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Goekler, Susan; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Health education offers a natural curricular home for important life skills and ways students can optimize physical, social, and emotional health. Although many schools have implemented social and emotional learning (SEL), health education provides a broader framework by encompassing the connections between physical and emotional health and the…
Descriptors: Role, Health Education, State Boards of Education, Social Development
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Goff, Jane – State Education Standard, 2019
On April 20, 1999, two Columbine High School students walked into their school midday and killed 12 students and one teacher. Twenty-one other students were injured. All that had been normal came to an abrupt end. Education leaders in Jefferson County, Colorado, quickly realized they were laying the groundwork for a new normal. Colorado's…
Descriptors: Homicide, Violence, School Safety, Crisis Management
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Wonthey, Wanda – State Education Standard, 2019
While their authority for program approval may vary from state to state, state boards of education should ensure that the secondary school career and technical education (CTE) programs are part of a continuum that prepares students for further education, training, and the workplace. By expanding apprenticeship programs, state boards can give…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, State Boards of Education, Vocational Education, State Legislation
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Perry, Alex – State Education Standard, 2019
Following the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century (Perkins V) in the summer of 2018, state education leaders are crafting four-year plans to implement the law, which are due to the U.S. Department of Education next spring. They ought to take full advantage of the flexibilities Perkins V has to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Vocational Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
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Northern, Amber M.; Petrilli, Michael J. – State Education Standard, 2019
The 2018 reauthorization of the Perkins Act--the principal federal program supporting career and technical education (CTE)--expressly aims to "align workforce skills with labor market needs." But it does little to define or operationalize such alignment. Likewise, the Foundation for Excellence in Education admonishes states to phase out…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Alignment (Education), Labor Market, Demand Occupations
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D'Antoni, Kathy – State Education Standard, 2019
In order to provide students with demand-driven skills that will set them up for career success, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and state businesses collaborated to create the Simulated Workplace--powerful learning environments that transform the traditional classroom into student led companies that replicate real-world work…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Business Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Classroom Environment
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Cassidy, Bill; Cassidy, Laura – State Education Standard, 2019
Although it affects as many as one in five individuals in the United States and 80 percent of all children labeled as learning disabled, dyslexia remains poorly understood in educational circles. It was the science supporting the clinical diagnosis of dyslexia that led Laura, a physician, and others to start a public charter school in Baton Rouge…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Early Intervention
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Kaufman, Julia H.; Opfer, V. Darleen – State Education Standard, 2019
Current state standards set an ambitious vision for English language arts (ELA) and demand much of teachers: They are expected to engage students in close readings of complex, grade-level texts, which in turn requires students to comprehend texts, follow authors' development of ideas, interpret words and phrases, and analyze structure. Yet most…
Descriptors: State Standards, Language Arts, English Instruction, Alignment (Education)
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Atkinson, Diane – State Education Standard, 2017
Over the past 15 months, the Virginia Board of Education has been redesigning its public school students' high school educational experience to better prepare them to participate in the global economy. To lay the groundwork for this redesign, the Profile of a Graduate was developed. The profile in turn grew out of a broader review of Virginia's…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Profiles, Student Characteristics
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Worthen, Maria – State Education Standard, 2016
Personalized learning models can give each student differentiated learning experiences based on their needs, interests, and strengths, including students with disabilities. Personalized learning can pinpoint specific gaps in student learning, identify where a student is on his or her learning pathway, and provide the appropriate interventions to…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Disabilities, Intervention, Student Needs
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei – State Education Standard, 2016
High-quality civic education not only prepares children for the most basic civic participation--voting and understanding how powers are divided--but also helps them acquire broader skills, such as deliberating with fellow citizens to make difficult decisions that affect their communities, advocating for themselves and others on matters of public…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Greenman, Adam – State Education Standard, 2015
Summer learning loss has been documented in the United States since early in the 20th century. These early studies measured differences in test scores at the beginning of the summer and at the end, and discovered that students did not retain information during the summer. Studies conducted throughout the 20th century confirmed this. Later studies…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, Youth Programs, Agency Cooperation
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Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis – State Education Standard, 2015
Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gains
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Friedman, Josh – State Education Standard, 2013
Frustration, anxiety, and loneliness define too many high school experiences. For students with mental illness or other disabilities, this characterization is almost universal. Students with disabilities begin their high school careers immediately labeled as "special" and soon are ostracized from the larger student community. In high…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, High School Students