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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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Slavin, Robert E. – State Education Standard, 2018
What matters most in education is what teachers do in the classroom to enhance student achievement. For this reason, state and district leaders must take steps to ensure that principals and teachers have effective textbooks, software, professional development, and programs. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) moves away from the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Smithson, John – State Education Standard, 2017
A standards-based model of reform has dominated public education for 30 years. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it will continue to dominate education policy. Is that model working? State boards of education share an intrinsic interest in this question. While there are many ways to investigate it, one approach that shows promise treats…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Models, Educational Change, Public Education
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Rickman, Dana – State Education Standard, 2016
By combining an overall vision for the use of data, a commitment to protecting student privacy and data integrity, and supportive legislation, Georgia emerged as a leader in the effective use of student data. But it easily could have gone another way. None of the three elements could be taken for granted when Georgia set out to develop its state…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Security, Privacy, Educational Legislation
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Brown, Fred – State Education Standard, 2015
Teachers often start a new school year working extremely hard to reteach last year's content, particularly for their lower income students. According to "Making Summer Count," a report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and written by researchers at Rand, rigorous studies of voluntary summer programs, mandatory summer programs, and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness
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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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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Siperstein, Gary N. – State Education Standard, 2013
While motor skills develop naturally among most typically developing preschoolers, young children with disabilities often experience deficits in this area. Therefore, it is important that children with disabilities are provided with "direct and intentional instruction" for motor skill development during the preschool years. One program…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Athletes, Preschool Education
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Ashkin, Stephen – State Education Standard, 2012
Ten or even five years ago, it would have been a major undertaking for a school district to convert to a comprehensive green cleaning program. At that time there was little precedence and no "roadmaps" for doing so. Thus schools faced numerous challenges that included: (1) what defined a green cleaning product; (2) should a comprehensive program…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sanitation, Boards of Education, School Districts
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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)
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State Education Standard, 2012
This article presents case studies from three districts implementing green cleaning. In 2008, Missouri passed legislation requiring state education officials to convene a committee of stakeholders with the purpose of developing green cleaning guidelines and specifications for schools. The guide, published by the Department of Elementary and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sustainable Development, School Maintenance, Sanitation
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Bumgarner, Kami Burns – State Education Standard, 2012
As the teacher representative on the Mississippi Board of Education, the author often has the opportunity to hear about many educational programs and initiatives during their early stages of development. One particular initiative presented to the state board in 2010 was the Common Core State Standards. After reading and studying the standards, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes
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Kysilko, David, Ed. – State Education Standard, 2001
The theme of this issue of the quarterly journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is the system of early childhood education in the United States, focusing on various challenges to making high-quality preschool education a reality for all children. The following articles are featured: (1) "Principles and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Policy, Family Literacy, National Standards