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Principal, 2006
New information on the characteristics of elementary school principals is included in the most recent Schools and Staffing Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The results show that the number of public elementary school principals grew from 54,000 in 1993-1994 to 61,000 in 2003-2004. This roughly corresponds to the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
Barton,Paul E. – Principal, 2005
Student achievement gaps among racial and ethnic groups are large and persistent. They mirror gaps in life and school conditions that have been found to be closely related to cognitive development and school achievement. The road to parity begins with understanding the nature of the gaps and their trends. One way the size of the gap has been…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Minority Groups, Cognitive Development, Academic Achievement
Duke, Daniel L. – Principal, 2004
Their missions are painfully clear--raise test scores, reduce the number of dropouts, and narrow the achievement gap separating white and minority students. The consequences of failure are equally clear--denial of school accreditation, state takeover, school closure, and diminished hopes and dreams for struggling communities. Such is the world of…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Minority Groups, Instructional Leadership, Industry
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 2000
An additional 200,000 students entered public and private elementary schools in Fall 2000. Elementary schools numbered 63,000 in 1997-98 and are steadily growing larger. Most have Internet connections. Proportionately more black than white or Hispanic kids are enrolled in preschool programs. Well-educated parents volunteer more often. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends
Orfield, Gary; Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Genesee, Fred; Slocumb, Paul D.; Payne, Ruby K. – Principal, 2000
In this special section, various authors (in separate articles) discuss the new face of school segregation; socioeconomic integration--a plan to mix poor and middle-class students; and ways to bridge the minority achievement gap, teach linguistically diverse students, and identify and nurture the gifted poor. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, De Facto Segregation, Diversity (Student)
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1997
Elementary school enrollment rose 9% between 1990 and 1996, with largest increases among minorities and in the West, Southwest, and Southeast. Highly educated parents are more likely to enroll their kids in day care; 50% of all 5-year olds attend full-day kindergarten. Schools are getting bigger, and parental involvement in literacy education is…
Descriptors: Day Care, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1998
Elementary schools are getting larger, enrollments continue to climb, and Hispanic children comprise the biggest minority group. Teacher numbers are barely keeping up with student enrollment. Most elementary students do some homework daily. Technology use is increasing, adoption of new content standards is occurring, and tardiness, fighting, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Discipline, Educational Finance, Educational Technology
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1996
During 1990-95, most states showed increases in total elementary school enrollments and minority group enrollments. About 75% of all preschool children attend day care centers. First graders are getting older. The number of teachers is increasing; there has been little change in pupil-teacher ratios or class size. State public finance shows modest…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Day Care, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1994
About 31.8 million students will attend public elementary schools this year, an increase of 8% over last year. A third will be from minority groups. The number of elementary teachers will reach 1.5 million; the student/teacher ratio will be 19 to 1. Most parents have positive attitudes about their children's schools. Per pupil expenditures reached…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student
Hodgkinson, Harold – Principal, 1998
By 2010, whites will comprise only 9% of the world's population--the smallest ethnic minority. While 26% of all Americans are nonwhite, among schoolchildren it is 36% The North's populations are old, white, wealthy, well educated, and declining. The South and West's populations are young, ethnically diverse, poorer, less educated, and increasing.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Diversity (Student), Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1991
According to U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Education statistics, public school enrollment is increasing; minority student increases are pushing elementary school enrollment to record highs. Trends are also summarized for preschool education, student and family characteristics, number of schools and teachers, revenues and expenditures,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Kozol, Jonathan – Principal, 1997
America's inequitable school funding system assigns urban children of poverty only half the value accorded suburban professionals' children. Beware of casting certain children as models of resiliency. Less articulate children also deserve adults' attention and support. Tracking, which isolates social classes, should be outlawed. One South Bronx…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Education, Grandparents