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National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Homelessness is a devastating circumstance for any child or youth; but for youth on their own, the stresses of homelessness are multiplied. The myriad of challenges faced by youth experiencing homelessness on their own puts these students at risk of dropping out or school failure. Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Student Rights, Student Needs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
Jacobs, Thomas A. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2010
The Internet age has led to a different kind of teen bullying: cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and what can teens do about it? In "Teen Cyberbullying Investigated," Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Districts, Court Litigation, Adolescents
Torney-Purta, Judith; Lopez, Susan Vermeer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2006
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States' National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education expressed in terms of three strands forming a "braid" of civic competencies. This updated version of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Environment, Democracy, Citizenship Education
American Institutes for Research, 2006
This consumer guide, for the first time ever, provides comparative ratings on the effectiveness and quality of seven widely adopted Education Service Providers (ESPs)--nonprofit or for-profit organizations that contract with new or existing public, charter, or private schools and/or school districts to provide comprehensive services. This report…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Private Schools, Integrated Services, Education Service Centers
Kosciw, Joseph G.; Diaz, Elizabeth M.; Colic, Danica M.; Goldin, Roman – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, 2005
Name-calling and bullying are pervasive in American schools. This project, No Name- Calling Week, is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities and ensure safe and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change, Program Effectiveness
Lowenkron, Ruth; Ponessa, Joan – Education Law Center, 2005
The long range facilities planning (LRFP) process presents a wonderful opportunity for New Jersey's school districts to re-examine and strengthen their long term planning for educational adequacy in 21st century school facilities. It provides an opportunity for districts to work closely with the special education community to ensure that New…
Descriptors: Long Range Planning, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Design, Disabilities
Grey House Publishing, 2004
Updated for 2005, this comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide. This book is a comprehensive compilation with more details, more test scores,…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Profiles, Reference Materials, School Districts
Devlin, Edward – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2004
This new addition to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) library of international publications is a guide for United States admissions officers to the structure and content of the education system of Australia together with a formal set of placement recommendations based upon the author's research.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credentials, Admissions Officers, Student Placement
Wenzel, Stacy; Nagaoka, Jenny; Morris, Loretta; Billings, Sabrina; Fendt, Carol – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2002
In March 1996, the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) proposed to evaluate the Chicago Annenberg Challenge's (CAC) newly funded reform efforts in the Chicago public schools. The evaluation aimed to understand how schools involved in CAC efforts developed as organizations and, in turn, how these developments benefited students. The study…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Research Projects, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement