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Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
This study aims to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in ten case study states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in other states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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
Patel, Reshma; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2012
Low-income students are at particular risk of not persisting to earn a certificate or degree, often because of competing priorities, financial pressures, and inadequate preparation for college. One form of financial assistance designed explicitly to reward students' academic success is a performance-based scholarship, paid contingent on attaining…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
Achieve, Inc., 2013
Research by Achieve, ACT, and others suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in a wide range of postsecondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics--covering Advanced Algebra; Geometry; and data, probability, and statistics content--and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Graduation Requirements, High Schools
Mattson Almanzán, Heather; Sanders, Nancy; Kearney, Karen – WestEd, 2011
Research and professional leadership standards identify specific ways in which principals directly influence school organization and community relationships and exert less direct, but critically important, influence on teaching quality and instructional effectiveness. Principals' roles are central to supporting and supervising teachers'…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, State Policy, Program Development
Butler, Tara A. – National Governors Association, 2009
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) leads a Mission Growth Working Group, which consists of states that are significantly impacted by the growth of military bases. The group includes state representatives appointed by the governors of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Facilities, Educational Demand, Population Growth
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2009
A 50-state analysis of postsecondary correctional education policy conducted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) in 2005 found that 68 percent of all postsecondary correctional education is provided by community colleges. The IHEP findings were the basis for this review of partnerships between community colleges and prisons. This…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education
Herriot-Hatfield, Jennie; Monahan, Amy; Rosenberg, Sarah; Tucker, Bill – Education Sector, 2012
Just 18 minutes before the midnight signing deadline on May 15, 2010, Minnesota state legislators breathed a sigh of relief. Their bipartisan pension reform legislation, which passed both chambers by large margins and aimed to help shore up a potentially failing pension system, had just escaped a veto threat. Under pressure from his Republican…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, State Legislation, Legislators, Courts
Campus Technology, 2006
This article features the winners of this year's "Campus Technology Innovator" competition. The winners are: (1) Drexel University, Pennsylvania (outsourcing); (2) Darton College, Georgia (3D); (3) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (ePortfolios); (4) University of Michigan (the Web); (5) University of Tennessee College of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Competition, Rewards, Recognition (Achievement)
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Cooley, Van E.; Shen, Jianping; Miller, Deborah S.; Winograd, Peter N.; Rainey, John Mark; Yuan, Wenhui; Ryan, Lisa – Educational Horizons, 2006
The accountability required by school-reform measures such as No Child Left Behind has placed increased emphasis on data analysis for appraising schools, administrators, teachers, and students. The focus of accountability-driven initiatives is developing policies and procedures that collectively influence the district, the school, and most…
Descriptors: State Action, Grants, Data Analysis, School Restructuring
Honawar, Vaishali – Education Week, 2008
Teachers' unions around the country have shifted into high gear in the countdown to the presidential election next week, and nowhere is the fervor more evident than in the battleground states. In Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, affiliates of the National Education Association and the…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, Political Attitudes, Elections
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on the eroding power of state school boards in the U.S. as lawmakers and governors are seeking to expand their authority over K-12 education and, in some cases, reverse education policy set in motion by elected or appointed panels. This year alone, state boards in Florida, Ohio, and Vermont are targets of legislation that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Legislators, State Boards of Education, State Officials
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Connors, Maia; Darrah, Rory – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2011
Reflecting the growing momentum in support of quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) as a key strategy to improve early care and education quality, significant amounts of public dollars have been devoted to their development and implementation. In this brief, the authors report on their investigation of both quality rating and improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Preschool Teachers
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