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  • The Danish Efforts in Integration.

    1/1/95 - Tetler, S. , C. O’Hanlon
  • The Economic Costs of Bullying at School

    1/1/09 - Russell, S.T., Talmage, C., Laub, C., & Manke, E. , California Safe Schools Coalition

    To document harassment and associated problems for youth and schools, we examine data from the 2001-2002 California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). The CHKS is designed by WestEd under contract from the California Department of Education and administered by school districts. The 2001-2002 data analyzed for this study included 7th, 9th, and 11th graders. A total of 237,544 students answered the question about whether they had been harassed or bullied at school because...

  • The Effort-Outcome Gap: Differences for African American and Hispanic Community College Students in Student Engagement and Academic Achievement

    1/1/08 - Greene, Thomas G., Marti, C. Nathan, McClenney, Kay

    A study examined whether students from various racial and ethnic groups attending two-year colleges differ in the amount of time and energy they devote to educationally effective practices and the extent to which this investment contributes positively to desired outcomes. Findings revealed that African American students reported being more engaged and demonstrated generally lower academic outcomes than their white peers, that Hispanic students exhibited higher levels of engagement only on a...

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    The State of Equity in Public Schools Webinar

    1/13/10 - Equity Alliance at ASU,, Kathleen King

    We will start by focusing on understanding the contexts and outcomes of disparities in access and achievement for students in the United States, and then move onto looking at how these contexts play out as de/segregation and equity issues in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Then we’ll move on to and talk about some efforts being made to address these disparities. Finally, we’ll provide some tools and information for schools as they examine their own policies and practices in their...

  • The Structure and Culture of Information Pathways: Rethinking Opportunity to Learn in Urban High Schools during the Ninth Grade Transition

    1/1/07 - Cooper, Robert, Liou, Daniel D.

    Despite efforts to bridge the racial achievement gap, far too many school children continue to fare poorly in our nation's public schools. Oftentimes urban and low income students are negatively labeled as low-achieving, disadvantaged, and struggling. Because of this, such students frequently receive inferior or deficient information from school officials. This study examines the role of high school counselors as distributors of information and the role they play in influencing students'...

  • Thinking Carefully About Equity and Accountability

    1/1/00 - Scheurich, James Joseph, Skrla, Linda, Johnson, Joseph F.

    Focuses on education in the United States and how children from low-income families, particularly minority families, do not perform as well as children from middle class families. How standardization efforts have met with criticism and approval in their attempts to decrease the learning gap; Suggestion that many educators have given up on children from lower income families; Proposal of ways to deal with the problem using various criteria to develop an effective state program.

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    Top Tips for State Dispute Resoultion System Managers

    1/16/09 - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education,

    "Following an extensive review, CADRE identified four States with exemplary dispute resolution systems that provide effective processes for written complaints, mediation, due process hearings, and alternate dispute resolution. In September 2009, CADRE brought together representatives from each of these States. Dee Ann Wilson of Iowa, Jo Anne Pool Blades of Oklahoma, Kerry Smith of Pennsylvania, and Jack Marker of Wisconsin convened in Eugene, Oregon for a dynamic exchange of ideas and...

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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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    Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children and youth

    1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall

    "This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...

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    Updated multistate review of professional teaching standards

    1/28/10 - Melissa Eiler White, Reino Makkonen , Kari Becker Stewart

    "States update their teaching standards on an ongoing basis and can learn from other states' efforts. For example the "Updated multistate review of professional teaching standards" by REL West, adds to their previous 2009 review of teaching standards by offering options for broad consideration that include — structure and target groups of teachers, as well as ways of addressing special populations and use of technology — from six of the largest states in the nation."

  • 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...

  • Vertical Alignment Ensuring Opportunity to Learn in a Standards-Based System

    1/1/09 - The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

    In response to requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act logical, consistent order for teaching the standards- (NCLB), state policymakers have made concerted efforts to based content in a subject area from one grade level or align state standards with state accountability assessments. course to the next (Case & Zucker, 2005). When strongly aligned and articulated, state standards and assessments can provide a clear and coherent set of Curriculum alignment often has been cited as...

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    Web-based tools for school improvement

    1/6/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    This presentation discusses multiple ways that web-based tools can help with school improvement efforts, specifically through the LeadScape website.

  • What to Look for in a High Quality Preschool

    1/17/14

    The federal government is ramping up its efforts to make preschool available to more children. Members of Congress, for example, have introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act to fund early education for 4-year-olds. While increasing access is an important first step, researchers also emphasize the importance of quality. Early childhood education experts at the American Institutes for Research talk about what questions everyone—from parents to policymakers—should ask when...

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    What we mean by “family and community connections with schools?”

    1/1/03 - National Center for Family & Community Connections

    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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    Where are All of the Students of Color in Gifted

    6/1/09 - King, K.A., Kozleski, E.B.,& Lansdowne, K, National Association of Elementary School Principals

    New strategies are opening gifted programs to culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the efforts of the Offi ce of Civil Rights have improved educational opportunities for formerly excluded and marginalized students, there is still much work to be done to address achievement gaps and to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality education.

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