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Loewenberg, Aaron – State Education Standard, 2018
Children enter kindergarten with a wide range of previous education experiences: Some have participated in pre-K programs: private, state-funded, or part of Head Start. Others have spent time in a family child care setting or in informal arrangements with family, friends, and neighbors. Regardless, this transition is fraught with stress and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, Educational Experience, School Readiness
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2018
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)--the nation's largest regional tuition-reciprocity program--is celebrating its 30th year of regional exchange in the 2017-18 academic year. The tuition reciprocity agreement allows nonresident students from a WICHE state to enroll in participating two- or four-year public institutions located in another…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Exchange Programs, Geographic Regions, Out of State Students
Benitez, Michael; James, Mary; Joshua, Kazi; Perfetti, Lisa; Vick, S. Brooke – Liberal Education, 2017
Despite focused efforts by many colleges and universities, the racial and ethnic composition of college faculty has not increased significantly in more than twenty years. To provide an educational environment that promotes the success of students of color, it is imperative to develop structures that promote the retention and success of faculty of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Ethnic Diversity, College Students
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
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2017
The transition to kindergarten is an important time in the young life of a preschooler. Research has shown that the quality of children's kindergarten transition processes has implications for their future academic and social outcomes, and the level of family engagement in kindergarten. Research further indicates that children living in families…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Educational Policy
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
Sedney, Christina; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
2017 saw every legislature in the West in session--including the 15 Western states, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam--with legislators addressing a diverse array of higher education topics and dealing with an equally wide variety of budgetary outlooks. As in past years, Western states featured some of the largest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Location, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This Policy Snapshot provides summary information for 2017 legislation related to attainment goals and plans, as well as policy actions from previous years.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Postsecondary Education, Policy Formation
Sedney, Christina – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2016
In 2016, there was an increasingly dramatic divergence between state economies in the West. Most states in the region benefited from an ongoing economic recovery, but states reliant on the energy sector for tax revenues were hit hard by the global decline in oil prices. This resulted in varying budget situations in legislatures across the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Economic Impact, Economic Factors
Szekely, Amanda; Wat, Albert – National Governors Association, 2016
Children's academic and social development before third grade is highly predictive of later success in school and beyond. Research shows that during those early years, the gains children make in language and literacy, mathematics and social skills, and their growth as learners and thinkers are associated with a range of benefits, from academic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Clark, Heather Griller; Mathur, Sarup; Brock, Leslie; O'Cummings, Mindee; Milligan, DeAngela – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2016
The third edition of the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth's (NDTAC's) "Transition Toolkit" provides updated information on existing policies, practices, strategies, and resources for transition that build on field experience and research. The "Toolkit" offers…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Youth Programs, Transitional Programs, Juvenile Justice
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
This report covers fall 2014 enrollments for WUE [Western Undergraduate Exchange], WRGP [Western Regional Graduate Program], and PSEP [Professional Student Exchange Program]. It details the funds that flow between students' home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them. This newly expanded format gives detailed enrollment for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Professional Education
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