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  • Encouraging Meaningful Parent/Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature

    7/1/11 - Hedeen, Timothy; Moses, Phillip; Peter, Marshall

    All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children’s education, including those whose children receive special education services. The value of parent participation has been recognized under law since 1975, most recently as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Coots, 2007). Many scholars and professionals in the field of special education have explored various approaches to collaboration since then, and research has demonstrated the benefits for...

  • Equal Access to Content Instruction for English Learners: An Example from Science

    1/1/12 - Brown, Z.A. & DiRanna, K.

    Equal access to content instruction is the foundation of educational equity—it reduces opportunity gaps that lead to achievement gaps. Achievement gaps lead to gaps in college and career access, which lead to income gaps. Income gaps lead to language gaps, thus perpetuating one of the most critical gaps we face in education. This paper is about the importance of equal meaningful access to content instruction for English learners and how academic-language instruction through content...

  • Evaluation of Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Professional Development

    1/1/12 - Bos, J.M., Sanchez, R.C., Tseng, F., Rayyes, N., Ortiz, L., and Sinicrope, C.

    English language proficiency is critical to academic achievement in the United States. For several decades, educators and policymakers have explored strategies to ensure that English language learner students have access to rigorous academic content as much as non–English language learner students. Educating English language learner students is a challenge that has become a civil rights issue and a topic of federal legislation. In 1968, Congress passed the Bilingual Education Act...

  • Family and Community Engagement Survey

    1/1/02 - Rodriguez, R.G., Villarreal, A., Cortez, J.D.

    Families can have an important, positive impact on the school’s ability to deliver quality edu- cation when they are valued, their contributions are sought and integrated into the school decision making, and collaboratively plan and deliver services aimed at higher student achieve- ment. Families represent a valuable resource that should be factored into the educational equation. A dialogue between families and educators should be established to arrive at a shared accountability approach...

  • Family Education and Community Power: new structures for new visions in the educational village

    1/1/02 - Breitborde, Mary-Lou, Swiniarski, Louise Boyle

    Noting that differences and inequality of education exist in the United States of America, this paper presents two model educational programs that address the iniquities in American public education. The first model is a collaborative effort of a public school in an urban northeast community, the Robert L. Ford Elementary School of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA and a public supported college of higher education, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, whose joint venture is known as The...

  • Help Close the Achievement Gap

    1/1/05 - Peebles-Wilkins, Wilma

    Haskins and Rouse (2005) propose high-quality educational interventions that target both the parent and the child. There is an emphasis on collaborating with parents to the maximum degree possible. The authors review a number of highly successful early intervention programs with different approaches and acknowledge that several programs that focus solely on the children also yield successful outcomes. In addition to the more traditional educational interventions, the authors recommend...

  • How California Local Education Agencies evaluate teachers and principals

    1/1/12 - White, M.E., Makkonen, R., Vince, S., Bailey, J.

    In the context of an emerging national focus on evaluating school personnel, the 2009 federal State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) program requires that states collect data from all local education agencies about their practices for evaluating teachers and principals. In response, the California Department of Education designed and administered the California Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey, the state’s irst comprehensive data collection efort focused on teacher and...

  • How to conduct collaborative action research.

    1/1/92 - Sagor, R.
  • In the Best Interest of the Child: Individualized Education Program Meets When Parents Are In Conflict

    2/1/14 - Feinberg, Edward

    When divergent views between families and local educational agency (LEA) staff cause deadlock in the IEP process, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes available a continuum of dispute resolution options. These options range from collaborative approaches, e.g., mediation, to more adversarial ones, such as written State complaints and due process hearing requests.

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    Learning from the Youth Opportunity Experience: Building delivery capacity in distressed communities

    1/3/09 - Harris, L.

    In 2000, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded significant Youth Opportunity (YO) Grants to 36 high-poverty urban, rural, and Native American communities. The grants were designed to serve all young people in these areas, regardless of income or connection to school or work. The YO grants provided the resources to establish comprehensive approaches at considerable scale. They were catalytic in launching important collaborations in these communities to connect systems, to leverage resources...

  • Module 4 Collaboration: Redefining Roles, Practices, and Structures

    1/1/96 - York-Barr, J., Kronberg, R. & Doyle M. (Eds.), York-Barr, J.
  • On collaboration: Teachers, self-assessment, and professional journals.

    1/1/88 - Tripp, D.
  • Paths of professional development: Contrived collegiality, collaborative culture, and athe case of peer coaching.

    1/1/90 - Hargreaves, A., & Dawe, R.
  • Practices That Support DATA USE in Urban High Schools

    1/1/06 - Learning Point Associates

    This article presents initial findings of a case study focusing on data use in five low-performing urban high schools undergoing comprehensive schoolwide reform. The case study investigates: (a) the ways in which disaggregated data can be used to examine progress and guide improvement in the process of restructuring urban, low-performing high schools; (b) factors and conditions that either promote or act as barriers to data use; and (c) the policy and practice implications of achieving...

  • Professional Development for the 21st Century

    1/1/09 - Partnership for 21st Century Skills

    The CASe for 21ST CeNTury eduCATioN: The success of US education in the 21st century depends upon student acquisition of 21st century skills because: 1 Education is changing. We can no longer claim that the US educational results are unparalleled. Students around the world outperform American students on assessments that measure 21st century skills. Today’s teachers need better tools to address this growing problem. 2 Competition is changing internationally. Innovation and creativity...

  • Reinventing schools research project: A collaborative research project on the merger of general and special education school reforms.

    1/1/94 - Ferguson, D. L., P. M. Ferguson, et al. , Eugene, OR, Schools Projects
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