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National Center for Education Statistics
Aud, Susan; Kristapovich, Paul; Rathbun, Amy; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Zhang, Jijun
Presents 42 indicators of developments and trends in U.S. education, including population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.
Foundation for Child Development
Highlights, in slides, the need to transform early childhood education; evidence of the effectiveness of a pre-K-to-third-grade program with aligned standards, curricula, instruction, and assessment; and its implementation to date.
Funder(s): Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Grantmakers for Education
Based on a survey of GFE members, examines funder characteristics; priorities such as closing the achievement gap; budgets; grantmaking strategies; important emerging trends; and response to public-sector funding cuts.
Funder(s): Target Corporation
Council of the Great City Schools
Snow, Catherine; Joshua F. Lawrence
Describes a program to teach high-frequency academic vocabulary and discourses skills, promote effective teaching strategies for vocabulary, comprehension, and discussion, and facilitate faculty collaboration; its implementation; and evaluation results.
Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York, Institute of Education Sciences
Public Policy Institute of California
Betts, Julian R.; Cory Koedel; Andrew C. Zau
Evaluates elements of reforms designed to improve reading scores among students identified as lagging behind, including extended-length English classes and school years. Considers the role of teachers' experience, lessons learned, and policy implications.
Funder(s): Donald Bren Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Nicole Tysvaer
A companion report to Carnegie's Time to Act, describes types of literacy support offered in afterschool, weekend, and summer programs. Outlines promising programs and practices, elements of success, and strategies for planning and implementation.
Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
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