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Social Media Resources, Communicating and Engaging: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (May 02, 2014)
State education agencies are investing more time and effort to communicate effectively and engage with district, school and classroom leaders, parents, students and other key audiences about the important reform work happening in their States. They are using myriad tools to do so, including forums, meetings, direct contact, mainstream and social media.
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Strategies for Community Engagement in School Turnaround | U.S. Department of Education (Feb 14, 2014)
This paper examines one key strategy for making school turnaround more effective: community engagement. To explore community engagement in action, the Reform Support Network (RSN) conducted studies between April and August of 2013 of 11 States and districts, urban and rural, engaged in the communities surrounding low-performing schools.
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Standards and Transitions: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Aug 28, 2013)
Information on instructional leadership with additional resources on standards and transitions.
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High-Quality Evaluation Rollout: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Aug 28, 2013)
Information on instructional leadership with additional resources on high-quality evaluation rollout .
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High-Quality Evaluation Design: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Aug 28, 2013)
Information on instructional leadership with additional resources on high-quality evaluation design.
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Community Engagement: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Resources, including webinars, from Race to the Top to learn about how to engage and have effective communication with stakeholders and other partners in education reform.
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State Collaboration: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Materials from past seminars and convenings on Race to the Top.
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Student Learning Objectives: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information about working groups focused on developing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).
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Effective Teachers and Leaders: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Offers Race to the Top grantees an opportunity to share lessons learned and promising practices in the design, development and implementation of comprehensive educator effectiveness systems and in the transition to college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments.
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Using Social Media to More Effectively Communicate Reform Efforts: A Case Study on the Ohio Department of Education’s Use of Twitter | Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) (PDF) (Jul 22, 2013)
Using Social Media to More Effectively Communicate Reform Efforts: A Case Study on the Ohio Department of Education’s Use of Twitter under the Technical Assistance team of the Implementation and Support Unit (ISU).
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State and Local Educational Agencies: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information and other resources about capacity building, especially at the state level, with SEA examples from Ohio and New York.
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Preparing Strong Leaders: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on preparing and training educators, especially administrators, as well as two examples from Illinois and New York City.
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Capacity Building Work Stream: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on effective state education agency capacity building, particularly with Ohio and New York SEAs.
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Systems and Structures for Instructional Leadership: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Provides information on longitudinal data systems, as well as an example from Kentucky on their Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS).
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School Turnaround: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Webinars and other resources about school turnaround.
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Hiring Strong Leaders: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on licensing educators, especially principals, as well as an example from Colorado.
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School Turnaround Working Groups: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on working groups focused on school turnaround.
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Professional Development: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on creating supports for educational leaders, as well an example from New York on principal evaluation and professional improvement.
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Defining Strong Leaders: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on how to define and improve effective leadership, particularly through competencies, as well as example from Louisiana.
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Instructional Improvement and Data Systems Resources: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Resources about instructional improvement and creating data systems.
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Evaluation Systems: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Provides information on creating an evaluation systems for educators, as well as example from Hillsborough County, Florida.
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School Turnaround Webinars: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Webinars and other resources on school turnaround, including on models, using data, supporting and retaining teachers and setting and managing to goals.
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Capacity Building Webinars: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Webinars and other presentations about building SEA capacity.
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Career Pathways: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on how to train teachers to be effective educational leaders.
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Instructional Improvement and Data Systems: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information and other resources about instructional improvement and data systems (IIDS).
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Effective Teachers and Education Leadership: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Information on instructional leadership with additional resources for creating instructional leaders.
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Contact Information: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Contact information for ISU staff for individual Race to the Top initiatives, such as instructional improvement and data systems, teacher and leader effectiveness, standards and assessment, stakeholder communication and engagement and school turnaround.
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Race to the Top Publications and Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Publications and resources on areas of education reform utilizing lessons from Race to the Top states.
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Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Overview of Race to the Top resources and assistance on adopting standards and assessments, building data systems, effective teachers and principals and turning around low-achieving schools as well an overview of the Reform Support Network.
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Individualized Technical Assistance: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Recognizing that Race to the Top states have widely different histories, resources, and approaches, grantees are invited to request individualized technical assistance, such as in-depth coaching, professional development, state and district accountability systems, and many other topics that arise during implementation.
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Communicating and Engaging: Race to the Top Resources | U.S. Department of Education (Jul 22, 2013)
Webinars and other resources about communicating and engaging stakeholders in education reform.
