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03/09/2006 Lessons from a Decade of Mathematics and Science Reform: A Capstone Report for the Local Systemic Change Through Teacher Enhancement Initiative Horizon Research, Inc. Banilower, Eric R., Boyd, Sally E., Pasley, Joan D., Weiss, Iris
07/04/2005 Seek Simplicity ...and Distrust It Carnegie Foundation Shulman, Lee S.
07/04/2005 Commitment to America's Future; Responding to the Crisis in Mathematics & Science Education Business-Higher Education Forum
06/16/2005 Examining Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992 RAND Samuel R. Lucas, Thomas Sullivan and R. J. Briggs, Mark Berends
06/02/2005 Preparation and Support for Teaching: Teachers' Response to State Education Reform CSTP Elfers, Ana M., Knapp, Michael S., Zahir, Amrita, Pleck, Margaret L.
06/02/2005 Holding High Hopes: How High Schools Respond to State Accountability Policies CPRE Policy Brief Goertz, Margaret E., Massell, Diane
05/03/2005 Expanding the Reach of Education Reforms: What Have We Learned About Scaling Up Educational Interventions? RAND Research Brief Glennan, Thomas Keith, Bodilly, Susan J., Galegher, Jolene Rae, Kerr, Kerri A.
05/03/2005 Developing a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education RAND Research Brief RAND Mathematics Study Panel, Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Chair
05/03/2005 Advancing Scientific Research in Education National Academies Press Towne, Lisa, Wise, Lauress L., Winters, Tina M., National Research Council, Committee on Research in Education
05/03/2005 State Testing and Inquiry Based Science: Are They Complementary or Competing Reforms? Journal of Educational Change Falk, Joni, Drayton, Brian
05/03/2005 Challenges of Building Local Collaboratives for Sustaining Educational Improvement RAND RAND Corporation
12/28/2004 Challenges of Building Local Collaboratives for Sustaining Educational Improvement RAND Research Brief RAND Corporation
12/28/2004 Teachers Matter: Evidence from Value-Added Assessments AERA Research Points Zurawsky, Chris
11/30/2004 NCLB Could Alter Science Teaching Ed Week Cavanagh, Sean
11/30/2004 14th Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education PDK Bracey, Gerald W.
09/30/2004 Listening to Teachers: Classroom Realities and No Child Left Behind Harvard Civil Rights Project Sunderman, Gail L., Tracey, Christopher A., Kim, Jimmy, Orfield, Gary
09/16/2004 Identifying And Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide Institute of Education Sciences, US Dept. of Ed. Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
06/30/2004 What Experience Has Taught Us About Collaboration The Eisenhower Network
06/30/2004 Changing District Culture and Capacity: The Impact of the Merck Institute for Science Education Partnership CPRE Corcoran, Tom, Lawrence, Nancy
06/08/2004 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation WESTAT for NSF Frechtling, Joy
05/21/2004 Towards a Theory of School Leadership Practice: Implications of a Distributed Perspective Journal of Curriculum Studies Spillane, J., Halverson, R., Diamond, J.
05/21/2004 Bayer Facts of Science Education X Survey Bayer Corporation Market Research Institute
04/30/2004 Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership Ed. Leadership Hargreaves, Andy, Dean, Fink
04/16/2004 Communities of Practice and the Mediation of Teachers’ Responses to Standards-based Reform EPAA Gallucci, Chrysan
04/16/2004 Teacher as Mediator of Reform: An Examination of Teacher Practice in 36 California Restructuring Schools TCR Olsen, Brad, Kirtman, Lisa
03/19/2004 Class Size: Counting Students Can Count Research Points Zurawsky, Chris
03/03/2004 Ambiguity of Test Preparation: A Multimethod Analysis in One State TCR Firestone, William A., Monfils, Laura, Camilli, Gregory, Schorr, Roberta, Hicks, Jennifer, Mayrowetz, David
02/20/2004 Turning the Accountability Tables: Ten Progressive Lessons from One 'Backward' State PDK Gallagher, Chris W.
02/20/2004 Improving Educational Research: Toward a More Useful, More Influential, and Better-Funded Enterprise Ed. Researcher Burkhardt, Hugh, Schoenfeld, Alan H.
01/23/2004 What Research Says about Small Classes and their Effects Policy Perspectives Biddle, Bruce J., Berliner, David C.
01/09/2004 Focus on Ensuring Equity for All Students R&D Alert
12/18/2003 Teacher Quality Might Be More Elusive Than Cited Ed Week Keller, Bess
12/18/2003 Wanted: A National Teacher Supply Policy for Education: The Right Way to Meet The "Highly Qualified Teacher" Challenge EPAA Darling-Hammond, Linda, Sykes, Gary
10/17/2003 External Support to Schools on Probation: Getting a Leg Up? CPRE Finnigan, Kara, O'Day, Jennifer, Wekelyn, David
10/03/2003 Final Report on a Conference on Models of Implementation Research within Science and Mathematics Instruction in Urban Schools SYRCE; NSF Confrey, Jere, Lemke, Jay, Marshall, Jill, Sabelli, Nora
08/22/2003 Condition of Education 2003 NCES Wirt, John, Choy, Susan, Provasnik, Stephen, Rooney, Patrick, Sen, Anindita, Tobin, Richard
08/22/2003 Transfer of Learning: Issues and Research Agenda NSF Mestre, Jose
07/24/2003 Sustaining Leadership PDK Hargreaves, Andrew, Fink, Dean
07/24/2003 Beyond Islands of Excellence: What Districts Can do to Improve Instruction and Achievement in All Schools Learning First Alliance Togneri, Wendy, Anderson, Stephen E.
