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Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
Browne, Daniel – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
A new RAND Corporation study shows that voluntary summer programs can benefit children from low-income families, particularly those with high attendance. Programs studied in five school districts had several elements in common: a mix of academics and enrichment activities, certified teachers, small class sizes, full-day programming provided five…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
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Creighton, Lisa S. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Childhood hunger is one of the nation's most insidious problems and can have profound negative effects on children's health and development. Often the cause of hunger, food insecurity can limit a child's cognitive and socioemotional development, thereby impairing school achievement, and diminishing long-term productivity and economic potential.…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Participation, School Districts, Program Implementation
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)
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Jain, Anjali; Langwith, Casey – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Although studies have shown that school-based obesity interventions can be effective, little is known about how to translate and implement programs into real-world school settings. Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted in spring 2012 with 19 key informants who participated in a multifaceted childhood obesity intervention…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Semi Structured Interviews, School Nurses
Research for Action, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in the development and dissemination of instructional tools to support teachers' incorporation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their classroom instruction. Literacy experts have developed a framework and a set of templates that teachers and other educators can use to develop content…
Descriptors: State Standards, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Schools
Goldring, Ellen B.; Grissom, Jason A.; Rubin, Mollie; Rogers, Laura K.; Neel, Michael; Clark, Melissa A. – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2018
In 2014, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI), a four-year, $24 million-dollar effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. The initiative sought to help districts transform a position traditionally focused on administration, operations, and compliance to one dedicated to developing…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
Levin, Stephanie; Duffy, Mark; Dever, Kelly – Research for Action, 2012
Math experts developed Formative Assessment Lessons that teachers can incorporate throughout the year's curriculum. Both tools target the "instructional core." A study by Research for Action (RFA) examining the first year of piloting the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) tools (2010-11) found…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Comparative Analysis, Leadership, Educational Change
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Loveland, Thomas – Journal of Technology Education, 2004
Similar in scope and intent to the National Science Education Standards, the Standards for Technological Literacy were conceptualized as a way to bring more consistency and accountability to the varied technology education K-12 content in the United States (International Technology Education Association, 2000). The organization's goal was to…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Academic Standards, National Standards
Castillo, Jose M.; Batsche, George M. – Communique, 2012
District implementation of the response to intervention (RTI) model has occurred at a surprising rate. It appears that implementation of RTI has occurred rapidly and is being implemented with all students. Rapid implementation of RTI is occurring alongside continued controversy over the model and its intended uses. Although significant research…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Program Evaluation
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley – MDRC, 2013
Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Grade 9, Program Implementation, High Schools
Tackett, Kathryn Klingler; Roberts, Greg; Baker, Scott; Scammacca, Nancy – Center on Instruction, 2009
One question frequently arises in the work of the Regional Comprehensive Centers: "What are states, districts, and schools doing about RTI?" This document addresses that question, with particular focus on instruction and the implementation of effective practices. It uses a frequently asked questions (FAQs) format, with answers based on…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Public Schools
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Riley, Derek L.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
This second report of an ongoing evaluation of "The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative" describes the six participating school districts' activities in school leader preparation and support and analyzes their progress over two years. The evaluation, conducted by "Policy Studies Associates" and the "RAND…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Administrator Education
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Cooley, Stephan; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Since the 2012/13 school year Florida law has required the 100 lowest performing elementary schools in reading to extend the school day by one hour to provide supplemental reading instruction. In 2014 the law was broadened to include the 300 elementary schools with the lowest reading performance. A previous study of the state's first two cohorts…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Extended School Day, School Policy, Low Achievement
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