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Beyersdorf, Mark Ro – Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2013
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) developed this language access toolkit to share the expertise and experiences of National Asian American Education Advocates Network (NAAEA) member organizations with other community organizations interested in developing language access campaigns. This toolkit includes an overview of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian American Students, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Asian American students, who comprise almost 5% of public school students in the U.S., are a very diverse group. In the aggregate, Asian Americans often have the highest achievement on state tests among major racial/ethnic subgroups. But this overall high performance can sometimes lead educators and policymakers to overlook the needs of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Asian American Students, Achievement Tests
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Goodwin, A. Lin – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The United States is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented immigration, with the majority of new arrivals coming from Asia and Latin America, not Europe. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) represent the fastest growing racial group in the United States, and schools are again being asked to socialize newcomer…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Values
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Rojas-LeBouef, Ana; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
In this article, we analyzed past and present research studies in which investigators examined differences in academic achievement between students who were White and non-White (i.e., specifically Hispanic or students designated as Limited English Proficient). As anticipated, the majority of the researchers whose studies were analyzed reported…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Asian American Students
Redondo, Brian – Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2008
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a federal education law that was passed in 2001 with the laudable but challenging goal of closing the achievement gap between minority and white students and improving academic achievement among all students. To that end, NCLB has held states, school districts, and individual schools to impossibly high standards of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Educational Quality, Standardized Tests
McMurrer, Jennifer; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In most states, these tests are first administered in grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, American Indians
Stulberg, Lisa M., Ed.; Weinberg, Sharon Lawner, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Federal Legislation, Diversity (Faculty)
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Over the past few decades, concerns have escalated about the quality of education in the U.S. for students in the middle grades. Children entering adolescence have unique educational, social, and emotional needs. How effectively the nation is educating these students has long been a topic of research and debate. This study by the Center on…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Accountability, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Kiang, Peter Nien-Chu – Race, Ethnicity & Education, 2006
Beginning with an overview of historical commitments by AAPI populations to educational advocacy, this article analyzes the current US educational policy context of No Child Left Behind at the national and local level, and argues that both its rhetoric and system of "accountability" have been crafted in ways that are completely…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Pacific Islanders, Community Development, Asian Americans
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
More than one-fifth of the nation's public school students are Latino. By 2025, the share of Latino children is projected to increase to nearly 3 in 10 school-age children (Fry & Passel, 2009). The fast-growing Latino student population will shape the nation's future, so it is critical that these students are well-prepared for college,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Kober, Nancy; Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states, school districts, and schools made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender? To help answer this question, the Center on…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, American Indians, Academic Achievement
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Lawmakers have made the closing of racial and ethnic academic achievement gaps an acknowledged priority of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. So far the research has largely explored common factors explaining why Black and Latino students generally lag behind Whites and Asian Americans. Lorretta Chavez, a public school teacher and a doctoral…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Outreach Programs, Civil Rights, Hispanic American Students
Powell, Cynthia G. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 created a movement that focused on closing the achievement gap between students at-risk for failure and students who demonstrated academic achievement. The resilience paradigm surfaced as a result of research that showed the capacity of human beings to succeed in spite of risk and adversity. A…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Achievement Gap, Student Attitudes, School Culture
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Kocabas, Sezai; Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
STEM education was a systematic teaching and/or learning process in the STEM fields and a positive correlation existed between STEM education, and the economic prosperity and power of a nation in the globalized world. In recent years, rising concerns have emerged about American STEM education. Many stakeholders wondered that whether the nation has…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Correlation
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
This paper presents the 2008 Maryland School Performance Report. It shows the academic performance results of the State and its 24 school systems. This report includes the results from the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) given in spring 2008, information about the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures required by the federal No Child Left…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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