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Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
Public Agenda, 2015
Communities across the country are grappling with different approaches to improving their schools. Introducing or expanding charter schools is one of the approaches that states and school districts have considered or implemented. Charter schools serve more than 5 percent of public school students nationwide and make up close to 7 percent of all…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation
Matthews, Hannah; Schulman, Karen; Vogtman, Julie; Johnson-Staub, Christine; Blank, Helen – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2015
In November 2014, with broad bipartisan support, Congress reauthorized CCDBG [Child Care and Development Block Grant] (the major federal child care program) for the first time since 1996. The new law strengthens CCDBG's dual role as a major early childhood education program and a work support for low-income families. This implementation guide is…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Programs, Program Implementation, Child Care
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
The Pacific region is comprised of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)-Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap; Guam; Hawai'i; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. This document begins by providing a map of the REL Pacific region overlaid on a map of…
Descriptors: Demography, Population Distribution, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
Dorn, Randy; Came, Deb – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2012
The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) is a longitudinal data system that will allow Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to collect, store and report data related to students, courses, and teachers in order to meet state and federal reporting requirements and to help educators and policy makers…
Descriptors: Information Centers, Annual Reports, Statistical Data, State Surveys
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
Bracey, Gerald W. – Educational Research Service, 2009
Are America's schools broken? "Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality" seeks to address misconceptions about America's schools by taking on the credo "what can be measured matters." To the contrary, Dr. Bracey makes a persuasive case that much of what matters cannot be assessed on a multiple choice test. The challenge for…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability
Hoge, Robert D., Ed.; Guerra, Nancy G., Ed.; Boxer, Paul, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
This authoritative, highly readable reference and text is grounded in the latest knowledge on how antisocial and criminal behavior develops in youth and how it can effectively be treated. Contributors describe proven ways to reduce juvenile delinquency by targeting specific risk factors and strengthening young people's personal, family, and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Substance Abuse, Intervention, Delinquency
Lansford, Jennifer E., Ed.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby, Ed.; Bornstein, Marc H., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
How do some families successfully negotiate the linguistic, cultural, and psychological challenges of immigration, while others struggle to acculturate? This volume explores the complexities of immigrant family life in North America and analyzes the individual and contextual factors that influence health and well-being. Synthesizing cutting-edge…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Intervention, Educational Development, Child Rearing
Jaycox, Lisa H.; Morse, Lindsey K.; Tanielian, Terri; Stein, Bradley D. – RAND Corporation, 2006
This tool kit is designed for schools that want to help students recover from traumatic experiences such as natural disasters, exposure to violence, abuse or assault, terrorist incidents, and war and refugee experiences. It focuses on long-term recovery, as opposed to immediate disaster response. To help schools choose an approach that suits their…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Natural Disasters, School Role, Coping
Lee, Sarah M.; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) will help school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards. The PECAT is customizable to include local standards. The results from the analysis can help school districts enhance…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Districts, National Standards, Physical Education
Melaville, Atelia; Berg, Amy C.; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2006
Community schools foster a learning environment that extends far beyond the classroom walls. Students learn and problem solve in the context of their lives and communities. Community schools nurture this natural engagement. Because of the deep and purposeful connections between schools and communities, the curriculum is influenced and enhanced,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Community Schools, Citizenship Education, School Community Relationship
Koegel, Robert L.; Kern Koegel, Lynn – Brookes Publishing Company, 2006
Recognized as one of the top state-of-the-art treatments for autism in the United States, the innovative Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to target and modify key behaviors in children with autism, leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. The product of 20 years of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Verbal Communication, School Activities, Language Skills
Mayne, Tracy J.; Norcross, John C.; Sayette, Michael A. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Now in its 2006-2007 edition, this perennial bestseller is the resource students count on for the most current information on applying to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. The Insider's Guide presents up-to-date facts on 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada. Each program's profile includes admissions…
Descriptors: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Doctoral Programs, Profiles
Howard, Elizabeth; Sugarman, Julie; Perdomo, Marleny; Adger, Carolyn Temple – Education Alliance at Brown University, 2005
This Toolkit is meant to be a resource for teachers, parents, and administrators involved with two-way immersion (TWI) programs, particularly those at the elementary level. Two-way immersion is a form of dual language instruction that brings together students from two native language groups for language, literacy, and academic content instruction…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education
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