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    Revocation of parental consent: State approaches

    1/2/10 - Eve Müller

    "The purpose of the present document is to determine whether revocation of parental consent is currently posing a challenge for states and to describe how states are responding to this new provision. Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) completed this document as part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). "

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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...

  • Seeking Equity in the Education of California's English Learners

    1/1/04 - Rumberger, Russell W., Gándara, Patricia

    The article provides an abridged version of a report prepared for the lawsuit, <i>Williams v. State of California</i>. The report first examines the achievement gap for English learners in California. Second, it reviews evidence in seven areas in which these students receive a substantially inequitable education vis-à-vis their English-speaking peers, even when those peers are similarly economically disadvantaged. Third, it documents the state's role in creating and perpetuating existing...

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    State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity

    1/8/10 - Crawford, L.

    This report describes the variability in the adoption and use of test accommodations across different states. In a similar vein, this report explores a new challenge to the use of test accommodations due to the recently released federal regulations allowing the creation of an alternate assessment, based on modified achievement standards for students with disabilities. The report concludes with recommendations for policy makers and other decision makers related to possible next steps in...

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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...

  • Tapping Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge to Address the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Risko, Victoria J., Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

    The writers discuss cultural modeling as a way to design culturally responsive instruction and address the achievement gap. Drawing on research, they describe and present a rationale for cultural modeling. They then provide suggestions for preparing to teach using a cultural modeling framework and teaching with cultural modeling.

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    Teacher Perspectives of School-Level Implementation of Alternate Assessments for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

    1/28/10 - Renée Cameto, Frances Bergland, Anne-Marie Knokey, Katherine M. Nagle, Christopher Sanford, Sara C. Kalb, Jose Blackorby , Beth Sinclair, Derek L. Riley, Moreiça Ortega

    "Read about teachers' perspectives on school-level implementation of alternate assessments in a national study released by the National Center for Special Education Research. This study included more than 400 teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities from three states. The report provides information on the background and experiences of teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities, the skills and characteristics of the students they teach, and their...

  • Teaching Standards: Profiles for six states

    1/1/12 - White, M., Makkonen, R., and Stewart, K.

    These proiles of six states’ teaching standards are part of the report, A multistate review of professional teaching standards, published by the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) in July 2009. That report reviews teaching standards in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, to inform California’s revision of its teaching standards. A note about terminology and citation of the teaching standards in the state proiles: Terminology. REL West...

  • Technical Assisstance, Dissemination,and Parent Training

    1/1/98 - US Department of Education

    This directory, which is presented in five separately published sections , describes almost 1200 discretionary grants and contract supported by the Research to Practice division of the Office of special Education Programs.

  • Technical Assisstance, Dissemination,Parent information and State improvement

    1/1/99 - US Department of Education

    This directory, which is presented in five separately published sections , describes almost 1200 discretionary grants and contract supported by the Research to Practice division of the Office of special Education Programs.

  • The book of Learning and forgetting

    1/1/98 - Frank Smith

    This book describes about two visions of learning- one classic theoryand another official theory . In classic theory we learn effortlessly every moment in our lives. In official theory we are forced to do hardwork in order to learn.

  • The Mathematics Education of African Americans in North Carolina: From The Brown Decision to No Child Left Behind

    1/1/05 - Snipes, Vincent T., Waters, Roderick D.

    The article presents a study which aim is to report on an in-depth case study of a former state mathematics consultant to describe his experiences of the mathematics education of African Americans in public high schools in North Carolina from 1950-1980 and to examine North Carolina African American students' progress in mathematics from the Brown versus the Board of Education Decision to the No Child Left Behind Act Era. The data are analyzed utilizing the critical race theory of education...

  • The Matter of Dropouts

    1/1/09 - Ramirez, A. L., Carpenter, Dick

    The article discusses how examining the diversity of students can help reduce the achievement gap. The authors suggest that the achievement gap is more complex than a divide between white and minority students and comment on differences in achievement within ethnic and racial groups. They describe research which reveals that ethnicity did not affect dropout risks and suggest that gaps exist within ethnic groups based on factors such as socioeconomic status, amount of algebra studied, work in...

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    Treating different teachers differently

    1/30/10 - Chait, Robin, Miller, Raegen

    "The paper tackles what we are calling “infrastructure” or the foundation needed for states to use information about teachers,3 such as robust data systems, professional standards for teaching, and rigorous evaluation systems. It then describes how states might better coordinate their policies on evaluation, tenure, and licensure. Finally, it outlines strategies for leveraging the expertise of highly effective teachers, working proactively with moderate performers to improve their...

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    Trends in the use of school choice: 1993 to 2007

    1/9/10 - Sarah Grady, Stacey Bielick, Susan Aud

    "This report updates two previous reports: Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 1999 (Bielick and Chapman 2003) and Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003 (Tice et al. 2006). Using data from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this report examines enrollment trends in public schools (assigned and chosen) and private schools (religious and nonsectarian), from 1993 to 2007, as...

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    U.S. Performance Across International Assessments of Student Achievement: Special Supplement to The Condition of Education 2009

    1/18/09 - Stephen Provasnik, Patrick Gonzales, David Miller

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is congressionally mandated to report on the state of education in the United States and other countries. To carry out this mission, NCES participates in several international assessments to measure how the performance of U.S. students and adults compares with that of their counterparts in other countries. This special analysis looks closely at the information NCES has gathered from recent international studies that U.S. students have...

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