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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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Anthony, Douglas W.; Shetley, Pamela R. – State Education Standard, 2017
With its 208 schools, 130,000 students, and 19,000 employees, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland is one of the country's largest school districts. Serving a high-poverty student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities, the district requires leadership that can enable its learners to combat the conditions of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Improvement
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Turnbull, Brenda J. – State Education Standard, 2015
The work principals do has always mattered, but as the demands of the job increase, it matters even more. Perhaps once they could maintain safety and order and call it a day, but no longer. Successful principals today must also lead instruction and nurture a productive learning community for students, teachers, and staff. They set the tone for the…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Effectiveness, Standards
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Willse, Katie – State Education Standard, 2015
High-quality summer learning programs in a given city are often only able to address a fraction of the need. Lack of access to program data and absence of stakeholder coordination compounds the problem. Working together to systematically increase program quality and provide more high-quality summer learning opportunities where families need them…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Program Development, Stakeholders, Goal Orientation
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Walsh, Kate; Putman, Hannah; Lewis, Autumn – State Education Standard, 2015
Teaching is a difficult profession in ideal circumstances. The job requires immense talent and training when students have the overwhelming challenges associated with poverty. Teachers will succeed only if they are given excellent preparation and valuable fieldwork experience with effective teachers. School boards and leaders can and must insist…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
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Balek, Bill – State Education Standard, 2012
Environmentally preferable products, sustainability, "green," reducing environmental footprint--have all become part of the everyday lexicon as schools, businesses, households, and the public sector have increasingly focused on strategies and tactics designed to reduce their impact on the environment and human health. State governments…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sanitation, School Maintenance, Conservation (Environment)