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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
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
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
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
McCain, Mary; Gill, Patricia; Wills, Joan; Larson, Mindy – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2004
This paper provides baseline information for the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) to fulfill its overall mission: To ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunity for employment and independent living. It…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Delivery Systems, Competence
Harvey, James; Housman, Naomi – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2004
This document provides an overview and analysis of how a series of national conferences held in the fall of 2003 framed conversations around high schools and high-school-age youth This analysis explores the underlying assumptions of these frameworks and the extent to which they coalesced or diverged. The report also examines the content of the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, College School Cooperation, College Preparation
Timmons, Joe; Podmostko, Mary; Bremer, Christine; Lavin, Don; Wills, Joan – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2004
In this guide, transition is defined as the period of time when adolescents are moving into adulthood. This guide is designed to (a) help youth and the adults who work with them understand the role of assessment in transition and (b) describe ways to collect and use data that will lead to informed choices based on accurate assessment of each…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, Young Adults
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2004
A piece of civil rights legislation, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment and authorizes appropriations of billions of dollars in funding to states and school districts to assist them in providing special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights
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