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Marin, Pilar; Brown, Brett – Child Trends, 2008
Adolescents spend a large proportion of their day in school or pursuing school-related activities. While the primary purpose of school is the academic development of students, its effects on adolescents are far broader, also encompassing their physical and mental health, safety, civic engagement, and social development. Further, its effects on all…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Educational Environment, Well Being, Comprehensive School Health Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2006
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, requires schools to enroll homeless students immediately, even if they do not have the documents normally required for enrollment such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or others. Unfortunately for many homeless…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Youth, School Counselors
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Green, Kenneth C. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the final report from the Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education--officially released on September 19 under the title "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education." The report has its fair share of advocates and antagonists. But as with the NCLB…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Accountability
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2004
One of the key features of this legislation is an emphasis on teacher quality. A growing body of research has documented the importance of teacher knowledge and skill in improving student achievement. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 includes specific criteria for considering a teacher highly qualified, and other specific requirements…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement