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Patrick, Susan; Chambers, Alexis – Aurora Institute, 2020
States are grappling with policy strategies to determine attendance in the era of COVID-19 school closures and remote learning. Allowing districts and schools to develop an attendance policy using a combination of options to determine attendance can offer maximum flexibility. These options include, but are not limited to: (1) time on task (task…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Policy, School Closing, COVID-19
Perry, Angela – Project on Student Debt, 2019
California has long been a national and global leader in developing and maintaining quality higher education options, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for Californians who access that education. However, although California's colleges and the state government do collect, receive, and report a great deal of data, these…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Access to Information, Wages, Data Collection
Kaput, Krista – Education Evolving, 2019
In 2018, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) opened rulemaking on the Standards of Effective Practice, which are the core set of knowledge and skills that all teacher candidates in Minnesota teacher preparation programs learn. Opening these regulations has created the opportunity for Minnesota to start rethinking how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Standards, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Lumina Foundation's and states' efforts to promote an equity agenda for higher education, featuring the 2015 Equity Policy Academy-- which focused on improving educational equity for students from historically underserved groups--as a turning point. Based primarily on interviews with Lumina staff and key state leaders…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Disproportionate Representation
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
Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This Policy Snapshot provides summary information for 2017 legislation related to attainment goals and plans, as well as policy actions from previous years.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Postsecondary Education, Policy Formation
Esdal, Lars – Education Evolving, 2017
Minnesota needs drastically different and better approaches to learning in order to meet the needs of all students, and the challenges of the 21st century. That will require a move to more student-centered learning--that is, learning that is built on a foundation of strong relationships, responsive to basic needs, driven by students, respectful of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Centered Learning, Relevance (Education), Individualized Instruction
Williams, Conor P. – New America, 2016
One in six school-age Minnesotans has at least one immigrant parent and one in five Minnesotans under five years old is a child of immigrants. This trend is part of a significant shift in the state's racial and ethnic makeup over the past 25 years. This report looks at Minnesota's redesign of policies and practices to better support the education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Educational Change
Sosinsky, Laura; Halle, Tamara; Susman-Stillman, Amy; Cleveland, Jennifer; Li, Weilin – Child Trends, 2015
The Maryland-Minnesota Child Care Research Partnership brought together two states committed to examining critical issues in early care and education and using research findings to inform policy with an interdisciplinary team of researchers experienced in conducting studies on (1) subsidy policy; (2) quality improvement strategies; and (3)…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support, Policy Formation
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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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King, Jean A.; Rohmer-Hirt, Johnna A. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
From the 1980s to the present, educational accountability in the United States has grown dramatically. Such accountability in U.S. school districts, although driven primarily by external demands, has internal manifestations as well. The chapter traces the historical development of internal evaluation in American school districts, then highlights…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, School Districts
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to …
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Sponsler, Brian A. – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2009
Debates over the use of college rankings are often framed in binaries: ardent advocates versus outright rejectionists, rankers versus rankees. But the American higher education landscape is complex, and so too should be discussions of rankings. Moreover, the policymaking process is simultaneously intricate and predictable--information is processed…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, State Government, Public Agencies, Accountability
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Caughlan, Samantha; Beach, Richard – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2007
An analysis of English/language arts standards development in Wisconsin and Minnesota in the late 1990s and early 2000s shows a process of compromise between neoliberal and neoconservative factions involved in promoting and writing standards, with the voices of educators conspicuously absent. Interpretive and critical discourse analyses of…
Descriptors: Language Arts, State Standards, Political Attitudes, Conflict
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