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Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2006
The federal requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have placed a new focus on increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates. While the dropout problem has generated research and new programs over the last 30 years, the dropout rate has remained relatively unchanged. Students drop out of school for many reasons, and the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2005
The consequences of not graduating from high school are increasingly serious for both individuals and society as a whole. As a result, policymakers and the federal requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have placed a new focus on increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates. While the dropout problem has generated research and new…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Career Education, Technical Education, Dropouts
Bylsma, Pete; Ireland, Lisa; Malagon, Helen – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002
This report provides information on the program for students with limited English proficiency (LEP) in school year 2000-2001 as well as historical information. Specifically, this report discusses the following topics: (1) staffing patterns and instruction to implement the program; (2) enrollment patterns of students who have participated in the…
Descriptors: State Programs, Limited English Speaking, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs
Bylsma, Pete – 2000
This study examined data from Washington school districts with approved state programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students during 1999-00. Data came from district annual reports; student information from districts with significant numbers of LEP students; and reviews of research on bilingual and LEP education. Overall, students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Finance