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Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Teen pregnancy in the United States has declined significantly in the last two decades. Despite these declines, rates of teen birth, HIV, and STIs in the United States remain among the highest of any industrialized nation. Socio-economic, cultural and structural factors such as poverty, limited access to health care, racism and unemployment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2008
This publication, presented in pocket guide format, contains data from 2007 vocational education and training (VET) statistics collections. It includes key data on students and courses, apprentices and trainees training activity, graduates, the financial operations of the VET system, and employers' use and views of the VET system. Among the…
Descriptors: Graduates, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Trainees
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2006
Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state by- state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all…
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Well Being, Benchmarking, Information Sources
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
Woods, Deanna – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
Leadership in a Collaborative School has been written for those who are involved in some level of collaboration to improve education--or who soon will be. This report provides evidence-based research and professional wisdom as tools for self-reflection, dialogue, and action. These can, in turn, lead to more effective decision-making and education…
Descriptors: Leadership, Futures (of Society), Educational Administration, Educational Research
Ford, Michael P. – Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2005
There always has been a problem with grouping practices in reading programs. The complexity of the interaction between readers, texts, and the contexts in which reading takes place often is ignored by educational decisions that suggest that one program, set of materials, instructional technique, or grouping arrangement can address the needs of all…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction
Sacks, Stanley; Ries, Richard K. – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005
This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) provides guidelines for counselors and others working in the field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. TIPs are best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorders that make the latest research in substance abuse treatment available to counselors and educators. The content…
Descriptors: Patients, Mental Disorders, Drug Abuse
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2005
This publication, presented in pocket guide format, contains highlights from the 2004 vocational education and training (VET) statistics collection. It also includes key data on VET, apprentices and trainees' training activity, and information on technical and further education (TAFE) graduates obtained from the 2004 Student Outcomes Survey. Among…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2005
This analysis of secondary-postsecondary alignment issues suggests some clear directions that campus, system, and state policy leaders must take to improve the success of students in the educational pipeline. These efforts will be more successful if they take place as part of broader K-16 initiatives--efforts that include early outreach to high…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Standards, College Bound Students
Brewster, Cori; Klump, Jennifer – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
This booklet is one in a series of "hot topics" reports produced twice a year by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. These reports briefly address current educational concerns and issues as indicated by requests for information that come to the Laboratory from the Northwest region and beyond. Each booklet contains a discussion…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
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
Vermont Department of Education, 2004
Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Vermont Health Grade Cluster Expectations as a means to identify the health content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using "Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning…
Descriptors: Health Education, State Standards, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation
Bodrova, Elena; Paynter, Diane E. – 2000
This policy brief, intended for education policymakers, enumerates concerns about literacy which have surfaced in recent years. The brief notes that: (1) American schools have seen enormous changes in student demographics; (2) increased testing of third and fourth graders has provided concrete evidence for what was, in years past, a suspected but…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Emergent Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Primary Education
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Yeoman, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2000
The literature on language diversity, linguistic human rights, and language renewal is reviewed, and Web sites dedicated to Aboriginal languages are examined. The Internet provides a resource center where grammars, lexicons, fonts, and other resources can be developed; a means of learning languages; and a medium for communicating in Aboriginal…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Computer Mediated Communication, Cultural Maintenance, Distance Education
Burger, Carol J.; Sandy, Mary L. – 1998
This booklet is intended for teachers in grades K-12, guidance counselors, school administrators, preservice teachers and their college instructors, and interested parents. The information included in this publication has been gathered from the research and programs developed and refined by hundreds of dedicated teachers and researchers in the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Females
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