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Kauko, Jaakko; Varjo, Janne – European Educational Research Journal, 2008
Quality assurance and evaluation (QAE) have become a vital part of education governance, both globally and nationally. This article is an attempt to represent and analyse first, how the idea of education indicators has arrived, has been accepted and has been modified in Finland. Secondly, it describes what are the aims given and actions taken in…
Descriptors: Governance, Quality Control, Social Indicators, Educational Indicators
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In a political climate where most public schools have reduced or eliminated P.E. entirely in response to budget cuts and increased pressure to improve academic test scores, Naperville High School in Illinois stands out as an anomaly. The school's already robust daily P.E. program is specifically designed around the notion that physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Public Schools, Educational Change
Aber, Lawrence; Morris, Pamela; Raver, Cybele – Society for Research in Child Development, 2012
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to address the topic of children and poverty in the U.S., given current scientific knowledge about poverty's influence on children and effective strategies to mitigate its negative impact. In this report, we summarize the best available information on definitions and trends in child poverty, policy responses to…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Capital, Child Development
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Ramsay, Eleanor – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
Part-time engagement is a significant feature of senior secondary study for large numbers of students, in a context which includes high level policy pressures to achieve better outcomes for many more and a wider proportion of the schooling population, and significant policy and practice shifts at school, system and accreditation authority levels.…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Part Time Students
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) FY 2011 Spending Discussions Continue: Pressure Mounts as April 8 Deadline Approaches and Possibility of Government Shutdown…
Descriptors: Graduation, Public Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance
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Elkind, David – Educational Leadership, 1986
Drawing on longitudinal followups of Head Start children, cross-cultural data from Denmark, and studies of gifted and talented persons, this article advises parents that out-of-home care need not be harmful to their children. However, a high-pressure academic program might have long-lasting negative effects. Cites 14 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education
Miles, Karen Hawley; Baroody, Karen – Education Resource Strategies, 2011
Billions of education dollars are trapped each year. At this time of continued budget shortfalls when every dollar spent on education must yield maximum returns in student outcomes--states are frequently tying the hands of districts. While funding adequacy and equity must remain a priority for states, ensuring that limited resources are used as…
Descriptors: State Policy, Resource Allocation, Public Schools, School Districts
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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Madsen, Jean; Torres, Mario S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The expansion of alternative education, globally, has coincided with a shift towards greater accountability for ensuring educational access and opportunity, high academic standards and increased graduation rates. While studies suggest the pervasive influence of accountability may be redefining how school leaders provide meaningful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Nontraditional Education, Access to Education, High Achievement
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Dillenburger, Karola; McKerr, Lyn – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Research-informed policy and practice is needed for older caregivers of adult sons/daughters with disabilities. These caregivers are often under tremendous stress because of failing health, financial pressures, bereavement and worry about the future of their sons/daughters. Twenty-nine older parents/caregivers of 27 adults with intellectual and/or…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Daughters, Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Strong induction programs influence novice special education teachers' determination to remain in teaching. Those who experience high levels of induction support tend to report greater job satisfaction and success in teaching challenging students. Although novice special education teachers can benefit from standard induction support, they also may…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
Brown, Catherine; Boser, Ulrich; Sargrad, Scott; Marchitello, Max – Center for American Progress, 2016
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as the nation's major law governing public schools. ESSA retains the requirement that states test all students in reading and math in grades three through eight and once in high school, as well as the requirement that…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Alignment (Education)
Caldwell, Brian; Vaughan, Tanya – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This timely book takes up the challenge of maintaining programs in the arts in the face of unrelenting pressure from two directions; the increasing focus on literacy and numeracy in schools, teamed with the cut-backs in public funding that often affect the arts most severely. Drawing on the wealth of evidence already available on the impact of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Educational Finance
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