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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
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
Davies, Gordon K. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
In March 2003, the Education Commission of the States, the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education established a collaborative project to help states improve higher education performance by assisting with examination of state higher education policies and with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management Systems, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Boeck, Debora – Washington State School Directors' Association (NJ1), 2002
This guide presents some of the best thinking about the difficult and puzzling work of improving student achievement. Taken as whole, it gives a complete picture of what it will take to close the achievement gap. It contains background, findings, and key policy recommendations from a 22-month study conducted by the Washington State School…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Administrator Guides, Administrative Principles
Gaston, Caroline – 2001
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Policymaker Partnership (PMP) of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education have joined together to consider challenges and opportunities for coordinating special and compensatory education among states, districts, and schools. As part of this effort toward increasing…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education
Hagans, Rex W.; And Others – 1992
States are in the leadership position to effect pervasive and comprehensive changes needed in the educational system. There exist five key dimensions for analyzing initiatives resulting in systemic changes: (1) infusiveness, building upon existing knowledge; (2) pervasiveness, effecting improvements in all key components of the system, including…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Burke, Joseph C.; Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Summaries of the design, planning, and implementation of performance funding programs in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington reveal the challenges and opportunities of this reform approach. Performance measures and objectives and the history of the program in each…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Trends, Higher Education