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Muñiz, Jenny – New America, 2019
New America analyzed professional teaching standards in all 50 states to better understand whether states' expectations for teachers incorporate culturally responsive teaching. To support this analysis, we identify eight competencies that clarify what teachers should know and be able to do in light of research on culturally responsive teaching.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Competencies, Geographic Location, State Standards
Katz, Anne; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2019
Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to foster the development of cognitive, behavioral, and social skills. But the work is not easy. Effective educators need both a deep understanding of child development and mastery of a complex set of skills to meet the learning needs of young children. Accordingly, there is a growing demand…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Early Childhood Education, Bachelors Degrees, Early Childhood Teachers
Workman, Emily – New America, 2019
Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to foster the development of cognitive, behavioral, and social skills. But the work is not easy. Effective educators need to master a complex set of skills, which requires high-quality educational and training programs rooted in child development and practicums in early childhood classrooms led…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Apprenticeships
Palmer, Iris – New America, 2018
Colleges are increasingly using models to predict student behavior and intervene to change that behavior. Because of this, when projects involve partnering with a vendor, it is more important than ever to make the right choice about which vendor. In some ways, partnering with a vendor to use predictive analytics is similar to procuring any other…
Descriptors: Prediction, Vendors, Administrators, Guides
Workman, Emily; Guernsey, Lisa; Mead, Sara – New America, 2018
Many current and prospective pre-K teachers face significant barriers to obtaining bachelor's degrees; current members of the workforce, in particular, may find it exceedingly difficult to find the time and money to attend college courses and complete traditional preparation programs, given the low wages that come with most jobs in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Bachelors Degrees, Equal Education, Access to Education
Lieberman, Abbie; Cook, Shayna; Jackson, Sarah – New America, 2018
There are multiple explanations for why many children do not have access to well-prepared pre-K teachers. The five programs profiled in this report show that it is possible to give pre-K teachers rich, research-based training that prepares them to work with young children. However, there is a scarcity of opportunities focused on the developmental…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Prebil, Michael; McCarthy, Alice – New America, 2018
The Bachelor's of Applied Science in Information Technology is one of almost 40 bachelor's and associate degrees at Broward College that embed industry certifications into the course of study. Programs with embedded certifications allow students to earn two types of credentials: one issued by industry, the other by higher education. These new…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Degrees, Student Certification, Industry
Carnock, Janie T. – New America, 2018
Because dual language learners (DLLs) represent a growing segment of the U.S. population, and because the early years are so foundational to long-term success, it is important that education leaders have clear insights about these students: who and where they are, the services they receive, and how they are progressing. Several advocates and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Bornfreund, Laura; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2018
This report explains the work that has taken place over the last decade in Boston to not only improve pre-K, but to build on the successes of pre-K through reform of classroom environments, instructional practices, and curricula in pre-K, kindergarten, and, more recently, in first and second grade. It is a story of reforming from the bottom up, of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Kindergarten
Burd, Stephen – New America, 2018
This report follows up on three previous papers published by New America that have examined the net price data for the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014 academic years. In each of these publications, the share of public institutions charging low-income students an average net price over $10,000 has grown. Previous volumes of this report examined…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Colleges, Student Costs, Low Income Students
Tooley, Melissa, Ed. – New America, 2017
Across the country, states are working to develop the plans required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. One area of ESSA--Part A of Title II--is specifically focused on "preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers, principals, or…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Bornfreund, Laura; Hogan, Lauren – New America, 2017
When it comes to the early childhood workforce, American educators and advocates may know what their state's policies are. With their expertise and knowledge, and with support from research and leading organizations, they may be able to define what they want their state's policies to be, particularly for teachers of children from birth through age…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Labor Force Development
Williams, Conor P. – New America, 2016
One in six school-age Minnesotans has at least one immigrant parent and one in five Minnesotans under five years old is a child of immigrants. This trend is part of a significant shift in the state's racial and ethnic makeup over the past 25 years. This report looks at Minnesota's redesign of policies and practices to better support the education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Educational Change
Ekowo, Manuela; Palmer, Iris – New America, 2016
Predictive analytics in higher education is a hot-button topic among educators and administrators as institutions strive to better serve students by becoming more data-informed. In this paper, the authors describe how predictive analytics are used in higher education to identify students who need extra support, steer students in courses they will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Prediction, School Holding Power
Garcia, Amaya; Carnock, Janie Tankard – New America, 2016
Harrisonburg, Virginia, a community nestled in the fertile hills of the Shenandoah Valley, is emblematic of the demographic changes taking shape in the U.S. for some years now. The town's agricultural industry has attracted a large number of immigrant workers from Central America. In addition, Harrisonburg's refugee resettlement center has drawn…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Refugees, Land Settlement, Immigrants
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