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Nakamoto, Jonathan; Bojorquez, Juan Carlos – WestEd, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Pathways to STEM Initiative (PSI) on students and science teachers and to describe the level of PSI implementation. One group of middle schools participated in PSI, which included project-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursework; extra-curricular STEM opportunities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Grants, Middle School Students
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie; Pierce, Jennifer – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
Data show that effective and ongoing communication and evaluation can have a positive impact on local and statewide systems change. Local and statewide systems change requires ongoing communication and evaluation. The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) used a communication protocol to support implementation of the Assess-Plan-Teach (APT) model.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Stakeholders, Communication (Thought Transfer), Program Implementation
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
Title VII provides funding for the education of American Indian/Alaska Native students based on a formula grant available to school districts, charter schools, and local education agencies (LEAs). This report explores why some eligible schools and districts do not apply for federal Title VII, potentially resulting in American Indian/Alaska Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Alaska Natives, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2014
The West Comprehensive Center (WCC) is working with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) to assist districts and schools that are implementing activities to improve outcomes for Indian students. As a first step, WCC staff reviewed state and national law,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Laws
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2005
"R&D Alert" covers issues affecting schools in the Western Regional Educational Laboratory's four-state region--Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah--and throughout the United States. This issue of "R&D Alert" shares what WestEd is learning from a sample of their latest work, focusing on three points in the process:…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Competencies, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education
McRobbie, Joan; Makkonen, Reino – WestED (NJ1), 2005
This report begins with an overview of conditions that affect Nevada education and key challenges created by those conditions. It then describes a number of state and local reform activities designed to address these challenges. Within this context, findings on student achievement and graduation rates are presented -- both for students overall …
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2005
"R&D Alert" covers issues affecting schools in the Western Regional Educational Laboratory's four-state region--Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah--and throughout the United States. This issue focuses on early childhood education. While the importance of early childhood education has long been recognized, traditional ideas of …
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Influences, Educational Finance