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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
Fishman-Weaver, Kathryn – Prufrock Press Inc., 2018
"Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women" explores the important role school communities play in supporting the social and emotional needs of high-achieving young women. Using a youth participatory action research model, this project follows 20 student researchers from high school through college. This longitudinal study leads to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2016
Although high school graduation rates continue to rise in the United States, reaching 81 percent in the 2012-2013 school year (U.S. Department of Education, 2015), dropout remains a pervasive issue for education systems across the nation. In recent years, Early Warning Systems (EWS), which utilize administrative data to identify students at risk…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Readiness, Dropouts, Educational Strategies
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
"Schools at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about enrollment, staffing, facilities, programs, outcome measures, and personnel costs for each school. Information on personnel costs for each school includes position salaries for professional and supporting services employees and employee benefits costs related to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2015
"MCPS Schools at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about enrollment, staffing, facilities, programs, outcome measures, and personnel costs for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. Information on personnel costs for each school includes position salaries for professional and supporting services employees…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2015
This guide is designed to help readers take the first steps towards continuing their education, whether that means learning English, working towards a High School Equivalency (HSE), learning an occupation, or building on college credits already earned. This guide walks readers through the process of setting educational goals and getting organized;…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Guides