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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - School Improvement Resources
From the web site: "Carnegie advocates for the use of improvement science to accelerate how a field learns to improve. Improvement science deploys rapid tests of change to guide the development, revision and continued fine-tuning of new tools, processes, work roles and relationships.
Improvement science is explicitly designed to accelerate learning-by-doing. It's a more user-centered and problem-centered approached to improving teaching and learning.

As the improvement process advances, previously invisible problems often emerge and improvement activities may need to tack in new directions. The objective here is quite different from the traditional pilot program that seeks to offer a proof of concept. Improvement research, in contrast, is a focused learning journey. The overall goal is to develop the necessary know-how for a reform idea ultimately to spread faster and more effectively. Since improvement research is an iterative process often extending over considerable periods of time, it is also referred to as continuous improvement."

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Carnegie Math Pathways
From the web site: Mission is "Empowering ALL students to reach their college and career goals by transforming their mathematics learning experience." Supports a "network of faculty members, researchers, designers, students, and content experts to create a new system to increase student success in developmental mathematics."

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Census 2000 School District Special Tabulation - ProximityOne
From the ProximityOne web site - "We develop, provide access to, and analyze "resources to create and apply insight." Our geographic-demographic-economic data and analytical tools can help you knit together and use diverse data in a decision-making and analytical framework. Our demographic-economic estimates and projections can help you better understand the current situation/area characteristics and how areas of interest might change in the future. We offer geocoding tools and services to geocode address data that can then be visually analyzed in maps and otherwise to facilitate impact and geospatial analyses." This link points to a page with data mainly focused on the Census 2000 School District Special Tabulation data.

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Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) at Johns Hopkins U
From the web site: Founded more than 50 years ago at Johns Hopkins University, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, now part of the Johns Hopkins School of Education, concentrates its considerable research and development resources on improving low-performing schools and the education they offer their students.".

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Closing the Black-White Achievement Gap
Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein. In his preface for the book, Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute, writes, "In this book, Richard Rothstein asks us to view the black-white and low- to middle-income achievement gaps with a wider lens. His revealing and persuasive analysis of how social class shapes learning outcomes forces us to look at the differences in learning styles and readiness across students as they enter school for the first time. Further, he prods us to consider the influence of income, health, safety and other gaps affecting students as they proceed through school."

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Coalition of Essential Schools - Benchmarks
From the web site: "The CES School Benchmarks are designed to address the challenge of helping schools translate the Coalition’s guiding tenets, the Common Principles, into practice by describing what the work of the Coalition “looks like.” The benchmarks are divided into two categories—Classroom Practices and Organizational Practices. Classroom Practices are focused on instruction and address the question “What does a CES classroom look like?” by sharing how each practice is reflected in teacher work and student outcomes. Organizational Practices are those school-wide practices that support and enable the Classroom Practices."

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Coalition of Essential Schools - archive after March 2017
The mission of the Coalition of Essential Schools was to create and sustain equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools and to make such schools the norm of American public education. The organization has ceased operations but the web site continues to be an archive for ideas.

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College Board - Advocacy & Research
The goal of this College Board initiative is that "All students should have access to an affordable and successful college experience. We offer recommendations to improve and simplify the financial aid system so that enrollment and full participation in college is possible for all students."

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Common Good Forcaster - Explore how education affects us all.
Use this interactive web site to explore how education affects us all. This is a very cool web site.

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Cracks in the Education Pipeline
From the publication: "We can no longer afford the inequities that have long characterized our system of education. According to Charles E.M. Kolb, the pipeline isn't just leaking; it is gushing. As our need for educated workers grows, the American workforce is going to come increasingly from the ethnic groups that have been least well served at all levels of American education. By 2020, some 30 percent of our working-age population will be African-American or Hispanic, nearly double the percentage in 1980. And for these students, writes Charles E.M. Kolb, the pipeline isn't just leaking; it is gushing. With their eyes on the global competition, America's business leaders may be uniquely positioned to appreciate the urgency of the current situation. It is, thus, incumbent upon them to make the case to politicians and the public for systemic higher education reform -- for the investments necessary to ensure that (1) more students receive better preparation for higher education, (2) institutions of higher education are affordable, particularly for disadvantaged students, (3) colleges and universities have the commitment and capacity to educate all students who are motivated and eligible to attend, and (4) financial and academic support is provided to help students graduate

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Critical Thinking: How do we teach it?
This is an article by by Howard Gabennesch, from March/April 2006. Read more to find out how you can (and why you should) bring more effective critical thinking into your classroom or into your tutor/mentor program.

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Dana Center at University of Texas works to improve education
From the web site: "The Dana Center collaborates with local and national entities to improve education systems so that they foster opportunity for all students, particularly in mathematics and science. We are dedicated to nurturing students' intellectual passions and ensuring that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace—and for active participation in our modern democracy."

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DC Achievement Gap - Why Place Matters (pdf)
This is one of many policy briefs found on the DC Action for Children web site. Good model for any city.

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Deeper Learning - What Is This?
From the web site: "The Hewlett Foundation seeks to help student compete globally and become engaged citizens at home. To that end, we work to align K-12 schools in the U.S. to deliver and measure deeper learning—a set of six interrelated competencies: mastering rigorous academic content, learning how to think critically and solve problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, directing one’s own learning, and developing an academic mindsets — a belief in one’s ability to grow."

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Dept. of Ed. - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
This is the US Department of Education web site. This link provides details on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which when launched in 2001, was known as No Child Left Behind, NCLB.

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Different types of schools: public, charter, private, independent, etc.
This article provides a brief description and differentiation between different types of k-12 schools serving more than 52 million US students a year.

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District Administration - resource for school leaders
From the web site: "District Administration, (DA), is the most widely received and most regularly read publication for school district leaders nationwide in print and digital publishing."

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Economic segregation rising in US public schools
From the web site: "The share of public schools with high concentrations of poor students jumped from 12 to 17 percent in eight years, a federal report shows. Economic segregation is tied to the persistent achievement gap."

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Education and Poverty: We must acknowledge that poverty hampers education"
The title of this article is "To Help Disadvantaged Children Learn, We must Acknowledge that Poverty Hampers Education." Written by Helen F. Ladd, a professor of economics at Duke University.

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Education Attainment OECD Report - 2013
This report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)provides a wealth of data that can be used to understand education levels in the US and other countries.

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Education Development Center, Inc. - Expanding Access to Quality Education
From the web site: "EDC's work around the world achieves sustainable impact; promotes research-based interventions; designs effective digital technology; builds scalable solutions and more to open doors to education, employment, and healthier lives for millions of individuals." Browse the site to learn more.

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Education For ALL - Education issues and statistics throughout world
This German based web site contains several sub sections with information about education attainment and access for every country in the world.

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Education Northwest - research based solutions
From the web site: "Our mission is to improve learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. Chartered in 1966 as Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Education Northwest now conducts nearly 200 projects annually, working with schools, districts, and communities across the country on comprehensive, research-based solutions to the challenges they face."

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Education Policy Institute (EPI)
From the web site: "At the Educational Policy Institute, our focus is simple: work diligently and in close partnership with our clients to ensure that the best and most useful outcomes are made possible. We have specialized expertise in policy analysis, program evaluation, and research design. EPI has worked with hundreds of institutions and organizations over the years to help them improve practices and policies. We are committed to data-driven, research-based practices and the highest levels of professionalism."

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Education Trust (The) - Closing Achievement Gap
From the web site: "The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are Black, Latino, or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream."

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