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  • Bridging the gap between academics & athletics

    1/1/98 - Jones, Dianne C.

    A study at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater examined the validity of the stereotypes that student athletes were inferior students, selected easier majors, and did not graduate. A review of grade point averages proved that the student athletes at the university were not academically inferior to the general student population. A tabulation of majors showed that student athletes did not select perceived "easier" majors than the general student body. Furthermore, an analysis of graduation...

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    Charter schools should educate, not discriminate

    1/13/14 - Dean, Amy B.

    Today traditional public schools are suffering cuts and closures at the hands of federal and state lawmakers — sometimes even at the hands of mayors. Schools committed to bilingual and English language learner (ELL) education, which serve kids who are learning English in addition to their native language, are as vulnerable as the rest. And the charter schools sprouting in U.S. cities, where many first-generation immigrants live, aren’t always able or willing to provide the same service.

  • Closing the Gap: Enhancing Student Outcomes in an Urban Professional Development School

    1/1/04 - Klingner, Janette K., Leftwich, Suzette, van Garderen, Delinda

    The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of changes in student achievement at one urban elementary school involved in an eight-year partnership with a University. The school first became involved with the University through a research project designed to support the school's efforts at restructuring and soon became a full-fledged Professional Development School (PDS). Students' scores on high-stakes assessment measures were the primary data sources. These scores are presented in...

  • Comments of the Partnership of 21st Century Skills

    P21 strongly supports the Federal Communications Commission's ("Commission") decision to update and expand the E-rate. We encourage the Commission to focus this incredibly successful program on helping schools swiftly connect all students to high capacity broadband services. Among other advantages, robust broadband enables students to learn and acquire knowledge and skills in relevant, real word contexts; supports expanded community and international involvement in learning; creates greater...

  • Confronting the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Gardner, David

    The article gives an in-depth look at the achievement gap in the United States educational system in terms of racial divisions. Claims that the gap does not exist are denounced by the author, citing problems of unequal funding and inherent racial prejudices still present in the system. Sociological causes for the discrepancy are listed, such as poverty, generational ideologies and long term effects from racist historical practices. The confrontation of these issues on a national level are...

  • Correlates of Mexican American students' standardized test scores: An integrated model approach

    1/1/07 - Morales, M. Cristina, Saenz, Rogelio

    The use of standardized testing to evaluate academic achievement is a widely debated topic. Despite controversies, standardized testing is used in all educational levels from elementary school to college entrance examinations. One of the ethnic groups particularly affected by this is the Mexican-origin population. An integrated model (individual, family, peer, and institutional factors) is used to enhance our understanding of the disparity in standardized mathematic test scores between...

  • Creating Programs that Close the Achievement Gap

    1/1/05 - Burke, Jim

    The characteristics of established academic success programs that help close the achievement gap are outlined. Effective academic success programs develop students' and others' commitment to academic success, develop students' content knowledge so they can complete assignments and participate in academic activities, develop students' competencies in those areas essential to academic success in general and the teacher's class in particular, and develop students' capacity to meet the demands...

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    Data analysis workbook: Racial and ethnic disproportionality in special education

    1/3/09 - Edward Fergus, Roey Ahram

    “The purpose of this manual is to provide disrtrict/school personnel an overview of how to analyze special education and general education enrollment data in order to identify rates of disproportionality in special education classification and placement. The manual is divided into three levels: (a) general; (b) by race/ethnicity; and (c) by disability type, placement, and race/gender/ethnicity. Each level outlines the core questions that should be answered by the data, as well as the...

  • Determining Appropriate Referrals of English Learners to Special Education: Self Assessment Guide for Principals

    1/1/02

    This guide is designed to provide principals and others with a general overview of the issue so that they may review their programs for signs of disproportionality and take appropriate action as needed.

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    Educating homeless children in Chicago

    1/5/09 - Amy Dworsky

    This report highlights the results of a study that examined the educational needs of a group of homeless children in the Chicago Public Schools. The research involved both qualitative interviews with key informants familiar with the problems facing homeless families with children in Chicago and quantitative analyses of administrative data from Inner Voice, an agency that provides services to chronically homeless families, and the Chicago Public Schools. Generally speaking, the educational...

  • Effective District Planning and the Required Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP): Insights from Successful Districts

    1/1/12 - Crotti, P. Almanzan, H.M., Flynn, K., Haas, E. and Tucker, S.

    Improving student academic achievement is central to the work of school districts (Fullan, 2001; Marzano & Waters, 2009; Rorrer, Skrla, & Scheurich, 2008; Supovitz, 2006); yet many districts do not succeed at significantly improving the low performance of their students, and, in some instances, student achievement actually decreases (Fullan, 2001; Payne, 2008). What districts can and should do to improve student achievement appears to be neither obvious nor easy. District work on...

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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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    Engaging the voices of students: a report on the 2007 and 2008 High School Survey of Student Engagement

    1/23/09 - Ethan Yazzie-Mintz

    "This report is designed to provide an overview of the data so that educators, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, beyond the group of HSSSE participating schools, have access to the picture of student engagement generated by HSSSE and insight into the thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions of the 134,706 students from a variety of schools across the United States who participated in HSSSE 2007 and 2008. First, the report provides profiles of schools and respondents from HSSSE 2007 and...

  • Evaluating academic outcomes of head start: An application of general growth mixture modeling

    1/1/03 - Booth Kreisman, Michele

    This study intends to illustrate the utility of general growth mixture modeling (GGMM) for evaluation of early childhood education programs, using a sample of children with Head Start experience. In the first analysis of this study growth mixture modeling (GMM) found that children with Head Start experience had two distinct growth patterns. In the second analysis of this study general growth mixture modeling found that children with two or more years of program participation did not have...

  • Extracts from the sixth annual report of the superintendent of common schools to the General Assembly for 1851.

    1/1/65 - Barnard, H.
  • Family (Dis)Advantage and the Educational Prospects of Better Off African American Youth: How Race Still Matters

    1/1/07 - Gosa, Travis L., Alexander, Karl L.

    While the educational difficulties of poor black students are well documented and have been discussed extensively, the academic performance of well-off African American children has received much less attention. Even with economic and educational resources in the home, well-off African American youth are not achieving at the levels of their white peers. Why is this? A review of relevant literature identifies a set of social processes that pose formidable barriers to the academic and personal...

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