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Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
The Roadmap of Need is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). The Roadmap includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. These four domains…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Hall, Gene E., Ed.; Quin, Linda F., Ed.; Gollnick, Donna M., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Context Effect
Klein, Lisa; Knitzer, Jane – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2007
Language and literacy skills are critical to success in school. For low-income preschoolers, increasing early literacy and math skills is vital to closing the achievement gap between them and their more advantaged peers. New research shows that an intentional curriculum and professional development and supports for teachers are important…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Low Income, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Skills
Nafziger, Dean; And Others – 1985
The San Diego City Schools Research Cooperative is an attempt to integrate the work of practitioners, researchers, and community members to meet the individual needs of each group while providing programmatic, practical research findings to district officials. This paper discusses issues pertaining to the development of a research cooperative: the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Thomas, Ruth G.; And Others – 1985
One of the four case studies addressing access of rural students to vocational education through inter-school district cooperation, the Heartland case study represents the decentralized variation of the center cooperative school pattern, identifies essential features of this form of cooperation, details factors facilitating/impeding the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs
Peterson, Roland L.; And Others – 1985
Representing the mobile facilities pattern of inter-district cooperation, the Northwest Multi-District case is one of four studies addressing access of rural students to vocational education through inter-school district cooperation. The report identifies essential features of this form of cooperation, details factors facilitating/impeding the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs
Peterson, Roland L.; And Others – 1986
The centralized secondary center pattern of inter-school district cooperation is examined in this third of four case studies addressing access of rural students to vocational education. The report identifies essential features of this form of cooperation, details factors facilitating/impeding the operation/maintenance of the cooperative…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Centralization
Thomas, Ruth G.; And Others – 1986
A decentralized noncenter agreement pattern of inter-school district cooperation is examined in this final of four case studies addressing access of rural students to vocational education. The report identifies essential features of this form of cooperation, details factors facilitating/impeding the operation/maintenance of the cooperative…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs
Beaulieu, Lionel J.; Molnar, Joseph J. – 1984
Findings from current literature form the basis for this examination of five critical elements of change and development within the local community setting which impact on agriculture: population, employment, land, water, and environment. Renewed rural population growth during the 1970's has reversed small farm trends but placed strains on local…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Community Change, Community Development, Employment Opportunities
Quenemoen, Rachel – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2008
This synthesis report provides a historical look back over the past 15 years of alternate assessment, from the early 1990s through the mid 2000s, as reported by state directors of special education on the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) state surveys, and augmented by other research and policy reports published by NCEO and related…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, State Surveys, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment
Rockwell, Gwen; And Others – 1986
A collaborative study surveyed cooperative vocational education teachers (N=59) and secondary special education teachers (N=16) from metropolitan, urban, and rural school districts in Washington State regarding (1) the number of physically or mentally disabled youth who are enrolled in and placed on jobs from cooperative education classes; (2)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools
Wilson, Jeremy M.; Chermak, Steven; McGarrell, Edmund F. – RAND Corporation, 2010
In 2006, more than 6 million individuals were victimized by violent crimes. Although violence is below levels of the early 1990s, it remains high. The extent of violence and its impact highlight a critical need to develop and implement effective programs to reduce violence and victimization. Communities have initiated a wide range of such…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Crime, Prevention, Community Programs
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
US Department of Education, 2008
This publication provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law for fiscal year 2008. This reference guide also includes information on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Altman, Mary; Caddy, John – 1994
This book describes the process and results of a 5 year arts initiative, Artists in Minnesota Schools and Communities (AMSC). Based on the premise that rural communities hold an undervalued wealth of artistic and cultural resources rarely tapped by schools, the project piloted a variety of models for integrating art in the educational experiences…
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Art Therapy
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