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Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2016
Parents expect school districts and schools to keep their children safe while they are in school. That expectation of safety and security also extends to the protection of their children's learning data. Therefore, it is critical that school districts and schools are open and transparent about their student data privacy practices, and that those…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Security, Privacy, Information Utilization
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
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Malone, Nolan; Mark, Lauren; Narayan, Krishna – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This guide offers educators, program managers, administrators, and researchers a resource for building capacity for monitoring program outcomes. It provides concise definitions of program monitoring components and a framework for assessing program progress. Examples demonstrate the relationships among program components: outcomes, indicators,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, School Desegregation, Student Diversity
Lasagna, Molly; Laine, Sabrina W.; Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
No one stakeholder group can realize lasting change on their own; nor can any reform initiative focusing on just one type of strategy create the workplace conditions needed to truly build capacity within the education profession. Rather, stakeholders must focus on collaborating, reaching common understanding, and prioritizing for ultimate impact…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Personnel Selection, Unions, Educational Change
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
Education data are growing in quantity, quality, and value. When appropriately used to guide action, data can be a powerful tool for improving school operations, teaching, and learning. Education stakeholders who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to appropriately access, analyze, and interpret data will be able to use data to take…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Data Interpretation, Information Utilization, Data Analysis
US Department of Education, 2008
Lack of relevant course work is a top reason why high school students drop out, and studies have shown that low-income and minority students are less likely to be enrolled in college preparatory curricula than their more affluent peers. In today's world, it is critical to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous, high-quality education…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, High Schools, Academic Achievement, High School Students
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, 2005
Several forces are driving Alaska's school accountability initiatives. These include: (1) the Legislature's passage in 1997 and 1998 of the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) and other accountability measures; and (2) the passage by the U.S. Congress of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In the past, schools excluded some…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Participation, Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation
Barbee, Jim R. – Nevada Department of Education, 2005
The use of advisory committees is well established in the public school system. The purpose of advisory committees is to provide leadership, guidance and technical assistance to maintain, improve and develop quality career and technical education programs. This manual is written for those planning to form new advisory technical skills committees,…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Tech Prep, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
Carpenter, Thomas P.; Levi, Linda; Farnsworth, Valerie – In Brief, 2000
"In Brief" focuses on K-12 mathematics and science research and implications for policymakers, educators, and researchers seeking to improve student learning and achievement This brief highlights the learning gains of 240 elementary students involved in a long-term study in Madison, Wisconsin and their remarkable ability to reason with arithmetic…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Algebra, Arithmetic, Educational Change
Wohlers, Art – 1995
An educational program's characteristics are one of the main factors influencing the number of square feet needed per student. Listed are some initial questions facility planners can ask to help guide the facility design process with the educational program in mind. (GR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Curriculum Design, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning
Narrated by actor Howard Hesseman, this videotape presents arguments for promoting art education in the nation's schools. Interviews with art education leaders, industry leaders, teachers, and principals reveal their convictions that adequate training in critical and creative thinking is necesseary for successful participation in the international…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
Quigley, Charles N., Ed.; Bahmueller, Charles, Ed. – 1991
CIVITAS is a curriculum framework that sets forth a set of national goals to be achieved in a civic education curriculum, primarily for K-12 public and private schools. It is a framework that proposes to specify the knowledge and skills needed by citizens to perform their roles in U.S. democracy. There are two major sections in the framework. It…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Inservice Education. – 1988
The United States of America is a society dependent upon science and technology. This will be even more evident in the 21st century, when many jobs will exist in fields not yet developed. Decisions relating to yet unknown data will need to be made. The individual will need to be scientifically and technologically literate to be able to relate to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
Strueber, June E. – 1983
This presentation suggests methods for selecting teachers and students for high school advanced placement courses, presenting the course material, and preparing students for examinations. It also discusses some materials that can be used in an advanced placement English course and considers some problems of curriculum revision that can arise when…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High Schools, Program Development, Program Implementation
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