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National Comprehensive Center, 2022
The American Rescue Plan Act's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) fund represent a historic investment in ensuring that all students have access to safe in-person instruction and in meeting the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of the Nation's students. The U.S. Department of Education is committed to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Basu, Satabdi; Rutstein, Daisy W.; Tate, Carol – National Comprehensive Center, 2021
The rapid expansion of computer science (CS) instruction in primary and secondary education has highlighted the shortage of teachers qualified to teach the subject. A key strategy for building CS teaching capacity has been preparing teachers of other subjects (e.g., math, technology applications, business) to teach introductory CS through…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods
Basu, Satabdi; Rutstein, Daisy W.; Tate, Carol – National Comprehensive Center, 2021
Formative assessment can be a powerful tool to support effective K-12 computer science (CS) instruction. Having teachers and students engage with the formative assessment process can increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. In this guide, the authors show readers how to apply the five-step process outlined in the corresponding…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Evidence
Finster, Matthew; Jackson, Cara – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in the teacher workforce, including reductions-in-force due to budget cuts, hesitation from teachers to return in-person to the classroom, and relaxed standards for entering the profession. Even before the current pandemic, teacher hiring decisions were often late, rushed, and information-poor.…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Labor Force Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness
Morvey, Sakari – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
While finding interventions with proven effectiveness has become easier through resources like the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), identifying what works for diverse student populations can still be challenging. Knowing the context, specifically, sample demographics for research, can help bridge this gap. In a recent scan of studies that met WWC…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice, Student Diversity, Intervention
Foorman, Barbara R. – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The disappointing results of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress--a dip in trajectory of reading proficiency for all students except those at the highest level of ability--are prompting states to consider new reading-related policies and actions. In "State Policy Levers for Improving Literacy," Barbara Foorman describes…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Literacy Education, National Competency Tests
Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
For nearly three decades, charter schools have provided families with a public school alternative to traditional district schools, but they have not been without controversy. Charter schools often come under fire for "privatizing" education, for "creaming" the best students, or for taking money from district schools. The…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, School Districts, State Policy
Anderson, Laura; Jarmolowski, Hannah; Roza, Marguerite; Swanson, Jessica – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2022
"Leading Thoughtful Conversations about School-by-School Spending Data" is a product of a federally-funded study to support the US Department of Education and the field more broadly to understand what data visualizations work to fuel thoughtful conversation among district and school leaders on financial strategy and management. This…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Data Interpretation, Visualization
Gershenson, Seth; Lomax, Erin – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced school leaders to make difficult decisions about how to balance students' educational needs with the health, safety, and social-emotional well-being of students and teachers. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Rescue Plan) recently enacted by Congress offers unprecedented amounts of potentially transformative…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Student Needs
Layland, Allison – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The impact of a year of remote or hybrid learning on students across the nation has been significant. Early research points to the disruptions to in-person learning experienced in school year 2020-21 could result in students losing between 3 and 11 months of learning. Many students have experienced additional trauma during COVID-19 including lack…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Blended Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics
Alozie, Nonye; Lundh, Patrik; Laguarda, Kate; Parker, Caroline E.; Fujii, Reina; McBride, Beth – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
In this first of three whitepapers on designing curricula for diversity, the authors explain why equity and inclusion should be addressed in standardized curriculum materials and introduce the Equity and Inclusion Framework for Curriculum Design (EI-CD). [For Part 2, see ED615694. For Part 3, see ED615695.]
Descriptors: Inclusion, Diversity, Equal Education, Curriculum Design
Alozie, Nonye; Lundh, Patrik; Yang, Hui; Parker, Caroline E. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
This is the second of three whitepapers on designing curricula for diversity. It provides the step-by-step process for using the Equity and Inclusion for Curriculum Design (EI-CD). Additionally, it describes how the framework can be used to design and adapt STEM+CS [science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science] curriculum…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inclusion, Curriculum Design, STEM Education
Alozie, Nonye; Yang, Hui; Beesley, Andrea – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
This is the third whitepaper in the National Comprehensive Center's series on designing curricula for diversity. It provides state and local education leaders recommendations on the use of the Equity and Inclusion Framework for Curriculum Development in the design and adaptation of STEM+CS [science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Diversity, Equal Education, Curriculum Design
Layland, Allison; Corbett, Julie – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
Districts and schools are receiving once in a life-time funding through the American Recovery Plan (ARP) to address the learning needs of students over the next few years, especially those who have been most impacted by a year of remote or hybrid learning. State education agencies (SEAs) including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, outlying…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Acceleration (Education), Distance Education, Blended Learning
Manian, Nanmathi – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
The purpose of this document is to briefly introduce the research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma and their relevance to schools. ACEs are acute or chronic events that threaten the child's physical or emotional well-being. This brief answers the following questions: (1) What are ACEs? (2) How common are ACEs? (3) What is trauma?…
Descriptors: Trauma, Child Development, Well Being, Educational Environment
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