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Broad Foundation, 2007
The $1 million Broad Prize in Urban Education, the nation's largest K-12 public education award given annually by The Broad Foundation, is awarded to urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing income and ethnic achievement gaps. One hundred of the largest urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
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Parette, Howard P.; Peterson-Karlan, George R.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Watts, Emily H.; Stoner, Julia B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
Building the capacity of education professionals to make effective assistive technology (AT) decisions requires varying supports. One effective approach used in Central Illinois is to develop and maintain user groups comprising skilled practitioners and those interested in developing new AT skill sets. Over the past several years, AT user groups…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Learning Disabilities, School Districts, Special Education Teachers
Broad Foundation, 2006
The $1 million Broad Prize in Urban Education is the nation's largest award in K-12 public education. The Broad Prize is given annually by The Broad Foundation in the form of scholarships to urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among ethnic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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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
Fleming, James A. – School Administrator, 2005
A need for more classrooms and a desire to improve student achievement contributed to the decision by the Capistrano Unified School District to offer a K-8 school option for parents recently. The two-year journey began as a consequence of overcrowding at 10 middle schools. One section of the district, had spent several years unsuccessfully trying…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Improvement
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Sykes, Gary – Teacher Education and Practice, 2003
In this article we address the "highly qualified teacher" provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. We argue that the provisions' intent is important and achievable, and we outline critical research on the issue of which teacher qualifications matter for student learning. Three questions frame the discussion: Does…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification