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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
Supovitz, Jonathan A.; Margolis, Jason; Harrison Berg, Jill; Comstock, Meghan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2020
Teacher leadership is increasingly recognized as a promising strategy to improve the quality of instruction in U.S. schools. Despite the rising number of teacher leadership programs in the country, there is a paucity of knowledge about the work that teacher leaders (TLs) engage in, how educators experience teacher leadership and the impacts of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Improvement, School Districts
Kaul, Maya; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Simon, Nicole S. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2020
Principals formulated their responses to the pandemic in terms of a hierarchy of needs: they understood that their students and staff had to feel physically and psychologically safe before they would be successful in the classroom. This is one of a series of briefs that focused on a 'critical incident' surrounding school closure and offers…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles, Crisis Management
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
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
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
Ebby, Caroline Brayer; Remillard, Janine; D'Olier, Jordan H. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2019
This study explored how teachers interpreted and responded to their own student work during the process of formative assessment. The study involved a purposefully selected sample of 32 teachers in grades K-5 who had been trained by the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) to use learning progressions to analyze and respond to evidence in student…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Elementary School Teachers
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
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)
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
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