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Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Zong, Jie; Batalova, Jeanne – Migration Policy Institute, 2019
Since 2001, Congress has debated legislation that would offer a pathway to legal status for eligible unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. And in 2012, President Barack Obama launched the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work authorization and relief from deportation for some such…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
The "Knowledge Is Power Program" ("KIPP") is a nonprofit network of more than 200 public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified four studies of "KIPP" that fall within the scope of the Charter Schools topic area and meet…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Intervention, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In spite of the well-paying, in-demand jobs that many STEM degrees can lead to, just 18 percent of the 1.9 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2015-16 (the most recent data available) were in STEM subject areas.3 Given that about 5 percent of workers with a non-STEM undergraduate degree work in a STEM field, a large proportion of a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Education Work Relationship
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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The profession of teaching is inherently stressful. Resilience, or the ability to adapt and develop competence despite exposure to disruptive change, has been shown to be beneficial for teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine if personal resilience is a predictor of professional development engagement and career satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Job Satisfaction, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes
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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Edmunds, Julie A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Given the positive impacts of the small, stand-alone early college model and the desire to provide those benefits to more students, organizations have begun efforts to scale up the early college model in a variety of settings. These efforts have been supported by the federal government, particularly by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Models, Interviews
Spillane, Nancy K.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Ford, Michael R. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a study of eight inclusive STEM high schools that are designed to increase the numbers of students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM. As STEM schools, they have had broader and deeper STEM coursework (taken by all students) than required by their respective states and school districts; they also had outcome…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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Mertens, Steven B.; Flowers, Nancy – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Utilizing longitudinal data from the national Schools to Watch (STW) program, this paper examines school demographic characteristics and teacher ratings of the implementation of STW criteria in STW schools and schools that have applied but have not yet been designated as a STW. The STW program was established by the National Forum to Accelerate…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Institutional Characteristics, School Effectiveness, School Demography
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2015
The past few years have seen a persistent and consistent focus on Career Technical Education (CTE), including a particular focus on graduation requirements. This brief from Advance CTE highlights a few ways in which states are exploring embedding and elevating CTE programs, assessments and experiences within their statewide graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Vocational Education, High Schools, High School Students
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2015
Making robust and reliable information about schools accessible is one of the most powerful ways to foster engagement and promote informed decisions that will shape our communities. Though education data is frequently collected and aggregated at the state level, data is rarely synthesized across cities. This report provides comparable information…
Descriptors: School Districts, Geographic Location, Public Officials, City Government
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
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Garrett, Rachel; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Despite policy efforts to encourage multiple measures of performance in newly developing teacher evaluation systems, practical constraints often result in evaluations based predominantly on formal classroom observations. Yet there is limited knowledge of how these observational measures relate to student achievement. This article leverages the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Observation Techniques, Evidence, Teacher Evaluation
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