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Arielle Lentz; Kenneth Shores – Partnership for Public Education, 2024
In Delaware, Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for life beyond high school by providing practical labor skills, workforce credentials, and early post secondary credits. Some CTE students graduate with the distinction as a concentrator, meaning they complete required coursework in a specific career pathway, such as engineering…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Pathways, Equal Education, High School Students
Leigh McLean – Partnership for Public Education, 2023
On average, a U.S. teacher impacts about 3,000 students while in the classroom. Yet teaching is one of the most stressful occupations, and teachers leave the field at higher rates than many other professions. With a current estimated 3.8 million teachers in the U.S., the benefits of supporting teacher well-being are clear. In this brief, Dr. Leigh…
Descriptors: Teachers, Barriers, Psychological Patterns, Well Being
Bailes, Lauren P.; Vitale, Meaghan N. – Partnership for Public Education, 2022
In 2015, the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, now known as the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity, emphasized the importance of parent and family engagement to the effectiveness of public education. The complex task of navigating educational systems has become further complicated by the pandemic over the past two years. It is…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Public Education, Access to Information
Morrison, Katrina K.; Muhammad, Abdul-Malik; Magena, Ngozi – Partnership for Public Education, 2021
For over a decade, scholars have reported on the importance of research-practice partnerships (RPPs), particularly for bridging the gap between academia and K-12 institutions. This brief, co-written by Katrina K. Morrison, Ed.D., Abdul-Malik Muhammad, Ed.D., and Ngozi Magena, M.S., aims to support developing understandings of successful…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Trauth, Amy – Partnership for Public Education, 2020
Teacher residencies offer promising alternatives to traditional educator preparation programs. Research points to three primary benefits: higher retention of teachers in the field, greater demographic diversity among teachers prepared through residency programs, and the potential to increase student achievement. At a time when enrollment in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Interns, Teacher Shortage, Program Implementation
Bailes, Lauren P.; Eruslu, Dilek – Partnership for Public Education, 2020
Principals' influence on students is largely indirect, but their work in shaping school cultures, equipping teachers, and welcoming families all support students' academic achievement. A few pivots on the part of principals may transform the ways that parents and families participate in and engage with their students' schooling. This brief is…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
Baugher, Erin; Wilson, Chanelle; Soslau, Elizabeth – Partnership for Public Education, 2019
A commitment to equity in our schools ensures that every student has the access and opportunity necessary to thrive in school, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and so on. Creating and sustaining equitable spaces requires examination of the…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Equal Education, Diversity, Reflection
Scantlebury, Kathryn; Soslau, Elizabeth; Kotch-Jester, Stephanie; Gleason, Sue – Partnership for Public Education, 2019
A coteacher huddle occurs when two or more teachers use short, focused meetings either before, during, or after a lesson, to discuss shifts or adaptations to coplanned instruction. In a recent study Soslau, Kotch-Jester, Scantlebury, and Gleason (2018) determined how teacher candidates' participation in huddles changed over time. Tracking how…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teacher Education
Partnership for Public Education, 2018
Delaware, like the rest of the country, faces a challenge to ensure a high-quality, diverse K-12 workforce that meets the needs of its schools and students. TeachDE was launched in 2017 to identify the challenges Delaware faces in strengthening its teacher pipeline and to develop creative recommendations to address those challenges. TeachDE's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Barriers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage
Hallam, Rena; Buell, Martha; Beck, Heidi – Partnership for Public Education, 2018
This policy brief describes the importance of providing high quality early care and education programs for young children and their families. The need for early childhood services in Delaware is discussed relative to the array of early childhood care and education programs offered. The University of Delaware's statewide efforts to improve the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Young Children, Child Care, Preschool Education
Scantlebury, Kathryn; Soslau, Elizabeth; Sherretz, Kelly; Micek, Melissa – Partnership for Public Education, 2018
The Partnership for Public Education supports collaborative development processes among all stakeholders in education. University of Delaware educational researchers and professors, field supervisors, clinical educators, and graduate and undergraduate students from teacher education programs share the common goal to advance the success of public…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Educational Benefits, Student Teaching, Cooperating Teachers
Partnership for Public Education, 2016
A successful K-12 educational system requires a complementary system of teacher preparation that is aligned with the needs of the K-12 community and provides a high-quality, diverse teacher workforce in numbers matching the current and future demands of the K-12 educational system. This brief provides evidence of the challenges that Delaware faces…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Barriers, Alignment (Education)
Partnership for Public Education, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) affords a unique opportunity to rethink how Delaware has approached education reform and accountability in the past. It is an opportunity to make bold changes, to plan for sustainable and equitable change, and to capitalize on all of the assets that Delaware families, community organizations, businesses, and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, State Policy