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Hamm, Ellen M.; Cullen, Rebecca; Ciaravino, Melissa – Childhood Education, 2013
When a college professor who teaches research methods to graduate education students was approached by a local public urban elementary school to help them teach research skills to 4th-graders, it was thought that the process would be simple--take what we did at the college level and differentiate it for the childhood classroom. This article will…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Graduate Students, Research Skills, Inquiry
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Spencer, Tamara – Childhood Education, 2012
Beth attends a New York City K-8, dual-language (Spanish/English) public school where 96% of the students qualify as low-income, based on participation in the federally funded lunch program. Early in Beth's 1st-grade year, she was classified as a struggling reader, based on district-wide assessments that identified academic deficits in such skill…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Intervention, Literacy Education, Writing (Composition)
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 2006
This column presents and summarizes recent resources that discuss some problems and solutions related to elementary education in inner-city urban areas. (Contains 6 Web resources.)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Quality
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Massey, Claity P.; Szente, Judit; Stewart, Carol A. – Childhood Education, 2005
During the King Center Charter School's five years of existence, the school has evolved into a unique 21st century laboratory school, soliciting meaningful parental involvement to help close the achievement gap for the students. As indicated, students' academic achievement and social/ emotional competency have increased over the years. This…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Charter Schools