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Canzian, Eileen – Abell Foundation, 2010
This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Public Schools
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2007
Researchers, policymakers, and education leaders agree that teacher quality is a vital factor in improving student achievement. Therefore, it is imperative that states and districts recruit, develop, and retain high-quality teachers to ensure that all children are provided with an adequate education. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) initially required…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness
Chauncey, Caroline, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2007
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) More Than "Making Nice": Getting Teachers to (Truly) Collaborate (Laura Pappano); (2) "Doing the Critical Things First": An Aligned Approach to PreK and Early Elementary Math;…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
Chauncey, Caroline, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2006
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) Beyond Auto Shop 1: Is Career and Technical Education a Promising Path for High School Reform? (Lucy Hood); (2) The School Readiness Gap:…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Readiness, Educational Change, Technical Education
Robinson, Dana Jones, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
The causes of reading failure are numerous and complex. If instruction provided by the school is ineffective or insufficient, even some otherwise capable learners will have difficulty learning to read. Improving literacy instruction through professional development is an ongoing process involving all of the members of a schoolwide literacy team in…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Reading Failure, Professional Development, Reading Achievement
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
School-family partnerships (SFPs) have been the focus of research, policy, and practice efforts for several years. Increasing the interest in SFPs has been the finding that when schools and families cooperate closely, children benefit. The more supportive links there are between settings, the more potential there is for healthy development. Such…
Descriptors: Conferences, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement