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Brown, Ryan A.; Antink-Meyer, Allison – Educational Technology, 2017
The maker movement, with its focus on-hands on learning through creating with familiar materials, has seen growth in both formal and informal learning spaces. This article examines three informal learning spaces that have redesigned their space (or a portion of it) to accommodate several tenets of the maker movement and in various ways have become…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Design Preferences, Educational Environment, Museums
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
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Henricks, Kasey – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
Many Chicagoans are getting shortchanged, particularly when it comes to money exchange between the Illinois Lottery (IL) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). A significant portion of lottery sales is earmarked for education in Illinois. Because these revenues are not generated equally, however, some contribute more to education via the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Race, Social Class
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) grantees and Head Start programs are funded to provide high-quality preschool education and comprehensive services to families meeting federal poverty guidelines. The overlap of program standards and services across these two programs provides unique opportunities for partnerships. This document provides examples…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Grants
Ellis, Auburn Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2015
There are many contemporary issues to address in adult education. This paper explores art-based strategies and the utilization of creativity (Kuumba) to expand learning for global communities in any field of practice. Benefits of culturally grounded approaches to adult education are discussed. Images from ongoing field research can be viewed at…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Art Education, Creativity, Culturally Relevant Education
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Lewis, Dan A. – Journal of General Education, 2014
The author proposes that "societal renewal" and the engagement required to accomplish that renewal should be the core of the university. By focusing on the basic building blocks of good citizenship (civic knowledge and civic action) the university can weave, at relatively low cost, programs and classes into its core. Using Northwestern…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Social Attitudes, Universities
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – McREL International, 2014
In today's rapidly changing global economy, "21st century skills" means much more than proficiency in basic academic subjects. One of the most important noncognitive competencies for student success is conscientiousness, which encompasses traits such as perseverance, self-regulation, resilience, and responsibility. Researchers have found…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Achievement Need
Manna, Paul; Moffitt, Susan – Wallace Foundation, 2014
This executive summary describes a Wallace-commissioned report that identifies the emergence of a new kind of education advocacy organization in the United States. The report also assesses how these groups influence education policy, provides an overview of their work across the country, and offers a case study of one, Advance Illinois. The report…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Educational Policy, Nonprofit Organizations, Case Studies
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Christie, Kathy; Millard, Maria; Thomsen, Jennifer; Wixom, Micah – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have enacted charter school legislation. The Education Commission of the States (ECS) analysts reviewed laws in the 50 states in creating an online database that highlights how state charter school laws vary, particularly in how states establish standards and accountability for charter school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Legislation, State Policy, School Law
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
Publicly reporting timely, actionable, and comprehensible data is one of the most powerful ways states can promote transparency, strengthen accountability, and ensure that everyone with a stake in education--parents, educators, policymakers, researchers, and members of the public and press-- has access to the information they need to make good…
Descriptors: State Policy, Parents, Empowerment, Accountability
Bergman, Emily – Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, 2014
While only a minority of children who have been abused or neglected engage in delinquent behavior, they are at a significantly higher risk. When youth do become involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, they present unique needs that require collaboration between the numerous systems and people involved in their lives. The…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Youth, Delinquency
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Curtis, John W.; Thornton, Saranna – Academe, 2013
This article presents the annual report on the economic status of the profession. This year's report covers three main issues--all perennial problems, but with new analysis based on the latest data--in addition to summarizing the current results from the annual American Association of University Professors (AAUP) survey of full-time faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment Level, Economic Status, Annual Reports
Szekely, Amanda – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2013
Decades of research find that effective school leadership and access to high-quality early education are two of the most important determinants of educational outcomes. School principals affect both teacher and student performance and play an important role in turning around troubled schools. High-quality education, from prekindergarten (pre-K)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Capacity Building, Principals, Educational Quality
White, Bradford R.; Cowhy, Jennifer; Stevens, W. David; Sporte, Susan E. – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2012
In a very short period during the spring and summer of 2012, researchers at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) and the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) collected data from respondents in five districts across Illinois to examine how school districts in the state approach designing and implementing new…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Teacher Evaluation, Instructional Improvement
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