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New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016
The "FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality, New Mexico's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS)," provides early childhood program personnel with the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their program. These quality improvements focus on children's growth, development, and learning--so that each…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, State Aid, Educational Improvement
Jacobsen, Monique; Skandera, Hanna – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2017
The purpose of the PreK Annual Report is to comply with statute and inform stakeholders regarding the Children, Youth and Families Department's (CYFD) and the Public Education Department's (PED) efforts and how these are connected to the State's current PreK initiatives. This funding was continued for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, CYFD…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2010
This annual report contains postsecondary data that has been collected and analyzed using the New Mexico Higher Education Department's Data Editing and Reporting (DEAR) database, unless otherwise noted. The purpose of the DEAR system is to increase the reliability in the data and to make more efficient efforts by institutions and the New Mexico…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, State Departments of Education, Universities
Wixom, Micah Ann – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Most state policy and education leaders are keenly aware that the number of English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in the United States' public schools has increased significantly over the past several years and will likely continue to increase. States with historically large populations of English language learners--like California and New…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, State Policy
Rowland, Julie – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Ensuring that students are reading proficiently by third grade is a key component of keeping students on track to graduate high school and pursue college and careers. Because of the magnitude of this academic milestone, states typically pursue policies that promote early identification and intervention for struggling readers. However, teachers are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Teacher Certification, Reading Instruction, Teacher Competency Testing
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Williams, Christine L.; Carter, Betty Jean; Kibbe, Debra L.; Dennison, David – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2009
Objective: This report describes a pilot study to evaluate Animal Trackers (AT), a preschool program designed to (1) increase structured physical activity (PA) during the preschool day; (2) increase practice of gross motor skills; (3) provide teachers with an easy-to-use PA program regardless of teacher experience; and (4) implement a teacher…
Descriptors: Obesity, Class Activities, Intervention, Physical Activities
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
The Office of Head Start/Region 11 serves nearly 23,000 American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children in 26 States throughout the country: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Health Services, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed.; Tarrant, Kate, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over--but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Skandera, Hanna; Montaño, Matt – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2015
The primary purpose of this report is to comply with the statutory requirement that important data regarding Hispanic students is published annually and shared with key stakeholders. The 2014-2015 Hispanic Education Report identifies and incorporates the following data: (1) By school district and by charter school statewide: (a) Hispanic student…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Public Education, School Districts, Charter Schools
DeDeo, Carrie-Anne, Ed. – Harvard Family Research Project, 2007
This issue of "The Evaluation Exchange" describes new developments in evaluating advocacy and policy change efforts that attempt to inform or influence public policy at the local, state, or federal levels. Heather B. Weiss introduces the themes in this issue in "From the Director's Desk," examining how evaluation of advocacy…
Descriptors: Social Change, Public Policy, Logical Thinking, Interaction