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Weinzapfel, Patricia – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Moving from a traditional school district to one that embraces a community schools model requires fundamental shifts in organizational structure and practices. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in southern Indiana and Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash., are two districts that have navigated this change. Leaders from those…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Districts, Educational Change, Administrative Organization
Hauge, Kimberly – National Governors Association, 2018
States increasingly need a more highly skilled workforce to meet the requirements of businesses, keep up with a rapidly changing economy and accelerate growth that leads to economic opportunity for workers and families. As a result, governors recognize that their role is to bring together education, workforce and economic development as talent…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Needs, State Action, State Policy
Stiles, Katherine; Mundry, Susan; DiRanna, Kathy – WestEd, 2017
In response to the need to develop leaders to guide the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided funding to WestEd to develop a framework that defines the leadership knowledge and actions needed to effectively implement the NGSS. The development of the framework entailed…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Standard Setting, Science Education
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
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Mills, J. Elizabeth; Campana, Kathleen; Goldsmith, Annette Y. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
In the face of a changing landscape of youth services, LIS education can push the field of librarianship forward by adopting research-based frameworks that are directly applicable to the profession. We combined the Connected Learning framework with Radical Change theory and Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) to establish the structure…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Library Science
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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Rifkin, Moses – Physics Teacher, 2016
Every physics teacher wants to give his or her students the opportunity to learn physics well. Despite these intentions, certain groups of students--including women and underrepresented minorities (URMs)--are not taking and not remaining in physics. In many cases, these disturbing trends are more significant in physics than in any other science.…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
Harris, Wendy; Horn, Benita Rodriguez; Tripp, Susan; Yasui, Barbara – ZERO TO THREE, 2016
The Birth-to-Three Equity Initiative launched in April 2015 as a multiyear systems change process to strengthen equitable access, services, and child and family outcomes in the "early intervention" system in Martin Luther King County, Washington. This article describes the training of agency leaders and "equity facilitators"…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Staff Development, Management Development, Facilitators (Individuals)
MDRC, 2016
Many social policy and education programs start from the assumption that people act in their best interest. But behavioral science shows that people often weigh intuition over reason, make inconsistent choices, and put off big decisions. The individuals and families who need services and the staff who provide them are no exception. From city…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Cost Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Program Improvement
Kadlec, Alison; Shelton, Susan – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
This paper examines the key aspects of stakeholder engagement that can strengthen the design, implementation and sustainability of outcomes-based funding policies. We seek to help policymakers understand the prevailing starting-point attitudes of institutional stakeholders, primarily college and university administrators, faculty and staff, and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outcome Based Education, Stakeholders, Private Financial Support
Lass, Leslie – Achieving the Dream, 2014
This overview introduces "Right from the Start: An Institutional Perspective on Developmental Education Reform," a series of three practitioner briefs on developmental education. Created by Achieving the Dream and MDC, the briefs spotlight successful reform efforts in developmental education at seven Achieving the Dream colleges. [The…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Principles
Prescott, Brian T.; Longanecker, David A. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
With increasingly widespread calls to raise educational attainment levels without substantially growing public investment in higher education, policymakers and others have devoted growing attention to the role of financial aid programs in providing access to, promoting affordability for, and incentivizing success in college. Given relative levels…
Descriptors: State Aid, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Access to Education
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Improving teacher preparation is critical to long-term improvement in teacher quality. More than 200,000 new teachers enter classrooms each year. Increasing student enrollment, the retirement of baby boom generation teachers, and high attrition in their first five years (between 40 and 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession) have…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Butterman, Eric; Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
College is getting harder to afford every year. Debt mounts and jobs, especially in certain industries, don't necessarily provide the financial return they once did. It should come as no surprise to administrators that students and families are feeling the pinch. Rather than ignore the problem, higher education leaders, policymakers, and others…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Income Contingent Loans, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Nyhan, Paul – New America, 2014
Early education has been a growing priority for the Obama administration, and its competitive funding is spurring innovation in this field around the country. In 2013, early education journalist Paul Nyhan, author of this report, conducted case studies of four competitive grant programs that are triggering changes in early education: "Race to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Competition, Federal Programs
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