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Grovenstein, Elizabeth – Hunt Institute, 2016
"Which preschool programs best prepare students for kindergarten?" "Which students from which schools need remediation classes in higher education?" "How successful are college graduates in the workforce by major or credential?" These are just a few of the questions that can be answered by a robust longitudinal data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Grovenstein, Elizabeth – Hunt Institute, 2015
Every state regulates, through some method of teacher certification, the qualifications of teachers. North Carolina's state teacher licensure system requires any person employed by a local education agency (LEA) in a professional educator position to hold a professional educator's license. The licensure system used by the NC Department of Public…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, State Standards, State Departments of Education
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Until recently, states focused on ensuring the presence of a "highly qualified teacher" in every classroom. Under the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this title described a teacher holding at least a bachelor's degree and the appropriate state license and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Qualifications
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Teachers have the greatest school-based effect on the achievement of any child in their classrooms, but highly effective principals can positively affect the achievement of every student in their schools. The difference between a highly effective principal and an average one is equal to two-to-seven months of extra learning per year for each child…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
Loney, Emily – Hunt Institute, 2014
Innovation and ingenuity have long been hallmarks of the U.S.' economy. Our competitive strength is built on the legacy of great innovators--from Alexander Graham Bell and Lewis Latimer to the Wright brothers and Steve Jobs. The U.S. has prized its status as a leader in developing creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, but by many estimates, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Science Course Improvement Projects, Context Effect
Harris, Buddy – Hunt Institute, 2014
"coNCepts" is a state-specific policy primer of The Hunt Institute. Each issue focuses on a critical topic in education policy, highlights key research for North Carolina policymakers, and prompts discussion of solutions. This issue begins by describing North Carolina's economy as having experienced a remarkable transformation during the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Hunt Institute, 2014
A rigorous K-12 science education builds student knowledge in core scientific content and equips students to analyze problems, use evidence, and investigate solutions. The education requirements of careers across the economy are increasing and all students--regardless of whether they pursue science as a career--need greater proficiency in the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Science Education, Academic Standards, College Readiness
James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
Childhood obesity is on the rise across the country and in North Carolina, with four times as many children exhibiting signs of obesity now as they did 20 years ago. The costs in terms of medical expenses are staggering, with one estimate putting the cost to North Carolina at $16 million a year. Some North Carolina legislators have expressed…
Descriptors: Obesity, Academic Achievement, Children, Outcomes of Education
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
In order to be competitive in today's world, it is necessary for North Carolina to have a well-educated workforce. Quality schools, including effective leadership, excellent teachers, and improved academic standards and rigor, are a significant factor in these endeavors. However, good schooling starts well before a student ever steps foot into a…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Academic Achievement, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth
James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2007
Today's world is challenged by complex issues and citizens need ever-increasing scientific literacy to understand the impact of issues such as global warming, alternative energy, and genetic engineering, on their daily lives and to make informed decisions. Students need to be prepared to tackle issues such as these by being exposed to learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Engineering, Specialists, Scientific Literacy
Guillory, Ferrel – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2005
Governors who put education at the center of their agendas and aspirations act in a long-standing tradition of American political leadership. Among those who did so are leaders who made an imprint on U.S. history both during their gubernatorial terms and afterwards. This paper describes how governors and gubernatorial aspirants can exercise…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Government, Educational Change, Government Role