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Nanmathi Manian; Chelsea Sorensen – National Comprehensive Center, 2024
Mental health and well-being significantly impact students' academic performance, social interactions, and school engagement. Partnering with communities can enhance the effectiveness and reach of mental health initiatives and supports within educational settings. By collaborating with community organizations and agencies, schools can augment…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Caroline E. Parker; Anne Partika; Sara Rutherford-Quach – National Comprehensive Center, 2024
One in 10 public school students in the United States are designated as English learners (ELs), an increase of more than 25 percent over the past 2 decades (National Center for Education Statistics, 2022). In nearly half of states, the proportion of students designated as ELs has more than doubled since 2000. Further, several states--such as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Bilingual Teachers
National Comprehensive Center, 2023
The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment helps youth serving programs and organizations learn best practices and identify areas where they might benefit from guidance or support. The Needs Assessment draws from the best available evidence on what constitutes high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs and organizes these Success…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Best Practices
National Comprehensive Center, 2023
Increasing concerns from educators and policymakers about the barriers to educational success experienced by students in foster care have led to a number of changes in federal laws, policies, and administrative rules. These laws, policies, and rules focus on educational stability as a core component and work together to establish stronger…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
National Comprehensive Center, 2023
High-quality instructional materials (HQIM) can make a real difference in student learning. But purchasing HQIM is only the first step in the process of ensuring that students benefit. The Guide to the Implementation of HQIM synthesizes advice from practitioners and researchers about how to encourage solid execution of plans and realize the full…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Instructional Materials, Program Implementation, Educational Benefits
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
National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The National Comprehensive Center's (NCC's) Native Education Collaborative developed resources to build the capacity of state education agencies (SEAs) in collaboration with tribes and local education agencies (LEAs) to enhance the learning lives of Native children and youth. The Native Education Collaborative developed the Circles of Reflection…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indians, State Departments of Education, Tribes
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
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