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Feds Find Arizona’s ELL Identification Lacking

Posted on August 08, 2011

Arizona English language screening to change Arizona reached an agreement Friday with the federal government to change the way schools identify students who need help learning English. The agreement allows Arizona to avoid a federal civil-rights lawsuit, purchase according to a resolution released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. A federal investigation launched in 2009 in response to a pair of civil-rights complaints found that Arizona schools are missing too many student

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Should kindergarten students use iPads?

Posted on April 04, 2011

Moments after her daughter worked on writing and pronouncing letters on an iPad 2 Thursday, Natasha Landry said she was happy the Auburn School Committee voted to give kindergartners the tablet computers in the fall. “It makes it easier for teachers to teach a larger group of kids, one on one, without having more teachers,” Landry said in the hall of Washburn Elementary School. The $200,000 cost for the iPad 2 tablets will be less than hiring more teachers, she said. “It probably

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Research: Pre-K Students Show 82% Gains

Posted on April 04, 2011

NASHVILLE -- A new Vanderbilt University study found that children who attended Tennessee's public prekindergarten gained an average of 82 percent more on early literacy and math skills than comparable children who did not attend. The study released Thursday by Vanderbilt's Peabody Research Institute compared the performance of 303 children—pupils randomly admitted to state-funded pre-K classes in 23 schools and others who applied but were not admitted due to space limits. Read more HERE&

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PRE-K: Teaching 1:1 Math Concepts

Posted on April 04, 2011

Gabi Bagley, viagra 5, dug through a box of Kid K’Nex toys, bypassing rods and cylinders until she found a purple, teardrop-shaped object about four inches long. “Does that fit your hand just right?” said Cyndi Lopardo, her Preschool for All teacher. “Bring it over.” Two children compare hand size during a lesson that helps them learn measurement. Erikson Institute coaches evaluate teachers as part of an early-mathematics-education project. The lesson was developed by coaches from

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The First Year of High School: A Quick Stats Fact Sheet

Posted on March 03, 2011

Students’ experiences in their first year of high school often determine their success throughout high school and beyond. However, this more students fail ninth grade than any other high school grade. Students who are promoted to tenth grade, ed but who are off track—as indicated by failed grades, symptoms a lack of course credits or a lack of attendance during their ninth-grade gateway year—may have already missed the opportunity to get on a graduation track. Statistics The followin

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