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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A. – English Journal, 2011
In the May 2009 issue of "English Journal", we reported on our analysis of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide a first look at changes in the teaching of writing over the past 30 years. In this article, we provide a more detailed look, drawing on data collected from visits to 260 English, math, social…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Interviews, National Surveys
Iowa Department of Education, 2011
The Annual Condition of Education Report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results, and school financial information. A few examples of the categories presented in this 22nd edition report include: (1) Enrollment; (2) Early…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Annual Reports, State Surveys
Au, Wayne, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2009
Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Childrens Literature, Holidays, Race
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Hardwick-Ivey, Amy R. – English Journal, 2008
High school teacher Amy R. Hardwick-Ivey loves teaching vocabulary. She describes numerous activities that increase students' understanding of the nuances of language and their confidence in using language well.
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, English Teachers, English Instruction
Lum, Lydia – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005
Carl Washburn wondered how to push his teen-age son into studying for the SAT. After all, it's well-known that prepared students tend to score higher than those who aren't. Then Washburn realized his son's cell phone could prove a compatible study buddy. So he and others at his company developed a cell phone application that offers sample SAT…
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Educational Technology, Computer Software, Telecommunications