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Rosenfeld, Malke; Mahoney, Meg Robson; Jordan, Kim; Jackson, Spoon; Gabel, Bonnie; Adams, Holly; Plemons, Anna – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
It is definitely easier to write about work when things are going well, but it is even more important to write about what happens when things get challenging. The act of writing about the challenging times can be challenging in itself but can also provide invaluable insights into the process of teaching: important for the writer and just as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, Art Teachers
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Rosenfeld, Malke, Ed. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
This section is full of stories from teaching artists working to clarify what needs to change within their practices and moving toward solutions--whether it's supporting a classroom of learners in new and unexpected ways, reassessing one's approach in the classroom, shepherding an individual child toward success, or professionalizing an entire…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Education, Educational Practices
Principal Leadership, 2012
This article features Lafayette Academy Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was recognized by the state board of education as a "center of excellence" in 2010, and given an automatic renewal of its charter--the only school in the state to receive this honor. The school has demonstrated impressive progress: the 2007 test…
Descriptors: Health Services, Charter Schools, School Choice, Public Agencies
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles Louisiana's test score trends through 2008-09. Between 2005 and 2009, trends on state tests and NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) sometimes differed. On the state test, the percentages of students reaching the proficient level increased at grades 4 and 8 in both reading and math. On NAEP, the percentage of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Scores, Grade 4
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
SREB states were among the first in the nation to set comprehensive state academic standards for K-12 schools. Setting these initial standards was only part of the job. Getting these standards right and keeping them right may be the most important task facing public education today. If state standards are too low, many public school graduates will…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Public Education, National Competency Tests