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  • Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

    1/1/09 - Pew Hispanic Center Staff

    A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.

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    Building Leadership Teams, Academy 1, Facilitator's Manual

    1/18/10 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement

    This is from the Building Leadership Teams Professional Module. Please see the other documents within this module (6 total participant handouts, 1 participant handbook, 3 facilitator manuals, and 3 slide presentations)

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    Changing the Odds for student success: What matters Most

    1/6/10 - Goodwin, B

    This report attempts to build on Neuman’s review, to include interventions that school can, and indeed, must do, to change the odds for students. Our view is that schools should be at the center of any effort to meet the needs of all students, is for no other reason than they are where millions of American students are currently educated. Those students need better opportunities today. Thus, the approach of this report is to determine principles and practices that can be employed right...

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    Co-Teaching and Team Teaching: Promising Opportunities for Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers Within the School Culture

    1/1/10 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.

    A collaborative school context can support novice special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching represent collaborative opportunities that can counteract the historic isolation of special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching—the focus of this Brief—also have the potential for supporting novice teacher socialization in the school setting.

  • Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Support Matters

    1/1/12 - Aydin Bal, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Kathleen King Thorius,

    In this What Matters brief, we explore the critical role of addressing and supporting behavior and socialization in schools as educators, students, families, schools, and communities embrace the waves of diversity that surge through our schools and institutional systems.

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    Deep dialouges to re-imagine and re-create public education

    1/1/08 - Ron Glass

    It is probably never easy to have a deep conversation with another person; each person’s hopes, fears, anxieties, doubts, dreams, and many other powerful feelings, conscious and unconscious, easily get in the way of honest and full expression. To have a deep conversation with a stranger, or with whole groups of strangers and even an entire community, can seem impossible.To talk openly and honestly about our experiences of schooling is equally challenging. Some of our most significant...

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    Digest of Education Statistics 2009

    1/1/10 - Thomas D. Snyder, Sally A. Dillow

    "In fall 2009, about 75.2 million people were enrolled in American schools and colleges (table 1). About 4.7 million people were employed as elementary and secondary school teachers or as college faculty, in full-time equivalents (FTE). Other professional, administrative, and support staff at educational institutions totaled 5.4 million. All data for 2009 in this Introduction are projected. Some data for other years are projected or estimated as noted. In discussions of historical trends...

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    District's Human Capital Strategies Develop Teachers and Produce Results

    1/1/13 - Knudson, Joel

    A new case study of California’s Garden Grove Unified School District tells the complicated but important story of a comprehensive approach to improving teaching. The case study, published by the California Collaborative on District Reform, found that the district’s relentless focus on supporting teachers from recruitment through retirement to ensure good outcomes for its diverse students pays off.

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    Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide

    1/13/10 - Mark Dynarski, Linda Clarke, Brian Cobb, Jeremy Finn, Russell Rumberger, Jay Smink

    "This guide is intended to be useful to educators in high schools and middle schools, to superintendents and school boards, and to state policymakers in planning and executing dropout prevention strategies. The target audience includes school administrators as well as district-level administrators. This guide seeks to help them develop practice and policy alternatives for implementation. The guide includes specific recommendations and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these...

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    E-Mentoring: Is this Promising Approach to Novice Special Education Teacher Induction Right for Your District?

    1/29/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    E-mentoring—the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact—is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to inbuilding support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.

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    Early Success: Closing the Achievement Gap for Our Youngest Learners

    1/5/09 - Jerry D. Weast

    The district faced an indisputable fact: increasing numbers of young children impacted by poverty and language difference were starting school lagging behind their peers in basic literacy and mathematics skills, and they often remained behind. If children were not meeting certain benchmarks by the end of first grade, there was little likelihood that they would be able to read fl uently by third grade, an important indicator of academic success in the later years.5 So, the work began in the...

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    Early Warning System Implementation Guide

    1/12/10 - Therriault, S.B., Heppen, J., O’Cummings,M., Fryer, L., and Johnson, A.

    This Implementation Guide is designed to build the capacity of school- and district-level practitioners to analyze data from the EWS Tool v2.0. The aim of the guide and the tool is to support school and district efforts to systematically identify students who are showing signs that they are at risk of dropping out of high school, match these students to interventions to get them back on track for graduation, and monitor students’ progress in those interventions. The guide describes an...

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    Early Warning System Tool

    1/12/10 - Therriault, S.B., Heppen, J., O’Cummings,M., Fryer, L., and Johnson, A.

    This tool, developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Matrix Knowledge Group, is designed to allow users to identify students who show early warning signs that they are at-risk for dropping out of high school. The Early Warning System tool automatically calculates indicators that are predictive of whether students graduate or drop out. These indicators are related to attendance, course failures, grade point average (GPA), and...

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    Education Transformation: Doing what works in education reform

    1/9/10 - Glenda L. Partee

    "This report analyzes federal education programs that are candidates for elimination, consolidation, or restructuring, and discusses lessons derived from program funding and implementation. It reviews discretionary project grant programs and pre-college education programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education."

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    Effective practices for English Language Learners: Principals from five states speak

    1/28/10 - Mabel O. Rivera, David J. Francis, Magdalena Fernandez, Ani C. Moughamian, Julia Jergensen, Nonie K. Lesaux

    "This document addresses questions about how best to assist students who face the significant dual challenge of acquiring the content knowledge necessary for academic success and simultaneously developing their English language competency. Looking at key practices in schools with high populations of non-native speakers of English that have achieved exemplary academic success in their second, acquired language, this document details findings from 49 school principals on nine factors...

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    Emerging Areas of Inquiry: Special Education Teacher Induction

    1/21/10 - Billingsley, B. S., Griffin, C. C., Smith, S. J., Kamman, M., & Israel, M.

    General education induction has received substantial attention from policymakers, researchers, and school district practitioners. Yet, the literature base has been described as fragmented, with methodological problems that often make it difficult to draw clear implications. The special education induction literature base is even less developed. This Brief summarizes potential research areas that could help strengthen the special education induction knowledge base.

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