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LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2018
Through the collaboration of its members, the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) to support business-higher education partnerships that co-design community college and university pathways to careers in fields critical to innovation and national security, as well as maximize…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges
Wassl, Frishtah; Wilkin, Christine; Ward, Maggie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) opened during the 2015-2016 school year. By the fourth year of operation, the school will be home to 400 English language learners (ELLs) new to the United States. Working in partnership with the Internationals Network for Public Schools, the school is designed around the "HELLO…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Schools, High Schools, Educational Development
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
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
Best, Jane; Winslow, Emily – McREL International, 2015
Educational assessments provide data that give policymakers a "snapshot" of how students are performing and serve as a means of holding teachers, schools, and districts accountable. Many contend, however, that assessments could do more to promote deeper learning in K-12 environments. One interesting possibility is the use of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Educational Policy, Formative Evaluation
Lass, Leslie – Achieving the Dream, 2014
This overview introduces "Right from the Start: An Institutional Perspective on Developmental Education Reform," a series of three practitioner briefs on developmental education. Created by Achieving the Dream and MDC, the briefs spotlight successful reform efforts in developmental education at seven Achieving the Dream colleges. [The…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Principles
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
Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the "geography of opportunity" for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities across the country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regional transportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2014
The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) has achieved particular success in operationalizing the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland around cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Security, Corporations, College Presidents
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
This practitioner packet is designed to help community college administrators implement reforms to developmental education at their colleges. It reviews common impediments to developmental reform and presents data that supports directions colleges can take to create a system of developmental education that might serve students more effectively.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Administrators, College Administration
Demski, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2012
Community colleges serve on the front line of workforce development. With their focus on applied science associate degrees and technical certificate programs, they provide students with a high-quality, low-cost education that prepares them for careers in one to two years. And for students who can't take time away from their family or work to…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Curriculum Evaluation, Relevance (Education)
Karp, Stan – Rethinking Schools, 2012
If narrow, test-based evaluation of teachers is unfair, unreliable, and has negative effects on kids, classrooms, and curricula, what's a better approach? By demonizing teachers and unions, and sharply polarizing the education debate, the corporate reform movement has actually undermined serious efforts to improve teacher quality and evaluation.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Psychometrics
Marietta, Geoff; Brookover, Elisha – Foundation for Child Development, 2011
Despite skyrocketing growth in its English Language Learner (ELL) population, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been remarkably effective in improving outcomes for ELL students across the district. Achievement has increased, and gaps between ELL students and their native English-speaking peers have decreased. This success is intentional.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
DeWitt, Stephen – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Forty-four states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands have formally adopted the Common Core State Standards (Common Core), and implementation is scheduled to begin in 2014--not that far away when one thinks about all that needs to be put in place. It's important for local educators and administrators to actively engage in the Common…
Descriptors: State Standards, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Educational Planning
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