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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have been battered by substantial outside forces over the last decade. The school system was taken over by the state; its elected school board was dissolved and replaced by an appointed body; its many operating systems were privatized; its citizenry were encouraged to flee to charter schools; and its resources have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Textbooks, State Standards