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National Council of La Raza, 2013
As states, districts, and schools work to improve academic rigor so that all students graduate prepared for college and careers, it has become clear that more learning time and building additional capacity within the public education system are essential. These issues have particular implications for Latino students, especially English language…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Success, Academic Achievement, College Preparation
Arts Education Partnership, 2018
Learning in and through the arts helps develop the essential knowledge, skills and creative capacities all students need to succeed in school, work and life. As building-level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student has access to high-quality and equitable arts learning as part of a well-rounded education. This guide…
Descriptors: Art Education, Principals, School Administration, Educational Environment
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012
Education cut-backs are likely to worsen in the short run. This makes it imperative for policy makers to reverse trends toward lopsided cutbacks that decimate efforts to address factors interfering with learning and teaching. Furthermore, it is essential to move forward in more cost-effective ways by unifying student and learning supports and…
Descriptors: Budgets, School Districts, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
Project Tomorrow, 2011
For the past eight years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around these kinds of questions and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. This report is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Blended Learning, Educational Policy
Wilson-Patrick, Dedra – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The standardized math test scores of approximately 48 African American and Hispanic students from 4 different classes at a rural Title I elementary school located in the southern United States decreased by 10 points on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards Test. For this qualitative case study, purposive sampling was used to recruit four…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
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Perrine, William M. – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Race to the Top is the latest in a line of federal programs reshaping K-12 education. This article traces the history and goals of Race to the Top, with particular attention paid to the means by which practicing classroom teachers are evaluated and held accountable for student learning as measured by standardized tests. Implications for music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2015
The Commission to Study the Adequacy and Equity of Certain Cost Components of the School Funding Formula was created in legislation crafted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education of the 126th Legislature (the "Education Committee"). The legislation was enacted as Resolve 2014, chapter 114. Creation of the Commission is the latest…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School Funds, Costs, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Rowe, Deborah; Fain, Jeanne Gilliam – Language Arts, 2013
The Family Backpack Project provided 249 low-income, prekindergarten children and their families with opportunities to read and listen to audio recordings of 3 sets of books in their homes. Families received English or dual-language texts (English plus Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, or Somali) matched to their home languages. Children and their…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children, Family Programs
Chawla, Santosh – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined how the professional development initiative of Reading Apprenticeship (RA), which included the support of a school-based literacy coach, impacted two high school Title I teachers and their students. In the field of education, much is known about the qualities of professional development which lead to improved learning on the…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Reading Instruction, Apprenticeships, Coaching (Performance)
Project Tomorrow, 2012
Each year, Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, facilitates the Speak Up National Research Project and, as part of this initiative, tracks the growing student, educator and parent interest in digital learning, and how the nation's schools and districts are addressing that interest with innovative ways to use technology in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2014
Technology can help transform learning when used with innovative instructional approaches such as those outlined in the National Education Technology Plan. Yet many schools, particularly high-need schools, lack the connectivity, resources, and support for teachers and leaders needed to implement digital learning strategies. The President's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Grants
Kelly, Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the efforts of school districts in developing and sustaining their capacity to improve student achievement in response to increased accountability. The study sought to confirm what the research says regarding the role of the school district in influencing school improvement. While there is a significant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, School Districts, School Role
Arts Education Partnership (NJ1), 2011
Learning in and through the arts develops the essential knowledge, skills, and creative capacities all students need to succeed in school, work, and life. As the top building-level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student receives a high-quality arts education as part of a complete education. In a time of shrinking…
Descriptors: Art Education, Principals, School Administration, Educational Environment
Empirical Education Inc., 2013
"IXL Learning" contracted with Empirical Education to study the effectiveness of "IXL Math" in Beaverton School District. During the 2011-2012 year, "IXL Math," an interactive, cloud-based practice environment, was used to supplement instruction in two elementary/middle schools. This study focused on 4th and 5th grade…
Descriptors: School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Hirn, Regina G.; Hollo, Alexandra; Scott, Terrance M. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
In the United States, federal funding under Title 1 is provided to schools to improve academic achievement for disadvantaged students. Many students attending schools eligible for Title 1 funding are from families in poverty and at risk for negative outcomes. Identifying instructional factors that mitigate this risk must be a priority for teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students
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