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Rentner, Diane Stark; Lober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2019
In the spring of 2019, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at the George Washington University conducted interviews with leaders from five school districts that differed in key characteristics. The aim was to learn about districts' efforts to implement the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for using evidence-based approaches…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Rentner, Diane Stark; Ferguson, Maria; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2019
This report summarizes the results of a project by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) that explored how education leaders, practitioners, and the research community might work together more effectively to advance the use of evidence in school improvement. In particular, the project focused on how to support states and school districts as they…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy; Braun, Matthew – Center on Education Policy, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states more power than they had under previous federal law to determine which schools are low-performing and gives school districts greater latitude to decide on strategies to improve these schools. This report describes findings from the first phase of a project by the Center on Education Policy (CEP)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation
Rentner, Diane Stark – Center on Education Policy, 2019
The spring 2018 teacher strikes or walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina brought heightened attention to teacher compensation. Similar walk-outs, sick-outs, or strikes occurred early 2019 in Denver, Los Angeles, and Oakland, as well as West Virginia and Kentucky. In all of these actions, teachers were…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Salaries, Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Frizzell, Matthew; Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2018
In September and October of 2017, the Center on Education Policy conducted a survey of state deputy superintendents of education or their designees to learn about states' early efforts in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Most of those survey findings are described in the CEP publication "Planning for Progress: States…
Descriptors: Surveys, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Departments of Education
Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy; Frizzell, Matthew – Center on Education Policy, 2017
Based on a fall 2017 survey of officials from 45 state education agencies, this report highlights early state efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The report highlights states' views on ESSA's shift in control from the federal government to states and school districts regarding accountability and school improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation, Educational Planning
Rentner, Diane Stark; Frizzell, Matthew; Kober, Nancy; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2017
In the spring of 2015, many states began administering new state assessments designed to measure students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). This was the first wide-scale assessment of student mastery of the Common Core. For some states, it was also the first time that state math and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Common Core State Standards, Mastery Tests, Language Arts
Braun, Matthew – Center on Education Policy, 2017
This report examines the characteristics of state special education voucher programs along with the evidence base on their impact, effectiveness, and quality. The report, which finds that the program characteristics differ considerably across states and that the research is small, dated, and often funded by voucher proponents, identifies major…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, State Programs, Program Effectiveness
Frizzell, Matthew; Braun, Matthew; Ferguson, Maria; Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2017
This report draws on information from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to better understand the value of deeper learning competencies in the labor market. O*NET uses surveys of employees and occupational experts to determine the important characteristics and requirements of more than 900 occupations. The…
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys
Frizzell, Matthew; Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy; Braun, Matthew; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2017
This report serves as a legacy document for the Ford Foundation's More and Better Learning Time (MBLT) initiative. It summarizes the approaches to and outcomes and challenges of successful MBLT strategies around the country. The report includes data from a survey for Ford Foundation MBLT grantees across the country and from case studies in Denver,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies, Grants
Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy; Frizzell, Matthew; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2016
Education policymakers and leaders often say that the opinions and observations of teachers are among the most important information to help explain and understand what is happening in schools. Teachers' voices can inject a sense of classroom and school-level realism into those discussions and add clarity and credibility to issues that are often…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, National Surveys, Public Schools, Public School Teachers
Center on Education Policy, 2015
In the spring and fall of 2013, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) convened two meetings of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss ideas for a more relevant and coordinated research agenda on the Common Core State Standards. Participants in these meetings identified several needs and made a number of thoughtful suggestions. Many…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
McMurrer, Jennifer; Frizzell, Matthew; Yoshioka, Nanami – Center on Education Policy, 2015
Many low-performing schools across the nation have increased learning time in response to federal requirements for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. The conditions governing federal waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also require certain schools to redesign the school day, week, or year to include additional…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Improvement, Grants
Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2014
This report, based on a survey of a nationally representative sample of school districts in Common Core-adopting states, examines school districts' efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The report addresses district leaders' views on the rigor of the CCSS and their impact on learning and instruction, progress on and…
Descriptors: State Standards, School Districts, Program Implementation, Academic Standards
Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts (ELA) outline the knowledge and skills that students are expected to learn throughout their K-12 education in order to be prepared for college and careers when they graduate. As of October 2014, 42 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the standards in both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Faculty Development
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