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Coombs Richardson, Rita; Vafa, Sherry; Litton, Freddie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
By providing early access to education, early childhood and community-based programs are helping to close the achievement gap prevalent among children from impoverished homes.
Descriptors: Poverty, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, School Community Relationship
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Out-of-school, community demographic and family-level variables have an important influence on student achievement as measured by large-scale standardized tests. Studies described here demonstrated that about half of the test score is accounted for by variables outside the control of teachers and school administrators. The results from these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Predictor Variables, Validity
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Honigsfeld, Andrea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Rising immigration in the United States has been accompanied by growth in the number of children from homes where a language other than English is spoken. Of utmost national concern is to provide the best possible program models and educational opportunities to address the diverse needs of this growing group of students. This article provides an…
Descriptors: Models, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
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Kinsler, Kimberly – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
Like never before, today's classroom teachers routinely are being asked to collaboratively analyze student data, develop or implement new mandated curricula, and assess the effectiveness of these innovations. Ironically, few preservice preparatory or in-service professional development programs actively train classroom instructors in the use of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education Programs
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Malikow, Max – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
A year ago, an upstate New York college withdrew a speaking invitation to Wade Churchill, a University of Colorado professor who had characterized 9/11 victims as "little Eichmanns." Churchill's portrayal of 9/11 victims as a mixture of conscious and unwitting participants in a systemic evil of Holocaust proportions indeed was…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Academic Freedom, Secondary School Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content)