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Viadero, Debra – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Many educators and parents would agree that it's important for parents to spend time in their children's classrooms, to closely monitor homework, or to read to children at home. Try telling that, though, to a 13-year-old, argues Nancy E. Hill, an education professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the university's Radcliffe…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2009
Many educators and parents would agree that it is important for parents to spend time in their children's classrooms, to closely monitor homework, or to read to children at home. Try telling that, though, to a 13-year-old, argues Harvard University researcher Nancy E. Hill. In a series of studies and a new book, Hill makes the case that both…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Middle Schools, Expectation
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, 2008
When the mayor and public school officials in the District of Columbia unveiled plans last month for converting Washington's middle and elementary schools to a pre-K-8 model, system leaders seemed confident the change would be good for students. After all, the school system has plenty of company. Since the late 1990s, districts in a growing number…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), School Organization
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2007
Having developed a technology-based teaching unit on weather that appeared to work well for middle school students, Nancy Butler Songer and her colleagues at the University of Michigan decided in the late 1990s to take the next logical step in their research program: They scaled up. This article discusses lessons learned by several faculty…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Middle Schools, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2004
Most of the off-the-shelf mathematics programs used in middle schools across the United States have little or no rigorous evidence attesting to their effectiveness. The U.S. Department of Education analysis based on a review of studies undergirding 44 math programs used in grades 6-9, including some of the nation's most popular textbooks for those…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Textbooks, Clearinghouses, Educational Research