07/03/2003 PISA 2003 Assessment Framework - Mathematics, Reading, Science and Problem Solving Knowledge and Skills OECD OECD
06/26/2003 All States Get Federal Nod on Key Plans Ed. Week Lynn Olson
06/12/2003 Altering the Structure and Culture Of American Public Schools PDK Wilms, Wellford W.
06/05/2003 April Foolishness: The 20th Anniversary of A Nation at Risk PDK Bracey, Gerald W.
05/29/2003 Enduring Effects of Small Classes TCR Finn, Jeremy D., Gerber, Susan B., Achilles, Charles M., Boyd-Zaharias, Jayne
05/08/2003 Why Education Is So Difficult and Contentious TCRecord Egan, Kieran
04/03/2003 Research Into Practice: The Push for Usability Ed. Week Education Week
01/31/2003 Quality Counts 2003: 'If I Can't Learn From You Ed Week Ed Week
01/23/2003 Merging University Students into K-12 Science Education Reform RAND Williams, Valerie L.
01/16/2003 It's about Learning (and It's about Time) Book exc. Stoll, Louise, Fink, Dean, Earl, Lorna
12/12/2002 It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement PDK Holt, Maurice
10/24/2002 Research and Rhetoric on Teacher Certification: A Response to 'Teacher Certification Reconsidered EPAA Darling-Hammond, Linda
10/24/2002 Studies Say Students Learn More From Licensed Teachers Ed Week Viadero, Debra
10/18/2002 No URL Left Behind? Web Scrub Raises Concern Ed Week Davis, Michelle R.
10/10/2002 Effectiveness of 'Teach for America' and Other Under-certified Teachers on Student Academic Achievement: A Case of Harmful Public Policy EPAA Berliner, David C.
09/26/2002 State High School Exit Exams: A Baseline Report CEP Chudowsky, Naomi, Kober, Nancy, Gayler, Keith S., Hamilton, Madlene
09/12/2002 Expecting Success: A Study of Five High Performing, High Poverty Schools CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
08/08/2002 Question of the Student in Educational Reform EPAA Ericson, David P., Ellett Jr., Frederick S.
07/11/2002 Using TIMSS to Inform Policy and Practice at the Local Level CPRE Nelson, Deborah I.
06/13/2002 Schools Discovering Riches in Data Ed. Week Olson, Lynn
05/23/2002 Building a Plane While Flying It: Early Lessons from Developing Charter Schools TCR Griffin, Noelle C., Wohlstetter, Priscilla
04/25/2002 Local Theories of Teacher Change: The Pedagogy of District Policies and Programs TCR Spillane, James
03/28/2002 Cultivating Innovation: How a Charter/District Network Is Turning Professional Development Into Professional Practice PDK Andrews, Kevin, Rothman, Michael
01/18/2002 9% Challenge: Education in School and Society TCR Sosniak, Lauren
11/30/2001 New American Schools' Concept of Break the Mold Designs: How Designs Evolved and Why RAND Bodilly, Susan
11/30/2001 Whole-School Projects Show Mixed Results Ed. Week Viadero, Debra
11/09/2001 11th Bracey Report on The Condition of Public Education PDK Bracey, Gerald W.
11/09/2001 NSF Initiates Massive Effort to Rebuild Teaching Leadership in Science and Mathematics NSF NSF News
11/09/2001 NSF Plots New Education Strategy Ed. Week Hoff, David J.
10/26/2001 Story of the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative Inverness Res. John, Mark St., Carroll, Becky, Tambe, Pamela, Broun, Samantha, Inverness Research Associates
09/28/2001 2000 Biennial Report to the US Congress NSF (CEOSE) Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
09/28/2001 Systemic Reform Evaluation: Gender Differences in Student Attitudes Toward Science and Mathematics AETS Kanai, Kunimitsu, Norman, Dr. John
08/30/2001 Condition of Education, 2001 NCES National Center for Education Statistics
08/30/2001 I love teaching but...' International Patterns of Discontent EPAA Scott, Catherine, Stone, Barbara, Dinham, Steve
08/17/2001 Leadership in Education: Five Commonalities PDK Goldberg, Mark F.
07/20/2001 Big City Students Make Gains in Math and Science, Report Says NSF NSF Press Release
07/07/2001 Academic Excellence for all Urban Students, Their Accomplishment in Science and Mathematics Systemic Res. Kim, J., Crasco, L., Smith, R., Johnson, G., Karantonis, A., Leavitt, D.
