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Gullo, Dominic F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, data-driven decision making has become one of the central foci in schools in their attempt to attain and maintain adequate levels of student academic performance. The importance of early childhood education is well established with language and literacy proficiency in the early years being viewed as a…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Bailey, Lora B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This 3 year longitudinal study reports the feasibility of an "Improving Teacher Quality: No Child Left Behind" project for impacting teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics in nine Title I elementary schools in the southeastern United States. Data were collected for 3 years to determine the impact of standards and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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Prince, Debra Lindsey; Pepper, Kaye; Brocato, Kay – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Hurricane Katrina exposed to the world the side of America that is often ignored or forgotten--the side of America where people live in poverty and struggle to meet their most basic needs. This article focuses primarily on children in Mississippi and highlights the effect that poverty has on children's well-being at an early age and future…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Poverty, Weather