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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
Martin, Michael – Hunt Institute, 2015
Assessments matter in education. Testing is nothing new; tests have been around as long as school itself. However, over the last 15 years, state assessments have grown to be an increasingly central, and often controversial, part of schooling. As states raise their standards, it is more important than ever to ask: What is a high-quality assessment?…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
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
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2009
States have taken a "standards-based" approach to education during the past two decades; however, as reported in the Hunt Institute-sponsored study by the National Research Council, that approach has fallen short of its lofty and admirable goals. A comprehensive and integrated system of standards, assessments, curriculum, instructional materials,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Instructional Materials, Instructional Leadership
James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
The 2008 Leaders Emerging Issues Program brought together a bipartisan group of state legislative leaders with experts in education and public policy to explore potential solutions to the nation's dropout crisis. Participants explored the basic elements of a comprehensive education system that meets the needs of all students, especially those at…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Improvement, Dropout Prevention, Achievement Gap
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
The previous issue of "Blueprint" reported significant variability among state standards for education. Such variability means that depending where a student attends school, he might not cover the same material in a course called Algebra I, or Algebra II, or Grade 4, or Grade 6. Many citizens and leaders understand that having a single set of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Standard Setting
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
This first issue of "Blueprint" focuses on standards that states have adopted to delineate what students should know at each grade level of the K-12 system. Textbooks, teacher training, professional development, and assessments are built upon education standards. To generate information that will help state leaders improve their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Educational Change, Academic Standards