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    E-Mentoring: Is this Promising Approach to Novice Special Education Teacher Induction Right for Your District?

    1/29/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    E-mentoring—the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact—is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to inbuilding support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.

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    Early childhood learning prevents youth violence

    1/16/09 - Richard E. Tremblay, Jean Gervais, Amélie Petitclerc

    "This report pulls together what we know so far about the causes and consequences of childhood aggression, and what parents, caregivers, educators and society as a whole ought to do about it."

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    Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) Preschool--Kindergarten 2007 Psychometric Report

    1/23/10 - Michelle Najarian, Kyle Snow, Jean Lennon, Susan Kinsey, Gail Mulligan

    "This methodology report documents the design, development, and psychometric characteristics of the assessment instruments used in the preschool and kindergarten waves of the ECLS-B. The assessment instruments measure children's cognitive development in early reading and mathematics, socioemotional functioning, fine and gross motor skills, and physical development (height, weight, middle upper arm circumference, and head circumference). The report also includes information about indirect...

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    Early Childhood Mental Health Services: Four State Case Studies

    1/26/10 - Kimberly Moherek Sopko

    "This in-depth policy analysis provides a background of the early childhood mental health (ECMH) focus of many organizations and legal elements of why it is essential that children with disabilities be included in a comprehensive mental health system. Findings from interviews with four state early childhood staff (i.e., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B section 619 and Part C staff) were conducted around select components of mental health: Connecticut – consultation...

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    Early interactions with children who are deaf-blind

    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.

  • Early literacy and developmentally appropriate practice: Closing the achievement gap

    1/1/05 - Abadiano, Helen R., Turner, Jesse

    A review of research on developmentally appropriate early literacy instruction for preschool students is provided. This review covers research on preschool attendance as a predictor of subsequent literacy success and effective cognitive comprehension strategies for young children.

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    Early literacy learning can be promoted through experiences with print and language

    1/3/09 - Masiello, T.

    Current thinking about early literacy learning was the focus of a research synthesis conducted by Anya Robyak, Tracy Masiello, Carol Trivette, Nicole Roper, and Carl Dunst at the Center for Early Literacy learning. These investigators examined 71 published papers, chapters, and books by current literacy experts, literacy centers, and professional organizations to assemble their recommendations for fostering early literacy learning. The researchers found that all sources of information...

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    ED Facts: Special education in the new National Education Data System

    1/5/09 - Ahearn, E.

    "This document begins with a background on ED’s development and implementation of a single repository for K-12 education data. It also includes a summary of interviews held with seven state special education directors and/or their IDEA data managers along with each state’s EDFacts coordinator to obtain information on the states’ submission of special education data via EDFacts. It closes with a section on observations and conclusions. This document was prepared by Project Forum at the...

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    Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support

    1/3/09 - National High School Center,

    The development of state policy to promote academic achievement for ELLs is critical to improving educational outcomes and consistent with the goals of increasing high school graduation rates and meeting Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Recent research indicates that states have multiple opportunities to take the initiative in supporting school systems and schools in their efforts to keep ELLs on track to meet postsecondary success.

  • Education Department changes charter school lottery rules

    1/29/14 - Strauss; Valerie

    The Education Department on Wednesday released new guidance that allows charter schools receiving federal funds to change their student admissions lotteries so that low-income and educationally disadvantaged students can have more weight in an effort to create more integrated schools.

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    Education Transformation: Doing what works in education reform

    1/9/10 - Glenda L. Partee

    "This report analyzes federal education programs that are candidates for elimination, consolidation, or restructuring, and discusses lessons derived from program funding and implementation. It reviews discretionary project grant programs and pre-college education programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education."

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    Effective practices for English Language Learners: Principals from five states speak

    1/28/10 - Mabel O. Rivera, David J. Francis, Magdalena Fernandez, Ani C. Moughamian, Julia Jergensen, Nonie K. Lesaux

    "This document addresses questions about how best to assist students who face the significant dual challenge of acquiring the content knowledge necessary for academic success and simultaneously developing their English language competency. Looking at key practices in schools with high populations of non-native speakers of English that have achieved exemplary academic success in their second, acquired language, this document details findings from 49 school principals on nine factors...

  • Effects of single-sex and coeducational schooling on the gender gap in educational achievement

    1/1/08 - Gibb, Sheree J., Fergusson, David M., Horwood, L. John

    This study examined the effects of single-sex and coeducational schooling on the gender gap in educational achievement to age 25. Data were drawn from the Christchurch Health and Development Study, a longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 1265 individuals born in 1977 in Christchurch, New Zealand. After adjustment for a series of covariates related to school choice, there were significant differences between single-sex and coeducational schools in the size and direction of the gender gap...

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    Effects of the implementation of Proposition 227 on the education of english learners, K-12

    1/10/09 - T. B. Parrish, A. Merickel, M. Perez , R. Linquanti, M. Socias, A. Spain, , C. Speroni, P. Esra , L. Brock, D. Delancey

    “In June of 1998, Proposition 227 was passed by 61 percent of the California electorate. The initiative was intended to significantly alter the ways in which the state’s English learners are taught. Proposition 227 requires that English learners be taught ‘overwhelmingly in English’ through sheltered/structured English immersion programs during ‘a temporary transition period not normally intended to exceed one year,’ and then transferred to mainstream English-language...

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    Emerging evidence on improving high school student achievement and graduation rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs

    1/3/09 - Herlihy, C. M., Quint, J.

    The National High School Center released methods for improving low-performing high schools based on some of the most rigorous research currently available in the school reform arena. This research brief identifies lessons learned as well as key practices used to strengthen high schools and is based on evaluations of four widely used high school improvement programs.

  • Empowerment Groups for Academic Success: An Innovative Approach to Prevent High School Failure for At-Risk, Urban African American Girls

    1/1/05 - Bemak, Fred, Chung, Rita Chi-Ying, Siroskey-Sabdo, Linda A.

    Twenty-first-century urban schools face unique challenges in being culturally responsive and providing quality education to culturally diverse and low-income students. The academic achievement gap for low-income and ethnic youth poses the need for new and innovative interventions by educational institutions. School counselors are in a unique position in schools to assume leadership roles in reducing academic disparity. This article discusses the experience of urban youth identified as being...

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