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Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2023
The Maine Department of Education (MDOE) leveraged the U.S. Department of Education's Rethink K-12 Education Models grant to provide significant funding to districts to support innovative solutions to persistent problems of practice--particularly those heightened by the pandemic. MDOE's grant began in fall 2020. It prioritized innovations focused…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Innovation, Grants, Federal Aid
Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2022
A primary focus for the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) has been on increasing student literacy. This focus, coupled with the passage of Act 28 in 2021, which provides funding and technical assistance to improve literacy outcomes, prompted the AOE to request support related to literacy from the Region 1 Comprehensive Center (R1CC). Specifically,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Teacher Education Programs, Course Descriptions, Content Analysis
Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2022
The Massachusetts 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 4 reading results showed that nearly one quarter of students scored below basic. Only 45% of students scored proficient or higher on the reading assessment. Moreover, the 2019 scores represent a decline in the percentages of students reading at basic, proficient, or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education, National Competency Tests, Literacy
Huckle, Erin; LeVangie, Samantha; Tierney-Fife, Peter; Bramante, Fred; Doak, Tim – Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
Historically, students have had little influence over the design of education institutions or opportunities (Benner et al., 2019; Lac & Cumings Mansfield, 2018). Decisions about school policies, programs, and structures are primarily steered by administrators, policymakers, and teachers. In recent years, however, educators and policy advocates…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Students
Giffin, Jessica; Lachlan, Lisa; LaTurner, Jason; LeVangie, Samantha – Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic led districts and schools to experiment with new staffing and support structures to meet students' academic, emotional, and physical safety needs. Shortages of teachers and substitute teachers, challenging conditions for student teaching, and early retirements all became pressing issues during this time.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Shortage, Educational Strategies
Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
In 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released a Literacy Strategic Plan that lays out a vision for "[a]n excellent education in English language arts (ELA) and literacy for all students in Massachusetts" (DESE, 2019a). In support of achieving the goals outlined in the strategic plan, DESE…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment
Huckle, Erin; LeVangie, Samantha; Tierney-Fife, Peter – Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
To support Region 1 stakeholders in reimagining education, this paper series spotlights innovative and evidence-based education strategies that hold the potential to transform student experiences, leading to additional choices, deeper engagement, and increased preparation for students' postsecondary opportunities. These strategies are rooted in…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Huckle, Erin; LeVangie, Samantha; Tierney-Fife, Peter – Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
Disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic introduced opportunities for PK-12 education systems to accelerate evidence-based innovations that may better prepare students to pursue their educational and career goals. Thoughtfully designed pathways--the programs and experiences that students complete to satisfy graduation requirements--can…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Innovation, College Readiness
Huckle, Erin; LeVangie, Samantha; Tierney-Fife, Peter – Region 1 Comprehensive Center, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted conventional assessment practices, it offers an opportunity to reconsider the purposes and types of assessment used to evaluate student learning and inform instruction. Cancellation of spring 2020 student assessments and the freezing of school accountability status gave many districts and schools an…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change