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Tata, Joyous S.; McNamara, Paul E. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: The study was carried out to assess the impact of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Skills for Marketing and Rural Transformation (SMART) skills and Farmbook information communication technology (ICT) on agricultural extension service delivery by front-line extension officers in two counties in Kenya. The second objective was to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Extension Education
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2018
Each state education agency (SEA) must address all required elements of the consolidated State plan. Although the information an SEA provides for each requirement will reflect that particular requirement, an SEA is encouraged to consider whether particular descriptions or strategies meet multiple requirements or goals. In developing its…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation
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Daley, Tamara C.; Edwards, Jessica; Fiore, Thomas A.; Johnson, Laura – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
This report describes the work done by the 48 State Deaf-Blind Projects awarded grants by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in late 2013. The report documents the technical assistance and dissemination activities carried out by the Projects and their collaborative activities, describes the needs for…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Technical Assistance, Children, Youth
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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Boulay, Beth; Goodson, Barbara; Olsen, Rob; McCormick, Rachel; Darrow, Catherine; Frye, Michael; Gan, Katherine; Harvill, Eleanor; Sarna, Maureen – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund was established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which called on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to provide student achievement awards to local education agencies and nonprofits with a record of improving student achievement. ED set priorities for the program and specified them in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Awards, School Districts
White, Bradford R.; Colaninno, Carol E.; Doll, Mimi; Lewandowski, Holly – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
This evaluation reviews efforts made by Illinois Action for Children (IAFC), with guidance from the Illinois Governor's Office for Early Childhood Development, to spur experimentation with new systemic change strategies to increase the number of children from priority populations--those considered to be the most vulnerable, with multiple risk…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation
White, Bradford R.; Colaninno, Carol E.; Doll, Mimi; Lewandowski, Holly – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
This report is an evaluation of efforts made by Illinois Action for Children (IAFC), with oversight from the Illinois Governor's Office for Early Childhood Development (OECD), to test, support, and facilitate innovations in the early childhood system in 11 communities across the state. The Early Childhood Innovation Zones (IZ) initiative, funded…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation
White, Bradford R.; Colaninno, Carol E.; Doll, Mimi; Lewandowski, Holly – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
The Early Childhood Innovation Zones initiative was established by Illinois Action for Children (IAFC), with guidance from the Illinois Governor's Office for Early Childhood Development. Funded by a Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge grant, this initiative supported capacity building efforts for organizations working with young children in…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation
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Santos, Júlio Gonçalves dos; Silva, Rui da – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This article examines Portuguese official aid (POA) in Guinea-Bissau, based on the experience of a bilateral educational aid Programme--PASEG (2000-2012). It explores the theory and praxis (understood as instructed action) of PASEG as a complex and transversal intervention in a context of fragility and political uncertainty. It discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Technical Assistance
Elias, Maurice J.; Nayman, Samuel J.; Duffell, Joan C.; Kim, Sarah A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Considering the key role of social-emotional and character development (SECD) competencies in college, career, and life success--and considering that many of those competencies are teachable--there is no excuse for failing to incorporate them systematically into our education system. That would be the equivalent of depriving children of oxygen.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, Policy Formation
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Cullen, Karen Weber; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the "Team Up for School Nutrition Success" pilot initiative, conducted by the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), on meeting the objectives of the individual action plans created by school food authorities (SFAs) during the workshop. The action plans could address improving…
Descriptors: Workshops, Pilot Projects, School Personnel, Interviews
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Clauss-Ehlers, Caroline S.; Pasquerella, Lynn – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how instructional support is a critical tool to promote the use of technology in research and teaching. A Campus-Wide Collaborative Model of Technological Instructional Support (CCMTIS) is presented that incorporates: integration of technology across campus; technical assistance; allocation of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Technical Assistance
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Polacsek, Michele; O'Brien, Liam M.; Pratt, Elizabeth; Whatley-Blum, Janet; Adler, Sabrina – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Limiting food and beverage marketing to children is a promising approach to influence children's nutrition behavior. School-based marketing influences nutrition behavior and studies have consistently found marketing for nonnutritious foods and beverages in schools. No studies have examined the resources necessary to align school…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Marketing, Student Recruitment, Federal Government
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Brodersen, R. Marc; Yanoski, David; Mason, Katie; Apthorp, Helen; Piscatelli, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2017
Competency-based education--also known as proficiency-based, mastery-based, and performance-based education--has received increased attention in recent years as an education approach that may help ensure that students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills necessary for college and their careers. In competency-based education,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Educational Policy
Butterfield, Alice K., Ed.; Cohen, Carol S., Ed. – Council on Social Work Education, 2017
The editors offer Six Promising Principles to guide successful practice by social work educators in international settings, including research, travel and study programs, technical assistance and training, and interdisciplinary efforts. These principles inform the content, which illuminates the specific role of U.S. social work educators in…
Descriptors: Social Work, International Cooperation, Educational Practices, Teacher Collaboration
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