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Gates, Susan M.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Martorell, Paco; Burkhauser, Susan; Heaton, Paul; Pierson, Ashley; Baird, Matthew; Vuollo, Mirka; Li, Jennifer J.; Lavery, Diana Catherine; Harvey, Melody; Gu, Kun – RAND Corporation, 2014
New Leaders is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure high academic achievement for all students by developing outstanding school leaders to serve in urban schools. Its premise is that a combination of preparation and improved working conditions for principals, especially greater autonomy, would lead to improved student outcomes. Its…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Academic Achievement, Professional Development
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Two studies examined response to varying amounts of time in reading intervention for two cohorts of first-grade students demonstrating low levels of reading after previous intervention. Students were assigned to one of three groups that received (a) a single dose of intervention, (b) a double dose of intervention, or (c) no intervention.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Student Reaction, Acceleration (Education)
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Gillon, Gail T. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2000
This study investigated the efficacy of an integrated phonological awareness intervention approach with 61 New Zealand children (ages 5-7) with spoken language impairment (SLI) and 30 typically developing children. Children who received the phonological awareness intervention reached levels of performance similar to typically developing children…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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Dale, Philip S.; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1996
This study evaluated effects of training parents of 33 children (ages 3 to 6) with mild/moderate language delays in either effective joint book-reading techniques (using the Whitehurst Dialogic Reading Training Program) or more general conversational instruction. Results suggest the potential of the book-reading training for facilitating language…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Interaction, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments