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Roman, Harry T. – Technology Teacher, 2006
In this article, the author relates how an experience in 4th grade impacted his future career and aspirations. He emphasizes the relevance of learning, at an early age, good writing and speaking skills, the ability to ask the right questions, and the importance of learning from each other. He contends that learning from each other is a very…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Grade 4, Lifelong Learning, Class Activities
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Mavrek, Srecko, Comp.; Pieters, Leslie; Peterson-Pressler, Lana; Bentley, Tiffany; Cameron, Jay L.; Bowyer, Garry; Schmidlein, Robert; Macarle, Maria; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
This article presents ideas and suggestions from various physical educators regarding how the National Standards for Physical Education play a role in their daily PE program. One educator shares that in her middle school's physical education program, students who demonstrate competency in many movement forms (and proficiency in a few movement…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Physical Education, Physical Activities, National Standards
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Gersten, Russell – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
In this commentary, the author reflects on four studies that have greatly expanded the knowledge base on effective interventions in mathematics, and he provides four rigorous experimental studies of approaches for students likely to experience difficulties learning mathematics over a large grade-level span (pre-K to 4th grade). All of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Preschool Education, Intervention
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Morgan, Bruce; Odom, Deb – Educational Leadership, 2006
The authors of this article, 4th grade and 6th grade teachers at Castle Rock Elementary School in Colorado, describe their efforts to engage their students in learning. Morgan recounts a math lesson in which he confirmed that 4th graders sometimes need extensive preparation and support to translate their impressive insights into the written word.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A. – Educational Leadership, 2013
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by 46 states and the District of Columbia represents a dramatic departure in U.S. education. In the past, national efforts to improve education have been directed by the federal government and have emphasized resources or organizational structure. In contrast, the Common Core State Standards in math…
Descriptors: State Standards, Public Schools, Educational Change, Mathematics Education
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Cervetti, Gina; Pearson, P. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
In this commentary, the authors bring insights from their work on science-literacy integration at the elementary level to bear on the ongoing conversation about disciplinary literacy at the middle and secondary levels. In particular, the authors discuss what they have learned about inquiry, disciplinary reading strategies, and the role of text in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Reading Strategies
Gow, Peter – Teacher Magazine, 2006
Experts from the White House to the Ivory Tower agree--and real teachers of real children concur--that reading is the most important skill young students must acquire. Whether they learn through whole language or phonics, children must leave the elementary grades competent in the art of decoding written text in their native language. Even…
Descriptors: Reading, Grade 4, Reading Ability, Sociocultural Patterns
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Ravitch, Diane; Chubb, John E. – Education Next, 2009
More than seven years ago, President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) into law. Sweeping calls for testing, intervening in persistently low-performing schools, and policing teacher quality made it the most ambitious legislation on K-12 schooling in American history. The law, due for congressional reauthorization in 2007, still…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
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Mitsakos, Charles L.; Ackerman, Ann T. – Social Education, 2009
Schools in the late sixties and early seventies had many options and were engaged in implementing a variety of programs rooted in the social science disciplines with effective pedagogy drawn from social studies educators. With the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, one can observe the drastic changes made in the way social…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Studies, Innovation, Scores
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Weaver, Paula E. – Childhood Education, 2004
As the effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and its ensuing mandates for compliance are felt in classrooms across the United States, the issues of high-stakes testing and rigorous benchmark paradigms are becoming a daily challenge for teachers. NCLB mandates rigorous testing for every child in grades 3-8 in reading and math. Children…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
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Nolan, Carrie M.; Stitzlein, Sarah – Democracy & Education, 2016
The paper "Exploring Prosocial Behavior through Structured Philosophical Dialogue: A Quantitative Evaluation" ambitiously made the argument that a pedagogy grounded in dialogical inquiry as part of the Philosophy for Children program will positively affect incidents of bullying in schools. This response to the author's work includes a…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Bullying, Philosophy
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, I critique a component of the highly structured Open Court Reading curriculum designed to teach elementary children "inquiry and higher-order thinking" skills. The intended outcome of this component is, I argue, the production of critically literate and informed consumers of information. However, both the critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Curriculum, Inquiry
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Epstein, Richard A.; Pianko, Daniel; Schnur, Jon; Wyner, Joshua – Education Next, 2011
For a decade, at least since the passage of No Child Left Behind, the nation's foremost education goal has been to erase achievement "gaps" in which African American, Latino, and low-income students dramatically lag behind their peers. This emphasis has enjoyed broad support through the Bush and Obama administrations, and from major…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Educational Quality
Levine, Phillip B.; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
This paper examines the impact of public health insurance expansions through both Medicaid and SCHIP on children's educational outcomes, measured by 4th and 8th grade reading and math test scores, available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). We use a triple difference estimation strategy, taking advantage of the…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
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