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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
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
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; McColskey, Wendy; Benton, Kim; Lipshie, Noah – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2021
School communities in both urban and rural settings need trauma-informed (TI) supports; however, the adversities experienced and access to student supports may be unique to rural school communities. In addition, the contextual challenges experienced by rural schools and communities, as well as the strengths that can be drawn from them, will…
Descriptors: Trauma, Rural Schools, Child Development, School Districts
Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Private school choice programs are frequently mired in political and legal controversy. Two primary factors fuel this controversy. First, these programs trace their roots to the 1960s in the height of school desegregation. Tuition-grant laws came forth across the South during this period, enabling White families to access public funds to pay…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational History, School Desegregation
Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Consistent, reliable data are hard to come by given vastly differing opinions on the role states should play in creating structures, tracking data, and monitoring outcomes on homeschooling. The goal of this brief is to cut through some of this complexity and provide policymakers with an objective resource on homeschooling, including what is known…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Parent Attitudes
Layland, Allison; Redding, Sam – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Strategic Performance Management (SPM) is a multistep process that guides an organization's leadership in designing and revising a system of strategic performance management. Communication is key to the success of any change initiative. SPM provides a logically coherent process for linking strategic planning with performance management, ultimately…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change, Performance Based Assessment
Layland, Allison; Redding, Sam – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2019
Strategic planning and performance management are not new concepts; however, education agencies and other nonprofit organizations have struggled to embrace and use the concepts, especially in unison. The strategic performance management (SPM) process provides a mechanism to bring performance management to state education agencies (SEAs), local…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Performance Based Assessment, State Departments of Education, School Districts