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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Despite the consistent policy focus on diversifying the teacher workforce, this workforce still fails to reflect the diversity of the student body in U.S. public schools. Dan Goldhaber, Roddy Theobald, and Christopher Tien examine the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence supporting the importance of teacher workforce diversity. They…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Public Schools, Student Diversity, Role Models
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Grapin, Scott – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
New content standards in English language arts and literacy, mathematics, and science expect all students, including English learners (ELs), to use multiple modes beyond language. Traditionally, conceptualizations of multimodality in EL education and the content areas have differed considerably. To acknowledge and begin confronting these…
Descriptors: Standards, English Language Learners, Course Content, Science Instruction
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Sabatini, John; Wang, Zuowei; O'Reilly, Tenaha – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
In this secondary analysis study, the authors explored the relations between reading comprehension and oral reading performance in fourth-grade students, using a data set from the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) special study of oral reading. The data set consisted of 1,713 students randomly selected from the 140,000 fourth…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Comprehension, Accuracy, Reading Rate
Gallagher, H. Alix; Gong, Angela; Hough, Heather J.; Kennedy, Kate; Allbright, Taylor; Daramola, Eupha Jeanne – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
California's shift towards continuous improvement in education makes understanding how districts and schools can learn to improve a more pressing question than ever. The CORE Improvement Community (CIC), a network of California school districts engaged in learning about improvement together, is an important testing ground to learn about what this…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, African American Students
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Somerville, Jessica; Faltis, Christian – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article we draw on translanguaging theory and notions of strategies and tactics as a way to understand what we refer to as dual languaging in the context of TWDL schooling. We provide examples of dual languaging practices in fourth-grade math and social studies lessons that took place in a Spanish-English TWDL elementary school located in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Wang, Ke; Hein, Sarah; Diliberti, Melissa; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock; Barmer, Amy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2019 Condition of Education report presents 48 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics
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Miller, Erin T.; Tanner, Samuel J. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2019
Using narrative research as a qualitative methodology, we (two white critical whiteness scholars) tell a story about how a dismantling and rebuilding of whiteness occurred in a fourth-grade classroom across three vignettes. Using a close read of Reverend Thandeka's primer on the ways white children are socialized, we wrestle with what pedagogy…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Critical Theory, Race, Whites
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
"Ohio Education by the Numbers" offers busy policy makers, journalists, and civic and business leaders simple and easy-to-use vital statistics about Ohio's schools and the students they serve. The facts and figures contained within offer an overview of Ohio's students; where they go to school; their achievement on national and state…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Statistical Data, Public Schools, Student Characteristics
O'Keefe, Bonnie; King, Melissa Steel; Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
In the past several decades, Boston has been a proving ground for new strategies such as mayoral control, charter schools, and expanded access to early childhood education. Located in a state known for rigorous standards and accountability, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has consistently ranked among the top-performing large public school districts…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Dowling, Tessa; Krause, Lara – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2019
A Grade 4 English language teacher in a township school in Cape Town, South Africa, in her quest to equip learners with new target language resources, is not held back by the perceived boundaries dividing named languages. Instead she employs language in creative and goal-directed ways that we believe have not received enough focused linguistic…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Slum Schools, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
Harvey, James – Educational Leadership, 2018
New research sheds light on the claim that U.S. students' achievement lags behind that of students worldwide. This research reveals a paradox: While large amounts of U.S. students who take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fail to meet its Proficient benchmarks in reading and math, when students' results on NAEP are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Achievement
Borgonovi, Francesca; Ferrara, Alessandro; Maghnouj, Soumaya – OECD Publishing, 2018
As is the case in most OECD countries, boys in Norway are more likely to have lower levels of academic achievement and attainment than girls. While this phenomenon is not recent, it has become increasingly pronounced in recent years and, as a result, is attracting considerable attention from policy-makers in many countries. This paper develops…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Third grade is a critical checkpoint in a child's educational journey. By the end of third grade, children need literacy skills that prepare them for increasing curriculum demands in fourth grade and beyond. Students who are not reading on grade level by this point are significantly more likely to drop out of high school or fail to graduate on…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Frankowski, Andrea; van der Steen, Martijn; Bressers, Daphne; Schulz, Martin; Shewbridge, Claire; Fuster, Marc; Rouw, Rien – OECD Publishing, 2018
Prepared for a Strategic Education Governance learning seminar, this working paper analyses the ways in which the Dutch government tried to reach overarching goals in education, in a system characterised by a high degree of distributed autonomy of education institutions and the participation of multiple actors, and consequently a government highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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