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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...

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    Time and Attention in Urban High Schools: Lessons for School Systems

    1/20/10 - Stephen Frank

    "There is no disputing that for high school students to be college and career ready, they need adequate time to learn, and individualized attention to meet each student’s academic goals, learning styles, and social needs (Miles and Frank 2008). Over the past decade, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) has partnered with urban schools and districts to improve their use of people, time, and money in addressing students’ most pressing needs. Through this work, we have studied many...

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    Two New Studies Show Alarming Segregation in New Jersey Schools Which May Run Afoul of State Constitution

    10/11/13 - The Civil Rights Project

    The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Insititute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University-Newark today jointly released two reports finding that the racial and socioeconomic divide in New Jersy public education continues to grow unabated. While the CRP report documents the jump from 1989 to 2010 in quanitity of apartheid schools in New Jersey, the IELP study shows that extreme isolation of poor students of color is concentrated in mostly urban areas. Both studies are products of...

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    Washington DC Public Schools

    1/25/07 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This publication is a review of policy, practices, systemic infrastructure, and improvement with DC Public Schools.

  • What to Look for in a High Quality Preschool

    1/17/14

    The federal government is ramping up its efforts to make preschool available to more children. Members of Congress, for example, have introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act to fund early education for 4-year-olds. While increasing access is an important first step, researchers also emphasize the importance of quality. Early childhood education experts at the American Institutes for Research talk about what questions everyone—from parents to policymakers—should ask when...

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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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    Where are All of the Students of Color in Gifted

    6/1/09 - King, K.A., Kozleski, E.B.,& Lansdowne, K, National Association of Elementary School Principals

    New strategies are opening gifted programs to culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the efforts of the Offi ce of Civil Rights have improved educational opportunities for formerly excluded and marginalized students, there is still much work to be done to address achievement gaps and to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality education.

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    Where are All of the Students of Color in Gifted

    6/1/09 - King, K.A., Kozleski, E.B.,& Lansdowne, K, National Association of Elementary School Principals

    New strategies are opening gifted programs to culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the efforts of the Offi ce of Civil Rights have improved educational opportunities for formerly excluded and marginalized students, there is still much work to be done to address achievement gaps and to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality education.

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