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Category: TEACHERS

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    Teacher Quality in a Changing Policy Landscape: Improvements in the Teacher Pool

    1/5/09 - Drew H. Gitomer

    A new study examines the relationship between improvements in the academic quality of America’s teaching force and the recent explosion of policy focus on improving teacher quality.

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    Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009

    1/5/10 - Lucinda Gray , Nina Thomas , Laurie Lewis

    "This First Look report presents data from a spring 2009 Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey on the availability and use of educational technology by public elementary/secondary school teachers. The teacher survey includes information on the use of computers and Internet access in the classroom; availability and use of computing devices, software, and school or district networks (including remote access) by teachers; students' use of educational technology; teachers' preparation to use...

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    Teaching in Changing Times

    1/3/09 - National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality,

    The final report in this series by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and Public Agenda focuses on the strengths and possible deficits of new teacher training. The research described in this report points to two specific areas in which teacher training may be lacking: preparedness for the diversity of the contemporary American classroom and teaching students with special needs.

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    Teaching Tolerance: Turning Social Media to Social Justice

    1/10/11 - Teaching Tolerance
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    Tested Tips For IEP Meetings

    1/15/10 - Peter, Marshall

    This document briefly explains the following aspects of an IEP meeting: What IEP Conveners Can Do (Pre-Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (During Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (Post-Meeting), and Preparing Parents for an IEP – A Few Suggestions. It is a great resource for both parents and practitioners.

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    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Opportunities and strategies to advance teacher effectiveness, part 2

    1/26/10 - National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality,

    "Modeled on a subway map—is a new tool designed to guide conversations between regional comprehensive center (RCC) and state education agency (SEA) staff on the strategic use of ARRA funds to improve teacher effectiveness and equitable distribution."

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    The Challenge of Managing Roles: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/20/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Understanding the challenges that novice special education teachers encounter in their first years provides important information for administrators as they consider policies and procedures that support new teacher induction. Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers manage their complex and challenging roles.

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    The Challenges of Inclusion andCollaboration: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/20/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Understanding the challenges that novice special education teachers encounter provides important information for administrators as they consider policies and procedures that support new teacher induction. Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers address the challenges they face with inclusion, collaboration, and interactions with other adults.

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    The Distribution of Highly Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities

    1/25/09 - Jennifer Imazeki, Laura Goe

    Current provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act call for states to identify districts that have an inequitable distribution of highly qualified, experienced teachers and to develop approaches to address these inequities. This TQ Research & Policy Brief examines the issue and offers policy responses that can be used to improve teacher distribution.

  • The Essential Work of Democracy

    1/1/04 - Bush, George W.

    Presents the position of U.S. President George W. Bush on education. Reforms sent to the U.S. Congress upon election, titled No Child Left Behind (NCLB); Achievement gaps between white students and minorities; Figures on government funding during the Bush Administration; Need for higher standards, and measurements for improvement; Flexibility of schools to use federal funding; Vital role of parents and teachers; Evidence that NCLB is working; Figures on improvements in schools across the...

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    The Family: America’s Smallest School

    1/1/10 - Barton, P. & Coley, R.

    The authors of this report examine many facets of children’s home environment and experiences that foster cognitive development and school achievement, from birth throughout the period of formal schooling. They stress that we should think of strengthening the roles of both schools and families, that schools need parents and communities as allies, and that recognizing the importance of the role families play should in no way lessen the need to improve schools. The report also reveals the...

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    The First Eight Years: giving kids a foundation for lifetime success

    1/1/13 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

    As a nation, we do not invest enough in our children’s early years. In fact, federal spending on children is lowest when they are young, even though most brain development occurs during this period.

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    The Impact of School Closures on Homeless Students in New York City

    1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

    Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...

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    The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers

    1/8/10 - Meyer, L.

    This brief will highlight efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts. The brief concludes with implications for federal policy.

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    The McKnight Foundation Education and Learning Program PreK–Third Grade Literacy and Alignment Formative Evaluation Findings

    10/1/13 - Golan, S.; Wechsler, M.; Cassidy, L.; Chen, W.

    The goals of The McKnight Foundation’s Education and Learning (E&L) Program are “to increase the percentage of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade and to increase access to high quality learning beyond the classroom so that all Minnesota’s youth thrive.”

  • The Mind Shift in Teacher Evaluation: Where We Stand - and Where We Need to Go

    Minnici, Angela

    The teaching profession today is full of contradictions: Teach the whole child, but focus on specific needs. Integrate 21st-century technology, yet go back to the basics. While often cited as one of the most rewarding professions, teaching is demanding, technically challenging, and more closely scrutinized by the public than ever. Although we better understand how children learn and how to support and develop educators, teachers today report more dissatisfaction with their jobs and are less...

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