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Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2017
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on English Learners (ELs) and charter schools include: (1) Number of charter schools, by state, including DC: school year (SY) 2013-14; (2) Percentage…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Geographic Location, School Districts
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Smith, Nelson – Education Next, 2012
School districts held an exclusive franchise on public education services until 1991, when Minnesota passed the first law permitting public charter schools. Charter schools are publicly funded, authorized by various agencies designated in public law, but independently managed. They operate outside district control, and most can draw students from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, School Buildings, School Construction
Kisch, Marian – School Administrator, 2012
Natural disasters, as well as crises of the man-made variety, call on leaders of school districts to manage scenarios impossible to predict and for which no amount of training can adequately prepare. One thing all major crises hold in common is their far-reaching effects, which can run the gamut from personal safety and mental well-being to the…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Athletes, Death, Crime
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper presents the highlights of a conference entitled "Advancing Student Achievement through Labor-Management Collaboration" held in Denver, Colorado last February 15-16, 2011. This first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration is a historic effort to transform the relationships among local superintendents, school…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), School Districts, Superintendents, Boards of Education
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
A new data analysis, based on data collected as part of The Broad Prize process, provides insights into which large urban school districts in the United States are doing the best job of educating traditionally disadvantaged groups: African-American, Hispanics, and low-income students. Since 2002, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded The…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, School Effectiveness, African American Students
Dessoff, Alan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Under pressure to keep spending down but also keep pace with rapid technology changes, many districts are future-proofing their schools--trying to get the most out of tech spending by providing solutions they can use now and in the future without major, expensive infrastructure overhauls. In the Folsom Cordova (California) Unified School District,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Strategic Planning
Eckert, Jonathan; Houtchens, Bobbi Ciriza; Garcia, Antero; Greer, Nicholas; Khachatryan, Edit; Liou, James; Owens, Steve; Raphael, Leah; Romero, Elaine; Taylor, Katie; Ulmer, Jasmine; VanDusen, Tracey; Yaron, Linda – US Department of Education, 2011
In February 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED)--along with co-sponsors from the American Association of School Administrators, the American Federation of Teachers, the Council of the Great City Schools, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Education Association, and the National School Boards Association--brought…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, School Districts, Public Schools
Koppich, Julia E.; Rigby, Jessica – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2009
This policy primer is designed to provide base-line information about new forms of teacher pay that are emerging around the country, to support the local conversations and negotiations that will lead to the development of innovative compensation systems. It identifies reasons why teacher compensation is high on local, state, and federal policy…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Innovation, Teacher Motivation, Incentives
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Doblar, D. Douglas – Educational Horizons, 2009
Calls for schools to "improve" are everywhere, but recently calls for schools to "transform" have proliferated, based on the idea that schools are not simply underperforming but outdated if not obsolete. Most prominently, scholars and authors such as Phillip Schlechty, Peter Senge, and Francis Duffy have targeted school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, Social Systems, Community Schools
Dessoff, Alan – District Administration, 2009
It's no surprise that school districts are as vulnerable to fraud as the private sector or any other segment of government. Crimes in districts include collusion with outside vendors who provide kickbacks to employees, misuse of district-issued credit cards, embezzlement of district funds, and theft of district property. "Fraud happens…
Descriptors: School Districts, Deception, Antisocial Behavior, Crime
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2009
For many schools, "Going Green" once meant turning out the lights after leaving the classroom, filling the recycle bins, and celebrating Earth Day. Not anymore. Although such activities remain staples of environmentally conscious school systems, that consciousness has exploded in an era of high energy prices, global warming threats, and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), School Districts, School Buildings, Standards
Beem, Kate – School Administrator, 2008
A 2004 College Board survey revealed that school districts around America wanted to offer Chinese, but finding qualified teachers was a problem, says Selena Cantor, director of Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives for the College Board. So last year, a new College Board program brought guest teachers from China to school districts in 31…
Descriptors: Chinese, Teacher Exchange Programs, Second Language Programs, School Districts
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Gamble-Risley, Michelle – T.H.E. Journal, 2006
Consider Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) a misnomer, or least an understatement; satisfying its mandates demands a far greater than adequate effort. Established in the No Child Left Behind Act, AYP requires that districts and schools show a minimum, prescribed level of growth in student achievement, until the year 2013-2014, when every eligible…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Test Results, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development
Gehring, John – Education Week, 2005
Across the U.S., urban school districts are losing students and shuttering schools. In Detroit, some 35,000 students have left the city schools in less than a decade, and the city will close 34 schools and reassign more than 10,000 students in 2006. However, the trend is not limited to Rust Belt cities like Detroit, although their problems tend to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, Declining Enrollment
Togneri, Wendy; Anderson, Stephen E. – Leadership, 2003
Describes results of study of five high-poverty districts' successful efforts to improve academic achievement: Adline Independent School District (Texas), Chula Vista Elementary School District (California), Kent County Public Schools (Maryland), Minneapolis Public Schools (Minnesota), and Providence Public Schools (Rhode Island). Focuses on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Central Office Administrators, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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