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Recruited to rescue Washington's schools

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Recruited to rescue Washington's schools

Fresh out of college, Michelle A. Rhee joined Teach for America, the fast-track teacher training program, landing at Harlem Park Community School in Baltimore. The public school ranked near the bottom in city reading and math scores, and as a new teacher, Ms. Rhee got a classroom of 35 children achieving the worst and behaving the worst. By Diana Jean Schemo.


By The New Teacher Project,USA.


Education Policy Resource.


AAAS, NSBA Discuss Cutting-Edge Science Education with School Board Members

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AAAS, NSBA Discuss Cutting-Edge Science Education with School Board Members

As the importance of science, mathematics and technology emerges as a national issue, local school board members often find themselves in a challenging position: They probably are not scientists or mathematicians, and they probably aren't even experts in those fields. But they need to lead their communities toward science-related educational standards that will prepare students for the 21st century economy.


By AAAS, USA.


Education Policy Resource.


Evaluating the early impact of integrated children's services

Evaluating the early impact of integrated children's services

Over the past year, work around the Change for Children agenda has been a major topic of debate amongst local authority staff, colleagues at Research in Practice (RiP) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). It was suggested that local authorities (LAs) needed the support of research evidence to assess the extent to which, during the early stages of implementation, the service integration aspects of the Change for Children agenda were working and starting to have their intended impact.


By NFER, UK.


Education Policy Resource.