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Gullo, Dominic F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, data-driven decision making has become one of the central foci in schools in their attempt to attain and maintain adequate levels of student academic performance. The importance of early childhood education is well established with language and literacy proficiency in the early years being viewed as a…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Bailey, Lora B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This 3 year longitudinal study reports the feasibility of an "Improving Teacher Quality: No Child Left Behind" project for impacting teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics in nine Title I elementary schools in the southeastern United States. Data were collected for 3 years to determine the impact of standards and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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Onchwari, Grace; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Educational reform policies such as the No Child Left Behind Act continue to place great demands on teachers. Additionally, educational reform policies such as this imply the need for continuous professional development activities that enhance teacher qualifications, especially for practicing teachers. This study examined the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Emergent Literacy
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Rushton, Stephen; Juola-Rushton, Anne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Six years have gone by since the passing of "No Child Left Behind" (2002) and due to the "high-stake" riders attached to this legislation, educators at all levels have found themselves in a state of both emotional and cognitive dissonance. Recent research in the field of neuroscience combined with principles gained from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Young Children
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Prince, Debra Lindsey; Pepper, Kaye; Brocato, Kay – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Hurricane Katrina exposed to the world the side of America that is often ignored or forgotten--the side of America where people live in poverty and struggle to meet their most basic needs. This article focuses primarily on children in Mississippi and highlights the effect that poverty has on children's well-being at an early age and future…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Poverty, Weather