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Jenkins, Della; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2016
Community schools are receiving increased attention in Pennsylvania and across the country as policymakers and practitioners strive to address the effects of poverty on academic performance, and provide more comprehensive supports for traditionally-underserved populations. While many advocates and education leaders tout the promise of community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Program Implementation
Anrig, Greg – Educational Leadership, 2015
For the 12 years that Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York City, the Big Apple was home to the nation's largest experiment in implementing the business model of education reform. The numbers of public school closings and new charter schools soared, while the high school student assignment system was overhauled to be driven by choice. By the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Unions, Teacher Associations, Educational Improvement
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
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Pellegrino, Jeffrey Louis; Snyder, Charity; Crutchfield, Nikki; Curtis, Cesquinn M.; Pringle, Eboni – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
To engage students and meet institutional goals, higher education leaders need to leverage the institutional knowledge of their staff and their professional competencies. Evidence based decision-making provides a stepping-stone to strategic staffing practices. Strategically developing and retaining staff members moves the conversation from…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Meta Analysis, Case Studies, Empowerment
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Taylor, Beverley A. P.; Bakker, Andrea I.; Nadler, Marjorie Keeshan; Shore, Cecilia; Dietz-Uhler, Beth – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
In 2006, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) launched a major initiative, the Top 25 Project, to embed inquiry-guided learning (IGL) into its largest-enrollment courses across the university. These are generally entry-level classes and thus affect many students: 75 percent of incoming students on its main campus in 2010 were in at least one Top 25…
Descriptors: Models, Large Group Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design
Altstadt, David – Jobs for the Future, 2012
Less than 25 percent of college students who take any developmental education courses earn a credential within eight years. Over the past three years, the six states in the Developmental Education Initiative have developed and enacted unprecedented changes in policy and practice in an effort to reverse these dismal outcomes. "Ahead of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Case Studies
Norris, Cathleen; Hossain, Akhlaq; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
The authors stand by this prediction: Within five years "every" child in "every" grade in "every" K-12 classroom in America will be using a mobile learning device (MLD), 24/7. And a corollary already being seen in MLD-using classrooms: Student achievement will increase "significantly", since time-on-task…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices
W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2009
This report describes efforts to provide seamless transitions from early to elementary education. Specifically, it details SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids), a five-year initiative funded by the Kellogg Foundation, which has contributed a unique, community-based perspective to the national conversation on what it takes to…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education)