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Area: SCHOOL:Governance and Leadership for Equity

Area » SCHOOL:Governance and Leadership for Equity

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    Addressing Discrimination in School Matters

    1/9/09 - Sullivan, Amanda L., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "Every student has the right to an education free from discrimination that provides high-quality, equitable opportunities to learn. Unfortunately, sometimes individuals or systems may act in ways that violate this right. Discrimination occurs when people are treated unequally or less favorably than others because of some real or perceived characteristic. In every community and every school, discrimination exists in both intended and unintended ways. It may take the form of direct, overt...

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    Culturally responsive coaching for inclusive schools: A guide to planning your LeadScape Coaching Dialogues

    1/13/10 - Mulligan, Elaine, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "NIUSI-LeadScape coaching consists of a series of structured, one-on-one, interactions between a coach and coachee aimed at enhancing the coachee’s effectiveness in developing inclusive school practices. These interactions can be face to face, by telephone, or combined with team meetings as required. Coaching can be used to support teachers, support personnel, instructional leaders, or school principals as needed to reinforce inclusive practices. Coaching addresses multiple layers of...

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    An Introduction to LeadScape

    1/13/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    Presentation designed to give an overview of the LeadScape principals project inlcuding support for professional development, technical assistance, ongoing coaching, and web-based tools.

  • Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

    1/1/09 - Pew Hispanic Center Staff

    A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.

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    Data analysis workbook: Racial and ethnic disproportionality in special education

    1/3/09 - Edward Fergus, Roey Ahram

    “The purpose of this manual is to provide disrtrict/school personnel an overview of how to analyze special education and general education enrollment data in order to identify rates of disproportionality in special education classification and placement. The manual is divided into three levels: (a) general; (b) by race/ethnicity; and (c) by disability type, placement, and race/gender/ethnicity. Each level outlines the core questions that should be answered by the data, as well as the...

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    Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide

    1/13/10 - Mark Dynarski, Linda Clarke, Brian Cobb, Jeremy Finn, Russell Rumberger, Jay Smink

    "This guide is intended to be useful to educators in high schools and middle schools, to superintendents and school boards, and to state policymakers in planning and executing dropout prevention strategies. The target audience includes school administrators as well as district-level administrators. This guide seeks to help them develop practice and policy alternatives for implementation. The guide includes specific recommendations and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these...

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    Effective literacy and english language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades: A practice guide (NCEE 2007-4011).

    1/24/10 - Gersten, R., , Baker, S.K., Shanahan, T., Linan-Thompson, S., Collins, P. , Scarcella, R.

    This practice guide, from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, formulates evidence-based recommendations for teaching literacy to English Language Leaners (ELLs) in the elementary grades based on the current body of studies for each area. The authors evaluated the effect sizes of interventions to measure their impact on programs and practices. The recommendations involve areas such as curriculum selection, sensible...

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    Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better

    1/9/10 - Trish Williams, Michael W. Kirst, Edward Haertel, Matthew Rosin, Mary Perry, Ben Webman, Kathy Wilson, Rebecca Payne, Kathryn Morgan Woodward

    "This study contributes to the field by identifying a broad range of traditional and newer middle grade policies and practices, and determining in California which of these differentiate higher- from lower-performing schools serving similar student populations, with performance measured by the state’s standards-based tests."

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    Health in childhood and adolescence and high school dropout

    1/23/10 - Joshua Breslau

    "There is ample evidence that poor health in childhood and adolescence is associated with higher risk of dropping out of high school. This association is suggestive of a causal effect of health problems on dropout and a potential role for health interventions to reduce the proportion of high school students who drop out. Interventions with such a dual benefit—improving health while decreasing dropout—would be important policy priorities. With the goal of identifying strategic priorities...

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    Impacts of a Violence Prevention Program for Middle Schools: Findings From the First Year of Implementation

    1/16/10 - Suyapa Silvia , Jonathan Blitstein , Jason Williams , Chris Ringwalt , Linda Dusenbury , William Hansen

    "A new evaluation of a violence prevention program for middle schools finds that after one school year, there were no statistically significant impacts on how often students reported that they were victimized by their peers, or committed violence against their peers. In addition, there were no statistically significant impacts of the program on a number of other outcomes such as how often students' reported positive behavior toward their peers or on their perceptions of school safety. The...

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    Induction: A Brief Introduction for Beginning Special Education Teachers

    1/12/10 - National Center to Inform Policy and Practice

    Research suggests that strong induction and mentoring programs help novice special education teachers succeed during their first years of teaching. Many school districts have formal and informal induction programs. Learn more about the features of strong induction support in this Brief.

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    Instructional Challenges: 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 instructional challenges.

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    Parents' experiences with the IEP process: Considerations for improving practice

    1/9/10 - John W. Retman, Laura Beck, Teresa Coppola, Anita Engiles

    "We review literature here to explore findings from 10 studies published after 2004 that focus on the experiences and perceptions of parents or other caregivers related to the IEP process. Our objective is to highlight recommendations from this body of literature for improving the experiences of parents and encouraging their participation in IEP meetings."

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    Principals Make a Difference: Recommendations for Strengthening Special Education Teacher Induction

    1/14/10 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.

    Although novice special education teachers benefit from the same types of support and induction that their general education colleagues receive, certain aspects of their experience require additional attention. Find out what principals can do to help novice special education teachers thrive.

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    Putting it all together: Guiding principles for quality after-school programs serving preteens

    1/31/10 - Rachel A. Metz, Julie Goldsmith, Amy J.A. Arbeton

    "What are the most important characteristics of quality after-school programs for preteens, based on the latest research? The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (the Foundation) set out to answer that question by commissioning Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) to examine the literature and develop a set of guiding principles for after-school programs serving preteens. This report builds on a set of benchmarks that P/PV created for the Foundation in 2003."

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    Removing chronically ineffective teachers

    1/30/10 - Robin Chait

    "This report focuses on the challenges in dismissing chronically ineffective teachers, those who are persistently ineffective and don’t improve with additional professional development or other types of supports. These teachers may be identified by more than one year of poor performance when using so-called “value-added estimates” of their effectiveness and/or several poor observations of their teaching practice when they are assessed against state and district rubrics of effective...

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