07/07/2001 Survey Results of Urban School Classroom Practices in Mathematics and Science Systemic Res. Kim, J., Crasco, L., Blank, R., Smithson, J.
06/29/2001 Brown Center Report on American Education: 2000 How Well Are American Students Learning? Brown Center The Brown Center
06/22/2001 Comparing the Education Bills Ed. Week Education Week
04/27/2001 Leadership for Student Learning: Redefining the Teacher as Leader. IEL Institute for Educational Leadership
04/13/2001 State Indicators of Science and Math Education 2001 CCSSO CCSSO
04/06/2001 Constructing Outcomes in Teacher Education: Policy, Practice and Pitfalls EPAA Cochran-Smith, Marilyn
02/22/2001 Does Professional Development Change Teaching Practice? Results from a Three-Year Study. ED Online Eisenhower Professional Development Program
01/26/2001 Interview with Harold Hodgkinson: Demographics -- Ignore Them at Your Peril PDK Goldberg, Mark F.
01/12/2001 Determining Alignment of Expectations and Assessments in Mathematics and Science Education NISE Webb, Norman L.
01/12/2001 Quality Counts 2001: A Better Balance Ed. Week Education Week
12/08/2000 10th Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education PDK Bracey, Gerald W.
10/06/2000 Before It's Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics & Science Teaching for the 21st Century Natl. Comm. National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century
09/28/2000 Influence of Scale on School Performance: A Multi Level Extension of the Matthew Principal EPAA Bickel, Robert, Howley, Craig
07/07/2000 Middle-Grades Reform, A Kappan Special Report PDK Norton, John, Lewis, Anne C.
06/30/2000 Condition of Education 2000 NCES Wirt, John G.
06/30/2000 Condition of Education 2000: Section 2: Learner Outcomes NCES Wirt, John G.
06/30/2000 Condition of Education 2000: Section 4: Quality Of Elementary And Secondary Educational Environments NCES Wirt, John G.
05/19/2000 Standards Juggernaut PDK Brady, Marion
04/14/2000 Fads and Fireflies: The Difficulties of Sustaining Change Ed. Leadership O'Neil, John
04/14/2000 Three Stories of Education Reform PDK Fullan, Michael
03/17/2000 Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems Fair Test National Forum on Assessment
03/10/2000 Statewide Professional Development Conference: Useful Strategy for Learning or Inefficient Use of Resources? EPAA Bredeson, Paul, Scribner, Jay
02/18/2000 Condition of Education, 1999 NCES NCES
02/18/2000 Quality Counts 2000 Ed. Week Education Week
01/14/2000 Big Isn't Always Bad: School District Size, Poverty, and Standards-Based Reform U.S. DOE Hannaway, Jane
11/12/1999 Designing Effective Professional Development: Lessons from the Eisenhower Program ED Online U.S. Department of Education
10/15/1999 Regional Education Labs Annual Report REL Regional Education Labs
10/01/1999 How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice NRC National Research Council
09/24/1999 What Does It Take to Reform a Low-Performing School? ED Online Talley, Susan
09/17/1999 Better Teachers, Better Schools Thomas B. Ford. Kanstoroom, Marci, Finn, Chester E.
07/23/1999 Principals Of Educational Reform: Supporting Mathematics And Science Teaching In Your School -- A Handbook For Elementary And Middle School Principals Inverness Res. St. John, Mark, Carroll, Becky, Century, Jeanne, Eggers-Pierola, Constanza, Houghton, Nina, Jennings, Sybillyn, Tibbitts, Felisa
07/02/1999 State Agencies Take Hands-On Role in Reform Ed. Week Johnston, Robert
05/28/1999 Curriculum and Society Ed. Week Weissglass, Julian
05/14/1999 Studies of Education Reform: Systemic Reform -- Findings and Conclusions ED Online Goertz, Margaret, Floden, Robert, O'Day, Jennifer
05/14/1999 Top-notch programs for middle schools NSDC NSDC
04/23/1999 Filling a Crack in the Middle: The Need for Staff Development in the Middle Grades NSDC National Staff Development Council
04/09/1999 Speaking with One Voice: A Manifesto for Middle-Grades Reform PDK Lipsitz, Joan, Mizell, M. Hayes, Jackson, Anthony, Austin, Leah
10/15/1998 Promising Practices: New Ways to Improve Teacher Quality DOE Department of Education
09/24/1998 America's education debate hinges upon our definition of 'good schools' San Jose Merc. Cuban, Larry
08/13/1998 Toward Better Teaching: Professional Development in 1993-94 NCES National Center For Education Statistics
05/28/1998 Putting It All Together Hands On! McNamara, Elizabeth T., Miles Grant, Cathy, Davidson Wasser, Judith
04/23/1998 Political Legacy of School Accountability Systems EPAA Dorn, Sherman
04/02/1998 Teachers' Professional Development in a Climate of Educational Reform AERA Warren Little, Judith
12/16/1997 Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Mathematics and Science Education, Executive Summary U.S. TIMSS Schmidt, William H., McKnight, Curtis C., Raizen, Senta A.