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School Money Trials by Martin R. West

Title School Money Trials
Author Martin R. West
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
Release Date 2007-08-29
Category Education
Total Pages 373
ISBN 9780815770329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Adequacy lawsuits" have emerged as an alternative strategy in pursuit of improved public education in America. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase its level of aid. Since 1980, 45 of the 50 states have faced such suits. How pervasive—and effective—is this trend? What are its ramifications, at the school district level and on a broader scope? This important new book addresses these questions. The contributors consider the legal theory behind adequacy lawsuits, examining how the education clauses in state constitutions have been reinterpreted. According to James Guthrie and Matthew Springer, this trend has more fully politicized the process of cost modeling in school finance. Frederick Hess looks at the politics of adequacy implementation. Research by Christopher Berry of Harvard finds that the most significant result of the movement has not resulted in broad-ranging changes in school funding. How the No Child Left Behind Act and adequacy lawsuits impact one another is an especially interesting question, as addressed by Andrew Rudalevige and Michael Heise. This is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the adequacy lawsuit strategy, a topic of increasing importance in a controversial area of public policy that touches virtually all Americans. It will be of interest to readers engaged in education policy discussions and those concerned about the power of the courts to make policy rather than simply to enforce it.

When Research Matters by Frederick M. Hess

Title When Research Matters
Author Frederick M. Hess
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Release Date 2008-02-01
Category Education
Total Pages 324
ISBN 9781612500546
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy. In examining how and under what conditions research affects education policy, the book focuses on a number of critical issues: the history of the federal role in education policy; the evolving nature of educational policy research; the role of research in debates about reading, NCLB, and “out-of-field” teaching; how research affects policy by shaping public opinion, judicial rulings, and the decisions of district and school leaders; and the incentives that help explain the behavior of researchers and policymakers.

Title Five Miles Away A World Apart
Author James E. Ryan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2010-08-06
Category Education
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780199798926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How is it that, half a century after Brown v. Board of Education, educational opportunities remain so unequal for black and white students, not to mention poor and wealthy ones? In his important new book, Five Miles Away, A World Apart, James E. Ryan answers this question by tracing the fortunes of two schools in Richmond, Virginia--one in the city and the other in the suburbs. Ryan shows how court rulings in the 1970s, limiting the scope of desegregation, laid the groundwork for the sharp disparities between urban and suburban public schools that persist to this day. The Supreme Court, in accord with the wishes of the Nixon administration, allowed the suburbs to lock nonresidents out of their school systems. City schools, whose student bodies were becoming increasingly poor and black, simply received more funding, a measure that has proven largely ineffective, while the independence (and superiority) of suburban schools remained sacrosanct. Weaving together court opinions, social science research, and compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, Ryan explains why all the major education reforms since the 1970s--including school finance litigation, school choice, and the No Child Left Behind Act--have failed to bridge the gap between urban and suburban schools and have unintentionally entrenched segregation by race and class. As long as that segregation continues, Ryan forcefully argues, so too will educational inequality. Ryan closes by suggesting innovative ways to promote school integration, which would take advantage of unprecedented demographic shifts and an embrace of diversity among young adults. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written by one of the nation's leading education law scholars, Five Miles Away, A World Apart ties together, like no other book, a half-century's worth of education law and politics into a coherent, if disturbing, whole. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever wondered why our schools are so unequal and whether there is anything to be done about it.

It S The Classroom Stupid by Kalman R. Hettleman

Title It s the Classroom Stupid
Author Kalman R. Hettleman
Publisher R&L Education
Release Date 2010-01-16
Category Education
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781607095507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research.

