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Koch, Jordan – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
Teachers face many challenges in the first years of their careers. Without support and guidance from experienced, highly qualified teacher mentors, the demands of the classroom can overwhelm novice teachers. It comes as no surprise that one-third of teachers leave the profession within their first five years. This policy update draws on research,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, State Policy, Labor Turnover
Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
An effective, well-prepared teacher workforce is central to students' mastery of deeper learning skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update urges state boards of education to invigorate relicensure policies by embracing multiple tiers that support teachers throughout…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Policy, State Boards of Education, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Hao, Winona; Syed, Nadia – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
As the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of U.S. classrooms for young children continues to increase, it is more important than ever for early childhood educators to be prepared to meet the needs of the one in three U.S. children age 8 and under who are dual language learners (DLLs). High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students
Vance, Amelia – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
In this policy update, author Amelia Vance explores data protections for school directory information. She argues students do not have the right to attend school anonymously, but they do have a right to have their information protected and used responsibly by local and state education agencies. State boards can lead on this issue by striking the…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Access to Information, Student Records
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) calls on states to take advantage of new opportunities to combat uneven access to quality instruction in world languages--a key component of a well-rounded education. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update discusses ways state boards can bridge the divide between…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Access to Education, Alignment (Education), State Boards of Education
Hedger, Joseph – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
When the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was released earlier this year, most states learned that their average scores in grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics remained relatively flat since 2015. More troubling though, students performing at the lowest 10th and 25th percentiles saw a decline in their scores. To confront this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Growth Models, Low Achievement, Accountability
Hedger, Joseph – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
In 2018, state boards of education discussed and adopted policies to increase accountability for student data protection and to increase transparency of schoolwide data through data dashboards. This analysis highlights policy changes in state data protection requirements, test administration and security, records retention, and confidentiality…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Privacy, Data, Information Security
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
Students gravitate toward philosophy. As a 10th grade philosophy teacher, I once had a student ask for detention so we could continue a discussion about Plato and Aristotle without tarnishing his reputation as a respected gang member. That request revealed the paradox of teaching philosophy in K-12 classrooms: Many find it an unsuitably difficult…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students
Argenti, Courtney; Eichner, Alana; Hao, Winona; Hogan, Lauren – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
Collaboration among stakeholders in the early childhood education (ECE) field is often upheld as a goal--and with good reason: It promotes effective, sustainable policymaking, creates consistency, reduces redundancy, and fills gaps across local, state, and national systems, policies, and infrastructure. Yet the obstacles to collaboration are…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Barriers
Hao, Winona – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
State boards of education have authority endowed by state constitutions and statutes to position them as key players in improving early education. Recognizing the importance of early childhood education (ECE), federal and state governments have been investing billions of dollars to serve the nation's youngest children. Yet many children still…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Board of Education Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
Tucker, William; Long, Don – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
With roots in student-centered pedagogies that go back at least to the 1900s, personalized learning meets students' learning goals, needs, context, and pace while incorporating their interests and preferences. Personalized learning in today's classroom depends upon and creates an abundance of rich student data, which simultaneously fosters new…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Records, Individualized Instruction
Amundson, Kris – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
Returning more responsibility to states for making education policy was the central premise (and promise) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Shortly after the bill passed in December 2015, states set to work on plans for using ESSA to shape policy in their states. Their assumption was that the federal government would provide some…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Legislation
Hofer, Lindsey – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
Positive school climate has been linked to higher test scores, graduation rates, and fewer disciplinary referrals. Yet state policy discussions on student supports often fail to address a key lever for improving school climate: robust school-based mental health services. This National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) policy update…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, Educational Policy
Man, Rachel; Hofmann, Chris – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies (SEAs) to collaborate with school districts, civil rights organizations, principals, teachers, "other school leaders," parents, and "stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English language learners, and other vulnerable…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Cooperative Planning
Charis, Kimberly – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2017
For decades, state boards of education have been developing policies to deliver quality education to all students and overseeing implementation of those policies. Yet students still attend schools that often are racially segregated and underresourced and receive instruction of uneven quality. Whether they are reviewing teacher preparation…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
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