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Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Effective teachers are critical to raising achievement and closing long-standing gaps among student subgroups. Research on this point has become absolutely clear: Students who have three or four strong teachers in a row will soar academically, regardless of racial or economic background, while those who have a sequence of weak teachers will fall…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Distribution
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Cacicio, Sarah; Le, Uyen Uyen – Thought & Action, 2014
Without a doubt, the movement toward corporatized, standardized, and even sanitized education models in K-12 education impacts the way students at the higher education level view teaching and learning. New York City public school teachers have been trained to focus entirely on measurable outcomes. Writing is taught as a well-structured paragraph…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Inquiry
Learning Forward, 2015
President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, on December 10, 2015. "Learning Forward's focus in this new law is its improved definition of professional learning," said Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward. "We've long advocated…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Definitions, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Samson, Jennifer F.; Collins, Brian A. – Center for American Progress, 2012
There is a sea change occurring in education across the country in the systematic way that everyone considers "what" students should be learning and "how" teachers should be evaluated. Amidst the sweeping changes in the enterprise of teaching and learning, English language learners, or ELLs, are one subgroup of students that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
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Clark, Ian – Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, 2011
Proponents of formative assessment (FA) assert that students develop a deeper understanding of their learning when the essential components of formative feedback and cultural responsiveness are effectively incorporated as central features of the formative assessment process. Even with growing international agreement among the research community…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Educational Change, Culturally Relevant Education
Brown, Cynthia; Haycock, Kati – Education Trust, 2011
As the 112th Congress considers the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), it must revamp Title II of the ESEA and target additional dollars toward improving teacher effectiveness and equity. States and districts must engage in important reforms as a condition of receipt of their Title II funds. The authors call on…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
US Department of Education, 2014
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. Delaware made…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Andreasen, Janet B. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can provide solutions for general educators in inclusive mathematics environments. Any lesson can be planned to provide learning experiences appropriate for meeting diverse learning needs. This article explores an example of both how to approach a topic in middle school mathematics and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Access to Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
America can no longer afford an education system that fails to use data effectively to guide decisionmaking. The education sector is facing ever-increasing demands to improve student outcomes, reduce burden, increase efficiency, and improve transparency. These demands cannot be met without the strategic and effective use of data. Due to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Data
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Pruisner, Peggy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
As a result of the Reading First Program of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the view of reading has narrowed. Individual state's Reading First professional development programs, and hence reading teachers across the United States, have spent the six years since the funding of the program in 2002 focusing beginning and developmental reading on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reading Research, Reading, Federal Legislation
Thomas, Steven James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 has created a system, which potentially labeled 82% of US school as "failing" in 2011. Consequences for failing schools go beyond public ostracism to the release of numerous staff and school leaders or the closing of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Communities of Practice, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2011
The ongoing dilemma for those expected to improve schools is how to meet our society's basic aims for public education in ways that level the playing field. The dilemma is exacerbated by the need to do more with less. This brief approaches these matters in the context of three direct functions that are essential to school improvement: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public School Adult Education, Child Development, Barriers
Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2017
The author is disappointed to hear about the feedback that several states have received from the United States Department of Education (USED) regarding the proposed additional indicator of school quality and student success for grades 3-8. The "equity indicator" has been used in Wyoming and Utah for several years and there is substantial…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Equal Education, State Standards, Accountability
Hollingsworth, Stacy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun the transition to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System devised of seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation. This study considered superintendents' perceptions of readiness levels for each essential principle in order to understand continued needs to assist the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
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