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National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Nearly half of students who drop out do so as a result of adverse conditions in the school, while 37% of dropouts are pulled out of school by challenges like financial worries, family needs, or employment. Only 14% of dropouts did so for reasons that can be described as failing out of school due to a lack of interest or academic progress (Doll,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Homeless People, Credits, Barriers
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
This guide was created as a resource to help families better understand "Measures of Academic Progress"® (MAP®), and their child's results. The guide provides answers to a variety of questions such as: "What is MAP?"; "What does MAP measure?"; "How do schools and teachers use MAP scores?"; "Can MAP tell…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
Osborne, David – Progressive Policy Institute, 2016
Since Congress has passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states are revamping their federally required systems to measure school quality and hold schools accountable for performance. However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measurement, Public Schools, Educational Change
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2013
North Carolina has embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its public schools. Career-and college-ready standards, high-quality assessments, and advanced technology are all part of this effort, and each plays an important role. No part of students' educational experience matters more than the teachers who facilitate their learning. North…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
Childress, Stacey M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
This instructor's guide is intended for use with "Transforming Public Education: Cases in Education Entrepreneurship." This volume includes a teaching note for each case in the student edition; the note provides basic guidance in how to initaite and organize the flow of the case discussion as well as how the case links to others before…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Change, Public Agencies, Educational Opportunities
Waber, Deborah P. – Guilford Publications, 2010
Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Twins, Learning Disabilities
US Department of Education, 2010
The Race to the Top program is authorized under sections 14005 and 14006 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Race to the Top is a competitive grant program to encourage and reward States that are implementing significant reforms in the four education areas described in the ARRA: enhancing standards and assessments,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
Strike, Kimberly T.; Nickelsen, John – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
This book provides short, pertinent content relevant to everyday events within a school. Based on theory and experience, the practical application is directly aligned to administrative duties, and chapters can be read as needed. The format allows the administrator to read the content, apply the information through completion of a follow-up…
Descriptors: Mentors, Administrator Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Administrator Responsibility
Templeton, Beth Lindsay – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
People who live in poverty consider life in different ways than those who have adequate basic resources. Many educators tend to see the world through their middle-class worldview. Because of this, they do not understand these significant and often rational differences. They may misinterpret behavior they see and ascribe negative connations to how…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement