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National Education Association, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the schools, the economy, and the nation's families, exacerbating racial inequities and placing a disproportionate burden on communities of color throughout the country. While physically opening schools at the beginning of the 2020--2021 school year is the goal of most districts, the…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Communicable Diseases, Disease Incidence, Prevention
National Education Association, 2019
Poverty and trauma impact student brain development, health, and behavior. The stressors of poverty (lack of nutritious food, unstable housing, etc.) and traumatic events can put students in a "fight" or "flight" mode. Operating from such places prevents students from accessing higher-order thinking and negatively impacts…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, Educational Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship
National Education Association, 2019
The National Education Association (NEA) strongly believes in the importance of an educator workforce that reflects the diversity of the United States. This belief extends not only to classroom teachers and education support professionals, but also to administrators and other school and district staff. This brief provides information about the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Issues, Minority Groups
National Education Association, 2019
The data presented in this report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. As one might expect in a nation as diverse as the United States--with respect to economics, geography, and politics--the level of commitment to education varies on a state-by-state basis. Thus, NEA…
Descriptors: Public Education, Enrollment Trends, Attendance Patterns, Teacher Salaries
National Education Association, 2019
Education technology facilitates personalized learning and allows educators to better target instruction based on identified needs. Technology also improves the ability of education researchers to evaluate instructional approaches and interventions and provides policymakers information to aid in decision making. A majority of parents support the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Information Security
National Education Association, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, establish and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Relevance (Education), Educational Needs
National Education Association, 2018
The data presented in this report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. As one might expect in a nation as diverse as the United States--with respect to economics, geography, and politics--the level of commitment to education varies on a state-by-state basis. Thus, NEA…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance, Geographic Location
Lara, Julia; Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2018
Educators and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the issue of student absenteeism in general and, in particular, chronic absenteeism. This is because chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on students' economic and social development. Children who are chronically absent have lower levels of school readiness upon entering…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities
National Education Association, 2017
The data presented in this combined report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. NEA Research offers this report to its state and local affiliates as well as to researchers, policymakers, and the public as a tool to examine public education policies, programs, and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance, Geographic Location
National Education Association, 2017
Efforts to subsidize private education take a variety of forms, with the most familiar being the private school voucher provided directly to parents. But there are other less direct ways governments subsidize private schools. One such method is to provide a tax credit to parents to offset their personal education expenses (education tax credit).…
Descriptors: Private Education, Grants, Tax Credits, Educational Benefits
Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
In recent decades, in line with improvements in technology, schools have increasingly opted for Online Credit Recovery Programs (OCRPs) over traditional face-to-face courses. Despite sharing a common goal with traditional face-to-face programs--providing a pathway for students to get back on track, to avoid failing additional courses and falling…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Required Courses, Repetition, Credits
Taylor, Erika D.; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
While it was acknowledged as an issue approximately three decades ago, the discussions around shortages in the educator workforce have increased in recent years, causing a great deal of alarm about the nation's capacity to provide quality educators for its students. A related concern is the lack of teachers of color, relative to an increasingly…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Standardized Tests
Lara, Julia; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
There has been a significant increase in the availability of digital tools (mainly laptops) in public school systems in the country. Federal level support, increased investments from private industry, and reduced technology price points for the education sector have all contributed to increases in availability. At the same time, however,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
National Education Association, 2016
The data presented in this combined report--"Rankings & Estimates"--provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. As one might expect in a nation as diverse as the United States--with respect to economics, geography, and politics--the level of commitment to…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance, Geographic Location
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R. – National Education Association, 2016
This study analyzes data collected between 2000 and 2013 from the annual National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey; the NCES Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); and the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Survey (SAIPE). The findings…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Media Specialists, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries
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