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What if every student in a district had an Individual Education Plan, the document that guides each special education student's years in school. What if there was something-call it an Individual Academic Plan-that outlined in detail what each student knows, how he or she learns, the student's goals and what the school will do to help him or her achieve those goals? What if public education was that personalized for everyone?

Math Gets Book Of Clarity

Math can be confusing for many people. It's not uncommon for math content and instruction to baffle elementary teachers, typically generalists without math degrees.

Eighth-Grade Science Around the Globe

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released results from its 1999 video study of eigth-grade science lessons, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. The report analyzes and compares U.S. instruction to the approaches used in four high-achieving countries: Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The goal is to help educators identify factors that could enhance student learning and achievement.

Digital Leader

Some people might think there's something in the water in Pueblo, Colorado, but it's really in the computers.

Problem: Student discipline was poor at Harding Elementary School (Pa.), and the reading program was uninspiring and ineffective.

States Gain Ground With Quality Teachers-or Do They?

Most states are making serious strides in having experienced, well-trained teachers in classrooms, particularly low-performing and disadvantaged schools.

Getting Serious With the World

It's not uncommon for Latin Americans to have up to 15 family members, across generations, living under one roof, according to Martin Davis, a senior writer/editor at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Hurricanes Rita and Katrina left many on the Gulf Coast struggling to regain a sense of normalcy and forward momentum. But they also gave students at a number of school districts the opportunity to get involved with their communities and learn math, science, ecology, English, and even art in the process.

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