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The Five-Year Anniversary: Nina Rees Assesses NCLB

Five years have passed since President Bush enacted the No Child Left Behind law, and while progress is being made towards achieving its goals, the jury is still out on how it might be reauthorized and implemented in the coming years.

The Gift of Music

Success at a Steady Pace

Port Chester Middle School is no overnight sensation. With deliberate and carefully executed steps over the past eight years, it has become a nationally celebrated model for improving learning among disadvantaged students.

Odds are pretty good that if you're talking about changes to teaching and learning that the new Read/Write Web is bringing about, many of the words you are using start with "C." There's a whole new world out there with a whole new set of skills our kids need to manage. I guess you could call it a "C change."

The Book of JavaScript: A Practical Guide to Interactive Web Pages, 2nd ed.

In Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book The Perfect Storm, forces of nature combine into a devastating storm of the century. If there were a social science version of Junger’s tale, then the United States is in its midst—a perfect storm that’s threatening American prosperity and tearing at our political cohesion.

Problem: In 2002 Rhode Island's North Kingston High School (NKHS) was rated low performing due to at-risk student scores on the New Standards Reference Exam (NSRE). NKHS failed to meet one of the twenty-one performance criteria required under NCLB.

Solution: The NKHS guidance department data results and a review by the language arts and math departments determined that at-risk students were not receiving access to curricula needed for the NSRE.

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