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Authors: Julie A. Marsh, Kerri A. Kerr, Gina Schuyler Ikem
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: districts, urban, partnered, learning, three, institute, lessons, fostering, instructional, improvement, role
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833038532
ISBN-13: 9780833038531

The current high-stakes accountability environment brought on by the federal No Child Left Behind Act places great pressure on school districts to demonstrate success by meeting yearly progress goals for student achievement and eventually demonstrating that all students achieve at high standards. Many urban school districts, in particular, face great challenges in meeting these goals. This study analyzes three urban districts

Author: Henry A. Waxman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: election, congressional, report, presidential, undercount, racial, disparities, income
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437903126
ISBN-13: 9781437903126

The first national study examining income and racial differences in the vote counting in the 2000 presidential election. Analyzed results from 40 congressional districts in 20 states. Twenty of the congressional districts have high poverty rates and a high minority population, and 20 of the districts have low poverty rates and a small minority population. The report analyzes the percentage of uncounted votes for president in each of the 40 districts and compares the percentages of uncounted votes in the two types of districts. The report finds that, on average, voters in low-income, high-minor

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: challenge, facing, school, districts, educational, costly, english, proficiency, lep, growing, limited
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788132423
ISBN-13: 9780788132421

Determines the characteristics of LEP students, nationally & in selected districts, & the challenges districts face in educating these students. Focuses on how the selected districts with LEP students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate these students, including the extent to which academic subjects are taught in the students' native languages. Identifies the approaches that have been identified as promising when diversity of languages spoken by students makes native language instruction difficult. Maps, charts & graphs.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: safeguarding, children, boards, school, schools, america, violence
Number of Pages: 126
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788119354
ISBN-13: 9780788119354

The only national survey that asks school districts what steps they taking to make schools safer & to prevent violence. This is the 4th publication outlining the Best PracticesÓ in school districts. Provides local school board members with information about how other school districts are responding to the epidemic of violence. Contains tables.

Author: Carlotta C. Joyner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: key, concerns, federal, requirements, districts, address, secondary, education, flexibility, initiatives, elementary
Number of Pages: 96
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788185462
ISBN-13: 9780788185465

As dissatisfaction with America's educational system has grown, efforts to implement broad, systematic education reform have accelerated. Some experts & local administrators have advocated loosening federal requirements that are thought to potentially impede new or innovative instructional requirements. This report presents information on (1) the major federal requirements that affect school districts, (2) the issues that school districts face in implementing these requirements, & (3) the impact of the U.S. Dept. of Education's flexibility initiatives on school districts' ability to address th

Author: Stefano Barbieri
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: districts, spain, central, valencian, territorial, reviews, oecd
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2001-07
ISBN-10: 9264186980
ISBN-13: 9789264186989

The Valencian Central Districts, composed of 155 municipalities belonging to two different provinces in the region of Valencia, produce large quantities of Spanish textiles, toys, and tourism services. These activities have been highly competitive ...

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: school, students, residing, indian, lands, aid, receiving, facilities, physical, conditions, districts, impact
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437925375
ISBN-13: 9781437925371

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. State and local governments spend billions of dollars annually on the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public school facilities, yet concerns persist about the condition of some school facilities, esp. in districts serving students on Indian lands. The Dept. of Educ. Impact Aid (IA) Program provides funding to school districts that are adversely impacted by a lack of local revenue because of the presence of fed. land, which is exempt from local property taxes. IA can be used for school expenses, such as facilities and
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