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  • Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline

    1/1/14

    Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving school climate and discipline policies and practices.

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    Has progress been made in raising achievement for English Language Learners?

    1/9/10 - Center on Education Policy,

    "This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines progress in raising achievement for English language learners. It also describes the factors thatmake it difficult to accurately assesswhat ELLs knowand can do.The data for this analysis were collected by CEP with technical support from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) and come from the state reading and mathematics tests used for NCLB accountability in all 50 states.The...

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    Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade

    1/28/11 - Shanahan, T., Callison, K., Carriere, C., Duke, N. K., Pearson, P. D., Schatschneider, C., &, Torgesen, J.

    The fundamental assumption in this guide is that the objective of reading instruction is to give young readers the tools they need to understand increasingly sophisticated material in all subjects from elementary through later years of school. The practices recommended in this guide are therefore not an end in themselves, but the means to developing sound ability in reading comprehension. With this principle in mind, teachers should prepare their reading lessons in a way that encourages...

  • Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders

    2/16/14 - Laine, Sabrina; Sherratt, Ellen; Lasagna, Molly

    Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders addresses the specific roles education leaders have in ensuring that each classroom has the most effective teacher. Each chapter is tailored to an individual audience and focuses on the key policies they can influence. Improving Teacher Quality includes vignettes, strategies, and realistic action steps to give readers a jumping off point to begin what can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. Every chapter ends with a checklist to...

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    Inquiry-Based Science: A Dynamic Approach to Developing 21st Century Skills

    11/11/13 - Hammerman, Elizabeth

    In the 2013 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the term "inquiry" is included in the dimension called Practices. This broader term better specifies the range of cognitive, social, and physical practices that characterize what scientists use to investigate and build models and theories about the world. It emphasizes the expectation that students will engage in the practices of science rather than learning about them secondhand.

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    Instructional Decision-Making Procedures: Ensuring Appropriate Instruction for Struggling Students

    1/1/10 - Bryant, Diane Pedrotty

    The purpose of this booklet is to provide campus-based administrators and educators with procedures for ensuring appropriate instruction for students struggling with reading, mathematics, and behavior, and for students who are English language learners (ELL). The procedures in this booklet can be used by educators and school teams to identify effective instructional practices and interventions to reduce referrals to special education.

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    Instructional Models and Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

    1/24/10 - Ani C. Moughamian, Mabel O. Rivera, David J. Francis

    While some states (Arizona, California, Florida, and Massachusetts) have passed laws detailing the types of educational programs available to English language learners, others have not. Teachers who have not been trained to work with ELLs must make decisions about the types of instructional programs and strategies they will offer these students. This publication seeks to offer educators and policy-makers guidance on strategies that have been effective in instructing English language learners.

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    Intervention: Ladders to Literacy (Adolescent Literacy)

    1/31/10 - What Works Clearinghouse

    Based on two studies, the WWC considers the extent of evidence for Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition® on adolescent learners to be medium to large for the comprehension and general literacy achievement domains. No studies that meet WWC evidence standards with or without reservations examined the effectiveness of Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition® on adolescent learners in the alphabetics or reading fluency domains.

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    Intervention: Ladders to Literacy (Early Childhood Education)

    1/31/10 - What Works Clearinghouse

    Based on two studies, the WWC considers the extent of evidence for Ladders to Literacy on preschool children to be medium to large for oral language and small for print knowledge, phonological processing, and math. No studies that meet WWC evidence standards with or without reservations examined the effectiveness of Ladders to Literacy on preschool children in the early reading/writing or cognition domains.

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    Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and Quality

    11/1/13 - Schmidt, Stephanie; Matthews, Hannah

    High quality early care and education can play a critical role in promoting young children’s early learning and success in life, while also supporting families’ economic security.1 Young children at highest risk of educational failure – those experiencing poverty and related circumstances that may limit early learning experiences – benefit the most from high quality early care and education programs.2 This fact sheet provides information about the percentages of young children in...

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    Language and Reading Interventions for English Language Learners and English Language Learners with Disabilities

    1/29/10 - Rivera, M. O., Moughamian, A. C., Lesaux, N. K., & Francis,, D. J.

    This report from the Center on Instruction presents information about assessment, instructional interventions, and professional development with a particular focus on ELL students who have been identified with a language and/or learning disability or who are at risk for reading difficulties. The focus of the intervention section is on those that have demonstrated success at remediating reading for ELLs who have either identified language impairment, reading and/or learning disabilities, or...

  • Leadership and Lattices: New Pathways Across the Teaching Profession

    8/1/13 - Doyle, Daniela

    Teachers need career pathways that provide new challenges and sustained opportunities for leadership without leaving the classroom. Better opportunities for leadership and innovative pathways help to increase the retention of strong teachers. Although few such programs existed several years ago, a growing number of states, districts, charter schools, and other organizations have recently introduced some kind of teacher-leader program.

  • Low Reading Scores Show Majority of US Children Not Prepared for Future Success

    1/28/14 - Chong, Sue Lin

    In a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 80 percent of lower-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all kids are not reading proficiently - a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic success. If this trend continues, the country will not have enough skilled workers for an increasingly competitive global economy by the end of this decade.

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    Measuring What Matters: A Stronger Accountability Model for Teacher Education

    1/2/10 - Crowe, Edward

    The redesigned accountability system proposed in this paper is an effort to direct regulatory oversight to things that matter: whether or not K-12 students are learning, how well teachers have developed the classroom teaching skills to be effective with their students, a graduate’s commitment to teaching as a professional career, feedback from graduates and employers, and high-quality tests of teacher knowledge and skills that are tied to classroom teaching performance and K-12 student...

  • Meeting the needs of English learners through a multitiered instructural Framework

    1/1/14 - Project ELITE, Project ESTRE2LLA, & Project REME, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

    Providing effective instruction for English learners and making informed decisions regarding their language and literacy needs continue to be goals for educators across the nation.

  • My Brother's Keeper: Obama Announces New Initiative Focused on Boys and Young Men of Color

    3/4/14 - Amos, Jason

    President Obama_MyBrothersKeeperObama launched a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” at the White House on February 27 that will help boys and young men of color stay in school and find good jobs by focusing on key moments in their lives.

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