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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Boyd, Donald; Goldhaber, Daniel; Lankford, Hamilton; Wyckoff, James – Future of Children, 2007
To improve the quality of the teacher workforce, some states have tightened teacher preparation and certification requirements while others have eased requirements and introduced "alternative" ways of being certified to attract more people to teaching. Donald Boyd, Daniel Goldhaber, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff evaluate these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Certification, Teacher Education
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Hill, Heather C. – Future of Children, 2007
The U.S. educational system invests heavily, in both time and money, in continuing education for teachers. In this article Heather Hill examines the effectiveness of two forms of teacher learning--graduate coursework and professional development. She focuses first on graduate education. Almost half of all teachers have a master's degree. Many…
Descriptors: Salaries, Graduate Study, Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness
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Rosenbaum, Sara – Future of Children, 1993
Examines how health care reform might be structured to provide support for a package of primary care services for children of all socioeconomic strata. An insurance-like financing system, such as the special Medicaid payment system adopted by New York State for public and nonprofit primary health care programs, may be useful as a model for a…
Descriptors: Child Health, Government Role, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance