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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 However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…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
Blink, Rebecca – Eye on Education, 2006
With real-world examples from actual schools, this book illustrates how to nurture a culture of continuous improvement, meet the needs of individual students, foster an environment of high expectations, and meet the requirements of NCLB. Each component of the Data-Driven Instructional Leadership (DDIS) model represents several branches of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Educational Change
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
Cummins, Carrice Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
Administrators in the U.S. education system need to be more than good managers, they need to understand high-quality reading instruction, so they can serve their teachers and help their school meet Reading First requirements. Although written with the administrator in mind, this collection also can be used by teachers, teacher educators, staff…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Administrator Role, Leadership, Federal Legislation
Austin, G.; Duerr, M. – WestED (NJ1), 2005
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates that schools receiving federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community (SDFSC) funds conduct an anonymous teacher survey of the incidence of, prevalence of, and attitudes related to drug use and violence. To meet this NCLB mandate, the California Department of Education (CDE) funded the development of the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Substance Abuse, Violence, Student Behavior
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
Literacy instruction does not end with reading success in early grades. As students move to middle and high school, new challenges emerge that can affect literacy achievement. Even for students who achieve early reading and writing success, the literacy demands of middle and high school can pose substantial challenges. Older students must be able…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Student Improvement, Adolescents, Literacy
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2004
In 2001 Congress passed the "No Child Left Behind Act," the Bush Administration's Education Reform Bill. This Act drew attention to the need for young children to be given the opportunity to learn fundamental skills that will prepare them for success in school. The "Good Start, Grow Smart" ("GSGS") Initiative was…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, American Indians, American Indian Education, Disadvantaged Youth