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POVERTY: the Elephant in America’s Classroom

Posted on November 11, 2011

It is the weight of poverty that rides the at-risk child like a six-ton elephant.   Nearly all (politicians) have ignored the great elephant in the classroom: poverty. Their behavior said, viagra 60mg "If we pretend it isn't there, either it will go away or cease to exist." "About 35 million Americans live below the federal poverty line. Their opportunities are defined by forces that may look unrelated, but decades of research have mapped the web of connections. A 1987 study of 215 childre

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Leadership in the Interest of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Posted on March 03, 2011

What is RTI? Response to Intervention is a process for providing supports to students. It is not a program, patient a curriculum, or a mechanism for identifying students for special education services. Most importantly, RTI is not ever a place where you send students! Here are three good definitions: IDEA Partnership’s Fundamentals for Educators and their Partners defines RTI as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning ra

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Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster and Out-of-Home Care

Posted on March 03, 2011

Educational Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Introduction Much of the literature available on educational outcomes for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice system focuses on risk factors. There is minimal literature that highlights good predictors of academic success in youth within the system. Relatively little is known about the long-term outcomes of children in foster care (Pecora et al., ailment 2007). Children in both of these systems f

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Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy

Posted on March 03, 2011

tommy, ed i tried to add a youtube link at the bottom, rx the code shows up but not the video, purchase can you fix it please Introduction How can some people keep smiling and thriving through a career of confronting the tough to teach and the tough to lead? It’s simple, of course. All you have to be is a highly effective, tragic optimist who understands that the situation is hopeless, but not serious! WHATEVER! This article presents many reasonable ideas designed to protect the protector

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The Gap

Posted on March 03, 2010

“If you had to explain America’s economic success with one word, remedy that word would be ‘education.'" --Paul Krugman A Definition Historically the United State of America led the world in universal basic education for all of the children of all of the people. We developed mandatory high school education and America has been seen as a world leader in higher education. In the past thirty years, generic however, our educational dominance has slowly shown signs of erosion. Our college g

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