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EdSource, 2007
This guide informs parents about some instructional practices that work well for all elementary school students, in particular English learners. It includes questions parents can ask teachers and principals to help them understand how their children's school approaches teaching and learning. Both English and Spanish versions of the document are…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
Moats, Louisa – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2007
In this practitioners' guide, a recognized reading expert explains how educators, parents, and concerned citizens can spot ineffective reading programs that may hide under the "scientifically-based" banner. Although the term "whole language" is not commonly used today, programs based on its premises remain popular. These…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Whole Language Approach
Colorado Department of Education, 2007
The Colorado Model Content Standards for Science specify what all students should know and be able to do in science as a result of their school studies. Specific expectations are given for students completing grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Five standards outline the essential level of science knowledge and skills needed by Colorado citizens to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Space Sciences, Scientific Principles
Colorado Department of Education, 2007
The Colorado Preschool and Kindergarten Program (CPKP) began as the Colorado Preschool Project in 1988 when it was authorized to serve 2,000 four and five year olds in need of language development. The General Assembly created this program in recognition of the need to adequately prepare children with specific at-risk factors to learn. The intent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Eligibility, Dropout Rate
Online Submission, 2007
The Guide to Accredited Private School Education Planning and Results Reporting, 2007-2010 provides the provincial requirements for: 1) Private school authority three-year education plans for 2007-2010. These plans cover the 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 school years. 2) Private school authority annual education results report for the 2006/07…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Educational Planning, Measurement
Wiseman, Dennis G.; Hunt, Gilbert H.; Zhukov, Vassiliy I.; Mardahaev, Lev V. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2007
Interest in what constitutes effective teaching in Pre-K-12 and higher education is nearly universal. This important text explores this interest at the college and university level from a unique, international perspective. "Teaching at the University Level: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Russia" brings to one…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Background
Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2007
This booklet is addressed to parents and guardians of incoming high school students, discussing what many researchers consider the most important year of high school, perhaps the most important year of school so far. Freshman year will set the stage for whether a student graduates and whether he or she will be ready for college. Citing years of…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High Schools, High School Freshmen, Graduation
US Department of Education, 2007
Children benefit academically when parents and educators work together. For this reason, parents' involvement in their children's education is a priority of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." But a strong connection between parents and educators does not come about automatically. Both parties may need to learn new roles and skills…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Resource Centers, Parent School Relationship
Copenhaver, John – Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007
Parents and school staff usually agree upon issues regarding evaluation, eligibility, program, and placement of students with disabilities. However, there are times when disagreement occurs. Disagreements and conflict are often inevitable, but they need not produce negative results. Mediation in special education is a process to assist parents and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent School Relationship
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007
The focus of this primer is to explain Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) and Early Intervening Services as they pertain to parents and children who are at risk for academic and behavioral problems, explaining changes to special education law and how parents should be involved in each process. Emphasis on early intervening services allows action…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Early Intervention, Special Education, At Risk Persons
Copenhaver, John – Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007
Due process is a set of procedures that seeks to ensure fairness of education decisions and accountability, for both parents and educational professionals. The due process hearing provides a forum where disagreements about the identification, evaluation, educational placement, and provision of a free appropriate public education for students with…
Descriptors: Related Services (Special Education), Special Education, Public Education, Civil Rights
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007
Children with disabilities enter school with unique educational needs. Federal and State laws provide special assurances that guarantee these unique needs are met and an appropriate education is provided. Among these assurances are rights making it possible for parents to act as advocates for their children and to work as partners with the school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Special Needs Students
US Department of Education, 2007
Since the passage of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB), the evidence that it is working has continued to grow. Because of this law, teachers and parents are getting the information and help they need to help every child reach his or her best in school--and as a result, student achievement is rising across America. While…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Choice
US Department of Education, 2007
Most policymakers, charter school operators, and others immersed in the charter school movement since it began in the early 1990s have focused their attention primarily on charter schools, not on the public bodies that license these schools to operate. As the charter school movement has grown, there has been increasing recognition that effective…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Profiles, Charter Schools, Quality Control
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the latest revision to federal special education law, includes new additions intended to enhance meaningful parent involvement in their child's special education program. The purpose for this brochure is to provide parents and educators general information about the State Performance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, State Standards
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