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Fergus, Edward – Corwin, 2017
According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In "Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity", Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Data Analysis, Research Utilization
Hallett, Ronald E.; Skrla, Linda – Teachers College Press, 2016
Schools and districts are seeing unprecedented numbers of students and families living without residential stability. Although the McKinney-Vento Act has been around for over 2 decades, many district- and site-level practitioners have a difficult time interpreting and implementing the Act's mandates within their local contexts. This book provides…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Students, Federal Legislation, Student Mobility
Valdés-Cotera, Raúl, Ed.; Longworth, Norman, Ed.; Lunardon, Katharina, Ed.; Wang, Mo, Ed.; Jo, Sunok, Ed.; Crowe, Sinéad, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
UNESCO established the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to encourage the development of learning cities. By providing technical support, capacity development, and a platform where members can share ideas on policies and best practice, this international exchange network helps urban communities create thriving learning cities. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lifelong Learning, Urban Programs, Communities of Practice
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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
This document is the fourth and final installment of this Forum series of guides on longitudinal data systems (LDS). One goal of the National Forum on Education Statistics (the Forum) is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and program decisionmakers. An approach to furthering this goal has been to pool the…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Management, Data, Educational Indicators
Meleisea, Ellie, Ed. – Online Submission, 2006
Despite the benefits of literacy for individuals, communities, and nations, a vast number of people remain illiterate. This publication will enable readers to understand the current literacy challenge and the United Nations Literacy Decade Plan of Action, to learn about the potential of using ICT as an effective literacy tools, and to appreciate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Educational Technology
Hoffman, Nancy – Jobs for the Future, 2005
Dual enrollment--the arrangements by which high school students take college courses during the junior and senior year--is a promising "next best thing" for states wishing to increase the number of underrepresented students gaining a postsecondary credential. Dual enrollment also has the potential to save money for families and taxpayers…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Attendance
Fenske, Robert H.; Parker, John D. – 1981
The development of an operational model that would enable a college institutional research unit to improve administrative decision-making by expanding its data base to include new activities not widely recognized throughout the institution is considered. Attention is directed to institutional research as a function within an institution,…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Administration, Data Bases