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New What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide

February 20, 2009

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom: Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this guide offers prevention, implementation, and school-wide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities. Read More…

 


 

Too Good to Last The True Story of Reading First

March 14, 2008

The latest report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is an in-depth and alarming study of Reading First’s betrayal. Under the leadership of White House domestic policy chief Margaret Spellings and with support from Congress, Reading First was to provide funding to primary-reading programs that were based on scientific research. Backlash and brouhaha followed. Aggrieved whole-language program proprietors complained bitterly that their wares couldn’t be purchased with Reading First funds. The OIG launched a witch hunt against program director Christopher Doherty, falsely claiming that he was improperly favoring particular publishers. Then the administration turned its back on Reading First, allowing the program to be gutted and starved of funding. Too Good to Last: The True Story of Reading First reveals the real scandals surrounding this important program.

 

Download the report:  http://edexcellence.net/doc/reading_first_030508.pdf

 


 

Direct Instruction Research Consortium

October 2, 2007

Event: Direct Instruction Research Consortium
Date: November 10, 2007
Location: The Peery Hotel Salt Lake City
Topic: Issues relating to recent research reviews regarding the efficacy of Direct Instruction Read More…

 


 

Nations Report Card 2007

September 27, 2007

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and Read More…

 


 

2007 Recipients of Grant

September 6, 2007

Clayton Cook
Affiliation: University of California Riverside: School Psychology Graduate School of Education
Faculty Sponsor: Frank Gresham Read More…

 


 

Educating School Teachers

September 19, 2006

The report, titled Educating School Teachers, provides an examination of the successes and failures of university-based teacher education programs, offers Read More…