Category: Education

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    Whose Child is this?

    1/21/09 - Joellen Killian

    As I walked down the hall of the bustling middle school with young people scurrying through the halls dashing from room to room to get to their next class, I heard a female adult voice rise above the din call out, “Whose child is this?” Puzzled, I turned toward the voice to see an adult standing next to a thin, perhaps 6th grade, student. The adult had a firm grip on the backpack strap that hung loosely from the young man’s back. Around the pair students flowed like water around rocks...

  • Why Closing the Research-Practice Gap Is Critical to Closing Student Achievement Gaps

    1/1/07 - Cooper, Laura A.

    Part of a special issue on research in the service of practice. The work of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) counters the notion that K-12 educators fail to value research. MSAN educators see that closing of the research-practice divide is critical to closing of student achievement gaps in racially diverse school districts. Moreover, three roles for research are evident in the work of MSAN: organizing and disseminating research-based knowledge, building capacity to assess...

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    Why do we educate our children?

    1/16/09 - Mike Rose

    As the 2008 election moves center stage, I would like us to pause and ask ourselves the big question. Why do we as a nation yearly engage in the hugely expensive and culturally monumental ritual of sending children to school? From everything we hear, it’s to prepare the next generation for the economy, and that preparation is measured through scores on standardized tests. This has been the primary justification for education for a generation.But our children are more than economic beings...

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    Why program quality matters for early childhood inclusion: recommendations for professional development

    1/3/09 - National Professional Development Center on Inclusion,

    Paper addresses the following: (1) recognized components of global program quality and the quality improvement movement; (2) the need for additional dimensions of program quality to define high quality inclusion, given the growing number of inclusive early childhood programs that serve young children with disabilities and their families (3) recommendations for infusing content on inclusive program quality in professional development using the <span class='abstract_italic'>who</span>, the...

  • Why Study the U.S. South? The Nexus of Race and Place in Investigating Black Student Achievement

    1/1/09 - Morris, Jerome E., Monroe, Carla R.

    This article highlights the significance of the U.S. South in scholarly discussions regarding the academic achievement gap involving Black students. Despite national concern, patterns embedded in Black student achievement as related to geographical influences generally are ignored, especially in the South, where the majority of Black people in the United States reside. The authors refine the scholarship on the Black-White achievement gap through an analysis of racialized national spaces and...

  • Why the gap between black and white performance in school?: a report on the effects of race on student achievement in the St. Louis public schools

    1/1/97 - Trent, William T.

    Part of a special issue on the St. Louis example of the role of social science in school desegregation efforts. In a report submitted to the district court in the 1996 Liddell hearings, the writer discusses the effects of race on student achievement in St. Louis public schools. In the St. Louis school district, black students perform less well on the Stanford Achievement Test in both reading and mathematics than their white peers. This race effect persists even when control measures such as...

  • ["The Gap" in Literacy Achievement; special section]


    A special section on defining, identifying, and addressing the literacy achievement gap is presented. Leaders of a broad spectrum of organizations consider what dimensions of the literacy achievement gap literacy researchers have not yet explored, or at least not explored sufficiently.

  • [Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap Grades 4-12]

    1/1/05 - MacLeod, Betsy
  • [Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12]

    1/1/05 - Dolbow, Margaret
  • [Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12]

    1/1/05 - Van Horn, Lee
  • [Closing the Achievement Gap]

    1/1/04 - Whittington, Dale
  • [Closing the African American Achievement Gap in Higher Education]

    1/1/08 - Savenko, Nancy
  • [Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap]

    1/1/07 - Mitchell, Roxanne M.
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