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21st Century Community Learning Centers (Jul 01, 2013)
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program was established by Congress to award grants to rural and inner-city public schools, or consortia of such schools, to enable them to plan, implement, or expand projects that benefit the educational, health, social services, cultural and recreational needs of the community.
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Growing Up Drug Free Publication (PDF) (May 16, 2013)
This publication was produced by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Parents and caregivers that serves as a user-friendly and valuable guide for what to do and how to communicate about the harmful effects of illicit drugs and alcohol to children from elementary through high school.(PDF)
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Promise Neighborhoods 2012 Implementation Grant Applications Scoring 80 and Above (MS Word) (Mar 14, 2013)
The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to support the development of a continum of cradle-college-and-career solutions, with strong schools at the center, that will prepare students to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and career.
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Promise Neighborhoods: Planning Grants (CFDA: 84.215P) 10 Grants (MS Excel) (Mar 14, 2013)
The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to support the development of a continum of cradle-college-and-career solutions, with strong schools at the center, that will prepare students to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and career.
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Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results (PDF) (Mar 14, 2013)
The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to support the development of a continum of cradle-college-and-career solutions, with strong schools at the center, that will prepare students to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and career.
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Information and Training -- Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNP) (Aug 28, 2012)
Information and Training for engaging community-based nonprofits, both secular and faith-based, to expand the quality, quantity, and diversity of learning opportunities for children.
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President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge | Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNP) (Jan 01, 2012)
Since his inauguration, President Obama has emphasized interfaith cooperation and community service, "interfaith service" for short, as an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good.
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Charter Schools Program Non State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Dissemination Grant (Jul 29, 2011)
This program allows individual established charter schools to apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education for funds to disseminate information about their best practices. To be eligible, a charter school must be located in a state that did not participate in the SEA competition, or in a state whose application for SEA funds was denied.
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Peer Reviewers Form - - Promise Neighborhoods (Jul 18, 2011)
This form is for prospective peer reviewers it describes the requirements to be selected as a peer reviewer under the Promise Neighborhoods programs.
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2011 Call for Peer Reviewers - - Promise Neighborhoods (Jul 18, 2011)
This document is for prospective FY2011 peer reviewers it describes the requirements to be selected as a peer reviewer under the Promise Neighborhoods programs.
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April Newsletter -- Promise Neighborhoods (PDF) (May 04, 2011)
This PDF is developed by the Promise Neighborhoods team to share information with communities that helps achieve highly effective schools and strong systems of family and community support.
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April Newsletter -- Promise Neighborhoods (PDF) (May 04, 2011)
This MS Word document developed by the Promise Neighborhoods team to share information with communities that helps achieve highly effective schools and strong systems of family and community support.
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National Leadership Activities Grant Competition (Mar 29, 2011)
This program provides money for non-profit organizations to fund charter school projects of national significance that will improve charter school quality, as well as money to disseminate information about the projects.
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Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grant (Mar 23, 2011)
This program allows individual charter schools to apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education for start-up funds. To be eligible, a charter school must be located in a state that did not participate in the SEA competition, or in a state whose application for SEA funds was denied.
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Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) | U.S. Department of Education (Mar 18, 2011)
Overview of the Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit's programs and initiatives, such as Race to the Top, as well as points of contact for each.
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Notice of Proposed Priorities At-a-Glance - - Promise Neighborhoods (PDF) (Mar 09, 2011)
This PDF document provides FY2011 Notice of Proposed Priorities At-a-Glance to be used as a guide for prospective applicants under the Promise Neighborhoods programs.
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Notice of Proposed Priorities At-a-Glance - - Promise Neighborhoods (MS Word) (Mar 09, 2011)
This MS Word document provides FY2011 Notice of Proposed Priorities At-a-Glance to be used as a guide for prospective applicants under the Promise Neighborhoods programs.
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February 2011 Newsletter -- Promise Neighborhoods (PDF) (Feb 25, 2011)
This PDF is the first edition newsletter of the Promise Neighborhoods program dated February 20011. It includes promising practices, funding opportunities, program FAQs, and additional information that supports the Promise Neighborhoods program.
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Charter Schools Home Page / U.S. Department of Education (Nov 03, 2010)
This is the home page for the Charter Schools Programs (CSP) of the Office of Innovation and Improvement that provides an overview about charter schools.
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