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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The United States Department of Education (USED) granted 11 states waivers (eight full waivers and three conditional waivers) to provide what the USED termed "flexibility" from meeting some of the requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Much of the flexibility relieves schools from the Adequate Yearly Progress mandate that requires…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement
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Carlson, David Lee – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Throughout seven years of teaching in urban schools, the author discovered that the most effective ways to teach difficult literary texts was to refer to students' out-of-school activities. In other words, to connect the "leaky edges of the "social outside"" with the "individual inside" is to create a curriculum of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Low Achievement, Classics (Literature)