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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
US Department of Education, 2006
This non-regulatory guidance updates and expands upon the "LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance" issued on January 7, 2004. The revised guidance addresses new issues raised by State and local officials in light of their experiences in administering and carrying out the "School Restructuring" provisions authorized…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
US Department of Education, 2005
In many places across the country, public school students no longer automatically attend their neighborhood school. Instead, parents may decide that their child's needs are better met elsewhere, for example, at a small alternative school, an arts magnet school, a charter technology high school, or a media academy operating within a larger school.…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Innovation, School Desegregation, Public Schools
Ohio Department of Education, 2005
The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which took effect in 2002 and requires that all teachers be highly qualified in the core academic content area(s) they teach, places major emphasis upon teacher quality as a factor in improving achievement for all students. This emphasis grows out of the research showing that teachers' mastery of the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
The main challenges faced by high schools are preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century, and for post secondary educational opportunities. Yet in a 2004 review of the graduation requirements of all 50 states, Achieve Inc. discovered that "no state requires its graduates to take the courses that reflect the real-world demands of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Secondary School Curriculum
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2004
Meeting the demanding requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) falls most heavily on the school principal. A variety of credible studies prove that schools with good library programs have students who do better academically as measured by standardized test scores. Administrators may not be aware that they have a powerful ally in the school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Instruction, Educational Improvement, Reading Programs