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White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2006
This issue of R&D Alert focuses on a perennial challenge in education and human development: how to make the most of information, whether test results, research findings, or other data. What happens with all the data generated by testing students? How is it ensured that the information is accurate, relevant, and timely? How do the results…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability, English (Second Language)
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. WestEd researchers and assistance providers have been focused on secondary education for many years. This issue of "R&D Alert" goes beyond describing the problem…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, School Restructuring, Literacy Education, Educational Change
Makkonen, Reino; Arnold, Kristin – WestEd (NJ1), 2005
How teachers are paid is once again a hot policy topic, with governors from both parties, a number of legislators, and diverse states and districts calling for a shift away from what has been primarily a seniority-based system. Instead, many would like to see a system tied more closely to desired results, whether student outcomes or a more…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Salaries, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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
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
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2004
This issue of R&D Alert presents a sample what of works to strengthen mathematics and science education. The lead article describes the core principles of WestEd's National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership. After 5 years running the academy, WestEd staff have refined effective approaches for developing teacher leaders…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Leadership, Science Education, Teaching Skills
White, Noel, Ed. – WestEd (NJ1), 2004
This issue of R&D Alert addresses special education primarily for an audience of general educators and policymakers. As the lead article discusses, the plight of students with disabilities and other special needs is increasingly the concern of all educators, not just those with a particular background in special education. The lead article…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)