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Education plays a significant role in our local communities as well as in society as a whole. Educated individuals typically have better job opportunities and are economically successful adults.
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The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
Distance Learning Resources for Administrators, Educators and families.
At home Work-based Learning Career Exploration Activities designed to guide students in the exploration of a variety of careers. These are free, online, student-paced activities.
Students can engage in early literacy learning in this fun and engaging game-based platform that is accessible on-line or as an app download. These fun activities support the development of print concept, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition
This article details the impacts of not adequately funding public schools.
This report explores how competencies and skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL) are as important as the foundational skills required for traditional academic learning. The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve SEL education for the future.
This article looks at the best ways to prepare special needs students for the workforce.
This study highlights the economic benefits of social and emotional learning and the need for further research by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions.
This article explains how understanding the economic impact of school quality requires matching the quality of schools attended to each state’s workers and then seeing how economic growth is affected by worker quality.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is administered out of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The program provides up to $1.1M in funding for research and development of innovative forms of learning and instructional technologies for classrooms.
This book spotlights best practices in high-performing school systems worldwide.
This brief focuses on social and emotional learning-related policy actions due to COVID-19, providing concrete recommendations based on state examples about ways to enhance the social, emotional, and academic learning of all students.
This report examines leading state approaches to middle school CTE through interviews with state CTE directors, state and local leaders, and practitioners who support or work directly with middle school CTE students.
This article shows that future reform must focus on the quality of education.
This paper reviews how states and districts have historically approached career readiness in K-12 schools and the limitations and challenges with current approaches. This paper also defines career readiness and argues that it should be pursued as an integrated measure under postsecondary readiness as part of ESSA state accountability systems as well as specific recommendations for the business community in addressing key implementation challenges involving the career readiness components of a postsecondary readiness indicator.
This paper investigates the impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high school persistence, completion, earning professional certifications, and standardized test scores. The paper focuses on individuals from low-income families, an overrepresented group in CTE.
This article discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on career and technical education.
This research highlights the ways how advocates can more effectively communicate about CTE with parents and students.
This two-part, mixed-methods study looks at understanding dispositional self-awareness through developing a questionnaire to measure its outcomes.
This article provides supporting research in quantifying the economic and health effects of increasing physical activity among children to understand its impact and priority.
This tool allows users to see broad trends in history PhD employment and to assess how such factors as gender, area of study, and degree-granting institution influence career outcomes.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This brief article reviews what school boards need to know about the reauthorized Perkins Act.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This PowerPoint presentation geared towards state officials provides recommendations on re-thinking CTE, aligning CTE programs with market needs, and fostering collaboration.
This 20-year study tracked a group of kindergarten students who were evaluated on social capabilities (e.g., listening to other, sharing materials). Researchers followed these children for the next two decades, examining whether these assessments could predict how these same children would fare by early adulthood.
The Virtual Health School is an online, interactive tool that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier.