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Sartain, Lauren; Stoelinga, Sara Ray; Brown, Eric R. – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
This report summarizes findings from a two-year study of Chicago's Excellence in Teaching Pilot, which was designed to drive instructional improvement by providing teachers with evidence-based feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The pilot consisted of training and support for principals and teachers, principal observations of teaching…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Falk-Ross, Francine, Ed.; Szabo, Susan, Ed.; Sampson, Mary Beth, Ed.; Foote, Martha M., Ed. – College Reading Association, 2009
This Yearbook begins with the article representing Ellen Jampole's presentation to the CRA membership. In her presidential address, Ellen had the audience alternately laughing, considering, and reminiscing about how she and other academics understand and develop the knowledge they carry. She shares these same themes in her narrative, "Traditions,…
Descriptors: Yearbooks, Professional Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Reading Instruction
Jobs for the Future, 2005
According to the American Diploma Project, more than two-thirds of new jobs require some postsecondary education, and the fastest-growing, best paying jobs require the highest levels of education. Moreover, as ADP research indicates, success in college depends upon the same reading, writing, and math skills that lead after high school to earning a…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills