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Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
Districts and schools constantly troubleshoot and mitigate new and ongoing challenges. Rather than addressing each challenge ad hoc, they are looking to adopt a systematic, repeatable process proven to diagnose and respond to challenges efficiently and effectively. One such approach with wide application and use in education is a Networked…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Virtual Schools, Electronic Learning, Barriers
Fermanich, Mark; Finster, Matthew – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
A strategy for addressing persistent teacher shortages is to increase the number of viable teacher candidates enrolling in quality preparation programs from which candidates graduate ready for the classroom on day one. This research report, utilizing data collected through a review of the relevant literature and interviews with a convenience…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Education Programs, Barriers
Matthew Finster; Jackson Miller – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) developed the Education Agency State of Readiness Assessment Tool to assess the readiness of State education agencies (SEA) to take on capacity-building projects. The indicators are adapted from the NECTAC Technical Assistance Model for Long-Term Systems Change and are based on years of developing and…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Readiness, Capacity Building, Technical Assistance
Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
In 2021, the percentage of Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic adults who completed high school was below the national average. One of the U.S. Department of Education's goals is to ensure that every student has equal access to the high-quality education tools they need to graduate from high school and excel in college and their…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Differences, Educational Quality, Ethnicity
Shauna Harps; Darcy Pietryka – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
This topical brief describes the teacher shortage challenge and summarizes how states supported by the Region 5 and Region 14 Comprehensive Centers are addressing the challenge. It also describes the federal government response to the teacher shortage challenge and provides examples of Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs being implemented…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Educational Policy, Apprenticeships, Teacher Education Programs
Fermanich, Mark; Finster, Matthew – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2023
The purpose of the Teacher Candidate Recruiting Strategy Implementation Tool is to assist teacher residency and other teacher preparation programs with developing practices for effectively recruiting candidates to meet their recruiting goals. The tool can also help programs better target candidates to meet the needs of their partner school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Interns, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs
Edmonds, Gerald; Pusch, Rob – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
This guide is a companion to the "Adult Learning Planning Framework. Toolkit" (ED614137). It works in partnership with the framework while considering the unique challenges associated with the development of engaging and effective online, asynchronous learning experiences that have become embedded in the fabric of learning for all. The…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Asynchronous Communication, Instructional Design, Learning Experience
Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
In addition to promoting programs and services that improve academic outcomes, state education leaders identify ways to support the social and emotional health of students, parents, and educators. This topical brief summarizes social and emotional learning (SEL) needs and strategies in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, as outlined…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Keller, Brad; Brookes, Sheila; Wills, Kerri – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
This document is a guide through the process of setting up and running a book study about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingness, to better create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone feels they belong. Books on these topics provide tools and context to navigate race, age, physical ability, religion, and sexual…
Descriptors: Diversity, Social Justice, Inclusion, Race
Fermanich, Mark – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
A growing body of evidence suggests that the clinical experience is the most impactful component of a teacher candidate's preparation program. Teacher residencies, which feature a full-year, school-based clinical experience, are growing in number. Several states are moving toward adopting the teacher residency model as their teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Interns, Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
This topical brief compares selected state policies related to educator effectiveness that have been enacted in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The brief also includes examples of projects R5CC and state leaders in Tennessee and West Virginia are implementing to increase educator effectiveness.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, State Policy, Educational Policy
Scott, Stacy L.; Khanani, Jasmine; Scott, Kristin R. – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Even though equity has become a hot topic, the pathway to making it a reality has not necessarily become clear. The national agenda on race, racial equity, and dealing with COVID-19 has pushed the challenge of equity to the front and center for schools. This pressurized moment in history has raised important questions: (1) What are the steps to an…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Resources, Race
Finster, Matthew – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
The charge of the Comprehensive Center program is to support State education agencies (SEAs), regional education agencies (REAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and schools so they can improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction. The U.S. Department of Education defines…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Needs Assessment, State Departments of Education, School Districts
Brookes, S. J.; Lawrence, J.; Silva, M.; Bivins, J. – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
In West Virginia mental health woes are fueled by social problems and a shortage of providers. West Virginia has one of the nation's highest rates of deaths of despair: fatalities attributed to suicide, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related disease. This infographic highlights the problems and possible solutions of the mental health needs of West…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Needs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Brookes, S. J.; Lawrence, J.; Silva, M.; Bivins, J. – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2022
With approximately $1.2 billion allocated to K-12 education through pandemic funding, West Virginia has the opportunity to utilize those dollars over the next 3 years to benefit its children. This infographic highlights the problems and possible solutions of supporting the mental health needs of West Virginia students.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mental Health, Student Needs
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