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Aspen Institute, 2021
The report contains real-world, proven school climate strategies to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate. It features 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation
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VanderBrug, Jonathan – State Education Standard, 2020
Recognizing the essential value of the arts, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) included the arts as an indicator of school quality and student success in the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which the U.S. Department of Education approved in August 2017. The indicator currently has no weight in Illinois's accountability…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Policy
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Benson, Sara R.; Stitzlein, Hannah – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This article summarizes the results of interviews with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub participants to determine whether and how standardized rights metadata is included in their digital collections. Providing accurate standardized rights metadata is crucial to communicating with patrons regarding how they can use objects in…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Electronic Libraries, Policy Formation, Library Policy
Bedrick, Jason – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2020
For more than two decades, tax-credit scholarship (TCS) policies have helped American families provide their children with the learning environment that meets their individual needs. Now available in 19 states, nearly 300,000 students nationwide use tax-credit scholarships to attend the school of their family's choice. TCS policies create an…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education
Hale, Bryant – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In Illinois, Senate Bill 100 was known in the statutes as Public Act 99-0456, took effect September, 15, 2016. Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford and Illinois State Representative William Davis both sponsored Senate Bill 100. Senator Lightford said, "We're moving toward a disciplinary system that prioritizes educating students by…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, State Legislation, School Holding Power, Legislators
Keily, Tom; Evans, Alyssa; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the achievement gap. It includes a tear-out page of guiding questions at the end.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alignment (Education)
Blanco, Megan; Norville, Valerie – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2019
To help state boards of education and other policymakers learn how to communicate most effectively on policies related to social and emotional learning (SEL), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) commissioned Edge Research to conduct a survey of community influ­encers in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, Labeling (of Persons)
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Holmes, Charles P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
To assess the relationship between the training/preparation of physical education teachers and their perceived instructional confidence levels across major topic areas established by the Illinois State Board of Education as critical content areas. In total, 283 individuals participated and were included in the data analysis. The participants…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Curriculum Development
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Henning, Nick; Dover, Alison; Dotson, Erica K.; Agarwal-Rangath, Ruchi – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The rise of high-stakes, standardized, teacher performance assessments (TPAs) is central to the industry being created out of the regulation, policing, and evaluation of university-based teacher education In addition to reinforcing a narrow and counter-critical framework, TPAs can shift responsibility for the evaluation of teacher candidates from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
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Oakley, Daniel L.; Watkins, Sandra G.; Sheng, Bridget Z. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
Standards for superintendents of schools are clearly spelled out by The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards. ISLLC and the ELCC standards both address the political actions expected of today's district superintendents. Little scientific research has been…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Superintendents, Influences, State Legislation
Baumann, Paul; Brennan, Jan – Education Commission of the States, 2017
The civic education policy framework and gap analysis tool are intended to guide state leaders as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. They allow for adaptation to state- and site-specific circumstances and may be adopted in whole or in piecemeal fashion, according to states' individual…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Bailey, Sarah F.; Jenkins, Jade S.; Barber, Larissa K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Classroom management involves managing students' requests for course policy changes. Instructors can adhere to the course policies or convey flexibility through making an exception for the student. The current study empirically examines students' emotional reactions (hostility, guilt, and surprise) and fairness perceptions to course policy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Policy, Course Content, Policy Formation
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Since 2013, states have witnessed significant legislative activity related to secondary- and postsecondary-level career/technical education (CTE). One key goal of much recent policymaking activity has been to improve alignment between high school and postsecondary CTE programs, including by developing state or regional structures to design career…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy
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Colón, Ingrid; Heineke, Amy J. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
In this qualitative case study, we investigate teachers' appropriation of language policy at one urban elementary school in Illinois. Recognizing classroom teachers' central role in the education of English learners, we probe teachers' policy appropriation, or how bilingual educators take state-, district-, and school-level policies and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Only Movement, Language Dominance, Language Planning
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Hayakawa, Momoko; Englund, Michelle M.; Candee, Allyson; Lease, Erin; Sullivan, Molly; Warner-Richter, Mallory; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2015
The Midwest Expansion of the Child-Parent Center Education Program (MCPC) is a pre-K to 3rd grade intervention program aimed at improving economically disadvantaged children's school success by enhancing continuity in instruction and increasing parental involvement. Opened in Chicago in the 1960s, this school reform model has undergone significant…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Parent Participation
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