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Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D. – New Educator, 2012
In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Awareness
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2010
Spurred by a succession of reports pointing to the importance of algebra as a gateway to college, educators and policymakers embraced "algebra for all" policies in the 1990s and began working to ensure that students take the subject by 9th grade or earlier. A trickle of studies suggests that in practice, though, getting all students past…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Results from the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement