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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
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, 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
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
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
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
Manian, Nanmathi – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
Addressing the surge in mental health and social and emotional needs of students and staff will be critical in the upcoming years. The increased understanding of the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and their negative effects on the social, emotional, and academic success of students, has propelled a growing number of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health, Health Needs, Teaching Methods
Manian, Nanmathi; Belfield, Wendy; Berger, Christy – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
It is critical that states and districts support teachers by addressing their mental health and social and emotional needs, as well as by increasing their capacity to manage and teach students in the aftermath of COVID and its accompanying stressors. In order to create a supportive, trauma-informed classroom, it is imperative that instructors not…
Descriptors: School Districts, Daily Living Skills, Mental Health, Health Needs
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