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Spencer, Tamara – Childhood Education, 2012
Beth attends a New York City K-8, dual-language (Spanish/English) public school where 96% of the students qualify as low-income, based on participation in the federally funded lunch program. Early in Beth's 1st-grade year, she was classified as a struggling reader, based on district-wide assessments that identified academic deficits in such skill…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Intervention, Literacy Education, Writing (Composition)
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2008
Traditionally, violent acts against children in Japan were considered private, isolated incidents largely outside the reach of government policy and legal action. Increasingly, however, public perception in Japan, mainly driven by the mass media, has shifted away from such complacency. A few well-publicized attacks on children have forced Mombusho…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Public Policy