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National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that school leaders--including principals, assistant/vice principals, and building leaders--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines how family members--including guardians of students--can support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps to engage students in the school climate improvement process. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning
Education Writers Association, 2017
Just because a classroom is noisy or the teacher isn't always lecturing doesn't mean the kids aren't learning. Quite the opposite. The idea is to push students to think differently, to apply what they know, and to create new ideas, instead of just receiving information. That's difficult to see, but easy to elicit with a few key questions. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Independent Study
Dusenbury, Linda; Yoder, Nick – Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2017
In the work of the authors with states over the years, they have observed that most follow a similar process when they develop policies or guidelines to support statewide implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL), such as establishing learning goals or standards for student social and emotional competencies, or providing guidance to…
Descriptors: State Policy, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Emotional Development
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
Alacbay, Armand; Barden, Danielle – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class students, concerns about college costs are mounting. The cost of operating an institution of higher education, with very few exceptions, is reflected in the price of attendance that students,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trustees, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
Tigani, Linda; Laing, Tony; Villavicencio, Adriana – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
Traditionally, schools have often made decisions about instruction, discipline, and other schoolwide policies without youth involvement. And yet, research suggests that when students have choice, control, and leadership opportunities, their motivation and engagement increase, which in turn is linked with better educational outcomes. This new guide…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Student Empowerment
Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
While many students who start at a community college intend to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree, most of them are not successful. One of the impediments to improving outcomes for these students has been the lack of widely available measures of institutional effectiveness in serving transfer students. In the publication "Tracking…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies
Florida Department of Education, 2017
This technical assistance paper provides guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. These policies apply to the approved assessments that programs may use to report educational gains in compliance with the National Reporting System (NRS) requirements. The NRS is the accountability system for the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Testing, Accountability
New York State Education Department, 2017
By August 1 of each year, each charter school in New York State is required by law to complete and submit an Annual Report to the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Charter School Office and to the school's charter entity, and to post the report on the charter school's website. The Annual Report Guidelines include general instructions…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Guidelines, Charter Schools, State Regulation
Ohio Department of Education, 2017
It is important for every student in Ohio to attend school every day. Missing too much school has longterm, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates. There are many reasons students miss school, but districts often can directly impact their students' attendance. By using data to identify and support students who…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, School Districts, Strategic Planning, Prevention
Cohen, Steven D. – Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 2017
The science of child development and the core capabilities of adults point to a set of "design principles" that policymakers and practitioners in many different sectors can use to improve outcomes for children and families. That is, to be maximally effective, policies and services should: (1) support responsive relationships for children…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Outcomes of Education, Children
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2017
The 2017-18 "Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid" provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, High Schools, School Counselors
Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2017
This brief encourages leaders to utilize their influence to help alleviate the long-standing achievement gaps in the education system, because when students flourish, entire communities can flourish as well. The authors want to ensure that grasstops are intentional in their advocacy for black students. The "Lift Every Voice and Lead…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap
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