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Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
This article reports on a study on publicly run schools in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago which has found that, while single-sex schools may benefit female students who prefer a single-sex environment, they are not inherently beneficial for boys or most girls. While the findings are based on data from one Caribbean nation, experts say they…
Descriptors: Evidence, Single Sex Schools, Foreign Countries, Audits (Verification)
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
A Bangladeshi girl who spends her out-of-school time translating documents for her parents' immigration hearings. A group of Chinese high school boys whose teachers can't figure out why they're so disengaged. A Vietnamese boy who speaks almost no English and is the only Asian student at his low-performing school. A Korean-American girl at the top…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Rights, Minority Groups, Asian American Students
Olson, Lynn – Education Week, 2007
It is widely accepted that principals are vital to school success, but few studies have closely examined how to train effective school leaders. Now, a report has identified the common features of exemplary programs for preparing principals who can guide instruction and foster school improvement. The study examined eight programs, chosen on the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Management Development, Program Effectiveness
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2007
This article reports on the results of a new study of the views of parents and students in Kansas and Missouri by the New York City-based research organization Public Agenda. Released September 19, the study involved a phone survey of 2,767 students and parents of public school children in grades 6-12 in the two states, with a special emphasis on…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
Richard, Alan – Education Week, 2006
A 50 state look at the nation's governors and their leadership on education over the past year shows that Governors are focusing much of their attention on two critical areas of education policy--high school and preschool. At least 22 governors proposed significant policies last year aimed at improving high schools, or have made such proposals so…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Government, Leadership, Educational Policy
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