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Sheldon, James R. – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2018
This policy brief describes how State VR agencies are using and can use benefits planning services, as a VR agency-funded service, to help SSDI and SSI beneficiaries address concerns and fears about the potential loss of cash benefits and healthcare benefits (i.e., Medicaid and/or Medicare) as they move into jobs paying substantial wages. The…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2017
The Community School Standards are designed to engage and support the community schools movement as a standards-driven, evidence-based strategy to promote equity and educational excellence for each and every child, and an approach that strengthens families and community. The standards have three objectives: (1) To help new community schools more…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Academic Standards, Self Evaluation (Individuals), School Community Relationship
Roche, Mary Kingston – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2017
America has learned from No Child Left Behind that focusing on equity demands that we look and more than test scores alone or they quickly become all that matters. That approach overlooks other aspects of a child's life that are critical. The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes this lesson and encourages states and districts to…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gap, Models
Jacobson, Linda; Rollins, S. Kwesi; Brown, Janet; Naviasky, Heather – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2016
This "Patterns of Practice: Case Studies of Early Childhood Education & Family Engagement in Community Schools" report updates the community school case studies through a description of ongoing developments in Cincinnati, OH; Evansville, IN; Multnomah County, OR; and Tulsa, OK and adds to that knowledge base of early learning and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Community Schools, Case Studies
Hale, Elizabeth L. – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2016
"Opening Doors, Changing Futures" tells the story of the collective impact the Appalachian Higher Education (AHE) Network had on postsecondary education attainment in 10 of the 13 states in Appalachia during school years 2011-2016. It depicts the current economic and education contexts in the region and highlights why increased post-high…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Networks, Access to Education
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2014
In today's global economy, a high-quality, comprehensive education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity--it is a prerequisite for success. Such an education must promote academic knowledge and skills, as well as the kind of individual and social competencies that are essential for navigating the relationships and challenges of the modern…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Community Schools
Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2008
Teacher leadership plays a significant role in the professional culture of many schools across the country, according to principals who value it. This is the major conclusion from a survey and telephone interviews conducted by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). While limited in scope, the study confirms the contributions of teacher…
Descriptors: High Schools, Telephone Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Leadership
Hollister, David C. – Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2007
This Primer is intended to help individual citizens and community leaders and organizers (1) better understand the complex nature of decision making in democracy and (2) identify strategies for having a larger voice and impact. This publication is predicated and draws upon the author's 40 years of extensive and hands-on experiences in varied…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Internet, Social Change, Legislation
Duncan, Arne – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2009
This document contains remarks delivered by the Secretary of Education who spoke at the 2009 Governors Education Symposium. Secretary Duncan spoke about uses of Recovery Act funding to drive reform in four core areas of education: (1) Robust data systems that track student achievement and teacher effectiveness; (2) Teacher and principal quality;…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2005
This brief describes how administrators and policymakers can use the concepts of youth development and youth leadership in developing and administering programs that serve all youth and activities specifically geared toward youth with disabilities. The brief is based on a longer paper, Youth Development and Youth Leadership, A Background Paper,…
Descriptors: Leadership, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2005
This brief focuses on how youth-serving organizations can become more effective as intermediary linkages between youth and employers by adopting certain practices. This brief offers basic employer-friendly strategies that will assist intermediaries and their representatives in making productive connections with employer customers that can result…
Descriptors: Youth Programs
Brantley, Mac; Kaufmann, Barbara – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2005
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has defined the workforce development system as organizations at the national, state, and local levels that have direct responsibility for planning and allocating resources (both public and private), providing administrative oversight, and operating programs to assist…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Labor Force Development, Access to Information, Job Placement
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
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