Failing Students Or Failing Schools

Failing Students Or Failing Schools

If reading is a struggle for your child, this book will help you understand why so many children struggle to read and what you need to know to help your child. 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Silver Winner.

Author: Faith Borkowsky

Publisher: Cardboard Box Adventures

ISBN: 1937615456

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Is reading a struggle for your child? Does it cause your child stress or embarrassment? Are you confused by the mixed messages you receive from teachers and other professionals? Then this book is for you This parent-friendly book will help you understand the various causes of reading difficulties and how you can support your child. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher, reading specialist, regional literacy coach, and administrator, Faith Borkowsky explains why so many children struggle to read and what you need to know to help your child. This book includes special sections on: - The best, proven way to teach children to read - Factors that can influence reading comprehension difficulties - What you need to know if your child is receiving reading intervention - What you can do at home to supplement your child's intervention - How to help with homework - And much more
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No Failing Students

No Failing Students

This book is a must read for all teachers who have failing or about to fail students.

Author: Diane Hunt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1505684463

Category: Education

Page: 132

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When problem-students meet a teacher with a plan everyone can have a happy outcome... "The atmosphere in the classroom was toxic. It was a mixture of regular students, special needs students and a couple of 'professional troublemakers' that wore ankle bracelets But it wasn't the 'ankle bracelet students' that were causing the problem... There were three specific students in the 'center of the storm'. "Yes ... These three kids have been a problem since the beginning of the year... we might need to have them take summer school" Said the Vice-Principal when I asked him why these particular kids were having such a difficult time. But you see, this was not my first teaching position. And I wasn't going to let that happen... I implemented the 'No Failings Students' teaching method in this class. And sure, there were some objections at first, But as the weeks went by, there was less fighting... Fewer airplanes whizzing by. And less failing grades. But what made the biggest impact was that the atmosphere in the classroom changed completely. It wasn't just these three kids that were 'saved', it was the entire class. Here's what you'll discover in "No Failing Students..". -Seven well organized proven student success strategies for immediate implementation for maximum achievement with elementary school, middle school, and high school students. -Detailed examples of how to identify vocabulary that is essential for students learning and success in your classroom. -An easy proven way to identify which students will struggle with your content so you can give assistance immediately to reach and meet the needs of every learner in your classroom. -Clever Ideas for using learning styles and strategies without compromising academic rigor. -A time-saving plan for re-designing practice work using active learning, higher order thinking skills and learning styles in education for every grade level in every subject area. There is no need to give up your personal life to have successful students. -Assessment formats that can be adapted by any teacher to increase a student's confidence and success on assessments yet save you hours of time. -Professional development for educators to identify and eliminate practices that cause students to fail. The most important benefit of this book is that in a short period of time you can move students from failure to involved, confident, successful, happy learners.
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Failing at School

Failing at School

I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in getting beyond the typical talking points of school reform.” —Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education “Camille Farrington details how high schools trap students along developmental ...

Author: Camille A. Farrington

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772744

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Roughly half of all incoming ninth graders across urban districts will fail classes and drop out of school without a diploma. Failing at School starts with the premise that urban American high schools generate such widespread student failure not because of some fault of the students who attend them but because high schools were designed to stratify achievement and let only the top performers advance to higher levels of education. This design is particularly detrimental for low-income, racial/ethnic minority students. To get different results, Farrington proposes fundamental changes based on what we now know about how students learn, what motivates them to engage in learning, and what kinds of educational systems and structures would best support their learning. “This is a groundbreaking and eye-opening study because it does what few studies of high school truly do: get inside the hearts and minds of teen-agers and show what their experience of school looks and feels like to them. The analysis of students who fail is revealing and powerful. There are poignant and revealing stories of just how a few student mistakes or teacher insensitivities lead to unfortunate and long-lasting results. More importantly, these case studies, their nuances, and their implications take us beyond the clichés and simplistic theories about schools and reform. Most importantly, we read of tangible and intelligent solutions that can be instituted, based on the facts on the ground. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in getting beyond the typical talking points of school reform.” —Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education “Camille Farrington details how high schools trap students along developmental trajectories distorted by structural factors—resources, values and practices—beyond their control. Grounded firmly in research, she describes a better way forward. This book is an important contribution to the re-visioning of American high schools.” —Ronald F. Ferguson, faculty director, Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard University "Why is there such a pattern of failure in urban high schools? This is a vital issue for every city in America. Camille Farrington’s analysis of the roots of this problem and suggestions for structural changes to break this cycle is the best I have seen. This book combines research and practitioner wisdom with common sense and heart, and for those of us engaged in this work, presents concrete directions for positive change.” —Ron Berger, chief academic officer, Expeditionary Learning Book Features: Offers concrete strategies for redesigning high schools based on four dimensions of student achievement—structural, academic, developmental, and motivational. Highlights the voices of students to illustrate fundamental problems with the way we currently “do school.” Addresses the new Common Core State Standards and the potential of this major reform effort to move us toward equity and excellence. Camille A. Farrington is a research associate (assistant professor) at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and the Consortium on Chicago School Research and director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Network for College Success.
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Failing Students failing Schools

