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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
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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
Whinnery, Erin – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Prior learning assessment policies allow students to earn college credit for knowledge and experience gained outside of a classroom, which can accelerate their time to graduation. Research shows that students who receive Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit accumulate more credit and graduate more quickly and at higher rates than their peers who…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, State Policy, College Credits
Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
There were a number of historic public charter school policy wins across the country in 2017. Kentucky became the 44th state (along with the District of Columbia) to enact a charter school law. Colorado and Florida provided charter school students with unprecedented access to locally raised dollars for facilities. Tennessee and Texas created new…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Baumann, Paul; Brennan, Jan – Education Commission of the States, 2017
The civic education policy framework and gap analysis tool are intended to guide state leaders as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. They allow for adaptation to state- and site-specific circumstances and may be adopted in whole or in piecemeal fashion, according to states' individual…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness
O'Keefe, Bonnie – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017. It focuses on three key topics for early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): setting clear goals and policy priorities for early learning, integrating early learning into school improvement, and supporting early childhood educator…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Caron, B.; Kendall, R.; Wilson, G.; Hash. M. – Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
The Early Learning Challenge (ELC) program awarded more than $1 billion in four-year grants to 20 States to implement comprehensive and cohesive high-quality early learning systems that support young children with high needs and their families. A key lever in making these improvements was the enhancement of States' Quality Rating and Improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Needs, Quality Control
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for an Early Learning Challenge (ELC) State in response to a request for information about initiatives to improve the quality of child care and early education provided by family, friends, and neighbors in the 20 RTT-ELC States. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Annual Reports, Family Programs
Cheney, Gretchen Rhines – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
A growing number of U.S. companies across a range of industries are designing apprenticeship programs to give workers access to on-the-job learning opportunities that allow them to transition into in-demand jobs and careers. This discussion paper provides a snapshot of the current state of apprenticeship in the United States based on interviews…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
Murthy, Carrie, Comp. – Investing in Innovation Fund (i3), US Department of Education, 2017
In May 2017, the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) College Access and Success community embarked on a project to compile shared challenges and lessons learned as a resource for fellow i3 College Access and Success grantees, the larger community of i3 grantees, and the broader field of college access. Through this project, the authors discovered…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Grants
Holly, Neal; Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Concerned with low on-time graduation rates, state lawmakers continue to turn to outcomes-based funding (OBF) as one policy approach to support postsecondary degree attainment and workforce goals. Policymakers have also been confronted with constituent complaints about student debt loads, course schedules and academic programs that force students…
Descriptors: State Aid, Funding Formulas, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power
Hauge, Kimberly; Parton, Brent – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2016
Industries in every state are struggling to find qualified applicants for jobs, while job seekers too often find they lack the skills needed to enter or move along a career pathway to a good job. Preparing a workforce that is poised to meet the needs of businesses and ultimately to make the state more economically competitive is a top priority for…
Descriptors: State Programs, State Policy, Educational Strategies, Change Strategies
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Partnerships between community colleges and employers to create apprenticeships have been around for decades. These traditionally have covered fields like the building trades--electrical, construction and others--as well as heavy manufacturing like the automobile industry. Inspired partly by a new federal apprenticeship consortium--and $175…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
Soricone, Lisa; McDonnell, Rachel Pleasants – Jobs For the Future, 2016
As community colleges across the country look for ways to promote student success, the need for scaling effective approaches is critical. This guide builds on a framework of four phases of scaling developed in Job For the Future's (JFF's) previous publication, "Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Sustainability
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