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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
This study examined whether "Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools"[R] improve students' reading assessment scores. The study reported higher gains in reading assessment scores for students who participated in the "CDF Freedom Schools"[R] program than for students who did not participate, evaluating more than 3,000…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Scores, Reading Tests, Summer Programs
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Nyenje, Aida; Nkata, James – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper establishes the extent to which attitudinal variables affect the education reforms and subsequently the quality of primary education in Uganda. The paper is based on the views of a wide spectrum of different education stakeholders including: policy analysts, Members of Parliament (MPs), education officers, Headteachers, teaching staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality
Prager, Karen – Educational Testing Service, 2011
America is failing its young Black boys. In metropolitan ghettos, rural villages and midsized townships across the country, schools have become holding tanks for populations of Black boys who have a statistically higher probability of walking the corridors of prison than the halls of college. Across America, the problem of Black male achievement…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Ghettos, Urban Education
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Angrist, Joshua; Dynarski, Susan; Kane, Thomas J.; Pathak, Parag – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Charter schools are publicly funded but operate outside the regulatory framework and collective bargaining agreements characteristic of traditional public schools. In return for this freedom, charter schools are subject to heightened accountability. This paper estimates the impact of charter school attendance on student achievement using data from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance Patterns, Collective Bargaining, Scores
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Barendregt, Wolmet; Bekker, Tilde M. – Computers & Education, 2011
Employing a mixed-method explorative approach, this study examined the in situ use of and opinions about an educational computer game for learning English introduced in three schools offering different levels of freedom to choose school activities. The results indicated that the general behaviour of the children with the game was very different…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Educational Games, Opinions
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Ness, Molly – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2005
When school bells ring to mark the start of the 2005-2006 academic year, the District of Columbia's Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School will welcome more than 200 elementary students, as well as a new teacher: First Daughter Jenna Bush. Statements released by the White House announced Jenna's decision to put her college…
Descriptors: School Districts, Charter Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Environment
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Management in Education, 2007
The Education Reform Act of 1988 introduced both a National Curriculum and a regime of inspection designed to ensure that schools were adequately meeting the demands of this curriculum. At the same time schools were being given greater autonomy through the increased powers of the governing body and open enrolment. Rather than add to the freedoms…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Accountability, Moral Values