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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise; Evans, Brian; Woods, Nancy; Hill, Jonathan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
This paper identifies the complex interactions of a multi-member partnership and outlines the synergetic opportunities and challenges within the model. At the core of the partnership model is the restoration of the waterways surrounding New York City through the reestablishment of the oyster into New York Harbor. The overarching goal was to…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Conservation (Environment), Municipalities, Cooperative Programs
Hough, Heather; Byun, Erika; Mulfinger, Laura – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Under emerging policy structures in California, the responsibility for school improvement is increasingly placed upon local school districts, with County Offices of Education (COEs) playing a critical support role. In this system, districts are responsible for school improvement, with counties in charge of ensuring quality across districts and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Data Use, School Districts, Capacity Building
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
To evaluate the extent to which California's school districts are engaging in continuous improvement, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) interviewed 41 educational leaders across the state. Three main ideas surfaced: (1) State data is insufficient for continuous improvement; (2) Some school districts are developing local data systems,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Data Use, School Districts, Capacity Building
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Hunzicker, Jana – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
An "institutional legacy" can be understood as knowledge, values, and shared experiences transmitted by or received from a college or university for the benefit of all who have taught, served, researched, and/or learned there. This article describes a year-long, collaborative writing project carried out by one university to chronicle two…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, History, Universities, Professional Development Schools
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Groth, Randall E. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2015
Statistics education has begun to mature as a discipline distinct from mathematics education, creating new perspectives on the teaching and learning of statistics. This commentary emphasizes the importance of coordinating perspectives from statistics education and mathematics education through boundary interactions between the two communities of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Fused Curriculum
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Duffy, Gavin; Gallagher, Tony – Research Papers in Education, 2015
This paper examines an initiative promoting collaboration between schools located in a city setting in Northern Ireland, which is broadly divided along ethnic and political lines. The schools involved, like the vast majority of schools in Northern Ireland, educate Protestant and Catholic children separately. This presents particular challenges for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Cooperative Programs, Urban Schools
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Aydogmus, Mevlüt; Sunbul, Ali Murat – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this research is to analyse the appropriate realization level of Comenius Projects in terms of some variables based on teachers' perceptions. In this research some questions about Comenius program asked to the teachers who carried out Comenius projects in Konya Province and the results have been analysed in terms of some variables.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Foley, Michele; Dunbar, Nancy; Clancy, Jeanne – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, two collaborative initiatives took place in Springfield, MA, between the public school system and Baystate Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University. The success of these initiatives was highlighted during grand rounds that featured academic medical center physicians and nurses as well as public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Hospitals, Institutional Cooperation
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
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Swan, Kathy; Griffin, Susan – Social Education, 2013
When the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards project began, there really was nowhere else to go but up. The project was up against great odds--a dearth of funding, a history of incivility amongst the disciplines within social studies, a knack for ending up in media battles over what should be taught in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Programs
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2013
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
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Carlson, Cameron B. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Recent state policies demand universities restructure principal preparation programs. Mandates, though unfunded, provide an opportunity for universities to engage representative stakeholders who benefit from context specific instruction. This article demonstrates how professors in one research university used collected programmatic information and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Design, Principals
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2012
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2011
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c.71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
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Tanner, David; Magdaleno, Kenneth – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Although educational leaders may be optimistic about initiating change, lasting reforms are rare. The group polarization literature, although dated, provides an important explanation for a very current problem. The theory holds that when there are differences of opinion to begin with, a counter-conformity effect works among members of groups.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Group Dynamics, Social Theories, Failure
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