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- 1/10/09 - Thomas Payzant, Pia Durkin, Equity Alliance at ASU
This paper tells the unfinished journey of standards-based reform in the Boston Public Schools. It explores the importance of creating a sensible and interdependent relationship between general and special education and illustrates how the strength of working together can impact the power of a large school district to truly serve all students.
- 1/1/08 - Gallucci, Chrysan
No Child Left Behind Act accountability pressures and calls to close achievement gaps between groups of students have challenged school districts to achieve systemwide instructional improvement. These policies create learning challenges for classroom teachers and for school and district leaders. This article engages questions about organizational support for professional learning in the context of reform initiatives. A theoretical lens--called the Vygotsky Space--is used to analyze case...
- 1/5/09 - Martha Boethel
This is the third in a series of reports to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful research-based information about key educational issues. This synthesis focuses specifically on three categories: race or ethnicity, culture (including language), and socioeconomic status. The report also explores barriers to involvement for minority and low-income families, strategies that have been used to address those barriers, and recommendations that local educational leaders can...
- 1/1/07 - Lee, Jaekyung
Given the policy imperative of using multiple measures for state education accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), this study examines similarities and discrepancies between the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the states' own math assessment results in Kentucky and Maine, with a focus on 3 major academic performance indicators: proficiency level, achievement gap, and achievement gain. Using meta-analytic techniques, the study synthesizes multiple...
- 1/14/09 - Deborah J. Short, Shannon Fitzsimmons
This report explores challenges to improving the literacy of adolescent ELLs who must complete double the work of native English-speaking students and still reach the same performance standards. In response to these challenges, the report presents recommendations for meeting ELLs’ varying literacy needs, taking into account their educational background, native language literacy, and socioeconomic status. Double the Work is informed by expert advice and a review of relevant literature and...
- 1/5/09 - Deborah Gleason
This fact sheet presents numerous ways you can interact with your young child and offers practical suggestions for giving your child consistent sensory cues. This fact sheet suggests ways you can recognize and then respond to your child's responses and also includes techniques that encourage exploration of the environment.
- 1/26/09 - Abner Oakes, Traci Maday
"In this Issue Brief, The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement identifies strategies that foster Native American student engagement and improved academic achievement. We begin by examining the distribution of Native students and then we explore three areas that are identified in the literature as promising strategies for improving educational outcomes for Native students: Instructional practices, Curriculum content, and School climate"
- 1/1/96 - Sands, D., & Drake, S.
- 1/1/04 - Kroeger, S., & Bauer, A.
- 1/1/01 - Hansen, D. T.
- 1/1/95 - Skrtic, T.
- 1/1/05 - GagnÃ©, FranÃ§oys
This article analyzes the magnitude of individual differences in academic achievement and their growth over the first 9 years of schooling. The author anchors the widening-gap phenomenon on the theoretical recognition of large individual differences in learning pace, which logically leads over time to an increasing gap in knowledge and skills between the fastest and slowest learners. The achievement data used as evidence were borrowed from the developmental standard score (SS) norms of the...
- 1/1/05 - Gagne, Francoys
A study investigated the extent of individual differences in academic performance and their growth over the first nine years of education. Data were obtained from analysis of the developmental standard scores of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Findings revealed that the range between the lowest and highest achievers in most grade levels exceeded the eight-year gap in knowledge between average students in the first and ninth grades. Furthermore, the achievement gap increased by around 145...
- 1/3/09 - Harris Interactive,, Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network,
"The national survey of over 3,400 students aged 13-18 and over 1,000 secondary school teachers, explores students’ and teachers’ experiences with bullying and harassment, and their attitudes about this serious problem in America’s schools."
- 1/1/07 - Ehrmann, Nicholas
Objectives: To explore the continuing consequences of segregation for students in elite colleges and test whether male and female students experience the effects of segregation in different ways. Methods: Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (NLSF, 1999-2003) are used to predict the odds of elite-college graduation separately by gender. Theories on childhood gender socialization are addressed using OLS and logistic regression models to test for gendered pathways through...
- 1/1/05 - Currie, Janet
The author documents pervasive racial disparities in the health of American children and analyzes how and how much those disparities contribute to racial gaps in school readiness. She explores a broad sample of health problems common to U.S. children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma, and lead poisoning, as well as maternal health problems and health-related behaviors that affect children's behavioral and cognitive readiness for school. If a health problem is to...