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Noahr, Lorrell; Black, Scott; Rogers, Justin – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
As our world becomes more and more steeped in technology, educating our students in that and related areas becomes crucial. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education focuses on helping students become the next generation of professionals who will create the new ideas, new products and new industries of the future. Teaching STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Budgets, Financial Support, State Aid
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
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
Education is the catalyst for families, communities, and businesses to thrive. While Washington's employers report a growing need for a more educated workforce in order to stay competitive, many individuals need higher levels of education to obtain work that can support themselves and their families. Washington's Roadmap goals identify the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Labor Force Development, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment
Bartlett, Michael – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2016
As many as one in three businesses in the United States struggled to fill needed jobs in 2015. Millions of Americans, including at least 5.5 million youth, are disconnected from employment. Governors have a tremendous opportunity through the implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to reset their state…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Governing Boards, Labor Force Development, Federal Legislation
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
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2015 describes Washington's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Washington will implement to address those challenges. Year 4 of Washington's RTT-ELC was one of preparing to sustain the programs beyond RTT-ELC support and to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2016
The National Forum on Education Statistics convened the Data Disaggregation of Racial/Ethnic Subgroups Working Group to identify best practices for disaggregating data on racial/ethnic subgroups. This guide is intended to identify some of the overarching benefits and challenges involved in data disaggregation; recommend appropriate practices for…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnic Groups, Best Practices, Data Analysis
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
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Fleming, Kelly L.; Matthaei, James; Pfaendtner, Jim – Chemical Engineering Education, 2015
Many new Ph.D.s are not prepared for a competitive interview process in seeking a first job. The University of Washington (UW) designed the Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar (DYSS) to rectify this problem with three goals: simulate a visit associated with many interviews and a one-hour seminar; make UW graduate students aware of where they fit…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Seminars, Career Planning, Job Search Methods
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Lovitt, Thomas C.; Perry, Leslie; Hughes, Stanley – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2015
Why not set up a school in an apartment complex? After all, that is where children reside before and after they attend an actual school, and that is where they are during the summers when their actual school is closed. It is also where their parents are after work. And why not unite this school at an apartment complex with the school attended by…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Community Schools, Neighborhood Schools
Ambash, Joseph W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In its stunning and far-reaching decision in the "Pacific Lutheran University" case (12/16/14), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the door to union organizing among faculty at thousands of private-sector institutions, both secular and religious. The question before the NLRB was whether a local of the Service Employees…
Descriptors: Unions, Union Members, Teachers, Activism
Voss, Hans – Achieve, Inc., 2015
As states and districts transition to college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments, the need for high-quality instructional materials is clear. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer a low-cost solution with high potential to assist teachers nationwide in helping students meet the demands of higher standards. More and more…
Descriptors: State Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
State implementation of new standards (revising, adapting, and adopting new standards) is a significant undertaking. Such an effort at the state level requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Implementing new state standards also requires the support of multiple education leaders--governors, legislators, state departments of education,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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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