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Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Gross, Jeff – World Education Services, 2018
At a national level, the supply of teachers has remained stable in recent years--however, at the state and local level, school districts have been wrestling with long-standing teacher shortages in a number of specific fields, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects; career and technical education (CTE); bilingual…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teacher Shortage, Public Schools, Refugees
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's "Ave…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, Art Expression
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Washington's test score trends through 2008-09. Three years of comparable mean scale score data were not available from the state. In 2004, 77% of non-Title I 4th graders and 60% of Title I 4th graders scored at the proficient level on the state reading test. In 2009, 75% of non-Title I 4th graders and 61% of Title I 4th…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
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Baird, Katherine – Educational Policy, 2011
Educational systems in the United States are generating vast amounts of data on student achievement. This may provide researchers and policy makers with long sought-after insight on the factors explaining student performance. This study uses recent data from Washington 10th graders to examine why some students learned more math than others.…
Descriptors: Test Results, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, High Schools
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on Washington's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alignment (Education)
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
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Washington for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Washington showed across-the-board gains in math--improvements at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low-income students, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2010
Middle and high school students experiencing homelessness often face challenges in accruing credits. Class offerings, methods of calculating credits, and graduation requirements can vary greatly among school districts. Students who change schools late in high school can find themselves suddenly in danger of not graduating due to differing class…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Credits, Middle School Students
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Krueger, Carl; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program is a federal formula grant designed to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic entities to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Created by the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Grants, Low Income Groups
Srikantaiah, Deepa; Moilanen, Carolyn; Swayhoover, Lisa – Center on Education Policy, 2009
In spring 2009, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) continued its research on the impact of test-based federal and state accountability policies by conducting case studies of six high schools in six different districts within Washington State. The purpose was to learn more about the curricular and instructional changes that administrators and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Rural Schools, Federal Legislation, Exit Examinations
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
In today's economy, employers increasingly demand that workers have a high school diploma, yet America's graduation rates are unacceptably low, particularly among poor and minority students. Nationally, only about 70 percent of students graduate from high school on time with a regular diploma; for African American and Hispanic students, this…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Secondary Education, High School Students, High Schools
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