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Marietta, Geoff; d'Entremont, Chad; Kaur, Emily Murphy – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Improving Education Together" offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Intervention, Cooperation, Labor Force
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
States in the midst of implementing evaluation reforms face a common dilemma: how to ensure that all your districts are implementing quality educator evaluation systems while still providing them with the flexibility to design systems best suited to their own unique needs. One answer is to create an equivalency process (also known as an approval…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Program Implementation, Educational Change
Alamprese, Judith A.; Limardo, Chrys – Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The "Policy to Performance Toolkit" is designed to provide state adult education staff and key stakeholders with guidance and tools to use in developing, implementing, and monitoring state policies and their associated practices that support an effective state adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education and training transition…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
Martin, Shanetta; Pittman, Karen; Ferber, Thaddeus, McMahon, Ada – Forum for Youth Investment, 2007
The guide is designed to help states and localities create or strengthen their own youth councils. It is a synthesis of theory and practice that provides a general framework for thinking about youth councils, explaining the principles for youth action and the importance of youth engagement. It also incorporates advice and lessons from people in…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Guidance Programs, Participative Decision Making, Theory Practice Relationship
Dennehy, Julie – Wellesley Centers for Women, 2006
Many states have created professional development systems to support the ongoing and increased education and training needs of early care and education professionals. This guide describes lessons learned in Massachusetts about conducting a study of the capacity of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to prepare the early education and care…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Higher Education, Colleges, Technical Writing
Massachusetts Department of Education, 2006
The Charter School Office has created the Opening Procedures Handbook as a tool to assist charter school founding groups prepare for the exciting, yet challenging, task of opening a Massachusetts public charter school. The Handbook summarizes the opening procedures process, identifies the action items that must be completed prior to the school's…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, Guidance, Program Implementation
McKinnon, Cole Marie – 2001
In an effort to conform to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) staff development requirement regarding elder abuse, a learning module was developed. It was designed to be administered to an individual caregiver for the purpose of self-study or to small groups of caregivers using the lecture-discussion format. Following the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Allied Health Occupations Education, Attendants
Massachusetts State Office for Children, Boston. – 1990
A resource guide for family day care providers in Massachusetts was developed as an initiative of the state Office for Children. Chapters are as follows: (1) Getting Ready to Do Family Day Care (e.g., definitions, provider qualifications, preparing your home, assistants, complaints); (2) Partnership with Parents (e.g., interviews, trial period,…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Child Abuse, Child Caregivers, Child Health
Wilson, Mary Alice – 1984
This manual is designed to introduce adults to microcomputers. It is planned for use with a series of five two-hour labs on Apple II or IIe computers, with participants expected to review sections and practice on a microcomputer between sessions. The goals are to have participants (1) understand how programing languages work, (2) understand the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education
Wilson, Mary Alice – 1984
The purpose of this manual is to help teachers and administrators develop a realistic plan for integrating microcomputers into the curriculum. It is based on the assumptions that (1) computers are a tool appropriate for every child, (2) teachers need additional training to use microcomputers effectively, (3) computer activities should be…
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum Development
Schuman, Joan E.; And Others – 1979
This handbook, one of the Massachusetts Dissemination Project's "Resources for Schools" series, is a sampling of exemplary guidance and counseling programs in Massachusetts schools. It is designed as a practical tool for guidance personnel, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel concerned about strengthening pupil personnel…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs
Rivera-Viera, Diana – 1975
The paper presents a model for the integrating classroom in accordance with Chapter 71A (which deals with bilingual education) and Chapter 766 (which mandates the provision of educational programs tailored to each student's special needs) of Massachusetts Legislation. Listed among goals for the model classroom are the following: to provide an…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Design, Guidelines, Handicapped Children
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. – 1976
This manual is designed by the Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service as a guide for the control of the most common insects and related pests of vegetable crops grown commercially in Massachusetts. It contains general information on insects and specific descriptions of the major pests, their life cycles, and the damage they cause. The topics…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Biology, Certification, Disease Control
Elford, George; And Others – 1975
This handbook is designed to assist Massachusetts schools in utilizing members of the community, teachers, and administrators in developing a system of evaluation to monitor student progress and measure program effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on the establishment of quality control procedures for alternative learning experiences, such as…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Evaluation Criteria
Designed to motivate a standard English class at the 9th grade level (Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Massachusetts), this writing unit centers on a field trip to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Broad lists of problems (tasks) are presented in 3 lists, since the original 3 groups of students (7 or 8 students to a group) were asked to solve…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, English, Experiential Learning
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