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Vecchiotti, Sara – State Education Standard, 2018
There is ample opportunity for state boards to improve outcomes for children by strengthening the early care and education workforce and thereby improving the quality of early care and education. Ensuring that ECE professionals have the knowledge, supports, and resources they need to support children's learning is one avenue to improving the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Labor Force, State Boards of Education
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Fenton, Ben – State Education Standard, 2016
Strong school leaders play a vital role in accelerating student achievement across a state. Research has found that principals account for 25 percent of a school's total impact on student achievement, and an above-average principal can raise student achievement by as much as 20 percentage points more than an average principal--equivalent to seven…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement
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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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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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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