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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Boyd, Fenice B.; Ridgeway, Monica L.; Nyachae, Tiffany M. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
In this paper we build a conceptual framework to argue for culturally compelling instruction that leads to teaching for change. Culturally compelling instruction calls for a substantive shift in how teachers view their students, communities, and what the perspective might mean for students' future when they have access to alternative learning…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Curriculum
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Kruger, Christopher J.; Scogin, Stephen C.; Jekkals, Regan E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Although embedded in a traditional middle school, STREAM takes a nontraditional approach by connecting students to the outdoors through project-based learning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Projects, Outdoor Education, STEM Education
Hubbard, Lauren – Education Trust-Midwest, 2019
In the Fiscal Year 2020 Executive Budget Recommendation, Governor Whitmer proposes a series of investments which prioritize access to opportunity for students who have historically been left behind and underserved in Michigan's public education system. This includes students of color, students from low-income families and students with…
Descriptors: Public Education, Budgets, State Aid, Equal Education
Dechausay, Nadine – MDRC, 2018
Executive skills are the cognitive abilities that make it possible for people to set goals, regulate impulses, and complete the steps necessary to achieve their objectives. Examples of these skills include time management, emotional control, and organization. Richard Guare and Peggy Dawson have developed a coaching strategy based on executive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Ability, Coaching (Performance), Behavioral Sciences
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
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Brown, Jamie; Hoffman, Holly; Rouech, Kristina E.; VanDeusen, Elizabeth A. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
This article describes the first implementation of the Future Educators Learning Community, and particularly, the impact of three linked courses and instructor collaboration. With supporting literature and the context and background of this learning community as the foundation, our experiences are structured into three distinct categories:…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Vecchiotti, Sara – State Education Standard, 2018
There is ample opportunity for state boards to improve outcomes for children by strengthening the early care and education workforce and thereby improving the quality of early care and education. Ensuring that ECE professionals have the knowledge, supports, and resources they need to support children's learning is one avenue to improving the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Labor Force, State Boards of Education
Zinth, Jennifer; Barnett, Elisabeth – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A substantial and growing body of research indicates that, all other factors being equal, students who dually enroll are more likely than their non-dually-enrolling peers to finish high school, matriculate in a postsecondary institution and experience greater postsecondary success. Spurred by this, states are increasingly viewing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Attainment, State Standards, Eligibility
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A governor's State of the State address is an opportunity to outline policy priorities, highlight past accomplishments and reflect on the condition of the state and country. In 2018, 17 governors are serving their last year in office, having reached the end of their term or deciding not to seek re-election. Many of them used their State of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Statewide Planning, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development
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Hacker, Michael; Cavanaugh, Sandra; DeHaan, Chris; Longware, Alta Jo; McGuire, Matt; Plummer, Matthew – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
This is the second of two articles about the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering for All (EfA) program which focuses on engineering as a potential social good, revisits major Technology and Engineering (T&E) themes (design, modeling, systems, resources, and human values) in two authentic social contexts (Food and Water), and uses…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Curriculum Implementation, Middle School Students, STEM Education
Andrews, Gordon P.; Warren, Wilson J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The authors describe the politicization of the process to revise Michigan's social studies standards from 2005 to the present. In 2005, critics objected to the omission of topics they considered important, even though the content expectations document was not intended to be an exhaustive list of material to be covered. The latest, more limited…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Educational History
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Francis, Anthony Tuf; Olson, Mark; Weinberg, Paul J.; Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This article describes how a secondary teacher education program at a midsized university made the turn toward a practice-based program in teacher education. The authors argue that efforts to recenter the program around practices have not only improved opportunities for novice teachers, but also have provided teacher educators a programmatic…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Loomis, Alysse M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience higher rates of trauma, such as maltreatment and violence exposure, than their older counterparts,…
Descriptors: School Role, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Trauma
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