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Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2009
When researchers from the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) met with Boston secondary school teachers three years ago, the teachers told them they had a problem. Students struggled to understand their textbook lessons because they continually tripped up on--or glossed over--the academic words they came across. The researchers'…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2004
Three decades of mounting academic and testing requirements are snagging growing numbers of students in the 9th grade. "The bulge" is the name education researchers give to the percentage increase in students in the 9th grade over the same period. This article reports on factors that might explain the growing 9th grade bottleneck and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Graduation Rate, Secondary Schools, Grade 10