Quality Counts 2014: District Disruption & Revival: School systems reshape to compete and improve Districts are remaking themselves in a variety of creative and sometimes unprecedented ways as they seek to cope with fiscal, academic, and social pressures that complicate the job of educating America's students. The 18th annual edition of Quality Counts delves into the forces that are reshaping the traditional school district and the forms that can take. The report features the EPE Research Center's State of the States report card, plus key state indices for K-12 Achievement and School Finance.
Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct - Safety, Discipline, and School Climate, the 17th edition of Education Week's annual examination of issues and challenges facing America's public schools, takes aim at an issue with emotional as well as policy implications: the impact of a school's social and disciplinary environment on teaching and learning.
This year's report also features a fresh data and analysis from the EPE Research Center on key education policy indicators, including summative letter grades and scores for the states and for the nation as a whole across all six categories.
Quality Counts 2012Education Week's 16th annual report, Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge-Education in a Competitive World, takes a critical look at America's place among the world's public schooling systems and puts to the test popular assumptions about the country's competitive status in education. Quality Counts 2012 examines innovations in high-performing nations that have taken root in the United States, lessons to be drawn from the experiences of other countries, and the promise and risks such strategies hold for U.S. policymakers. As always, the report features the EPE Research Center's State of the States report card, a comprehensive evaluation of the nation and states across six areas of policymaking and performance.
Quality Counts 2011: Uncertain Forecast: Education Adjusts to a New Economic Reality offers insight into the impact of the economy on education. The 15th edition of this benchmark annual report explores lingering concerns about the recovery's pace and stability even as states and school districts seek to rebuild their budgets. This year's report also features a special analysis by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, which tracks several key economic indicators over time, unpacks education funding tied to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and identifies education-related jobs saved as a result of the economic stimulus package.
Quality Counts 2010 provides you with the nationwide report card on the continual push for K-12 school improvement you have come to rely on. In addition, the special focus of this year's report is the latest interation of the national debate over common academic standards.
Quality Counts 2009 includes a detailed look at how states are tackling the challenge of educating the nation's 5.1 million English-language learners. Topics include: current research, specialized teacher preparation, screening and assessment of English-learners, and ways in which state funding resources and priorities affect programs for English-learners.