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O'Keefe, Bonnie; King, Melissa Steel; Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
In the past several decades, Boston has been a proving ground for new strategies such as mayoral control, charter schools, and expanded access to early childhood education. Located in a state known for rigorous standards and accountability, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has consistently ranked among the top-performing large public school districts…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts
Marchitello, Max; Schiess, Jennifer O'Neal – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Tight budgets are a reality for many school districts across California, leading some to believe that a growing charter sector is squeezing the finances of traditional school districts. One common criticism of charter schools centers on special education: charter schools directly serve fewer students with disabilities, and thereby drive…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Students with Disabilities, Charter Schools
Marchitello, Max; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
While most teacher preparation schools and programs inadequately prepare teacher candidates to serve students of color effectively, many minority serving institutions (MSIs) have a long history of successfully preparing teachers to provide high-quality education to students of color. This paper examines the experience of MSIs and other…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Racial Factors
McVey, Kaitlin Pennington; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Teacher shortages have real impact on schools, students, and communities. A gap of one teacher in a school means diminished opportunities for students. And, like many challenges in public education, the pain of teacher shortages is not distributed equitably: The communities that suffer the most from teacher shortages are often low-income and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Educational Policy, State Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
Marchitello, Max – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
West Virginia's attempt to reshape its teacher retirement system in the 1990s and early 2000s is often cited as a cautionary tale to block other teacher pension reform efforts across the country. Critics argue that because West Virginia replaced its pension fund with a defined contribution (DC), 401(k)-style plan in the early nineties, and then…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Finance Reform, State Programs
Spurrier, Alex – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Many of California's urban public schools, both traditional and charter, have seen dramatic changes in enrollment during the past two decades. These trends have contributed to fiscal and facilities issues for both types of schools, but they also represent an opportunity for better cross-sector collaboration. In our new report, "Changing…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Urban Schools
LiBetti, Ashley; Mead, Sara – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
This publication is part of the Leading by Exemplar project, a multi-year study conducted by Bellwether Education Partners. In this project, every aspect of the Head Start exemplars' program design and practice was closely examined in an effort to understand each program's "secret sauce." Leading by Exemplar has three goals: (1) to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Best Practices
LiBetti, Ashley – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
This publication is part of the "Leading by Exemplar" project, a multi-year study conducted by Bellwether Education Partners. In this project, every aspect of the Head Start exemplars' program design and practice was closely examined in an effort to understand each program's "secret sauce." Leading by Exemplar has three goals:…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Best Practices
Robson, Kelly; Schiess, Jennifer O'Neal; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
The purpose of this slide deck is to shine a spotlight on education in the American South with a focus on equity and to provide an understanding of the historical, social, political, and economic context in which the education sector operates. Any movement serious about improving education and life outcomes for underserved student groups --…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
Robson, Kelly; Squire, Juliet; Graziano, Lynne – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Doing more with less is noble in public education. This is something quality public charter schools do well. It is also something, that cash-strapped rural and high need schools across Idaho know all too well themselves. It is well documented that all of public education in Idaho operates on leaner rations than do schools in most parts of the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Funds, Educational Facilities
O'Keefe, Bonnnie; Lewis, Brandon – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Although annual state tests had been federally required since 2001, and the consortia and standards were led by states, the new tests became a focal point of narratives about federal overreach and over-testing. Current wisdom holds that testing has become politically toxic. There are real risks that some states are rolling back advancements in…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Common Core State Standards, Accountability
Aldeman, Chad; Rotherham, Andrew J. – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Pensions have been at the forefront of recent debates over teacher pay, but the issues are complicated and political. As such, this document is an attempt to inform readers about how pension plans work for the 90 percent of public school teachers enrolled in them. Using objective data and analysis, we explain how teachers earn benefits in those…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Public School Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
Robson, Kelly; Burgoyne-Allen, Phillip; Squire, Juliet; Schulz, Jeff – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Fourteen percent of the nation's population lives in rural communities, and one in five K-12 students attends a rural school. This is a substantial portion of the population, but it's far too often overlooked by education analysts, advocates, and policymakers. Rural communities tend to face some persistent challenges, including higher rates of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Barriers
Wells, Mary; Ward, Tresha – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Districts around the country are increasingly experimenting with the design and launch of autonomous district schools as a way to increase innovative, high-quality school options; bring decision-making closer to students; retain talented leaders; and prevent students and families from leaving the district for charter schools. In this report, the…
Descriptors: School District Autonomy, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
Squire, Juliet; King, Melissa Steel; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
For the past several decades, private schools have steadily served about one in ten students in the United States. However, the student population enrolled in private schools has changed. Thousands of Catholic schools, which often serve less affluent urban communities, have closed; meanwhile, tuition increases in independent schools have outpaced…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Private Schools, Small Schools
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