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Children Now, 2010
Throughout history, societal investments in children have resulted in increased prosperity for individuals, communities, states and nations. This proved to be the case for California in the 1950s and 1960s, when the state strongly supported children's futures. Despite once following this path to prosperity, California has de-prioritized children…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, College Graduates, Adolescents
Lord, E. Wayne; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Breard, Nan; Drain, Denise; Thomas, Kianga R.; Thomas, Steve; Dolph, Katie A.; Price, R. Douglas – Online Submission, 2009
On March 13, 2009, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, an eminent leader in gifted education, was presented with a Festschrift, a volume of articles submitted by colleagues as well as former and current graduate students to celebrate her life's work and influence on the field. This volume is a free supplement from The College of William and Mary's Center…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Problem Based Learning
Elovitz, Leonard H. – Principal Leadership, 2007
There is no question that middle school is currently the king, the overwhelming choice for middle level education. This favored grade configuration is coming under question, however, particularly in urban districts. Middle level grade configurations have a long history in U.S. public schools, but little research has been done and the results are…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
Hoff, David J.; Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2007
President Bush says that the No Child Left Behind Act is working, pointing to student-achievement results from a single subsection of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and tentative Reading First data. But the evidence available to support his claim is questionable. The data Mr. Bush cited are from just the "long-term…
Descriptors: Test Results, Researchers, Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests
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Batsche, George M.; Kavale, Kenneth A.; Kovaleski, Joseph F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
The provision for allowing local education agencies to use an assessment of a student's response to intervention (RTI) in lieu of a consideration of an ability--achievement discrepancy has been a controversial aspect of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. To address issues that have arisen about RTI, a series of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disabilities, School Districts, Student Evaluation
Davis, Martin A., Jr. – Thomas B. Fordham Foundation & Institute, 2005
"Miracle" is a word you would expect to hear from people familiar with the Assumption Catholic School story--but don?t wait for it. More likely you will hear a name: Mary Anne Stanton. In just more than five years, Stanton has led Assumption and 12 other Catholic schools from high-poverty Washington, D.C. neighborhoods into a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Consortia, Urban Schools
Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights