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Loss, Christopher P., Ed.; McGuinn, Patrick J., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education," two leading scholars of education policy bring together a distinguished and varied array of contributors to systematically examine the growing convergence between the K-12 and higher education sectors in the United States. Though the two sectors have traditionally been treated as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education)
Utah State Office of Education, 2015
The 2014 cohort report includes: (1) State Federal Four-Year Cohort Rates; and (2) Federal Four-Year Graduation Rates by District and School. [For the 2013 report, see ED591123.]
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Federal Legislation, Racial Differences
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
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McMurrey, Allen L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
This paper takes a critical conceptual look at education policy and practice from the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965 to the present. The paper examines the roots of current United States educational policies, and shows that, in some cases, well-intentioned efforts have had a negative impact on vulnerable populations…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Lovell, Phillip; Cardichon, Jessica; Jones, Fred – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Based on an extensive analysis of state waiver plans, this report shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school--the ultimate goal of K-12 education--may be slowed in some states based on waivers recently granted under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools
NGA Center for Best Practices, 2012
The federal government announced in late 2011 that as an alternative to waiting for Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the U.S. Secretary of Education would consider requests from states to waive certain requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The opportunity to request waivers…
Descriptors: High Schools, Federal Legislation, Incentives, Educational Change
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Collins, James C.; Losinski, Mickey – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
The demands for accountability in education have led to an increase in high-stakes testing practices in public schools. Accountability can be seen at the high school level in the use of exit examinations (hereafter "exit exams") that students must pass to receive a diploma and graduate from high school. One of the most challenging issues…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Exit Examinations
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
This policy brief examines standards-based approaches that hold promise for shaping a common vision of skilled teaching commensurate with the national goal of preparing all students for college and careers. Numerous studies confirm that teachers are the most significant school-based factor in improving student achievement, particularly for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, High Schools, Teaching (Occupation)
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Unfortunately, high schools are an afterthought in Title I, the federal government's primary source of support for educating low-income students. Only 10 percent of Title I funding supports high school students, while high schools educate almost one-fourth of the nation's low-income students. Nearly 1,300 high-poverty high schools are not even…
Descriptors: High Schools, Federal Legislation, Poverty, Elementary Secondary Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains. This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing…
Descriptors: Human Capital, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Achieve, Inc., 2011
At the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools, governors from 45 states joined with business leaders and education officials to address a critical problem in American education: Too few students graduate from high school prepared for the demands of college and careers in an increasingly competitive global economy. To monitor state progress…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Accountability
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Turnbull, Brenda J.; White, Richard N.; Sinclair, Elizabeth; Riley, Derek L.; Pistorino, Carol – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This final report presents findings from a multi-year evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers, a federally funded program that provides technical assistance to states in connection with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. With the redesign of the Center…
Descriptors: Expertise, Program Design, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
ACT, Inc., 2010
Forty-one states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Now, implementing the Standards--to realize their purpose of increasing the college and career readiness of high school graduates--takes on primary importance. This transition to implementation introduces a number of challenging questions: What is the baseline of student performance on…
Descriptors: State Standards, High School Graduates, Career Development, College Preparation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
As 2010 unfolds, Americans should feel encouraged by federal, state, and local efforts to transform education policies that boost student performance. In the midst of a recession, rather than merely allocating billions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars by formula to the states with no strings attached, the Obama…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Educational Change
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
As the nation has embraced the need to graduate every student ready for college and careers, high school reform has emerged at the top of the education agenda. Many local and state leaders are implementing strategies to address low performance and close achievement gaps. As federal policymakers look ahead to opportunities to support this…
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Resistance to Change
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