Oklahoma A+ Schools/University of Central Oklahoma. Five-year evaluation study on the effectiveness of A+ arts-integrated school reform strategies in Oklahoma schools, based on a survey of students, teachers, and professional-development faculty. Students participating in the A+ Schools program had higher achievement on standardized tests, better attendance, and decreased disciplinary problems, were more engaged, and demonstrated more positive attitudes toward classroom activities.
Expanded Learning Time by the Numbers: The Traditional School Calendar Is Failing to Meet Many Students’ Needs
This brief discusses the need for Expanded Learning Time by examining data on the achievement gap, challenges with the traditional length of the school day, and profiles of successful ELT models.
Washington, D.C., January 11, 2010 — The National Education Writers Association (EWA) selected 20 journalists from newsrooms around the country to attend its sixth annual research and statistics training program.
President Barack Obama has issued an ambitious goal: for the United States to once again lead the world in college attainment, by 2020. Though some programs show promise, college graduation is still out of reach for many Americans, for academic, financial and institutional reasons.
Recap: 2009 Reality Check – Where is Education Heading?
See what happened at EWA's 2009 national seminar in Washington, DC.
Some of the best minds in education gave a reality check at the 62nd annual conference of the National Education Writers Association April 30-May 2 in Washington, DC.
Nearly 230 top education journalists and others gathered to hear from an all-star lineup about where education is heading.
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne talked about the future of the news industry and education coverage and New York Times Magazine editor and author Paul Tough gave reporters insight into a blossoming education reform in Harlem.
EWA held its 63rd annual conference May 13-15 in San Francisco, Calif. The conference theme, “Examining the Evidence,” explored research supporting the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 and higher education reform efforts.
Oscar-winning director and producer Davis Guggenheim addressed the 230 conference attendees about his documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” which looks at education for the poorest of the poor students in the US.
Policies, Practices, and Composition of Governing Boards of Public Colleges, Universities, and Systems
This report features the latest data and including a profile of board committee structures, highlights of recent changes, and demographic information on trustees (age, ethnicity, gender, and more).
EWA 2010 National Reporting Contest winner. Studies increasingly show chronic truancy is a telltale sign that a student is on the road to dropping out of school. So what can schools do about it? This feature examines the sleight of hand students come up with to play hooky, and the steps schools could take to combat the high rates of ditching class.