Failing Students  failing Schools

LC 144 N3 B7 1978 C.1 I students, (ailing scho Stanford University Libraries 6105 032 658 960 STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES STANFORD, CALIFORNIA 94305.

Author: Eve E. Block

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032658960

Category: Dropouts

Page: 206

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Categories: Dropouts

Failing School Failing City

Failing School  Failing City

The author is a teacher in inner London with thirty years' experience of teaching in the inner city and working with disruptive pupils.

Author: Martin Johnson

Publisher: Jon Carpenter

ISBN: UOM:39015043230930

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 753

The author is a teacher in inner London with thirty years' experience of teaching in the inner city and working with disruptive pupils. Here he speaks from the teachers point of view about underclass culture and the unremitting conflict it sets up, a situation equally applicable in the United States, and one rarely heard over calls for better teachers. He proposes his own radical solutions to some of the problems but argues the only long-term remedy lies in the eradication of poverty.
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Turning Around Failing Schools

Turning Around Failing Schools

Specifically, districts must provide “students in failing schools with the option to transfer to other public schools within the district, including charter ...

Author: Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452294131

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 749

Provides an in-depth examination of the causes and symptoms of degeneration and a two-part model for preventing educational collapse and crafting an effective turnaround.
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America s Failing Schools

America s Failing Schools

In America's 'Failing' Schools, Popham sets the record straight for teachers, students, and parents alike. In clear, accessible language the book explains the relevant.

Author: W. James Popham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135931933

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 802

'No Child Left' Behind, signed into law by President Bush in January 2002, is the most significant education legislation in decades. It calls for substantially expanded student testing, more stringent accountability requirements, and annual school-focused report cards at the state, district, and school levels. Despite the fact that it affects schooling at every possible level, few people understand its implications or reach. In America's 'Failing' Schools, Popham sets the record straight for teachers, students, and parents alike. In clear, accessible language the book explains the relevant.
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Education Disrupted

Education Disrupted

This book will help public school educators understand that turnaround efforts are based on sound leadership principles – nothing more, nothing less.

Author: Les Stein

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475800623

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 883

This book will help public school educators understand that turnaround efforts are based on sound leadership principles – nothing more, nothing less. It also provides school leaders with the critical skills to turn around failing schools and, more importantly, prevent their schools from failing in the first place.
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Failing Law Schools

Failing Law Schools

On the receiving end, law schools will take transfers who they evaluate can perform reasonably well among the existing student body.

Author: Brian Z. Tamanaha

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226923628

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 657

On the surface, law schools today are thriving. Enrollments are on the rise, and their resources are often the envy of every other university department. Law professors are among the highest paid and play key roles as public intellectuals, advisers, and government officials. Yet behind the flourishing facade, law schools are failing abjectly. Recent front-page stories have detailed widespread dubious practices, including false reporting of LSAT and GPA scores, misleading placement reports, and the fundamental failure to prepare graduates to enter the profession. Addressing all these problems and more in a ringing critique is renowned legal scholar Brian Z. Tamanaha. Piece by piece, Tamanaha lays out the how and why of the crisis and the likely consequences if the current trend continues. The out-of-pocket cost of obtaining a law degree at many schools now approaches $200,000. The average law school graduate’s debt is around $100,000—the highest it has ever been—while the legal job market is the worst in decades, with the scarce jobs offering starting salaries well below what is needed to handle such a debt load. At the heart of the problem, Tamanaha argues, are the economic demands and competitive pressures on law schools—driven by competition over U.S. News and World Report ranking. When paired with a lack of regulatory oversight, the work environment of professors, the limited information available to prospective students, and loan-based tuition financing, the result is a system that is fundamentally unsustainable. Growing concern with the crisis in legal education has led to high-profile coverage in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and many observers expect it soon will be the focus of congressional scrutiny. Bringing to the table his years of experience from within the legal academy, Tamanaha has provided the perfect resource for assessing what’s wrong with law schools and figuring out how to fix them.
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Learning Gap

Learning Gap

This urgent appeal to policymakers, educators, and parents "is a comprehensive report on five different studies . . . the authors explore the differences between Asian and American school systems and outline what the United States can learn ...

