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Schumacher, Rachel; Ewen, Danielle; Hart, Katherine; Lombardi, Joan – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2005
This brief is based on the 61-page report of the same name. This paper, commissioned by the Brookings Institution, studies the emergence of the mixed delivery model, in which pre-kindergarten is delivered in community-based settings and schools. It describes findings of a state survey CLASP conducted to understand the policy choices,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Child Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Preschool Education
Molnar, Alex; Garcia, David; Sullivan, Carolyn; McEvoy, Brendan; Joanou, Jamie – Commercialism in Education Research Unit, 2005
This annual report, in its seventh edition, found that Education Management Organizations (EMOs) tend to focus on managing charter primary schools and on enrolling relatively large numbers of students in those schools. Fifty-nine EMOs operate in 24 states and the District of Columbia, enrolling some 239,766 students. The report is the most…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Proprietary Schools, Privatization, Charts
Conklin, Kristin D.; Smith, Stephen – National Governors Association, 2004
Never before in U.S. history has the quality of human resources--the skills and education of its people-been so important to the economic prospects of states and their residents. Within the next 20 years, the nation will lack 14 million people with postsecondary education unless states realize significant improvements in high school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate
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Lawrence, Barbara Kent – Journal of Education, 2004
Relying on standardized tests to measure performance and determine accountability obscures the fact that only reciprocal rights and responsibilities can create authentic accountability. A student has the right to expect a teacher will begin on time with a well-prepared lesson, the necessary materials, and the skill to conduct a class. A teacher,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2004
This issue of the quarterly publication focuses on Achieving Secondary Education and Transition Results for Students with Disabilities. Editorial introduction notes that today's educational systems are being called upon to re-examine how they prepare students with disabilities for adult life. The shift toward greater participation by students with…
Descriptors: Community Services, Nontraditional Education, Disabilities, Accountability
Cunningham, Alisa; Redmond, Christina; Merisotis, Jamie – 2003
This report examines state-sponsored early intervention programs whose aims are to assist educationally and economically disadvantaged students to plan for postsecondary education. It highlighs common policy mechanisms and discusses practices that have become established over time. It highlights 17 programs in 12 states that are leaders in early…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, High Risk Students
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
Mogulescu, Sara; Segal, Heidi J. – 2002
This report examines how New York counties can systematically and programmatically improve approaches to managing persons in need of supervision (PINS), describing approaches to truancy prevention and diversion that have been instituted nationwide and may be applicable to the PINS operating system. Researchers surveyed truancy-specific programs…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Delinquency
Bloom, Dan; Anderson, Jacquelyn; Wavelet, Melissa; Gardiner, Karen N.; Fishman, Michael E. – 2002
The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project was undertaken to identify effective strategies for helping low-income parents work more steadily and advance in the labor market. The 15 ERA demonstration projects that were operating in nine states (California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, South Carolina; Tennessee, and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Caseworker Approach
Brown, Cynthia G. – Principal, 2001
The standards movement and family work schedules are major factors underpinning the expansion of extended learning opportunities. A recent report by the Council of Chief State School Officials details the development of afterschool and other programs in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Texas. (MLH)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Delivery Systems, Dual Career Family, Education Work Relationship
Munford, Rhonda L. – 2000
This report contains the profiles of state-sponsored extended learning initiatives in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Texas. They address the need to provide extra time and opportunity for students who have difficulty meeting today's standards, and for students who are meeting standards during the school day, but want…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment
Michalopoulos, Charles; Schwartz, Christine – 2000
The impacts of 20 welfare-to-work programs across the United States were evaluated to determine which clients derive the greatest benefits from different approaches to moving individuals from welfare to work. Of the 20 programs examined, 7 were characterized as employment focused, 5 provided a mix of first activities without an employment focus, 4…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Comparative Analysis
Gonzalez, Josue M.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1997
This book discusses the challenges to developing a teaching force that is competent to work with immigrant students, arguing that professional development should be re-thought and teacher educators should move far beyond traditional inservice and teacher training. A framework is developed for considering what teachers of immigrant youth need to…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Brown, Brett; Kirby, Gretchen; Botsko, Christopher – 1997
During the 1990s, an increasing number of states have become interested in social indicators as basic tools of governance. Many states have been working aggressively to develop programs and initiatives that make systematic use of social indicators, and to develop the underlying data system to measure and track such indicators. This report reviews…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Welfare
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. – 1993
This report highlights recent legislation in Minnesota and California concerning charter schools, schools designed and run by teachers under contract with a public sponsor, and provides a brief overview of the issues involved in the establishment of charter schools as a strategy for improving public schools. In Minnesota, charter school…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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