Supporting the Dream

Author: Charis McGaughy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483392570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Educational partnerships for postsecondary readiness – your resource guide is here! This step-by-step action plan from college and career readiness experts, McGaughy and Venezia provides key research findings, real-world examples and reflections, and templates to help guide and structure the work of local and regional education partnerships. Get actionable information and practical strategies to help you: Identify needs Leverage existing relationships, programs and resources Build and sustain regional and local partnerships among individual school districts and postsecondary institutions Communicate and work across partnerships to support student learning and successful transitions This guide supports the development of strong relationships, aligned structures and comprehensive strategies to support student success.

Shaping Education Policy

Author: Douglas E. Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317221524
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy, which provides conceptual guideposts for future policy development and strategies for change. Leading scholars explore the interacting social processes and the dynamics of power politics as they intersect with democratic ideals and shape school performance. Chapters cover major themes that have influenced education, including the Civil Rights Movement, federal involvement, the accountability movement, family choice, and development of nationalization and globalization. This edited collection examines how education policy in the United States has evolved over the last several decades and how the resulting policies are affecting schools and the children who attend them. This important book is a necessary resource for understanding the evolution, current status, and possibilities of educational policy and politics.

The Productive High School

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977780
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides research-based literature focused on high school level educational reform—an area not adequately addressed by the current literature on school reform.

Smart Cities That Work for Everyone

Author: Tom Vander Ark
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1632330334
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the majority of the world’s population becomes urban, cities must become centers of learning for young and old. Every person, organization and region needs to get smart— to skill up, learn more and build new capacities faster and cheaper than ever. In the long run, education is the economic development agenda. Innovative new tools and schools are making it possible for individuals, organizations, and cities to boost learning outcomes. Most learning innovations occur in ecosystems—and these unique environments begin with leadership and an innovation mindset. This combination of persistence, entrepreneurship and a collaborative focus on impact can be taught in every classroom and encouraged in every city.

Achieving Equity for Latino Students

Author: Frances Contreras
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775210X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite their numbers, Latinos continue to lack full and equal participation in all facets of American life, including education. This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K–12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author draws upon institutional, national, and statewide data sets, as well as interviews among students, teachers, and college administrators, to explore the role that public policies play in educating Latino students. The book concludes with specific recommendations that aim to raise achievement, college transition rates, and success among Latino students across the preschool through college continuum. Chapters cover high dropout rates, access to college-preparation resources, testing and accountability, financial aid, the Dream Act, and affirmative action.

The Power and Promise of Pathways

Author: Hans Meeder
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996980333
Format: PDF, Mobi
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High school students are more fully engaged in their education and postsecondary decision-making when they understand the "real life" connections between education and future careers. The Power and Promise of Pathways: How to Prepare All American Students for Career and Life Success, written by the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) founder Hans Meeder, offers educators a comprehensive look at secondary pathways from the early planning stage to full implementation along with key issues relating to the transformation a pathways initiative brings to an entire community. Topics are presented with current research and best practice examples: Defining career and life readiness and why this is important. Developing a comprehensive pathways system that addresses six key components. Building a career development system that deeply impacts how students and their parents plan for postsecondary education and careers. Integrating college, career, and life readiness into exciting and engaging pathway programs that also address critical workforce needs and opportunities. Collaborating meaningfully with employer and community organizations in order to form mutually beneficial partnerships that offer opportunities for students to experience the world beyond school. Integrating dynamic teaching and learning approaches into pathway programs so that students also learn important life and employability skills.Hans Meeder is president of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, an organization that provides coaching and technical assistance for schools and communities involved in launching a college and career pathways system. Hans, former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, is an internationally recognized speaker and author with expertise in pathways, school reform, career and technical education, and STEM education.

College Knowledge

Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996750
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

Getting Smart

Author: Tom Vander Ark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118115872
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools." Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures