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Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) ninth edition of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates," published in December 2016 (revised February 2017), quantified how the demographic changes that are underway with America's youth population will be evidenced in the next 15 years of…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Demography, Educational Trends, Geographic Regions
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, College Readiness
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
This report presents findings from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) "Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange Pilot" ("MLDE" or "Exchange"), which includes an array of analyses of the combined dataset covering 192,689 students from the four states (Hawai'i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) that…
Descriptors: Data, Pilot Projects, Longitudinal Studies, Higher Education
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
This issue of "Policy Insights" provides a review of the past five years of the cost and value of higher education, which have gained increased policymaker, consumer, and media attention. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has worked with four of its member states (Hawai'i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Capacity Building, Governance, Privacy
Delander, Brady; Millard, Maria – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While United States citizens are not compelled to cast a ballot in any given election, the act of voting is often referred to as a civic duty. By actively taking part in local, regional, and national elections, the voter is fulfilling one aspect of what it means to be an active, engaged citizen. Among the responsibilities of individual secretaries…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizen Participation, High School Students
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Magney, Troy; Eitel, Karla; Eitel, Jan; Jansen, Vincent; Schon, Jenny; Rittenburg, Rebecca; Vierling, Lee – Science Teacher, 2013
Many students probably take pictures daily. Whether snapshots of their friends at a Justin Bieber concert or of their latest skateboard trick, these images document changes in a student's life. Digital cameras can do more, however, than record memories to post on Facebook. They can also help students examine changes in their environment. This…
Descriptors: Photography, Handheld Devices, Environmental Interpretation, Plants (Botany)
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Stone, James R., III; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Steuernagel, Bruce; Green, Kimberly A. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
This report presents data on job opportunities and skill requirements through 2018 arranged by the 16 career clusters in the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006. The data are arranged state-by-state and the District of Columbia, from 2008 through 2018. Skill requirements are reflected in the length and extent of educational preparation and training…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Occupational Information, Job Skills, Occupational Clusters
Faircloth, Susan C.; Tippeconnic, John W., III – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2010
This paper examines the graduation/dropout crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students using data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Data from 2005 is drawn from the seven states with the highest percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students as well as five states in the Pacific and Northwestern regions of…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Dropouts, American Indian Education
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
In at least 44 states across the country, students are logging in to learn at all times of the day and night--accessing courses they might otherwise be unable to take, interacting with students they might otherwise never know, and working with highly qualified teachers they otherwise could not access. In these and countless other ways, online…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Change, Barriers, Policy Analysis
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Parrett, William; Budge, Kathleen – Educational Leadership, 2009
Six high-performing/high-poverty schools provide insights into what it takes to make a dramatic turnaround. School leaders had to make tough calls--and many of those decisions were about how to use resources. The budget in a high-performing, high-poverty school is a moral document, reflective of the school's beliefs about the conditions necessary…
Descriptors: Poverty, Leadership, Educational Change, Budgeting
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Stepanek, Jennifer; Peixotto, Kit – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework for providing interventions and services at increasing levels of intensity until students succeed. The framework helps teachers and schools provide instruction and interventions matched to student needs, monitor progress frequently to guide decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and apply…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Chenoweth, Karin – Harvard Education Press, 2007
This straightforward and inspiring book takes readers into schools where educators believe--and prove--that all children, even those considered "hard-to-teach," can learn to high standards. Their teachers and principals refuse to write them off and instead show how thoughtful instruction, high expectations, stubborn commitment, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Teachers, Principals
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