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Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011
Our nation's educational system has scored many extraordinary successes in raising the level of reading and writing skills in younger children. Yet the pace of literacy improvement in our schools has not kept up with the accelerating demands of the global knowledge economy. In state after state, the testing data mandated by No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Best Practices, Reading Achievement
Fong, Kelley; Visher, Mary G. – MDRC, 2013
For the past decade, MDRC has evaluated a number of interventions designed to improve the outcomes of community college students, including enhanced counseling, learning communities, and financial incentives. Encouragingly, many of these strategies have produced positive effects, affirming that changes in institutional practices and policies can…
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Design
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Until recently, states focused on ensuring the presence of a "highly qualified teacher" in every classroom. Under the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this title described a teacher holding at least a bachelor's degree and the appropriate state license and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Qualifications
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online learning is growing rapidly as states and districts are creating new online schools, and existing programs are adding new courses and students. The growth reflects the spreading understanding that online courses and programs can serve a wide variety of students and needs. These include: (1) Creating opportunities for small and rural school…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Quality Control, Accountability
Beaver, Jessica K.; Reumann-Moore, Rebecca – Research For Action, 2014
As of the writing of this report, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Approaches to implementing the standards, however, are highly varied. For the past 3 years, Research For Action (RFA) has been tracking how one approach to implementing the literacy standards--the Literacy…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education), Best Practices
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009
The Florida edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers