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Norville, Valerie – State Education Standard, 2020
Every student deserves arts instruction for its own sake, as an essential ingredient to a well-rounded education. Yet arts education adds value for a whole host of other educational purposes: among them, enhanced writing and reading, ability to retain information, problem solving, and critical thinking. Interest in models of whole-school reform…
Descriptors: Art Education, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Cantor, Pamela; Gomperts, Nora – State Education Standard, 2020
Children's environments, experiences, and relationships drive how they learn and develop--more so than their genes. This article discusses how education leaders can help transform the antiquated U.S. education system into one that drives toward equity and prepares all students for thriving in school and in life. Informed by recent advances in the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Role of Education, Equal Education, Context Effect
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Harper, Kristen – State Education Standard, 2020
Over the past decade, states and school districts have acted on research findings that the use of out-of-school suspension has run counter to the goals of education equity and achievement. Legislatures, as well as state and local boards of education, worked hard to shift school discipline practices through statutory and regulatory mandates and…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Change, State Policy, Prevention
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Vecchiotti, Sara – State Education Standard, 2018
There is ample opportunity for state boards to improve outcomes for children by strengthening the early care and education workforce and thereby improving the quality of early care and education. Ensuring that ECE professionals have the knowledge, supports, and resources they need to support children's learning is one avenue to improving the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Labor Force, State Boards of Education
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Girtz, Suzann; Salina, Chuck; Eppinga, Joanie – State Education Standard, 2018
Sunnyside High School in Washington State, a school of more than 1,600 students, had a graduation rate below 50 percent in 2010. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) had repeatedly identified Sunnyside as a low-performing school--that is, in the bottom 5 percent of the state's high schools and therefore qualifying for…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Turnaround, Graduation Rate, Leadership Effectiveness
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Hassel, Bryan C. – State Education Standard, 2017
In this article, Bryan C. Hassel reviews the growing charter school sector and how State Boards of Education (SBEs) and Stated Education Agencies (SEAs) have some degree of responsibility for this growing set of schools. He examines the mixed bag of theories about how to improve public education in the United States and asks why charters? Hassel…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Responsibility, Public Education, Educational Change
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Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Potter, Halley – State Education Standard, 2017
The authors, Kahlenberg and Potter, investigate the changed role of charter schools and how state boards can assist in the return to the original vision. When jumpstarted in the late 1980s, the charter movement vision was for teachers to experiment with innovative approaches to educating students. The charters would be educational laboratories…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Boards of Education, Organizational Change, Institutional Mission
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Russell, Jennifer; Stein, Mary Kay; Correnti, Richard; Bill, Victoria; Booker, Laura; Schwartz, Nate – State Education Standard, 2017
If students are to meet higher standards, all educators in the system have to learn how to engage students in reasoning about complex ideas. What levers can state boards of education and state education agencies pull to support the professional learning that makes this possible? A research-practice partnership in Tennessee may shed light on this…
Descriptors: Scaling, Mathematics Instruction, Coaching (Performance), State Boards of Education
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Atkinson, Diane – State Education Standard, 2017
Over the past 15 months, the Virginia Board of Education has been redesigning its public school students' high school educational experience to better prepare them to participate in the global economy. To lay the groundwork for this redesign, the Profile of a Graduate was developed. The profile in turn grew out of a broader review of Virginia's…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Profiles, Student Characteristics
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – State Education Standard, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state boards of education a tremendous opportunity to revamp education policy. The federal government will have dramatically reduced influence over issues related to standards and accountability systems. States will have increased freedom to revise state standards and assessment systems, change the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Success
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Smithson, John – State Education Standard, 2017
A standards-based model of reform has dominated public education for 30 years. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it will continue to dominate education policy. Is that model working? State boards of education share an intrinsic interest in this question. While there are many ways to investigate it, one approach that shows promise treats…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Models, Educational Change, Public Education
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Hull, Robert; Long, Don – State Education Standard, 2017
While much about the direction of federal education policy and regulation is murky, one thing remains clear. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed the torch of educational leadership back to the states, giving them a broad range of authority they have not exercised for decades. What exactly does this shift mean for state boards of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Administration
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Anthony, Douglas W.; Shetley, Pamela R. – State Education Standard, 2017
With its 208 schools, 130,000 students, and 19,000 employees, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland is one of the country's largest school districts. Serving a high-poverty student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities, the district requires leadership that can enable its learners to combat the conditions of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Improvement
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Ostro, Ginger – State Education Standard, 2017
Advance Illinois is an independent, objective voice for a healthy public education system that prepares all students in Illinois for success in college, careers, and civic life. Advocacy efforts have focused on securing equitable funding for schools, Common Core State Standards, high-quality assessments, and teacher quality efforts. As advocates…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Equal Education, Advocacy, Stakeholders
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Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad – State Education Standard, 2017
In early 2017, Congress rescinded two education regulations passed late in the Obama administration. The first regulation, which attempted to define and implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), received most of attention since states were busy planning how to implement the new law in the 2017-2018 school year. However the second regulation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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