacher leaders to principals and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership
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Walker, Virginia L.; Loman, Sheldon L.; Hara, Motoaki; Park, Kristy Lee; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
To explore the accessibility of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities, we conducted a survey of 179 schools implementing SWPBIS during the 2015-2016 school year. Personnel from each school reported the frequency and level of importance of SWPBIS implementation across Likert-type…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusion, School Personnel
Education Week, 2018
This 22nd edition of "Quality Counts" offers a fresh take on the annual top-to-bottom ranking of the nation's school systems on a state-by-state basis published by "Education Week". The first of three "Quality Counts" reports being rolled out over the course of the year, "Grading the States" aims to…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Cirillo, Jennifer; Morra, Ryan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The number of Farm to School (FTS) programs is increasing across the United States. These programs employ a variety of school-based initiatives including, but not limited to, local procurement for the school nutrition program, nutrition education in the classroom, hands-on and garden-based learning, and community partnerships…
Descriptors: School Culture, Nutrition Instruction, Agricultural Production, Food
Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bae, Soung – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states greater flexibility in designing educational policy, but questions remain about whether and how states will use this opportunity to design truly innovative new policies to support higher levels of student learning. The authors describe how educational leaders in four states--California, Iowa, New…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Stakeholders, Educational Policy
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This report examines the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve complex problems, communicate effectively,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This executive summary highlights research findings regarding the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Vermont Agency of Education, 2018
The Vermont School Register is a student record-keeping document required by Vermont Statute. The purpose of the Vermont School Register is to document each Vermont school's continuous year-to-year cycle of enrolling students, to record daily attendance, to report dropouts and graduates, and to report year-end attendance to the Agency of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Enrollment, Transfer Students
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Vermont cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Vermont students have made progress in math over…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
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Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) conducted a multiyear, multimethod effort to learn how school districts, charter schools, and regional partners can support the successful implementation, expansion, and sustainability of personalized learning (PL) in schools. The vision for PL is to tailor instruction to individual students'…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Program Implementation, Sustainability, Instructional Improvement
Woods, Julie; Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This special report -- informed by the Education Commission of the States' March 2018 School Improvement Thinkers Meeting -- guides state leaders toward a better understanding of how to improve lower-performing schools. This brief contains questions in four key areas to provide a road map for digging into school improvement systems and orienting…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Educational Objectives, Public Education
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