Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviors, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help.
Long-term effects of Learning English: Experiences from Japanese Primary Schools
This book presents a pioneering longitudinal study on English language instruction at the elementary school (ELES) level in the Japanese public school system. It attempts to identify those domains most sensitive to early English instruction by employing a state-of-the-art quantitative research methodology. English education was formally introduced in Japan for fifth and sixth graders in 2011 and is still in its infancy as a program. This study compares two groups (Grade 7 and 8) of students, one with ELES and one without, in order to shed light on their experiences.
Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development―where to begin? This book investigates these critical topics together to give you the power to transform your collection and practice and put your school library at the center of STEM.
In a knowledge-driven economy, those without at least a high school diploma will be far more limited in their work prospects than those with one. But scholars and educators disagree on the rate of graduation in U.S. high schools. Some new statistics seriously understate minority graduation rates and fail to reflect the tremendous progress in the last few decades in closing the black-white and the Hispanic-white graduation gaps.
Elementary School Success Essentials is the leading-edge suite of software tools for the personal computer. Ideal for young students at all learning levels, Elementary School Success Essentials has educator-endorsed award-winning lessons that will improve any student’s performance. Self-paced activities give your student the freedom to learn quickly. Students excel with Elementary School Success Essentials! Ages 6-12, Grades 1-6 Disc 1 – Phonics & Reading Disc 2 – Language Arts
High-Stakes Reform: The Politics of Educational Accountability
Performance accountability has been the dominant trend in education policy reform since the 1970s. State and federal policies set standards for what students should learn; require students to take "high-stakes" tests to measure what they have learned; and then hold students, schools, and school districts accountable for their performance. The goal of these policies is to push public school districts to ensure that all students reach a common threshold of knowledge and skills. "High-Stakes Reform" analyzes the political processes and historical context that led to the enactment of state-level education accountability policies across the country.
Through a case study of the Los Angeles city school district from the 1950s through the 1970s, Judith Kafka explores the intersection of race, politics, and the bureaucratic organization of schooling. Kafka argues that control over discipline became increasingly centralized in the second half of the twentieth century in response to pressures exerted by teachers, parents, students, principals, and local politicians – often at different historical moments, and for different purposes. Kafka demonstrates that the racial inequities produced by today’s school discipline policies were not inevitable, nor are they immutable.