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  • Putting the "affirm" into affirmative action: Preferential selection and academic performance

    1/1/00 - Brown, Ryan P., Charnsangavej, Tonyamas, Keough, Kelli A., Newman, Matthew L., Rentfrow, Peter J.

    Two studies explored the relation between academic performance and preferential selection. In Study 1, female participants were led to believe that they had been selected to be leaders in a team problem-solving task because of their gender, because of their gender and ability, or at random. Results showed that women who believed they had been selected because of their gender performed significantly worse on a subsequent problem-solving test than women who believed they had been selected at...

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    Research Findings to Support Effective Educational Policymaking: Evidence and Action Steps for State, District, and Local Policymakers

    1/3/09 - The Wallace Foundation,

    "The following Wallace Foundation research synthesis will be of use to policymakers at all levels of education who are developing comprehensive approaches to achieving the Race to the Top reform objectives and other federal strategies to improve public education. Drawing from more than a decade of experience and research in the fields of educational leadership, out-of-school time learning and arts education, the report presents evidence-based policies and practices critical to the success of...

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    Safe at School: Addressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Policy and Legislation

    1/30/10 - Biegel, S. & Kuehl, S. J.

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students face a unique set of safety concerns each day. Over 85% report being harassed because of their sexual or gender identity, and over 20% report being physically attacked. The suicide rate for LGBT students continues to be 3-4 times higher than that of their straight counterparts, and in some parts of the country LGBT runaways may comprise up to 40% of the entire teen homeless population. Advances in law and policy have helped lead to...

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    Schoolwide Instructional Design: Clustering students and teachers for optimal early intervening

    1/14/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    Schoolwide Instructional Design reflects a dynamic system that may change throughout the year and from year to year in response to: Students’ needs, Changes in student population, Changes in staffing.

  • State of the Union 2014: Obama's Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

    2/1/14

    Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this week’s State of the Union address. President Obama rightfully pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and extended unemployment insurance as immediate steps that can be taken to help Americans right away.

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    Strengthening Partnerships and Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs

    1/30/10 - National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families,

    "City officials are well positioned to support the development of strong partnerships with key sectors of the community to increase the number and quality of out-of-school time programs. This guide highlights three key strategies that mayors and other city leaders can use to promote partnerships and build public will in support of out-of-school time programs: Engage and involve a broad set of partners to take full advantage of all community resources; Keep out-of-school time on the public...

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    Strengthening Partnerships Between Special Education Teacher Educators and Schools

    1/12/10 - Rosenberg, M. S., Brownell, M., McCray, E. D., deBettencourt, L. U., Leko, M., & Long, S.

    Special education preservice teachers benefit from participating in programs where there is a strong partnership between school district and university faculty. Learn more about two programs— Alternative Route Certification and Professional Development Schools—that offer promising opportunities for partnerships and what policymakers can do to support them.

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    Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008–09 Teacher Follow-up Survey

    1/19/10 - Keigher, A.

    The objective of TFS is to provide information about teacher mobility and attrition among elementary and secondary school teachers who teach in grades K–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In pursuit of this objective, TFS examines the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave, including retirees. By collecting information on respondents’ attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction (along with demographic data), TFS...

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    The Challenge of Managing Roles: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/20/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Understanding the challenges that novice special education teachers encounter in their first years provides important information for administrators as they consider policies and procedures that support new teacher induction. Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers manage their complex and challenging roles.

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    The Challenges of Inclusion andCollaboration: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/20/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Understanding the challenges that novice special education teachers encounter provides important information for administrators as they consider policies and procedures that support new teacher induction. Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers address the challenges they face with inclusion, collaboration, and interactions with other adults.

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    The Family: America’s Smallest School

    1/1/10 - Barton, P. & Coley, R.

    The authors of this report examine many facets of children’s home environment and experiences that foster cognitive development and school achievement, from birth throughout the period of formal schooling. They stress that we should think of strengthening the roles of both schools and families, that schools need parents and communities as allies, and that recognizing the importance of the role families play should in no way lessen the need to improve schools. The report also reveals the...

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    The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers

    1/8/10 - Meyer, L.

    This brief will highlight efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts. The brief concludes with implications for federal policy.

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    The Madison Story: Vision into Reality –Inclusive, Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Schools

    1/13/09 - Jack Jorgensen, Sue Abplanalp

    This presentation goes over the following topics: Learning About Data Purpose, Collection and Analysis to Create Change; Understanding a Process from Exclusionary Practices to Inclusionary Practices; Discovering Two Effective Change Models; Discovering Teaming Tools; Planning for the Future

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    The McKnight Foundation Education and Learning Program PreK–Third Grade Literacy and Alignment Formative Evaluation Findings

    10/1/13 - Golan, S.; Wechsler, M.; Cassidy, L.; Chen, W.

    The goals of The McKnight Foundation’s Education and Learning (E&L) Program are “to increase the percentage of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade and to increase access to high quality learning beyond the classroom so that all Minnesota’s youth thrive.”

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    The Reflective Principal

    1/1/06 - Gail McGregor & Christine Salisbury

    This booklet was developed as part of the activities of the Principal’s Project, a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.The insights and strategies described in this booklet were derived from our direct involvement with principals in four states over a three year period. Our partnership with these principals involved gathering information to assist us in understanding the context, culture, and process of change in these...

  • 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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