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Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
The relationship between good teaching and student achievement elevates the importance of teacher quality in the eyes of parents, educators, and policymakers. While some teachers may have a special gift to help students learn, good teaching encompasses critical elements, such as knowledge of the learning process, child development, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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) U.S. Senators Harkin and Enzi Release Draft Language to Revise NCLB: Senate Committee to Consider Draft Containing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship