• Poll: More Families Seek Summer Learning Programs

    Written by Alecia / 3 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Equity, Report/Resource

    Results from a survey of parents indicate more children participate in summer learning programs.

    The Afterschool Alliance asked parents if one or more of their children attended summer education in 2013, and one-third of respondents answered yes. The number is an uptick from when the poll was last conducted in 2009. That year, 25 percent of families accessed programs.

    Afterschool Alliance said more parents are aware that learning losses can happen over summer and are finding time for education as a result. The National Summer Learning Association reports students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation ..

  • National Study on Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness Seeks State Partners

    Written by Katrina / 11 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Preparation

    Abt Associates and Education Analytics are looking for states to participate in the Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness (TPREP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2014-2015 school year.

    This study will examine the relationship between teacher preparation experiences and early teacher effectiveness by surveying teachers about their preparation experiences and measuring relationships between these experiences and teachers' effectiveness in their first year as full-time classroom teachers. Teacher effectiveness is defined in this study as teacher value-added, while preparation experiences are defined as opportunities to learn about key instructional strategies through coursework, observation, practice and ..

  • SCEE Transitions Underway

    Written by Janice / 14 days ago / 2 Comments

    Categories: About SCEE/CCSSO

    July begins a new fiscal year for CCSSO and as we bring in this new year, we have a few changes underway at SCEE.  First, Naz Rajput will be taking over the helm as the SCEE site manager.  We are so thankful to the SCEE team members from West Wind Education Policy, Circe Stumbo , Alecia Brooks , and Deb Hansen , who helped to create the SCEE site in 2010 and who have been coordinating content for the past three and a half years.  They have laid a strong foundation for Naz and the rest of us as we make ..

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