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  • New professional roles and advocacy strategies for school counselors: A multicultural/social justice perspective to move beyond the nice counselor syndrome

    1/1/08 - Bemak, Fred, Chung, Rita Chi-Ying

    The transformed role of school counselors as advocates is key in reducing the academic achievement gap. Redefining the school counselors' role requires culturally competent practitioners, social justice advocates, and organizational/social change agents. A major obstacle to implementing culturally responsive social justice advocacy and change in schools is referred to as the nice counselor syndrome (NCS). This article discusses the insidious effects of NCS and outlines a set of...

  • Parental advantagement, IQ, and differential responsiveness to an education enrichment program

    1/1/74 - Sturgis, Daniel K., Iacono, C. U., Kunce, Joseph T.

    Reports on the effectiveness of a large experimental program to provide assistance to students according to their diagnosed needs. Ss were 878 1st-grade students. It is concluded that the program helped to reduce the gap in achievement between the less capable students and their peers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA )

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    Response to Intervention: An Equity Perspective The Equity Assistance Centers Identify Civil Rights Concerns with the Implementation of Response to Intervention

    1/26/09 - The Ten Regional Title IV Equity Assistance Centers,

    "It is unreasonable to expect that an innovation such as RTI will reach its desired outcome by simply being superimposed on an educational system that has produced a disproportionate representation of minorities, linguistically different and low-income learners in special education. The EACs believe that implementation of RTI will produce what has been produced for these populations without serious consideration being given to and action being taken on fundamental changes to support the RTI...

  • Results that Matter: 21st century skills and high school reform

    1/1/06 - Partnership for 21st century skills

    l levels of Across the country, there is a refreshing and growing movement to improve America’s government to implement high schools. However, as it is envisioned now in the many admirable initiatives under way in both the public and private sectors, high school reform is not likely to produce some fundamental graduates who are prepared for the challenges of the modern world. reforms that will result in signiicantly better the reason is straightforward: there has been little or no...

  • Review of Improving the quality of education for African-American males: A study of America's urban schools

    1/1/07 - No authorship, indicated

    Reviews the book, Improving the quality of education for African-American males: A study of America's urban schools by George R. Taylor and Thaddeus L. Phillips (2005). This text is designed to assist educators in urban school districts in closing the achievement gap among African-American males. It provides a framework for innovative educators to extrapolate creative methods and strategies for closing this gap. The book demonstrates that African-American males' achievement and standards can...

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    State Complaints: Summary of How States Apply the Exceptional Circumstances Extension

    1/23/10 - Regional Resource Center Program,

    "The brief publication is provided to assist states in making decisions about when to extend timelines for state complaints. This document is not intended to provide official guidance, but is a tool to prompt further state discussion."

  • Technical Assisstance, Dissemination,Parent information and State improvement

    1/1/05 - US Department of Education

    Technical Assistance, Dissemination,Parent information and state improvement presents those projects categorized in the following three discretionary programs: Technical Assistance and Dissemination; Parent training and information; and State improvement

  • Technical Assistance & Dissemenation, Parent Training & Information, & State Improvment

    1/1/06 - Fisk, T. , Kupper, L., Rebhorn, T.
  • Technical Assistance, Dissemination, Parent Information, and State Improvement

    1/1/03 - Jeanne Glover and Judi DeCarme
  • The Peer Assistance and Review Reader

    1/1/00 - Bloom, G., & Goldstein, J. (Eds.)
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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...

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    Understanding the Special Education Process

    1/10/09 - Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers,

    The chart below offers an overview of the special education process. It is not designed to show all steps or the specific details. It shows what happens from the time a child is referred for evaluation and is identified as having a disability, through the development of an individualized education program (IEP). The process begins when someone (school staff, parents, etc.) makes a referral for an initial evaluation. An explanation of each numbered area follows the chart.

  • Using Participant Feedback to Evaluate and Improve Quality in Mediation

    1/1/07 - Hedeen, T.

    Mediation has become both an effective means to address concerns related to special education and early intervention services throughout the country and an alternative to contentious and litigious methods of dispute resolution. The process of mediation holds great promise for assisting parents, children, advocates, education agencies, and others in developing appropriate solutions to a wide range of concerns. Evaluating a mediation program is important and helps ensure that services are...

  • Workbook for Improving School Climate: Using your California School Climate Health and Learning Survey data.

    1/1/12 - WestED

    This Workbook is a companion resource to the California School Climate Health and Learning Survey System (Cal– SCHLS) which includes the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), the California School Climate Survey for staff(CSCS), and the California School Parent Surve (CSPS). The CHKS, CSCS, and the CSPS contain a wealth of data that can be used to inform decisions meant to foster school improvement efforts, improve school climate, and enhance student engagement and performance and...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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    ¿Ya sabía esto? ¿Ya sabía lo que los estudiantes de la escula secundaria piensan acerca de la participación de sus familias en la escuela?

    1/1/05 - Ottke-Moore, C.

    The Family School Linkages (FSL) Project of the National Institute for Urban School, now the Equity Alliance at ASU, worked with schools and families to think about and improve relationships between schools and all the families of their students. A growing number of studies show that when family members talk to their children about schooling, participate with school personnel, and support their children’s efforts, the students achieve more, attend more regularly, and are more motivated and...

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