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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
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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
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
Thompson, Gerene M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Approximately 30% of Florida's college system (FCS) students are enrolled in distance learning courses (FLDOE, 2015). As FCS institutions continue to grow their online programs to meet demand, a lack of support from, and consensus among administrator and faculty stakeholders could undermine institutional efforts to sustain growth and quality…
Descriptors: College Students, Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Gonzales, Daisy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
California's alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, "alternative school" is defined as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter)…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education)
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Coryn, Chris L. S.; Wilson, Lyssa N.; Westine, Carl D.; Hobson, Kristin A.; Ozeki, Satoshi; Fiekowsky, Erica L.; Greenman, Gregory D., II; Schröter, Daniela C. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Although investigations into evaluation theories, methods, and practices have been occurring since the late 1970s, research on evaluation (RoE) has seemingly increased in the past decade. In this review, 257 studies published in 14 evaluation-focused journals over a 10-year period (between 2005 and 2014) were identified as RoE and then classified…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Taxonomy
US Department of Education, 2017
The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and originally sponsored programs to provide services to the homeless. The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Equal Education
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