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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Although Employers and colleges want candidates who are motivated and adaptable, are able to work well in teams and communicate effectively, have a strong work ethic, have solid interpersonal skills, and are strategic in their planning skills. Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of New York's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. In Year 4, New York…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Cacicio, Sarah; Le, Uyen Uyen – Thought & Action, 2014
Without a doubt, the movement toward corporatized, standardized, and even sanitized education models in K-12 education impacts the way students at the higher education level view teaching and learning. New York City public school teachers have been trained to focus entirely on measurable outcomes. Writing is taught as a well-structured paragraph…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Inquiry
Sears, Victoria – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2014
The Common Core is at a critical juncture. While many surveys show that support for the standards themselves remains strong, implementation has not been without major challenges. "State Accountability in the Transition to Common Core," a new policy brief from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, provides cautionary advice about what key…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Core Curriculum
Rentner, Diane Stark; Price, Olga Acosta – Center on Education Policy, 2014
Federal education funding has often been overlooked by districts in search of sources of support for prevention. This guide is intended to help school districts take advantage of those funds by identifying K-12 grant programs in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that could be used to implement prevention efforts in elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
US Department of Education, 2014
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of the New York's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. In Year 3, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – American Journal of Education, 2015
Responding to federal policy and recent research, states and districts have developed and begun implementing multiple-measure teacher evaluation systems. These systems generally include observational and/or student survey measures of instructional quality alongside measures of teachers' contributions to student learning (e.g., value-added models…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Surveys, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Test Reliability
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Kindzierski, Corinne M.; Mhammed, Ali Ait Si; Wallace, Nancy; Lesh, Christina – Current Issues in Education, 2013
This project compared annual mandated assessment results for an urban charter school, two comparable urban schools and the encompassing urban district. Scores in grades three through eight in the target school were analyzed to determine the percentage of students scoring at proficiency levels three and four (scores of one and two are considered…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Student Diversity, Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools
Furman, Gary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Federal stimulus funding expired in 2011-12. NCLB performance mandates approached the 2013-14 deadline. The ESEA waiver became an option with first year of implementation, 2012-13. This convergence of forces and timeline provided the opportunity for this study. The study sought to explore whether or not superintendents from Connecticut,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Superintendents, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility
Eskay, M.; Onu, V. C.; Ugwuanyi, L.; Obiyo, N. O.; Udaya, J. – Online Submission, 2012
Preparing teachers for special education in the United States is a reflection that is not merely another attempt to reinvent the wheel. Rather, it is an investigation to learn from the past, use applications today in order to secure concrete and measurable goals in the diversified future of special education in America. Several historical figures…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
Center for Education Organizing (NJ1), 2012
Over the past two decades, community organizing has emerged as an effective force for school improvement. In the context of shrinking education funding, stubborn opportunity and achievement gaps between low-income and wealthy children and between children of color and White children, and polarizing debate on school reform, community organizing…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Community Organizations
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Aung, Khin Mai; Alvarez, Gisela – Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2012
In September 2011, the New York State Department of Education convened a School and District Accountability Think Tank to provide public input regarding the creation of a second generation educational accountability system for the State's Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver application. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English Language Learners, Accountability, Federal Legislation
Hill, Paul T. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011
America's system for financing K-12 education is not neutral about innovation and the use of new technologies. Indeed, that system is stacked against them. To remedy this, our education-funding system needs to shift dramatically. Instead of today's model--which rigidly funds programs, staff positions, and administrative structures, instead of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Electronic Learning
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