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- 1/1/11 - Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Mulligan, Elaine M.; Hernandez-Saca. David I., Equity Alliance at ASU, Equity Alliance at ASU
Public education has a vital role in ensuring that this and subsequent generations are successful in a global, multilingual economy. In this What Matters brief, we examine how teachers, students, parents, and communities in our nation's schools can create rich opportunities for students to learn.
Language (Policy) Matters! includes information and resources about:
* School policies and practices that support language access
* Research on best practices for students who are English...
- 1/25/07 - Diane L. Ferguson, Equity Alliance at ASU
As schools restructure and reform for the 21st Century, educators are being required to work together in more ways. As teachers and other school professionals learn to work together in these (groupwork, teamwork, collobarative work) and other ways, they will also learn about each other. The different skills and roles any general and special educators, specialists and families will begin to diminish as working together “cross pollinates” these capacities creating a new variety of...
- 1/24/08 - Diane L. Ferguson, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Smith, Anne, Equity Alliance at ASU
Multicultural education is not merely a set of skills and procedures learned at one point in time and applied over and over again. It is a process through which educators and other service providers learn to interpret and adapt to their personal encounters with one another. Through multicultural education, teachers and students become culturally responsive and competent, creating new pathways for communication and knowledge sharing (Liston & Zeichner, 1996).
- 1/1/10 - Partnership for 21st Century Skills
This is an exciting and challenging time for teacher educators. The nature of teaching is
changing. In an effort to transform themselves into exemplary educator preparation institutions,
many programs are becoming more entrepreneurial, recognizing new opportunities and making
changes required to respond to the needs of 21st century learners.
Many are successfully engaged in strategies such as:
• Providing high-quality alternative routes to teaching,
• Building on private and...
- 1/23/10 - Laura J. Kotloff
"Building on a long history of investments in OST learning, The Wallace Foundation launched an out-of-school learning initiative in 2003. The initiative was created to support citywide system-building efforts that could advance three interrelated goals for the OST field: improving program quality, making programs accessible to youth who need them most, and improving youth participation so more children can realize benefits. The Foundation granted funds to five cities to support their...
- 1/1/12 - Crotti, P. Almanzan, H.M., Flynn, K., Haas, E. and Tucker, S.
Improving student academic achievement is central to the work of school districts
(Fullan, 2001; Marzano & Waters, 2009; Rorrer, Skrla, & Scheurich, 2008; Supovitz,
2006); yet many districts do not succeed at significantly improving the low performance
of their students, and, in some instances, student achievement actually decreases (Fullan,
2001; Payne, 2008). What districts can and should do to improve student achievement
appears to be neither obvious nor easy.
District work on...
- 1/1/12 - Mitgang, L. , The Wallace Foundation
States and districts facing pressure to have all children meet high standards have been paying overdue
attention to improving school leadership as a way to advance instruction and drive needed changes
What will it take to ensure that all public schools have leaders equal to the challenges facing them?
That question has placed fresh urgency on addressing the chronic weaknesses of principal training
programs, criticized for decades as unselective in their admissions...
- 1/1/12 - WestED
This Workbook is a companion resource to the California School Climate Health and Learning Survey System (Cal–
SCHLS) which includes the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), the California School Climate Survey for staff(CSCS),
and the California School Parent Surve (CSPS). The CHKS, CSCS, and the CSPS contain a wealth of data that can be
used to inform decisions meant to foster school improvement efforts, improve school climate, and enhance student
engagement and performance and...
- 1/1/06 - Taylor, Edward
Federal educational legislation in the United States has focused increased attention on the racial achievement gap between minority and majority students. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has forced high-stakes accountability in public schools, with the assumption that these policies will create performance pressures on schools to improve achievement. Yet, there is considerable evidence that performance pressures alone are unlikely to reverse long-standing racialized policies and...
- 1/30/10 - Marisa Bueno, Linda Darting-Hammond, Danielle Gonzales
"Across the nation, states are investing substantial dollars in publicly funded, voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. These investments and initiatives come in response to research on brain development,1 accountability pressures to improve student achievement in elementary and secondary schools and strong evidence that high-quality pre-k can yield long-term benefits for children and society. The ultimate value of those investments, however, depends not only on the legislation that...
- 1/1/09 - Brown, C.,
The eminence, safety, and well-being of nations have been entwined for
centuries with the ability of their people to deal with sophisticated quantitative
ideas. Leading societies have commanded mathematical skills that have brought
them advantages in medicine and health, in technology and commerce, in
navigation and exploration, in defense and finance, and in the ability to understand
past failures and to forecast future developments. History is full of examples.
During most of the 20th...
- 1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of North Carolina's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/9/10 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Miranda Kucera, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Ohio's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Tennessee's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/5/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Wisconsin's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/1/04 - Johnsen, Susan
The federal government's use of the phrase "achievement gap" to encourage policy, legislation, and state assessments is contrary to what educators in gifted education know is important to challenging gifted and talented students--acceleration. Although all children should be achieving at a level commensurate with their abilities, or at least at a minimum competency level, the concept of an "achievement gap" creates a "ceiling" so that the gap is reduced but at the expense of gifted and...