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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
Stepanek, Jennifer; Jarrett, Denise – 1997
Changes in assessment practices are central to ongoing reform efforts in science and mathematics education. The education community is currently focused on new ways to measure, evaluate, and report students' progress toward standards and learning goals. The focus of this publication, using assessment for informing and improving instruction is not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Strategies
Mosher, Edith K. – 1968
A 1968 appraisal of the effectiveness of the school research office as a channel for the dissemination of research and development information to school personnel is the main concern of this report. The paper is a product of the Communication Program at Far West Laboratory which is designed to fill three main research needs: the investigation of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
Shor, Ira – 1992
Empowering education is defined as a critical-democratic pedagogy for self and social change. It is a student-centered program for multicultural democracy in school and society that approaches individual growth as an active, cooperative, and social process. The pedagogy described in this book is student-centered, but not permissive or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Carmen – Online, 1995
Presents evaluations, costs, and availability of three seminars taught by pioneers in the information broker industry: (1) Information Brokers Seminars by Rugge covers topics related to small business management; (2) Public Records Seminars by Burwell emphasizes use of public records information in businesses; (3) Comparative Online Searching…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Course Evaluation, Information Management