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    The First Eight Years: giving kids a foundation for lifetime success

    1/1/13 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

    As a nation, we do not invest enough in our children’s early years. In fact, federal spending on children is lowest when they are young, even though most brain development occurs during this period.

  • The Mind Shift in Teacher Evaluation: Where We Stand - and Where We Need to Go

    Minnici, Angela

    The teaching profession today is full of contradictions: Teach the whole child, but focus on specific needs. Integrate 21st-century technology, yet go back to the basics. While often cited as one of the most rewarding professions, teaching is demanding, technically challenging, and more closely scrutinized by the public than ever. Although we better understand how children learn and how to support and develop educators, teachers today report more dissatisfaction with their jobs and are less...

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    The relationship between changes in the percentage of students passing and in the percentage testing advanced on state assessment tests in Kentucky and Virginia

    1/31/10 - Louis Jacobson, Laura Holian

    "Under the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, states are required to assess students in reading and math and to identify them as below proficient or as proficient or advanced (both considered passing). Because schools are held accountable only for ensuring that students test proficient or better, there have been concerns that a focus on increasing the percentage of students testing proficient might unintentionally lead to fewer students testing at the advanced...

  • Three Ways to Encourage Student Discovery

    1/29/14 - Duggan, Terri

    Students love technology. It’s that simple. When I present a new tool or application, the hush that falls over the room is unlike other more traditional lessons. The speed at which they embrace and implement new tools is rapid and typically self-directed. The students easily help and support each other as well. But, are they prepared to be effective users of ideas? Is the goal to be a great app user or do we want them to be responsible global digital citizens who contribute to the new...

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    Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary ‘Lessons Learned’ to Guide Ongoing Discussion

    1/24/10 - National High School Center, National Center on Response to Intervention, and Center on Instruction

    Response to Intervention (RTI) is a potentially powerful framework for organizing, allocating, and evaluating educational resources to meet the instructional needs of all students and to prevent long-term school failure. Much of our knowledge of the components of RTI and their successful implementation is based on experiences in elementary schools. However, given the structural and organizational differences between elementary schools and high schools, this evidence has its limitations when...

  • Top Three Things the President Did for K-12 Education in 2013

    1/1/14 - Lynch, Matthew

    At the turn of every calendar year, it seems that lists abound that remind us of everything that happened in the prior year and give a sneak peek of what to expect in the next. Seeing these often celebrity-heavy lists crowd my social media feeds got me thinking -- what would a list of the president's accomplishments when it comes to education look like for 2013?

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    Transforming American education: Learning powered by technology

    1/10/10 - Office of Educational Technology,

    "The NETP presents a model of 21st century learning powered by technology, with goals and recommendations in five essential areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. The plan also identifies far-reaching “grand challenge problems” that should be funded and coordinated at a national level. "

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    Using strategy instruction to help struggling high schoolers understand what they read (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007-No. 038)

    1/5/09 - Apthorp, H., Clark, T.

    This review sought to locate and summarize findings from rigorous, scientifically based studies of the effectiveness of strategy instruction-teaching students to use and articulate strategies that foster active, competent, self-regulated, and intentional learning-for helping struggling high school students improve their reading comprehension. The goal was to address information needs in the Central Region by identifying evidence-based practices intended to help high school teachers teach...

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    Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

    1/30/09 - Laura Hamilton , Richard Halverson, Sharnell S. Jackson, Ellen Mandinach, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Jeffrey C. Wayman

    As educators face increasing pressure from federal, state, and local accountability policies to improve student achievement, the use of data has become more central to how many educators evaluate their practices and monitor students’ academic progress.Despite this trend, questions about how educators should use data to make instructional decisions remain mostly unanswered. In response, this guide provides a framework for using student achievement data to support instructional decision...

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    Virtual K-12 Public School Programs and Students with Disabilities: Issues and Recommmendations

    1/28/11 - Müller, Eve

    Virtual education is instruction in a learning environment where the teacher and the student are separated by time, space or both; and the teacher provides course content via course management applications, multimedia resources, Internet, video conferencing or other alternatives to traditional face-to-face education. Terms commonly used to describe particular types of virtual education include ‘distance education,’ ‘online learning’ or ‘e-learning’; and ‘blended,...

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    When Success Is the Only Option: Designing Competency-Based Pathwaysmfor Next Generation Learning

    1/28/11 - Chris Sturgis & Susan Patrick

    This exploration into competency-based innovation at the school, district, and state levels suggests that competency-based pathways are a re-engineering of our education system around learning—a re-engineering designed for success in which failure is no longer viable. Competency-based approaches also hold promise as districts explore new ways to expand and enrich support to students, challenging the assumption that learning takes place within the classroom.

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    Why are Southeast Asian American students falling behind?

    2/1/13

    Southeast Asian American students experience serious educational inequalities that are often masked due to their local categorization as “Asian.”

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