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Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students' mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Policy, State Boards of Education, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in world languages--a key component of a well-rounded education. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Access to Education, Alignment (Education), State Boards of Education
Richard, Alan – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a record-high 6.2 million job openings. Yet many employers report they cannot find the well-prepared candidates they need in the South and across the country. The problem is students' lack of preparation for college and career training. Also in 2017, the ACT college admissions test examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Geographic Regions, Educational Improvement
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Posamentier, Jordan; Lake, Robin; Hill, Paul – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
State policy plays a critical role in determining whether and how well local education improvement strategies can be implemented. As states rework their education policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state and local leaders need a way to assess their current policy environment and identify the changes needed to encourage local…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving, State Policy
Doyle, William – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
The majority of Southern states performed below the national average and the average of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in terms of the percent of young adults in 2015 who attained an associate degree or higher. This regional profile presents a synthesis of trends in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Paying for College, Young Adults
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Gallagher, H. Alix; Arshan, Nicole; Woodworth, Katrina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Writing is an essential skill for participating in modern American society. Although it is crucial to careers and civic engagement, student writing falls far short of national expectations (College Board, 2004; NCES, 2012; Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seek to increase the rigor of writing instruction…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Writing Instruction, National Programs
National Charter School Resource Center, 2016
In partnership with the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), the National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has been conducting authorizer assessments over the past six years. However, the correlation between high-quality authorization practices and charter school impact has largely been unexplored. This report uses a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Formative Evaluation, Educational Quality, School Administration
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