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Education Week, 2003
This year's Quality Counts, Education Week's comprehensive overview on the quality of American education, focuses on the relationship between teacher quality and the growing academic achievement gap. It includes profiles of hard-to-staff schools, state alternative certification programs, and surveys of the 50 states on recruiting, supporting, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Disadvantaged Youth
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2002
This edition of "Education Week" highlights the report "Quality Counts 2002: Building Blocks for Success," which examines what states are doing to provide early learning experiences for young children; to ensure that those experiences are of high quality; to prepare and pay early childhood educators adequately; and to measure…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
Walsh, Mark; Gehring, John; Gewertz, Catherine; Zehr, Mary Ann; Robelen, Eric W. – Education Week, 2002
These articles highlight reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding the Cleveland voucher program. "Justices Settle Case, Nettle Policy Debate" (Mark Walsh) discusses how the ruling has rejuvenated the school choice movement and reinvigorated debates over how best to improve education for all students. "Voucher…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Catholic Schools, Court Litigation, Educational Vouchers
Education Week, 2001
This report contains several articles that focus on the new digital divide, which is no longer just one wide gap between those with and those without computers, but is instead a series of divides that create inequities for different reasons. The first article explains how certain types of students are not getting the high-tech experiences they…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Olson, Lynn – Education Week, 2000
This issue begins a five-part series that uses demographic projections as the starting point for examining some of the forces that will shape public education in the years ahead. It provides an overview of broad demographic trends, including the growing number of school-age youngsters, the increasing diversity of the student population, and the…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Minority Group Children
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2000
This third in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps exist explains how U.S. Department of Defense schools for children of military families offer lessons on how to raise academic achievement among minority students. Minority students in these schools do better than their counterparts almost anywhere in the United States on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dependents Schools, Diversity (Student), Educational Quality
Richard, Alan – Education Week, 2000
This issue, the second in a series on how public education will evolve in the new century, focuses on the suburbs, highlighting two suburban communities in the Atlanta, Georgia, region. The first part, "Remodeling Suburbia," explains that in newer suburbs, enrollment is booming, and schools struggle to keep up with growth and changes in…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Immigrants
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2000
This issue, the third in a series on the demographic forces shaping public education in the United States, examines the effect of the influx of Hispanic American and Indian immigrants. The first section, "Una Dia Nuevo for Schools," discusses how schools must adjust as Hispanic immigrants fan out to areas beyond those where they have…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2000
This issue, the fourth in a series on demographic forces shaping U.S. public education, discusses how the aging of the population affects education. The first section, "Shades of Gray," discusses how as the population ages, schools may face tougher competition for public resources, noting how tensions have surfaced in one Florida county.…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers, Community Involvement, Educational Finance
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2000
This issue, the fifth in a series on demographic forces shaping U.S. education, highlights the persistence of poverty, examining the experiences of one Kentucky school system. Wolfe County, Kentucky, uses education to lift its children out of poverty. This extremely poor county is as poor as it ever was (which is also true in central cities and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Parent Participation
Johnston, Robert C.; Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2000
This first in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps persist discusses how to raise minority achievement. It explains how earlier progress in closing the gap has stalled, while at the same time, the greater diversity of student populations and the rapid growth of the Hispanic population and of other ethnic groups have reshaped the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Black Students, Cultural Differences
Viadero, Debra; Johnston, Robert C. – Education Week, 2000
This second in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps exist notes that standard explanations for why minority students trail behind non-Hispanic whites are not good enough, suggesting that no single explanation for the gap exists, but instead a multitude of factors are influential. Poverty, though not the single most important cause,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Black Students, Class Size
Viadero, Debra; Johnston, Robert C. – Education Week, 2000
This fourth in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps exist describes the Minority Achievement Committee scholars program at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, a powerful antidote to the achievement gap between minority and white and Asian American students. It explains the need to break down stereotypes about academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Class Size, Diversity (Student)
Education Week, 1996
This special report is a collection of seven essays exploring issues in professional development and teacher improvement: (1) "The Missing Link" (Ann Bradley) looks at the elements of effective staff development and new attention focused on teachers' on-the-job training; (2) "Union Dues" (Jeanne Ponessa) examines the role of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Education Week, 1995
Four articles from this special report examine the charter school movement and whether it has the staying power to change American schooling. The articles are: (1) "Declarations of Independence" (Mark Walsh), which discusses the Boston Renaissance and Marblehead charter schools in Massachusetts, among others; (2) "Laws of the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
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