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Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Potter, Halley – State Education Standard, 2017
The authors, Kahlenberg and Potter, investigate the changed role of charter schools and how state boards can assist in the return to the original vision. When jumpstarted in the late 1980s, the charter movement vision was for teachers to experiment with innovative approaches to educating students. The charters would be educational laboratories…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Boards of Education, Organizational Change, Institutional Mission
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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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Mauer, Molly – State Education Standard, 2017
This year's submission of consolidated state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) revealed two things: New ideas made it to the table, and many people--including those who had not before engaged in education policy conversations--contributed to the process. What is still hazy as the dust settles is whether this…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Administrative Principles
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McGuinn, Patrick – State Education Standard, 2015
The "Race to the Top" competitive grant program initiated a wave of teacher evaluation reform, which scholars and policymakers have long identified as critical to improving teacher quality and student performance. State boards of education (SBEs) and state education agencies (SEAs) took different approaches to these reforms, and as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, State Policy, Case Studies, Program Implementation
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Shriver, Timothy P. – State Education Standard, 2013
Education experts and political leaders frequently agree that in spite of many changes, American schools continue to remain in need of reforms that will expand the circle of opportunity for all children. Few such leaders, however, recognize young people themselves as a critical leadership constituency in effecting the needed reforms. Special…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Student Leadership, Student Empowerment
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Forgione, Pascal D., Jr. – State Education Standard, 2012
Teachers, principals, superintendents and school board members must be vigilant. The race is on to ready their schools for more rigorous standards that demand new kinds of teaching and computer-based testing. They have two years to complete the necessary professional development, upgrade and expand their technology infrastructure, and prepare…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Partnerships in Education
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Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie – State Education Standard, 2012
Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), now adopted in a large majority of states, requires significant support. To realize the potential of these new college- and career-ready standards, states must focus significant attention on how to prepare educators for implementation. Key among the strategies is high-quality, sustained…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, State Boards of Education, Board of Education Role
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Quenemoen, Rachel F. – State Education Standard, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an unparalleled opportunity for students with disabilities. But this opportunity will be realized only if states, districts, and schools approach the implementation of these standards with forethought and careful planning, particularly for students with disabilities. The CCSS were developed for all…
Descriptors: Disabilities, State Standards, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Legters, Nettie; Balfanz, Robert – State Education Standard, 2009
Getting and keeping "all" young people engaged in learning and on track to graduate from high school ready for college and the 21st century workplace is going to require wider, deeper, and more systemic change. Recent policy focus on raising standards for high school graduation and aligning high school curriculum to college entrance requirements…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention