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Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
This newsletter addresses various supports that districts are utilizing to help keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Described herein are three districts that have been particularly successful in raising student achievement--even though they differ in their specific strategies, fund allocation, and demographic composition. A…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Oakes, Abner; Waite, Winsome – Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
With increasing alarm at the number of high school dropouts across the United States, educators are seeking ways to help students stay in school, graduate, and move on to meaningful and productive careers. Recent research points out that a smooth transition to ninth grade can contribute to students' success in high school and beyond. This…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Middle Schools, Developmental Continuity, High 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