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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
Lee, Laurie; Hughes, John; Smith, Kevin; Foorman, Barbara – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2016
This guide is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs) conduct self-studies to identify interventions that may be implemented in schools needing improvement or that require comprehensive or targeted support. The interventions selected should be those that are most relevant and appropriate based on the needs of schools, with the strongest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2015
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2015
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2015
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
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
Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2011
Instead of piling on one new reform fad after another, here at last is a book that boils down solutions for improved schools to the most powerful, simple actions and structures that ensure you prepare all students for college, careers, and citizenship. Best-selling ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) author and renowned…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, College Preparation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Thomas, Carol; Boynton, Sylvia – Corwin, 2011
Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book's inquiry model challenges educators…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Inquiry
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Kachur, Donald S.; Stout, Judy; Edwards, Claudia – Eye on Education, 2010
This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are 18 different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Observation, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
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
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
Every district will benefit from understanding where it sits on the continuum of 21st century skills integration. The Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (MILE) Guide Self-Assessment tool helps districts accomplish this essential first step, covering the primary responsibilities and activities within a district. Subjects covered include:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guides, Educational Improvement, School Districts
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