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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
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
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
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; 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
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
In the United States, students are assigned to public schools based on where they live. School districts have set boundaries and students living in the neighborhoods within those boundaries attend the district's schools. The district's boundaries are further delineated into attendance zones, in which particular homes and neighborhoods are assigned…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Open Enrollment, School Choice
Jackson, Cara; Keirstead, Carol – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
COVID-19 has created a sudden demand for teachers who can provide effective remote learning opportunities for students and, simultaneously, has disrupted the preparation for the next generation of teaching. Because teachers are the most vital in-school education resource, supporting the teacher workforce through the disruptions created by COVID-19…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Distance Education, Online Courses, Pandemics
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