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    Chicago Public Schools

    1/25/07 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,, Equity Alliance at ASU

    Chicago Public Schools plans to be the premier urban school district in the country by providing all their students and their families with high quality instruction, outstanding academic programs, and comprehensive student development supports to prepare them for the challenges of the world of tomorrow.

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    Walkthrough Planning Guide

    1/5/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This document provides guidance on how to prepare for a building walkthrough, what to do during and after the walkthrough. It contains both group and individual feedback forms. (Focus on Results 2001).

  • 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation

    1/1/10 - Partnership for 21st Century Skills

    This is an exciting and challenging time for teacher educators. The nature of teaching is changing. In an effort to transform themselves into exemplary educator preparation institutions, many programs are becoming more entrepreneurial, recognizing new opportunities and making changes required to respond to the needs of 21st century learners. Many are successfully engaged in strategies such as: • Providing high-quality alternative routes to teaching, • Building on private and...

  • Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning

    1/1/12 - Wolf, M.A.

    The increasingly global economy and complex world have changed the demands on the U.S. education system. Unlike in the irst half of the twentieth century, today all students must be able to think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and analyze information and sources while meeting rigorous benchmarks, such as those contained in the common core state standards.1 The percentage of jobs in the United States requiring postsecondary education has grown from 28 percent to...

  • PART III: CREATING MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: Under-Prepared Students: Essentials beyond Academics

    1/1/07 - Ford, Theron N., Glimps, Blanche, Giallourakis, Angie

    Teacher education programs continue to struggle with preparing highly qualified teachers ready to meet the academic, cultural, exceptionality and linguistic challenges, which are increasingly the reality of American's classrooms. Despite increased academic rigor in such programs, many emerging teachers are still ill prepared to each effectively students from cultural and racial backgrounds different from their own. The article asserts that this is due in part to a lack of an appropriate...

  • Preparation of Effective Teachers in Mathematics

    1/1/11 - McGraner, K.L., VanDerHeyden, A., and Holdheide, L., U.S. Department of Education

    The purpose of this paper is to apply the recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008) to the practice of preparing and developing highly effective mathematics teachers. This paper describes the Innovation Coniguration for Effective Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. The Innovation configuration is offered as a means of evaluating and aligning teacher preparation and professional development activities to promote stronger learning of mathematics in accordance...

  • Results that Matter: 21st century skills and high school reform

    1/1/06 - Partnership for 21st century skills

    l levels of Across the country, there is a refreshing and growing movement to improve America’s government to implement high schools. However, as it is envisioned now in the many admirable initiatives under way in both the public and private sectors, high school reform is not likely to produce some fundamental graduates who are prepared for the challenges of the modern world. reforms that will result in signiicantly better the reason is straightforward: there has been little or no...

  • School counselors: Becoming key players in school reform

    1/1/02 - House, Reese M., Hayes, Richard L.

    This article presents the view that school counselors must be proactive leaders who are effective collaborators in advocating for the success of all students. Closing the existing achievement gap between poor students and students of color and their more advantaged peers is the focused mission of schools today. School counselors need to be integral players in helping all students gain access to rigorous academic preparation that will lead to greater opportunity for all students. By helping...

  • Up to the Challenge: The Role of Career and Technical education and 21 century Skills in college and career readiness

    1/1/10 - Partnership for 21st Century Skills

    College and career readiness is the new direction for K–12 education. Preparing students to transition prepared for college and without remediation to postsecondary education or to careers. Integrating 21st careers that pay a living wage, or both, is the ultimate century skills and career and aim of federal and state education policies, initiatives technical education into the and funding. entire education system can Very few K–12 schools can meet this goal for make this a...

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    Why do we educate our children?

    1/16/09 - Mike Rose

    As the 2008 election moves center stage, I would like us to pause and ask ourselves the big question. Why do we as a nation yearly engage in the hugely expensive and culturally monumental ritual of sending children to school? From everything we hear, it’s to prepare the next generation for the economy, and that preparation is measured through scores on standardized tests. This has been the primary justification for education for a generation.But our children are more than economic beings...

  • "They might need a little extra hand, you know": Latino students in at-risk programs

    1/1/08 - Fairbrother, Anne

    This is a qualitative study in a school district in a large city in the Southwest in response to the research question, "What are staff and student expectations for, and assessment of, three 'at-risk' programs in this large school district?" Four thematic findings from observations and interviews in four classes in two high school alternative programs and one alternative high school over one semester are reported, concerning (a) commitment to the programs, (b) labeling of students, (c...

  • 'Teach to the Test'? Just Say No

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

    every spring, education-related newspaper and magazine stories raise the alarm that schools are “teaching to the test.” Scores of articles and editorials paint a disheartening picture of frustrated teachers forced to abandon good instructional practices for a relentless stream of worksheets based on boring, repetitive test-preparation materials. even Hollywood actors are chiming in. actress alfre Woodard recently told a louisiana newspaper, “My sister-in-law is left standing in front...

  • A comparison of the academic performance of Black and White freshman students on an urban commuter campus

    1/1/86 - Mannan, Golam, Charleston, Lillian, Saghafi, Behrooz

    Compared the academic performance of 3,279 entering undergraduates at a midwestern commuter university in terms of whether they had been admitted to the regular academic program or to a remedial program. Based on placement test scores, 152 Blacks and 459 Whites had been placed in remedial English and mathematics courses. Findings show that in terms of grade point averages (GPAs), Black students' performance lagged behind that of White students in both regular and remedial programs even when...

  • A Deeper Look at Deeper Learning

    3/1/14 - Kysilko, David

    Policy makers who want to support students must grapple with a thorny question: "How do we create education policies to prepare youth for the world they'll enter tomorrow when our imagination and thinking is often limited to the world we live in today?" Those who grapple with this essential question recognize a significant challenge: the world, its opportunities and its complexities - including speed of communication, development and use of technology, global connectedness, and other trends...

  • A Framework for Advancing Career and Teachnical Education: Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act

    1/1/12 - Alliance for Excellent Education

    The nation’s economy is only as strong as the educational foundation that supports it. Economic success in the twenty-first century requires a labor force capable of demonstrating an advanced level of both knowledge and skill. To be a true engine of growth, the nation’s education system must be aligned with these demands. This is why the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Educational Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins), the nation’s largest federal investment...

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    A matter of degrees: Preparing teachers for the Pre-K classroom

    1/30/10 - Marisa Bueno, Linda Darting-Hammond, Danielle Gonzales

    "Across the nation, states are investing substantial dollars in publicly funded, voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. These investments and initiatives come in response to research on brain development,1 accountability pressures to improve student achievement in elementary and secondary schools and strong evidence that high-quality pre-k can yield long-term benefits for children and society. The ultimate value of those investments, however, depends not only on the legislation that...

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