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  • Top Three Things the President Did for K-12 Education in 2013

    1/1/14 - Lynch, Matthew

    At the turn of every calendar year, it seems that lists abound that remind us of everything that happened in the prior year and give a sneak peek of what to expect in the next. Seeing these often celebrity-heavy lists crowd my social media feeds got me thinking -- what would a list of the president's accomplishments when it comes to education look like for 2013?

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    Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children and youth

    1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall

    "This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...

  • UNDERSTANDING HOW U.S. SECONDARY SCHOOLS SORT STUDENTS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES: ARE ALL STUDENTS BEING SERVED EQUALLY?

    1/1/08 - Mayer, Anysia

    This article reviews the current research literature on how secondary schools sort students for instructional purposes. Current sorting practices are based on early American philosophies of schooling where the goal of school was to provide students with different curricula based on preparation for future occupations. The article reviews the research on the educational consequences of tracking as well as the processes school's use to place students in various courses. The article also...

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    Understanding the Special Education Process

    1/10/09 - Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers,

    The chart below offers an overview of the special education process. It is not designed to show all steps or the specific details. It shows what happens from the time a child is referred for evaluation and is identified as having a disability, through the development of an individualized education program (IEP). The process begins when someone (school staff, parents, etc.) makes a referral for an initial evaluation. An explanation of each numbered area follows the chart.

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    Using Eco-Mapping as a Research Tool

    1/19/09 - National Early Child Transition Center,

    "An eco-map is a graphic representation or visualization of the family and linkages to the larger social system including informal and formal supports. It illustrates how families exist within the context of their relationships with other individuals and institutions with which the family has contact. Utilizing an ecological model, the eco-map provides a visual display of any group of interconnections and relationships, providing a graphic image of the family system within the larger social...

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    Using School Leadership Teams to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

    1/24/10 - Movit, M, Petrykowska, I., Woodruff, D.

    To ensure that the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies effectively addresses the needs of all students, the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) recommends that schools and districts establish leadership teams that focus on issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse students. New leadership teams can be added to what already exists, or current leadership teams can be refocused on these issues. Leadership teams should meet regularly and...

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    Using strategy instruction to help struggling high schoolers understand what they read (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007-No. 038)

    1/5/09 - Apthorp, H., Clark, T.

    This review sought to locate and summarize findings from rigorous, scientifically based studies of the effectiveness of strategy instruction-teaching students to use and articulate strategies that foster active, competent, self-regulated, and intentional learning-for helping struggling high school students improve their reading comprehension. The goal was to address information needs in the Central Region by identifying evidence-based practices intended to help high school teachers teach...

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    What the research says about effective strategies for ELL students

    1/5/09 - Rhonda Barton

    "Beyond any social implications, the performance of these students can carry a disproportionate amount of weight in an educational era dominated by No Child Left Behind. According to the Urban Institute, two-thirds of ELL students nationally come from low-income families. Consequently, an ELL student who does poorly on state achievement tests can potentially affect a school’s adequate yearly progress standing in as many as three categories: Limited English Proficiency, low income, and...

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    Where we go to school...Latino students and the public schools of Boston

    1/14/09 - Uriarte, M., Chen, J., Kala, M.

    Where we go to School: Latino Students and the Public Schools of Boston uses available public data to provide the fullest view possible of that school population group in the Boston Public Schools. Using Latino students as the lens, the report also examines the effect of school quality variables on the dropout rate and the academic outcomes of students.

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    Why are Southeast Asian American students falling behind?

    2/1/13

    Southeast Asian American students experience serious educational inequalities that are often masked due to their local categorization as “Asian.”

  • Within-School Gender Gaps in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy

    1/1/08 - Xin, Ma

    This article reports on gender-gaps in educational achievement and how they vary in reading, mathematics, and science comprehension. These within-school gaps began to decrease in the U.S. after the 1980s until female students began outperforming male students in the 1990s. The article discusses factors related to performance variations, including national education policies, culture, and individual and family characteristics. The article also examines gender inequality, student-teacher...

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    Zero Tolerance versus Positive Behavioral Supports: An Effective School-Wide Accountability System for Student Behavior

    1/2/09 - Howard M. Knoff

    This presentation addresses disproportionality in discipline rates among minorities in the US

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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