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Meyers, Susan; Nelson, Carolyn; Strage, Amy – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
We present a case study of how our College has risen to the challenge brought about by the unintended consequences of the No Child Left Behind Act. We describe the steps in our journey, including framing research questions responsive to community needs, providing support for faculty to embrace "engaged" scholarship, and working with…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Community Needs, Federal Legislation, Case Studies
Hays, James M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
With the 1984 publication of "A Nation at Risk" the K-12 school reform movement was launched. The report predicted that, if the United States was to maintain its global economic leadership, a rigorous curriculum in primary and secondary schools would be necessary to prepare students for a productive college academic experience. Nearly 22…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation
Rousseau, Sylvia – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
"No Child Left Behind" legislation requiring states to publicize annual test scores has heightened the nation's awareness of large academic achievement disparities among America's students. Statistics reveal disproportionately low college admission rates among African American and Latino students. The nation cannot afford to face the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education