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Reyes, Jessica Wolpaw – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Jessica Wolpaw Reyes investigates the link between lead exposure and student achievement in Massachusetts. Childhood exposure to even low levels of lead can adversely affect neurodevelopment, behavior, and cognitive performance. Using a panel dataset of cohorts of children born in the 1990s who were third and fourth graders in the…
Descriptors: Poisoning, Early Experience, Investigations, Academic Achievement
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Marshall, Elizabeth; Toohey, Kelleen – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this article, Elizabeth Marshall and Kelleen Toohey use critical discourse analysis to examine educators' efforts to incorporate funds of knowledge from the communities and families of Punjabi Sikh students in a Canadian elementary school. Using MP3 players, students first recorded and then translated their grandparents' stories of life in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Hartry, Ardice; Fitzgerald, Robert; Porter, Kristie – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Ardice Hartry, Robert Fitzgerald, and Kristie Porter present results from their implementation study of a structured reading program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in an afterschool setting. As the authors explain, schools and districts often view an extended school day as a promising way to address the literacy needs of…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Reading Skills, Reading Programs, Program Implementation
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Martiniello, Maria – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Maria Martiniello reports the findings of a study of the linguistic complexity of math word problems that were found to exhibit differential item functioning for English-language learners (ELLs) and non-ELLs taking the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) fourth-grade math test. It builds on prior research showing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Test Items, Protocol Analysis, Mathematics Tests