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Wake County Public School System, 2015
This handbook was produced as a resource for students and parents to explain the policies, rules, and regulations governing all students in the Wake County Public School System. Numbers that appear in some portions of the handbook refer to specific Board of Education policies. In some instances the entire policy is cited; at other times, only the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Materials, Guides, Governance
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
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
The purpose of this document is to describe the US ED growth model pilot program from its inception to the point at which the program was no longer a pilot and was opened up to all states. In addition, the paper is designed to help states in the process of planning to submit a growth model proposal. The information in this document is mostly…
Descriptors: Models, Pilot Projects, Public Agencies, Educational Indicators
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined steadily in the United States in recent years. Despite these declines, the United States has the highest teen birth rate and one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all industrialized nations. To help young people reduce their risk for pregnancy and STIs,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined in the United States. Despite these declines, U.S. teen birth and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates remain among the highest in the industrialized world. Given the need to focus limited prevention resources on effective programs, Advocates for Youth undertook exhaustive reviews…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006
The "No Child Left Behind" Act (2002) requires that all students have access to the general curriculum at their designated grade level. Federal guidance received from the US Department of Education noted that these extended standards are intended only for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. A key goal is to assure…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, State Standards, Academic Standards