The Next Generation Science Standards require a staged implementation, according to EDC’s Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy. They share their thoughts about building students’ understanding of science in this commentary.
The Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative (L3) helps Rwanda’s Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) develop and implement new national standards for literacy (in English and Kinyarwanda) and numeracy, aiming to improve students’ reading and mathematics skills in grades 1 to 4, as well as their English language proficiency. In partnership with MINEDUC, L3 works with pre-service and in-service facilitators to introduce proven reading and mathematics teaching strategies and with community volunteers to support struggling learners.
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) at EDC is hosting a gathering of 85 research and education groups in Arlington, Virginia. EDC’s Jill Weber discusses the goals of the event.
The U.S.-funded Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) have been building partnerships among policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to advance education research on a broad range of education priorities. On December 10, 2013, the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) will convene a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ways these partnerships are working and how they are disseminating the results of their collaborative research.
Educators who want to bring technology-infused Common Core lessons to struggling students and those with disabilities can turn to the new website PowerUp WHATWORKS. EDC staff are a part of the team that developed this innovative resource.
The South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) is a three-year, nationwide program supported by the United States Agency for International Development that focuses on strengthening primary school education.
Housed at Clemson University in South Carolina, the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) supports the national implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its provisions to provide successful school outcomes for students with disabilities. The center serves state and local education agencies, policymakers, researchers, school administrators, teachers, other practitioners, and parents.
The Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative (Collaborative) is a network of special and general education leaders working together to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the nation’s urban schools.
Supported Literacy for Adolescents is a research-based literacy program. Its goal is to improve reading, writing, and comprehension among both high-risk and typically achieving populations. The program is deeply rooted in standards-based curriculum design, and all components of the program align with national reading and writing standards, as well as selected content standards.
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) is one of ten regional laboratories and has a mission to help pre-K–16 educators use the best available evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement and reduced performance gaps.
The Southern Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction (SSIRI) project is a program of the Southern Sudan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST). Four SSIRI activities provide learning opportunities for children, adults, and teachers in South Sudan.
THELEARNINGVILLAGE: IRI programs based on the Southern Sudanese Primary School Syllabus.
The USAID Teacher Education Project in Pakistan, implemented by EDC, awarded scholarships to 115 future educators. The scholarship program is just one part of the $75 million USAID Teacher Education Project designed to educate current and future teachers throughout Pakistan.
EDC’s Ron Felton of the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative discusses how the Tacoma Public Schools can overhaul their special education system so that students with special needs can be better integrated into the mainstream.