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Tuttle, Lynn – State Education Standard, 2020
In its four years of life, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has blazed new pathways for policy and funding in K-12 arts education. Many states acted early to take advantage of these federal opportunities to expand students' access to the arts. Through its definitional language, suggested actions, and funding mechanisms, ESSA provides states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Art Education
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Wright, James; Whitaker, Ronald W., II; Khalifa, Muhammad; Briscoe, Felecia – Urban Education, 2020
This critical case study analyzes Michigan's implementation of Public Act 4 (PA4), also known as the "emergency management" (EM) takeover law. PA4 grants the state control of school districts with dire budgetary problems. As most U.S. school districts are citywide, PA4 gives the state direct control over all the (previously locally…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, School Districts, School Turnaround
Education Week, 2020
This document presents the opening chapter of Quality Counts 2020, Education Week's annual, comparative examination of the nation's public education system based on a wealth of academic, financial, and socioeconomic factors analyzed by the EdWeek Research Center. This January installment--Chance for Success--is the first of three Quality Counts…
Descriptors: Public Education, Success, Educational Indicators, Outcomes of Education
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Zuschlag, Dirk F.; Bowman, Kristine L. – National Education Policy Center, 2019
This research brief investigates state fiscal powers over districts, providing the necessary foundation for policymakers and researchers to understand how states might best address districts' financial conduct and difficulties going forward. The authors consider ways that the state statutes provide the bases and means for state intervention into…
Descriptors: State Government, Intervention, School Districts, Educational Finance
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
The practice of seclusion generally refers to procedures that isolate a student from others, while restraint refers to the physical holding or mechanical restriction of a student's movement. While these practices are typically utilized as tools for addressing imminent safety concerns, the use of restraint or seclusion on students who are…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, School Policy, State Legislation
Holcomb, Betty – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2018
Investments in quality child care and full-day pre-K more than pay for themselves, especially in tough economic times. They are proven strategies for reversing the growing income inequality in New York State, the most extreme in the nation by giving every child the resources to become successful wage earners. New York State leaders must build…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Investment
Hauge, Kimberly – National Governors Association, 2018
States increasingly need a more highly skilled workforce to meet the requirements of businesses, keep up with a rapidly changing economy and accelerate growth that leads to economic opportunity for workers and families. As a result, governors recognize that their role is to bring together education, workforce and economic development as talent…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Needs, State Action, State Policy
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
State community college systems and their two-year colleges have spent the 2010s reexamining and redesigning decades-old developmental education tracks to ensure students get what they need--and only what they need--with an eye toward moving them more quickly into college-level courses and, eventually, the degree or certificate they want.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Remedial Programs
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Rubin, Paul G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The United States has faced stagnant postsecondary education degree completion rates for over a decade. When coupled with improved educational outcomes in other nations, the one-time world leader in higher education attainment has precipitously declined in standing internationally. Coupling this reality with the need for a more educated workforce…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Action, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis
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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Howard, Betty; Harrington Weston, Sonja – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Some of the nation's most prominent colleges and universities have abandoned their affirmativeaction-based admission policies and adopted race-neutral affirmative action as a result of twolawsuits against the University of Michigan, which threaten the availability of undergraduate andgraduate program access to applicants of color. In this article,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, College Admission, Universities
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2018
This publication highlights how state leaders tackle data interoperability with the emergence of data standards for student information, assessment, digital content, and other educational applications. While states are at various maturity levels for interoperability, each state shares goals for interoperability, the drivers for those goals,…
Descriptors: Data, Information Management, State Government, Private Sector
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Boyle, Mike; Gotcher, David; Otts, David – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
In 2008, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) formed a special committee to make recommendations to increase the educational attainment of Tennessee adults. Called the Making Opportunity Affordable-Tennessee (MOA-TN) Adult Strategies Group, the new committee was convened with 23 higher education officials from across the state with…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Student Evaluation, Labor Force Development
Woods, Julie Rowland – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This special report explains the new requirements states have in reporting per-pupil expenditures under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It also provides key considerations for states and information about technical assistance and support.
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Accountability, Finance Reform, Technical Assistance
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DiLeo, Paul; Rowe, Michael; Bugella, Barbara; Siembab, Lauren; Siemianowski, James; Black, Jennifer; Rehmer, Patricia; Baker, Frank; Morris, Christa; Delphin-Rittmon, Miriam; Styron, Thomas – Journal of School Violence, 2018
This article reports on the role, activities, and lessons learned of a state mental health authority--the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services--in responding to the mental health needs of families and community members following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Following the introduction, we provide a brief…
Descriptors: State Programs, Mental Health Programs, Violence, State Government
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