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Stein, Les; Stein, Alex – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
More than ever before, our nation needs teachers who are not only motivated to teach but who are also properly educated, trained, and prepared for the many challenges that are facing our nation's K-12 public schools. The education departments and schools at our colleges and universities cannot continue to do business as usual--they need to adjust…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Public Schools, Preservice Teachers
Wykes, Bruce L. – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
Many policies and initiatives have been proposed or implemented to address the unique needs of military families who face special challenges while supporting the service of their military member(s). Some of those policies and initiatives have sought to focus on military-connected children (MCCs) and the particular academic challenges they face.…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Student Needs, Public Schools, Educational History
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
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Sklar, Daniel Judah – Teaching Artist Journal, 2008
When children write plays, their wishes, fears, and secrets face an audience. An audience is not a do-gooder making nice. It is not an authority figure with a grudge against one's race or class. When it laughs at the jokes or applauds, it can be trusted. It is saying this play--and by extension its author--fits into the world on its own terms. In…
Descriptors: Playwriting, Play, Audiences, Writing (Composition)
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2007
This "Report Card to the Public, a Summary of Statistics from Alaska's Schools," is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2006-2007. This publication reports the status of public education in Alaska. It is a source of information for Alaska's educational policymakers, including legislators, the…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, College Admission, Public Education, Educational Policy
Cascio, Elizabeth; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007
Older children outperform younger children in a school-entry cohort well into their school careers. The existing literature has provided little insight into the causes of this phenomenon, leaving open the possibility that school-entry age is zero-sum game, where relatively young students lose what relatively old students gain. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Longitudinal Studies
Traini, Cecilia – Association for Children of New Jersey, 2006
Over the past five years, Newark has seen creeping gains in several indicators of child and family well-being, particularly economics, education and health. Even though there is some good news to report, the fact remains that Newark children still suffer disproportionately compared to children growing up in other parts of Essex County, New Jersey…
Descriptors: Population Trends, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2006
This "Report Card to the Public, a Summary of Statistics from Alaska's Public Schools," is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2005-2006. This publication reports the status of public education in Alaska. It is a source of information for Alaska's educational policymakers, including legislators, the…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, College Admission, Public Education, Educational Policy
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2005
This "Report Card to the Public, a Summary of Statistics from Alaska's Public Schools," is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2004-2005. This publication reports the status of public education. It is a source of information for Alaska's educational policy makers, including legislators, the Governor,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, College Admission, Public Education, Educational Policy
Wiest, Lynda; Johnson, Shanna – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2005
Girls take as many mathematics courses as boys do in high school. However, they show lower achievement in mathematics and are less likely to pursue mathematics-related fields. Women's interest and participation in computer science fields is also a concern. Moreover, women in these occupations are more likely than men to use computers for clerical…
Descriptors: Role Models, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Role
Association for Children of New Jersey, 2004
"Newark Kids Count 2004" presents a statistical snapshot of child well-being that can be used to inform those efforts to create a strong community safety net for Newark's youngest citizens. Following is a look at some of the major trends documented in this year's report: (1) Poverty persists; (2) Nutritional supports lag; (3) Unmarried…
Descriptors: Community Services, Tax Credits, Child Welfare, Welfare Services
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