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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
New York State Education Department, 2011
Education Law Section 3012-c requires a new performance evaluation system for classroom teachers ("teachers") and building principals ("principals"). New York State will implement a statewide comprehensive evaluation system for school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES). The evaluation system is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Teacher Effectiveness
Fazio, Lisa; Siegler, Robert – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2011
Students around the world have difficulties in learning about fractions. In many countries, the average student never gains a conceptual knowledge of fractions. This research guide provides suggestions for teachers and administrators looking to improve fraction instruction in their classrooms or schools. The recommendations are based on a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Numbers
American Institutes for Research, 2011
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over time, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving outcomes for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
American Institutes for Research, 2011
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over nearly five decades, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround, Educational Objectives
Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea; Bracco, Kathy – WestEd, 2011
Completion by Design, an initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to raise community college completion rates for large numbers of students while containing college costs, maintaining open access, and ensuring the quality of college programs and credentials. The goal of this guide is to assist community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation, 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
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. Opportunities for two-way communication include: (1)…
Descriptors: Parent Conferences, School Councils, Parent School Relationship, Classroom Techniques
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, 2010
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is dedicated to improving academic degree and certificate programs for professional educators--those who teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12, and to assuring the public of their quality. TEAC accredits undergraduate and graduate programs, including alternate route…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Degrees, Guides, Accreditation (Institutions)
Bailey, Jennifer; Little, Chelsea; Rigney, Rex; Thaler, Anna; Weiderman, Ken; Yorkovich, Ben – Online Submission, 2010
This handbook is designed as a quick reference for first-year teachers who find themselves in an assessment driven environment with little experience to help make sense of the language, underlying philosophy, or organizational structure of the assessment system. The handbook begins with advice on developing and evaluating effective learning…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment
Lines, Cathy; Miller, Gloria; Arthur-Stanley, Amanda – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Ongoing, strategic family-school partnering (FSP) is an essential component of every educational community. FSP is a multi-dimensional process in which schools, families, and communities engage in shared actions to ensure a child's academic, social, and emotional success. With this text, the authors intend to offer a practical guide that…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Systems Approach, Mental Health Programs, Partnerships in Education
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
In the decade following Columbine High School, educators, communities, and even state legislatures have acknowledged that we can no longer treat bullying as a natural rite of passage. There are strong legal implications for administrators and teachers who ignore bullying behavior. While many districts have increased awareness and ramped up…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teachers, Prevention, Safety
Association of American Educators Foundation, 2010
The National Education Association (NEA) is America's oldest education association, and it has become one of America's most powerful unions. It boasts 3.2 million members nationwide and is comprised of more than half of the public school teachers in the United States. Its annual reported receipts in 2009 totaled more than $377 million. The NEA's…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Unions, Political Power, Institutional Administration
Fosnot, Catherine Twomey; Jacob, Bill – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
This book provides a landscape of learning that helps teachers recognize, support, and celebrate their students' capacity to structure their worlds algebraically. It identifies the models, contexts, and landmarks that facilitate algebraic thinking in young students and provides insightful and practical methods for teachers, math supervisors, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Investigations, Number Systems
Nevada Department of Education, 2010
The 2009 Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 317 (SB 317) requiring that Nevada's public high schools, including charter schools, provide instruction in financial literacy. In an effort to assist school districts with implementation of instruction in financial literacy, the Nevada Department of Education assembled a task force (Financial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Consumer Science, State Standards, School Districts
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