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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Each year, students in elementary and secondary education fall victim to unacceptable behaviors with sexual overtones, ranging from inappropriate touching and online conversations to physical sexual assault. Most schools have policies and procedures for keeping children safe from a range of threats and hazards, such as natural disasters, flu…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Abuse, Victims, School Policy
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
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
Aspen Institute, 2014
To assist system administrators as they pursue their own teacher leadership initiatives, this profile from Leading Educators and the Aspen Institute details the steps Denver Public Schools (DPS) took to design and implement its Differentiated Roles pilot. Specifically, it examines the initiative's opportunities and challenges within the context of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Leadership, Program Development, Program Descriptions
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
Lamme, Linda Leonard; Lamme, Laurel A. – 2003
Based on the view that schools are responsible for providing a safe and supportive setting for all students and that with education the school climate will improve for sexual-minority parents and their children, this booklet provides information on how schools can become more welcoming to all students. Following introductory comments, the book is…
Descriptors: Adoption, Bisexuality, Change Strategies, Children
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This document presents a collection of strand maps that show how students' understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might grow over time. The guide discusses strand maps in general and prose directly related to each individual map. The maps are built from benchmarks that were derived from…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Robb, Laura – 2000
An effective teacher must continue to learn, problem-solve, and respond to the evolving needs of his or her students. Ideally a culture of inquiry, reflection, and self-evaluation should develop. Voluntary inquiry-based reflection identifies problems and issues within a school and allows teachers and administrators to develop professional study…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching
McGroarty, Mary – 1998
A discussion of school partnerships with linguistic minority communities (1) contextualizes and defines such partnerships, (2) notes the typical obstacles that prevent educators and communities from developing partnerships successfully, (3) highlights promising evolving practices associated with effective partnerships, (4) recommends future…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Language Minorities
Biehle, James T.; Motz, LaMoine L.; West, Sandra S. – 1999
The National Science Teachers Association, in response to the emergence of new science curricula and the need for updated science facilities in the nation's public schools, convened a task force to develop guidelines for K-12 science facility design and use. This guide, a result of NSTA Task Force on Science Facilities and Equipment, includes…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Taylor, Howard E., Ed. – 1997
This primer is intended for teachers and principals to help integrate global education into the school curriculum. The articles offer suggestions and rationale for inclusion of a global approach to the classroom. The table of contents offers: (1) "Introduction" (Ernest L. Boyer); (2) What is Global Education?" (M. Eugene Gilliom); (3) "Position…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
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
Ward, Anne W., Ed. – 1994
Designed for education leaders who seek to apply multimedia technology in schools, this guide addresses not only hardware and software matters, but also a wide range of related issues that schools face. Various facets of the topic are addressed in 12 papers presented under 8 broad headings: (1) Multimedia Technology (Racquel Skolnik and R. G.…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Case Studies, Computer Selection, Copyrights
Humphrey, James H. – 1994
This book addresses modern supervision in school health education in terms of improving the teacher/student learning medium. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the scope and function of the entire school health program. Chapter 2 is concerned with the meaning of supervision along with philosophy and principles. Organization of health…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Learning Strategies
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
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