Title Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy
Author Helen F. Ladd
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-12-17
Category Education
Total Pages 676
ISBN 9781135041069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised to reflect current developments, new policies, and recent research. With new chapters on teacher evaluation, alternatives to traditional public schooling, and cost-benefit analysis, this volume provides a readily available current resource for anyone involved in education finance and policy. The Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs and revenue sources used to finance these inputs, to a focus on educational outcomes and the larger policies used to achieve them. Chapters show how decision making in school finance inevitably interacts with decisions about governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of important contemporary issues requires inputs from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a number of disciplines. Although many of the chapters cover complex, state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand. This comprehensive, balanced, and accessible resource provides a wealth of factual information, data, and wisdom to help educators improve the quality of education in the United States.

Title The Travelling Law School and Famous Trials
Author Benjamin Vaughan Abbott
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1884
Category United States
Total Pages 228
ISBN CORNELL:31924024903746
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Saving Schools by Paul E. Peterson

Title Saving Schools
Author Paul E. Peterson
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2010-03-30
Category Education
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0674050118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the history of American public schools through the lives and ideas of six historic reformers, and describes how their ideals have unintentionally helped shape a flawed, politically-controlled educational system.

Title The Urban School System of the Future
Author Andy Smarick
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2012
Category Education
Total Pages 177
ISBN 9781607094777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"For more than two generations, the traditional urban school system--the district--has utterly failed to do its job: prepare its students for a lifetime of success. Millions and millions of boys and girls have suffered the grievous consequences. The district is irreparably broken. For the sake of today's and tomorrow's inner-city kids, it must be replaced. The Urban School System of the Future argues that vastly better results can be realized through the creation of a new type of organization that properly manages a city's portfolio of schools using the revolutionary principles of chartering. It will ensure that new schools are regularly created, that great schools are expanded and replicated, that persistently failing schools are closed, and that families have access to an array of high-quality options. This new entity will focus exclusively on school performance, meaning, among other things, our cities can thoughtfully integrate their traditional public, charter public, and private schools into a single, high-functioning k-12 system. For decades, the district has produced the most heartbreaking results for already at-risk kids. The Urban School System of the Future explains how we can finally turn the tide and create dynamic, responsive, high-performing, self-improving urban school systems that fulfill the promise of public education. "--

Title A Memorial of Mercies Trials and Deliverances realised by the First Baptist Church in removing from Prescot Street to Commercial Street Prepared by request for the private use of its members
Author First Baptist Church (LONDON)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1856
Category Baptists
Total Pages 72
ISBN BL:A0022978664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Church School Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1886
Category Religious education
Total Pages 86
ISBN UIUC:30112087629132
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Sunday School Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1886
Category Religious education
Total Pages 86
ISBN NYPL:33433074969472
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brain Gain by Darrell M. West

Title Brain Gain
Author Darrell M. West
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 182
ISBN 9780815722311
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many of America's greatest artists, scientists, investors, educators, and entrepreneurs have come from abroad. Rather than suffering from the "brain drain" of talented and educated individuals emigrating, the United States has benefited greatly over the years from the "brain gain" of immigration. These gifted immigrants have engineered advances in energy, information technology, international commerce, sports, arts, and culture. To stay competitive, the United States must institute more of an open-door policy to attract unique talents from other nations. Yet Americans resist such a policy despite their own immigrant histories and the substantial social, economic, intellectual, and cultural benefits of welcoming newcomers. Why? In Brain Gain, Darrell West asserts that perception or "vision" is one reason reform in immigration policy is so politically difficult. Public discourse tends to emphasize the perceived negatives. Fear too often trumps optimism and reason. And democracy is messy, with policy principles that are often difficult to reconcile. The seeming irrationality of U.S. immigration policy arises from a variety of thorny and interrelated factors: particularistic politics and fragmented institutions, public concern regarding education and employment, anger over taxes and social services, and ambivalence about national identity, culture, and language. Add to that stew a myopic (or worse) press, persistent fears of terrorism, and the difficulties of implementing border enforcement and legal justice. West prescribes a series of reforms that will put America on a better course and enhance its long-term social and economic prosperity. Reconceptualizing immigration as a way to enhance innovation and competitiveness, the author notes, will help us find the next Sergey Brin, the next Andrew Grove, or even the next Albert Einstein.

