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2008-10-03 03:00:25

By Overbaugh, Richard Lu, Ruiling Abstract In response to the need to train teachers to effectively integrate technology into elementary and secondary education, a teacher professional development program funded by a federal grant provided a selection of instructional technology integration courses to K-12 teachers. This study investigated the impact of these courses on the course participants' self-efficacy in learning about and implementing instructional technology. The study also...

2008-10-02 12:15:00

Washington-area students from poor families show improved reading and math scores under the No Child Left Behind law, a newspaper analysis indicated Thursday. This suggests the controversial standards-based education reform for U.S. primary and secondary schools is closing the gap between poor students and those from middle-class and affluent backgrounds, the Washington Post said. In Washington, D.C., where most public school students come from low-income homes, reading and math scores have...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News PROVO -- School's been out for two hours, but Provo's Sunset View Elementary is still buzzing with activity. In one room, kindergartners are making caterpillars out of construction paper. In another, second-graders are practicing their reading skills. "I don't mind staying after school," said one 8-year-old, who gets reading tutoring after hours. "It's fun to learn." School administrators give the robust after-school program a good share of the credit for...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News While educators don't enjoy having their school on the "improvement list" for the federal mandate No Child Left Behind, they say it is helping them to do better. NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress reports, announced by the Utah State Office of Education this week, revealed 15 schools on the improvement list as compared to 12 schools last year. Title 1 schools that don't pass AYP two years in a row are put on the list and subject to sanctions. A school is...

2008-10-01 03:00:00

By Misco, Thomas Abstract: In this article, the author explores the challenges and promises of value-added assessment. As NCLB approaches the end of statistically possible achievement gains in schools, value-added assessment is being employed to longitudinally measure student learning to determine a school's effect. Yet, value-added assessment is limited in its explanatory powers because it focuses only on certain types of knowledge and needs to be used in conjunction with other estimates....

2008-09-30 21:00:28

By Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com The Elgin Area School District U-46 board approved restructuring plans for six of its schools Monday night. Bartlett, Elgin, Larkin and Streamwood high schools, Kimball Middle School and Larsen Middle School have all failed to meet state standards in reading and math for the past five years. To avoid further state and federal intervention, the board is required to submit school restructuring plans to the state. While each school's plan varies...

2008-09-30 15:00:46

AbleNet announced the release of the new 'Weekly Reader AbleNet Editions' which is the only product that meets the specific educational requirements of each state and offers students content specific to their disability level. AbleNet also offers a comprehensive set of content and materials that allow students with disabilities to work with standards-based content found in Weekly Reader publications. The company has specially designed and developed both elementary and secondary publications...

2008-09-30 09:00:46

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News Utah's schoolchildren are continuing to struggle to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind mandate, according to the latest testing results released Monday. The NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress reports released by the Utah State Office of Education showed 80 percent of the state's schools met NCLB requirements, compared to just 75 percent last year. NCLB mandates are intended to help schools ensure all students are succeeding -- regardless...

2008-09-28 13:00:00

By Jay Ambrose Scripps Howard News Service Guess what? Because of the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law, fewer children are being left behind in America's public schools, and you can thank the even more maligned president of the United States for that. George W. Bush, after all, was the prime proponent of this idea of holding schools accountable through testing students, and pursued its implementation in a bipartisan spirit. The Senate's strongest, most persistent liberal voice, none...

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2008-09-28 09:25:00

Analysis of California elementary school achievement data shows projected improvements in student performance will fall short of legislated benchmarks The law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), enacted in 2002, set an ambitious goal: that across the nation, every state would test students annually in reading and math, and that the number of students scoring at the level of "proficient" or higher would rise each year, until all students reached proficiency in the year 2014. Towards that...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.