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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2017
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Resource Materials, Educational Legislation
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 However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…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
Keup, Jennifer R.; Petschauer, Joni Webb – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or administration and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2010
To assist Wisconsin education leaders with planning for Response to Intervention (RtI), the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with Wisconsin education stakeholders, has developed this informational brief. This brief is intended to provide guidance for implementation of RtI and should not be read as administrative…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidance, Response to Intervention, Educational Objectives
Davis, Hilarie – Eye on Education, 2008
This book will help create a culture of literacy at schools, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities. This comprehensive and practical book includes: (1) Month-by-month plans for the entire school year; (2) How to build a faculty vision of…
Descriptors: Literacy, School Culture, Educational Environment, Story Telling
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008
Americans are deeply concerned about their present and future prospects in a time of economic uncertainty. Policymakers have a make-or-break opening--and an obligation--to chart a new path for public education that will secure the nation's economic competitiveness. This guide summarizes the challenges and opportunities that, if left unaddressed,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Economic Climate, Educational Opportunities, Competition
Hoyle, John R. – Corwin Press, 2006
Well-educated, charismatic leaders who can improve systems to enrich the lives of others are needed today more than ever. In this updated edition, John Hoyle identifies vision, motivation, flexibility, and openness to invention and opportunity as key characteristics of effective leaders, and challenges school administrators to think outside the…
Descriptors: Motivation, Vision, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership
D'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David – Open University Press, 2005
The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement
Gaible, Edmond; Burns, Mary – Online Submission, 2005
This handbook is intended to help decision makers in developing-country governments and donor agencies in their efforts to utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve and expand teacher professional development (TPD) activities. To the extent possible in a brief work, the handbook combines a global perspective--including…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2005
The goal of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to prepare all students for successful roles as workers, family members, citizens, and lifelong learners. To achieve this goal, this document identifies basic elements that are expected within all CTE programs. These elements are the basis for any instructional program to be approved for state…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Career Education, Educational Objectives, Program Development
Brown-Chidsey, Rachel, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2005
This cutting-edge volume offers a complete primer on conducting problem-solving based assessments in school or clinical settings. Presented are an effective framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to a student's academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties, and for…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
PACER Center, 2004
When individuals or groups join together to work toward a common goal, a partnership is formed. Successfully reaching the goal requires mutual cooperation and a sharing of responsibilities. While carried out in different ways, the principles used to satisfy personal and business partnerships are much the same. Parents are the child's first and…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Accountability, Partnerships in Education, Educational Objectives
Whitin, Phyllis; Whitin, David – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
In their second book copublished by the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, David and Phyllis Whitin offer K-6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics, including: (1) Specific criteria for evaluating math-related books, with emphasis on inquiry, critical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Interdisciplinary Approach
Vermont Department of Education, 2004
Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Science Grade Expectations as a means to identify the content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using the "Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities,"…
Descriptors: National Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Knowledge Level
Blaine, Suzanne – 2001
In compliance with the philosophy of the Yeshivah of Flatbush, the English department is committed to students mastering the secular discipline of English. Students will develop the language skills of reading, writing, and speaking, as well as a sophistication of style and a clarity of expression. Writing is to be developed for academic purposes…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools