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Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students' literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Andreasen, Janet B. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can provide solutions for general educators in inclusive mathematics environments. Any lesson can be planned to provide learning experiences appropriate for meeting diverse learning needs. This article explores an example of both how to approach a topic in middle school mathematics and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Access to Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
Altman, Jason; Thurlow, Martha; Vang, Mai – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2010
States and other educational entities receiving Part B funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted their Annual Performance Reports (APRs) and Section 618 Table 6 data together to the U.S. Secretary of Education on or before February 1, 2009. These reports may have been modified during the following few months,…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Measurement
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Whitehouse, Sheldon – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
For children, change can be frightening, and the middle school years are a time of dramatic change for them. Young adolescents are grappling with confusing and often difficult changes in their emotions, their bodies, their schools, their schedules, and the social and academic expectations placed upon them. Middle school administrators, teachers,…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Adolescents
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Weil, Marty – Tech & Learning, 2009
Pamela Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (Virginia) public schools, sees ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) as a once-in-a-lifetime chance. "I don't think that in the history of public schools--certainly since I entered them in the 1970s--there has been an opportunity such as this," she says. "The last time there…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Taxes, Elementary Secondary Education