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De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Introduction: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities" (De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck & P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). The idea of exploring various…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainable Development, Equal Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rice, Jennifer King – National Education Policy Center, 2015
More than 150 years ago Horace Mann persuasively reasoned that education is the "balance wheel" of the social structure. He argued that education should be free and universal. While much progress has been made in establishing a universal education system since Mann spoke those words, substantial disparities in educational resources,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Role of Education, Educational Policy
Plucker, Jonathan; Glynn, Jennifer; Healey, Grace; Dettmer, Amanda – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2018
America has a tremendous need for talent. This executive summary examines which states have implemented policy changes that can help close excellence gaps. States can and should take the lead in promoting educational excellence and eliminating excellence gaps. Six recommendations to states are presented. [For the full report "Equal Talents,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Low Income
Kundu, Anindya – Educational Leadership, 2018
If students from all backgrounds and advantages were given equal opportunity to succeed, how would this change our schools? Anindya Kundu examines two New York City schools--Medgar Evers College Prep and The James Baldwin School--and how their energized school culture contributes to the success of all students. By leading with consistency,…
Descriptors: School Culture, Success, Administrator Role, Role Models
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Zelenka, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
This article describes effective classroom intervention strategies for students experiencing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), regardless of the severity and whether the student has a diagnosis of ADHD. These suggestions incorporate the universal design for learning (UDL) framework. This framework does not limit…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Vescio, Vicki – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
If educators are to support the learning of students who have traditionally struggled for success in school, administrators and teachers must understand the difference between equity and equality and engage in classroom practices that support the former. In simple terms, "equality" reflects the idea that every student should get the same…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Culturally Relevant Education
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Young, Alys – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
This article examines sustainability, equality, and sign language in terms of parents' and families' journeys to construct, deconstruct, and discover meanings through their experience of having a deaf child. Discussion is confined to hearing parents with deaf children, and the chapter focuses on two issues: (a) deafness or being d/Deaf and (b)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sustainability, Sign Language, Parent Role
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Mead, Julie F.; Green, Preston C., III – National Education Policy Center, 2012
This policy brief addresses the challenge of using charter school policy to enhance equal educational opportunity. Three overriding assumptions guide the brief's recommendations: (1) charter schools will be part of our public educational system for the foreseeable future; (2) charter schools are neither inherently good, nor inherently bad; and (3)…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities
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McCormack, Tim; McBeth, Mark – Composition Forum, 2016
As Brian Huot and Ellen E. Schendel assert, when assessment has more than validation in mind, it "can become a means for proactive change" (208). In response to this idea of assessment as an optimistic and opportunistic enterprise, this article describes how the structural design of our "equal opportunity" writing program and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Law Enforcement, Writing Instruction, Equal Education
Achieve, Inc., 2013
This fact sheet explains that to thrive in today's world, all students will need to graduate with very strong math skills. That can only mean one thing: advanced math courses are now essential math courses. Highlights of this paper include: (1) Advanced math equals college success; (2) Advanced math equals career opportunity; and (3) Advanced math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Educational Needs, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Merlin, Clare – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Multicultural education is an educational approach designed to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students, including those in marginalized groups. This approach has historically been directed towards teachers, but school counselors have the appropriate training and skills to lead multicultural education efforts, as well. In this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
OECD Publishing, 2018
The teacher workforce could be better prepared to cater to the learning needs of special needs students. The low percentage of teachers reporting a positive impact from their professional development signals that there is more to be done regarding the quality of the training offered in special needs education. Also, allocating more experienced and…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Special Education
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McDermott, Kathryn A.; Nygreen, Kysa – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Since the 1990s, a growing number of urban schools have gained attention for their distinctive approach to academics and character education. These schools, most of them charters, share the stated goals of closing the racial achievement gap and preparing all of their students for college. In this article, we identify common elements of their…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Urban Schools
Stevens, Katharine B.; McShane, Michael Q.; Kelly, Andrew P.; Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
Above all else, the American creed is one of liberty and opportunity. In the 21st century, whether the topic is economic opportunity, responsible citizenship, or political engagement, the role of education is more significant than ever before. That means political and civic leaders committed to a vision of opportunity--and especially to equal…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Yamada, Naomi C. F. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
In both China and in the United States, policies of "positive discrimination" were originally intended to lessen educational and economic inequalities, and to provide equal opportunities. As with affirmative action in the American context, China's "preferential policies" are broad-reaching, but are best known for taking ethnic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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