Autism Ccss by Wendy Ashcroft

Title Autism CCSS
Author Wendy Ashcroft
Publisher National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Education
Total Pages 6
ISBN 9781935609872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The increased demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) create many challenges for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This laminated reference guide by Wendy Ashcroft, Sue Argiro and Joyce Keohane presents a step-by-step process for assessing students' strengths and challenges, developing accommodations and modifications, and selecting instructional strategies to be incorporated into a standards-based individual education program (IEP). It is designed for use with students in grades 1-8. The six-page (tri-fold) guide includes detailed examples of applying the process for students needing moderate (level 1) support to those needing very substantial (level 3) support. It describes an array of autism-specific, teacher friendly, evidence-based practices for addressing social skills, communication, and behavior. In addition, Autism & CCSS includes ideas for capitalizing on the strengths of learners with ASD, such as intense focus on areas of interest, logical thinking, attention to detail, visual processing, and rote memory.

Title The Sunday School Teacher
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1877
Category Sunday school teachers
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:555007097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global Mental Health Trials by Graham Thornicroft

Title Global Mental Health Trials
Author Graham Thornicroft
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2014-06-19
Category Medical
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780191501647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global mental health is a dynamic field of global health; a core aspect of the story which has led to its emergence has been the conduct of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating innovative delivery systems of packages of care for mental disorders in low-resource settings. Global Mental Health Trials brings together many of the world's leading researchers active in the fields of RCTs in low- and medium-resource countries and settings related to improving mental health care. It presents clear and practical information about how to conduct such trials in these settings, along with critical methodological and ethical issues related to such trials, learning from the positive and negative experiences of expert scientists in many countries worldwide who have completed such trials. This book serves as a valuable resource for practitioners in mental health - psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses nursing, psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists - as well as researchers in the areas of psycho-social treatments in mental health, mental health services research, and programme and systems evaluation.

Continuing Legal Education For Professional Competence And Responsibility Since Arden House Ii by American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education

Title Continuing legal education for professional competence and responsibility since Arden House II
Author American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
Publisher American Law Institute-American Bar Association(ALI-ABA)
Release Date 1984-04
Category Law
Total Pages 322
ISBN STANFORD:36105043819098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume comprises 20 articles selected from the, ALI-ABA CLE Review, dealing with lawyer competence.The main subjects covered are competence as it relates to ethics and trial counsel, skills training, evaluation and peer review.

Symposium by Anonim

Title Symposium
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Equality before the law
Total Pages 236
ISBN STANFORD:36105063758341
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Once Upon A Crime by Wanda Cassidy

Title Once Upon a Crime
Author Wanda Cassidy
Publisher Brush Education
Release Date 2005-01-01
Category Education
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781550592986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Did Goldilocks wilfully trespass and destroy the property of the three bears? What crime did the wolf commit against the three little pigs, and is the wolf obligated to repair the pigs’ homes? Was Peter Pan guilty of kidnapping? In Once Upon a Crime, students use familiar stories to experience what it is like to investigate a crime scene, uncover important facts, weave together an argument supported with evidence and witnesses, and present their findings in a trial that simulates a court hearing. They also learn about other ways of resolving conflict, such as mediation, negotiation, and restorative justice processes. Through these activities, children engage in critical thinking, hone their literacy skills, and learn about the role law plays in their lives and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. This book offers step-by-step instructions for conducting mock trials based on fairy tales and other multicultural stories. Five complete trial scripts are included for classroom use. Also included are ideas for adapting contemporary stories into civil and criminal trials, and mediation and negotiation activities. Once Upon a Crime complements the authors’ previous book, Let’s Talk About Law in Elementary School, which helps teachers integrate law-related ideas and pedagogical approaches into social studies, language arts, and science.