This Quick Guide provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with information about how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. This guide will help you plan; engage stakeholders; collect, analyze, and report school climate data; identify and implement interventions; and monitor and evaluate your progress.
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19 Feb 2016
While research has validated early warning indicators for high school dropout and other educational milestones in many locations, those indicators may vary across contexts. This step-by-step guide was created to help school districts identify and select their own early warning indicators. Included in the guide is a set of templates to document decisions and organize the analysis to identify and select appropriate early warning indicators for your school or district.
29 Nov 2016
Systemic challenges in the educator workforce require thoughtful and bold actions, and ESSA presents a unique opportunity for states to reaffirm, modify, or improve their vision of educator effectiveness. This discussion guide focuses on one challenge that states face as part of this work: defining ineffective teacher in the absence of highly qualified teacher requirements.
14 Nov 2016
Who’s homeschooled in the U.S.? Why did their parents make that choice? We share the answers to these questions and more in our latest infographic using data from Homeschooling in the United States: 2012 report.
9 Jan 2016
How much experience do U.S. public school teachers have? And how often do they move between schools or leave the profession? Using the Schools and Staffing Survey from the National Center for Education Statistics, we answer those questions and more.
15 Sep 2016
How many students in our nation’s kindergarten classrooms were born outside the United States? Where do they come from and what languages do they speak? As students enter new classrooms this fall, Shannon Russell, Jeremy Redford, and Meghan McQuiggan explore these questions and more using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 data.
24 Oct 2016
How do suspensions and expulsions differ for students from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds?
14 Oct 2016
This infographic shows that the proportion of Americans enrolling in Social Security by age 65 has dropped. This can cause confusion about Medicare enrollment, leading to costly penalties.
4 Oct 2016
In Minnesota, as this infographic shows, associate's degrees in some career-oriented majors return wages that rival or surpass the wages of graduates with bachelor’s and master's degrees.
30 Jun 2016
High school graduation season is upon us. But how much do we know about who’s graduating? Using the latest Condition of Education data, we show graduation rates—and graduation gaps—for all 50 states.