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    Turning Around, Transforming, and Continuously Improving Schools: Federal Proposals are Still Based on a Two- Rather than a Three- Component Blueprint

    1/20/10 - Center for Mental Health in Schools,

    "We begin our analysis with a discussion of the lenses through which systemic problems are viewed by federal policy makers and use the school turnaround models to illustrate the dilemma confronting efforts to enable equity of opportunity. Then, we broaden the analysis to include current priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as outlined in the U. S. Department of Education’s A Blueprint for Reform. Our findings highlight the ongoing marginalization...

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    Using School Leadership Teams to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

    1/24/10 - Movit, M, Petrykowska, I., Woodruff, D.

    To ensure that the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies effectively addresses the needs of all students, the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) recommends that schools and districts establish leadership teams that focus on issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse students. New leadership teams can be added to what already exists, or current leadership teams can be refocused on these issues. Leadership teams should meet regularly and...

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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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    What Induction Practices Do Novice Special Education Teachers Perceive to Be Effective?: Using this Information to Reshape Induction Programs

    1/14/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    Administrators who understand the demands placed on novice special education teachers are in a better position to provide relevant induction experiences for them. Find out which features of induction programs novice special education teachers perceive to be effective.

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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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    Your Child Has a First-Year Teacher—How Will the School Provide Support?

    1/1/12 - National Center to Inform Policy and Practice

    Many school districts provide induction support for beginning teachers—including special education teachers—to help them hone their instructional skills and become a part of the school culture. Learn more about the types of support that help beginning special education teachers thrive.

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