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Kazis, Richard – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2006
The message that college matters is getting through to more and more young people. Young people understand that a middle-class lifestyle increasingly requires at least an associate degree. Yet the percentage of college students actually completing a two- or four-year degree has not increased significantly in more than 30 years. College completion…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Family Characteristics
Sander, Wesley F. – Teacher Magazine, 2005
This article talks about how a teacher from Rail Road Flat Elementary School, Randall Youngblood, handles his class of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders through discipline. Discipline and the kind of teach-to-the-test learning that has become endemic in the era of No Child Left Behind has kept his students' energy channeled. Such rote learning often gets…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Classroom Techniques