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Javurek, Abby; Mendenhall, Jason – State Education Standard, 2020
When states issued the first coronavirus stay-at-home order last March, few could have foreseen how the foundations of learning and teaching would be shaken. As hopes for a brief disruption confronted reality, state and district leaders began plans to extend some form of distance learning into the 2020-21 school year. They also began to think…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Change
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei – State Education Standard, 2016
High-quality civic education not only prepares children for the most basic civic participation--voting and understanding how powers are divided--but also helps them acquire broader skills, such as deliberating with fellow citizens to make difficult decisions that affect their communities, advocating for themselves and others on matters of public…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Shriver, Timothy P. – State Education Standard, 2013
Education experts and political leaders frequently agree that in spite of many changes, American schools continue to remain in need of reforms that will expand the circle of opportunity for all children. Few such leaders, however, recognize young people themselves as a critical leadership constituency in effecting the needed reforms. Special…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Student Leadership, Student Empowerment
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Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie – State Education Standard, 2012
Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), now adopted in a large majority of states, requires significant support. To realize the potential of these new college- and career-ready standards, states must focus significant attention on how to prepare educators for implementation. Key among the strategies is high-quality, sustained…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, State Boards of Education, Board of Education Role