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Ross, Randy; Brown, Philip; Biagas, Kori Hamilton – State Education Standard, 2020
The authors believe it is time to expand the term school climate to reflect an intention of giving all children access to positive school environments. Their expanded definition recognizes that equitable school climates are central to education equity, and it calls on educators and policymakers to deepen awareness of race, ethnicity, gender,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, School Community Relationship
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Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy – State Education Standard, 2018
Americans share an expectation that government will serve the common good, creating inescapable pressure for public agencies--especially those that serve young children--to perform well. Yet education and human services agencies continually struggle to respond to the complex conditions in which children are born. How can they address the practical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
Summer learning loss creates a permanent drag on the US education system. With the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) developed "Moving Summer Learning Forward: A Strategic Roadmap for Funding in Tough Times" to provide out-of-school time programs, school districts,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Stakeholders
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Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis – State Education Standard, 2015
Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gains
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Chau, Yen – State Education Standard, 2009
By now people are all too familiar with the disheartening numbers: approximately 7,000 students drop out each day, which means nearly one-third of high school students will not graduate with their peers. The statistics are even more staggering for minority and low-income students, especially in the nation's largest urban districts, where less than…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, State Action, State Programs