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Cerna, Oscar; Beal, Katie – MDRC, 2018
MDRC is working with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to study the state's efforts to improve college outcomes for Latinos--in particular, the approaches being taken at two-year and four-year colleges that qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This brief covers the first step in that project: a daylong conversation among…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Educational Needs, Success
Medler, Alex; Reddy, Vinayak – National Charter School Resource Center, 2018
Charter schools face high-stakes accountability. When charter schools fail to perform as expected, including as measured on state tests, authorizers are often expected to close them. While the details of charter school oversight are shaped by each state's charter school policy, federal law influences how states test children and evaluate all…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
For years, student test scores drove much of the conversation about school quality and student learning. But new state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) show that policymakers are using a broader set of measures to assess school quality. In addition to math and reading performance, many states will also look at core subjects such…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emotional Development, Social Development, Federal Legislation
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Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Student success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a major concern in higher education. While overall 6-year graduation rates are around 60% nationally (National Center for Education Statistics, 2016), only about 40% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree within 6 years. Studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, School Holding Power, Sense of Community
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Reporting Civil Rights Data presents a variety of effective methods through which local education agencies (LEAs) report civil rights data to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the guide provides examples of how state education agencies can voluntarily help their LEAs with Civil Rights Data…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Student Rights, Data, Information Utilization
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Bertone, Agustina; Moffa, Kathryn; Wagle, Rhea; Fleury, Isabelle; Dowdy, Erin – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
Over half of the children between the ages of 1 and 5 in California are classified as dual language learners (DLLs), with most identified as Latinx and from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. Latinx students are consistently under-identified and undertreated for mental health services, necessitating a change in service delivery that begins with…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
Ochsner, Amanda; Corwin, Zoë B. – Educational Technology, 2017
In 2014, researchers at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California (USC) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement in Postsecondary Education's First in the World program to do research aimed at understanding how games can be used to cultivate college knowledge and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Games, Instructional Design, Design Requirements
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Spero, Susan – Journal of Museum Education, 2017
"Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum" offers insight into why and how 10 case study museums have transformed to serve the needs of their public. Susan Spero interviews authors Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson about the purpose of the book, their case study choices, the key characteristics of visitor-centered institutions and their…
Descriptors: Interviews, Case Studies, Museums, Observation
Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Information Utilization
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Hesterman, Sandra – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
A pedagogy of multiliteracies is based on the theoretical perspective that in order to find our way around our mass media, multimedia and electronic hypermedia communication environments and accommodate the realities of increasing local diversity and global connectedness, a broadened definition of literacy is required. New ways of making sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Elrod, Susan; Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
For the past 20 years, numerous reports have called for change and reform of undergraduate education to improve student learning, persistence, and graduation rates for students in STEM. Many change efforts have been started but few have reached the transformational level of entire programs, departments, or colleges in the STEM disciplines. In…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Organizational Change, Undergraduate Study
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Mucetti, Rosanna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This article shows how the adoption of technology may serve as a catalyst for deeper, systemic reforms. This article shares a local case of organizational learning in which a midsize California urban school district faithfully acted on a technology goal nested in its strategic plan. Through this experience, the school district demonstrated various…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Technology Integration, Educational Change
Friend, Bruce; Patrick, Susan; Schneider, Carri; Vander Ark, Tom – iNACOL, 2017
The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. The authors define personalized learning and describe why it matters. They highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how personalized…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Competency Based Education, Definitions
Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2017
"Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners" seeks to highlight the promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students. This paper is designed for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Individualized Instruction
Davis, Paula – Donnell-Kay Foundation, 2017
As housing prices increase in cities across the country, many teachers are finding it harder to afford to live in the districts in which they teach. Teacher salaries aren't keeping up with the rising cost of living. These challenges are contributing to widespread teacher turnover, which is known to have negative effects on students. Teachers are…
Descriptors: Housing, Public School Teachers, Housing Needs, Teacher Salaries
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