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National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
The National Assessment Governing Board, recognizing that National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report releases were not conveying a sense of urgency, began an initiative in May 2010 to see what the Board could do to "make a difference" in fostering concern and action about the need to improve achievement and reduce…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Governing Boards, Academic Achievement, Information Dissemination
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Wormeli, Rick – Educational Leadership, 2012
According to former Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, active citizenship requires that students know how to persuade others by logic, seek consensus, understand and create constructive dissent, and practice other vital critical-thinking skills. However, in the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, only one in four…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, National Competency Tests, Nonprofit Organizations, Citizenship
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
It is difficult to make a clear impact statement about charter schools. Much of the available research is equivocal, and many important questions related to the impact of charter schools remain unanswered. Researchers have primarily examined four general topics with respect to the impact of charter schools; (1) Do charter schools raise student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Evidence, School Choice
Johnston, Howard – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2009
Impoverished populations and schools in rural areas face special challenges that are different from other settings. Among these are the distances from social services, the sparse availability of assistance programs, and the shortage of resources to support educational programs and student learning. Rural schools, do, however, have assets that can…
Descriptors: Social Services, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Rural Schools