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The Condition of Education 2013

National Center for Education Statistics
Aud, Susan; Kristapovich, Paul; Rathbun, Amy; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Zhang, Jijun
June 2013

Presents 42 indicators of developments and trends in U.S. education, including population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.


Learning From Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning

Wallace Foundation
Louis, Karen Seashore; Stephen Anderson; Kenneth Leithwood; Kyla Wahlstrom
July 2010

Analyzes quantitative data confirming that education leadership has a strong impact on student achievement, as measured by test scores, largely in shaping a school's "professional community" where teachers work together to improve classroom instruction.

Funder(s): Wallace Foundation


Current Challenges and Opportunities in Preparing Rural High School Students for Success in College and Careers

Alliance for Excellent Education
February 2010

Outlines challenges for rural high schools such as funding inequities and advantages such as parental support. Recommends best practices and policies for improving standards, accountability, student options, teachers, community support, and resources.

Funder(s): Wal-mart Foundation


Race to the Top: Colorado May Be Used to High Altitudes But Can It Compete in Race to the Top?

National Council on Teacher Quality
Walsh, Kate; Sandi Jacobs
August 2009

Outlines expected requirements for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's funding to the states for education reform. Offers strategies for improving teacher quality in Colorado, as well as data infrastructure, low-performing schools, and standards.

Funder(s): Colorado Children's Campaign, Donnell-Kay Foundation, Piton Foundation, Public Education & Business Coalition


Performance Pressure and Resource Allocation in Ohio

Center on Reinventing Public Education
De Wys, Shelley; Jacob E. Adams, Jr.; Melissa Bowen; Allison Demeritt
February 2008

Based on interviews with state, district, and school officials, explores how performance pressures have changed resource allocation decisions. Examines reform efforts and constraints Ohio's finance system places on linking resources to student learning.

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Performance Pressure and Resource Allocation in Washington

Center on Reinventing Public Education
De Wys, Shelley; Jacob E. Adams, Jr.; Melissa Bowen; Allison Demeritt
January 2008

Based on interviews with state, district, and school officials, explores how performance pressures have changed resource allocation decisions. Examines reform goals and how Washington's finance system impedes efforts to link resources to student learning.

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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