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Wheeler, Justin; Glennie, Elizabeth – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has increased concern about the staffing difficulties faced by schools that serve a high percentage of low-achieving students. NCLB requires each student be taught in all core academic subjects by a highly-qualified teacher by the 2005-06 school year. The law defines highly-qualified teachers as those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Public Policy
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Jones, Helen – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
Changes in demographics are having a profound affect on education. Hodgkinson (1997) stated that the United States is the "first world nation in this history of humanity" (p. 3), where every nation in the world has a resident in this country. Former Governor of North Carolina and Chairman of the National Commission on Teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Class, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity
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McMillian, M. Monique – High School Journal, 2004
To improve achievement among African American students, education professionals must pay special attention to African American male achievement and reframe the academic achievement gap as a treatment gap. Engagement studies suggest that African American students, and African American boys in particular, are susceptible to academic disengagement.…
Descriptors: Males, Federal Legislation, African American Students, Teacher Attitudes