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Glazer, Joshua L.; Massell, Diane; Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Larbi-Cherif, Adrian; Egan, Cori; Taylor, James E.; Ison, Ashley; Deleveaux, Joelle; Millington, Zachary – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2020
The Shelby County iZone is a district-led effort to dramatically improve, or "turn around," 23 of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee in the 15th largest district in the country. Despite circumstances that have derailed many past reforms, iZone schools have made statistically significant and educationally meaningful gains in…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, County School Districts, Equal Education, Educational Improvement
Gray, Abigail; Sirinides, Philip; Fink, Ryan; Bowden, Brooks – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2020
Helping young children become proficient readers is a critical goal. Research tells us that students who experience difficulty reading in the early years of school often struggle to catch up (Stanley, Petscher, & Catts, 2018; Ozernov, Palchik et al., 2016; Cunningham & Stanovich, 1997; Francis, Shaywitz, Stuebing, Shaywitz, & Fletcher,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Curriculum Evaluation
Hatch, Thomas; Ahn, Meesuk; Ferguson, Daniel; Rumberger, Alyson – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
This report shares the results of a project designed to help build the collective capacity and increase the impact of the external support providers working to improve K-3 reading outcomes in New York City public elementary schools. In the first phase of the project, we identified all the programs in what we call the K-3 reading improvement sector…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Hatch, Thomas; Ahn, Meesuk; Ferguson, Daniel; Rumberger, Alyson – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
This brief provides a summary of the results of a project designed to help build the collective capacity and increase the impact of programs working to improve K-3 reading outcomes in New York City public elementary schools (the "K-3 reading improvement sector"). The first phase of this project identified all of the programs working in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Supovitz, Jonathan A.; D'Auria, John; Spillane, James P. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
School leadership is broadly acknowledged to be the lynchpin for school success. Yet, amongst the countless demands that school leaders face, making wise leadership choices is increasingly challenging. On what should leaders focus their attention and how should they prioritize their improvement efforts? How can they identify, understand, and make…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making
Berg, Jill Harrison; Horn, Peter; Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Margolis, Jason – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
Education leaders are perennially seeking new ways to build the capacity of teachers to enhance learning experiences for all students. Teacher leadership, which we define as teachers' support of the improvement of teaching and learning beyond their own classroom, has long been a source of interest and experimentation (Wenner & Campbell, 2017;…
Descriptors: Classification, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Awards
Nathenson, Robert A.; Sirinides, Phil; Jones-Laymen, Amanda – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
In 2019 the Pennsylvania Treasury launched a state-wide children's savings account (CSA) initiative, Keystone Scholars. Keystone Scholars provides $100 in college savings to eligible families - all children born or adopted in Pennsylvania after January 1, 2019. In this introductory research brief, we describe how CSAs are an important tool for…
Descriptors: Money Management, Children, State Programs, Paying for College
Quinn, Rand; Cheuk, Tina – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Expanding school vouchers is a central component of the Trump Administration's education agenda. However, the extent to which the Administration can fully realize this policy goal may hinge, in part, on the level of public support or opposition for the voucher method of reform and on the particular components of any proposed voucher system. In…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion, Educational Policy
Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Ebby, Caroline B.; Remillard, Janine; Nathenson, Robert A. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
In this report, we describe the results of a rigorous two-year study of the impacts of a mathematics initiative called Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) on teacher and student learning in grades 3-5 in two Philadelphia area school districts. OGAP is a mathematics program which combines teacher formative assessment practices with knowledge of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement
Ingersol, Richard M.; Merrill, Elizabeth; Stuckey, Daniel; Collins, Gregory – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Has the elementary and secondary teaching force changed in recent years? And, if so, how? Have the types and kinds of individuals going into teaching changed? Have the demographic characteristics of those working in classrooms altered? This report summarizes the results of an exploratory research project that investigated what trends and changes…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty)
Ebby, Caroline Brayer; Sirinides, Philip; Fink, Ryan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Digital tools and technology-based activities offer new and promising opportunities for students to actively explore mathematical concepts and ideas in ways supported by current reforms and visions of mathematics instruction. This report provides an in-depth look at the implementation of SunBay Digital Mathematics (SunBay Math) during the second…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction
Newman, Bobbi; Prociw, Stephen; Hull, Robert; Collings, Gregory; Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents school leadership development policies and practices across all 50 states and select U.S. territories. Researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz, and Greg Collins from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), in collaboration with National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) staff, interviewed…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, State Policy, Leadership
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Sirinides, Philip; Dougherty, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This working paper summarizes the results of a study of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The study focused in particular on instructional leadership -- the extent to which school leaders focus on the core activities of teaching and learning -- and teacher leadership -- the extent to which teachers have input into school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Leadership
Gray, Abigail; Sirinides, Philip; Fink, Ryan; Flack, Adrianne; DuBois, Tesla; Morrison, Katrina; Hill, Kirsten – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents the results of an exploratory study of suspension, discipline, and climate in K-5 and K-8 schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The study was conducted between January 2016 and October 2017 by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania, in close partnership with SDP…
Descriptors: Suspension, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
Weiss, Joanne; McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states have considerably more flexibility and authority in K-12 education than they had under the previous federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Trump administration and the Republican Congress, meanwhile, moved in 2017 to further loosen federal accountability rules and give…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Government Role
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