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Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2017
No matter how big, well-funded, or popular a reform might be with lawmakers or the public, the buck ultimately stops with the teacher who has the ultimate responsibility of implementing the changes in the classroom. For this reason, it is critical to understand how teachers view education reforms. Are they embracing the changes? Are they getting…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, National Surveys, Teaching Methods
Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2017
K-12 educators comprise a large and influential presence in American politics. Not only do they vote in significant numbers, but they also, at least in theory, possess the power to shape a new generation of young voters, not least by encouraging informed civic participation. When it comes to myriad issues related directly to education, their views…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Riemer, Andrew; Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2016
The concept of growth mindset--the belief that intelligence can be developed through effort--has gained considerable attention in K-12 education in recent years. To learn more about educators' experiences and views regarding growth mindset, the Education Week Research Center developed an original survey and administered it to a national sample of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, National Surveys
Editorial Projects in Education, 2015
To better understand educators' views of social and emotional learning, the Education Week Research Center invited users of edweek.org--"Education Week'"s flagship website--to participate in an online survey in April 2015. A total of 709 people participated, with 562 deemed qualified based on self-identification as a K-12 teacher or…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, National Surveys, Online Surveys
Editorial Projects in Education, 2014
The Common Core State Standards Initiative will enter a critical period during the 2014-15 school year. Several states have recently reversed course on adoption of the mathematics and English/language arts standards, as vocal opposition gains prominence elsewhere. Despite fraying of the two national consortia developing assessments tied to the new…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, National Surveys
Editorial Projects in Education, 2014
To better understand the views of teachers and school-based administrators on student engagement and motivation, the Education Week Research Center invited users of edweek.org--"Education Week"'s flagship website--to participate in an online survey in April 2014. Surveys were received from 606 respondents, with 504 being deemed qualified…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Online Surveys
Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2009
The condition of America's high schools stands as a central concern among both educators and policymakers. Independent research has revealed a state of affairs in which three in ten students fail to finish high school with a diploma and in which barely half of historically disadvantaged minority students graduate. This report, a successor to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Metropolitan Areas
Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2008
Graduation rates have become a prominent feature in the landscape of high school reform and within the larger world of educational policy. Studies conducted over the past several years have repeatedly demonstrated that far fewer American students are completing high school with diplomas than had previously been realized. Whereas the conventional…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Metropolitan Areas
Swanson, Christopher B.; Barlage, Janelle – Editorial Projects in Education, 2006
The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, with support from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, has conducted a study of the factors that have influenced the educational policy landscape during the past decade. Using a two-stage survey methodology, leading education-policy experts were asked first to identify and then to rate highly…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Educational Policy, Research Utilization, Research Methodology