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    Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth

    1/24/10 - Martin, N., Halperin, S.

    The report focuses on two questions related to recovery programs: “What can be done to recover and reconnect our young people to opportunities for building useful lives in work, family, and citizenship; and “Who is doing what, and where, to reengage out-of-school youth while working to strengthen the communities in which they live?”. The report summarizes a variety of programs from around the United States and includes information about participants, costs of implementation, and...

  • Why Closing the Research-Practice Gap Is Critical to Closing Student Achievement Gaps

    1/1/07 - Cooper, Laura A.

    Part of a special issue on research in the service of practice. The work of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) counters the notion that K-12 educators fail to value research. MSAN educators see that closing of the research-practice divide is critical to closing of student achievement gaps in racially diverse school districts. Moreover, three roles for research are evident in the work of MSAN: organizing and disseminating research-based knowledge, building capacity to assess...

  • Why Connecticut Sued the Federal Government over No Child Left Behind

    1/1/06 - Blumenthal, Richard

    In April 2005, Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal filed the first lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In this essay, Attorney General Blumenthal presents Connecticut's reasons for legally challenging NCLB. He argues that prior to ratification of the act, Connecticut had been nationally recognized for its assessment program aimed at closing the achievement gap and increasing accountability. NCLB mandates that require testing...

  • 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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