Author: Harold Stevenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671880767

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 787

Compares United States elementary education practices with those in Asia and comes to some surprising conclusions.
Categories: Education

The Politics of Structural Education Reform

The Politics of Structural Education Reform

62 The Bush Administration's NCLB blueprint addressed failing schools by calling for supplemental services for failing students; threatening schools and ...

Author: Keith A. Nitta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135896164

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 902

Education policymaking is traditionally seen as a domestic political process. The job of deciding where students will be educated, what they will be taught, who will teach them, and how it will be paid for clearly rests with some mix of district, state, and national policymakers. This book seeks to show how global trends have produced similar changes to very different educational systems in the United States and Japan. Despite different historical development, social norms, and institutional structures, the U.S. and Japanese education systems have been restructured over the past dozen years, not just incrementally but in ways that have transformed traditional power arrangements. Based on 124 interviews, this book examines two restructuring episodes in U.S. education and two restructuring episodes in Japanese education. The four episodes reveal a similar politics of structural education reform that is driven by symbolic action and bureaucratic turf wars, which has ultimately hindered educational improvement in both countries.
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No Quick Fixes

No Quick Fixes

This text attempts to help those working in, or working with, failing schools and aims to contradict the notion that there are no quick fixes for schools in difficulty. The issue of failing schools is looked at from a number of viewpoints.

Author: Professor Louise Stoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135713607

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 102

The challenge of school improvement for failing schools is a complex and much debated issue. This text attempts to help those working in, or working with, failing schools and aims to contradict the notion that there are no quick fixes for schools in difficulty. The issue of failing schools is looked at from a number of viewpoints. Section one contains policy perspectives; section two contains three schools' perspectives; section three contains chapters written by three external facilitators; section four addresses the issues from three prominant school effectiveness researchers; and section five gives international perspectives from the co-ordinator of the OECD Combating School Failure initiative.
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Set Up to Fail 100 Things Wrong with America s Schools

Set Up to Fail  100 Things Wrong with America s Schools

Teachers are almost never considered to be the reason for a student's failing to learn. Rather than recognizing that students are naturally drawn to learn ...

Author: Kathleen Loftus

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615134741

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 617

A collection of research-supported observations, by a school parent educator and former State school monitor, providing a hard-hitting "behind the scenes" look at many of the underlying systemic problems with America's schools in the 21st century.
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The Effect of the Policy of Reconstitution on Student Achievement in Texas

The Effect of the Policy of Reconstitution on Student Achievement in Texas

The failure of schools across the country to ensure students meet federal, state, and community standards continuously plagues the education system.

Author: Gregory Cumpton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939431613

Category:

Page: 260

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The failure of schools across the country to ensure students meet federal, state, and community standards continuously plagues the education system. More than a quarter of all schools in the nation failed to meet federal requirements in 2007, with 38% failing to do so in 2010. By 2011 that figure rose to nearly 50%. Failing schools ostensibly produce failing students who experience poorer outcomes than their peers including reduced earnings over their lifetime. A potential solution to failing schools is to reconstitute them. School reconstitution requires all staff at a failing school to reapply for their positions with the stated aim of improving student achievement. Started as a court-mandated desegregation action in San Francisco in 1983, school reconstitution quickly spread across the country in the 1990s. Incorporated into local and state accountability systems, scholars estimate thousands of schools reconstituted between 1983 and 2011. Despite its prevalence, information regarding how reconstitution began, spread, and made its way into Texas statute is scarce and theories related to why reconstitution should improve student performance lack cohesion. Even worse, little to no quantitative evidence demonstrates whether reconstitution improves student achievement. This dissertation takes advantage of a Texas law passed in 2003 mandating that schools failing to meet state standards for two years in a row must reconstitute. Estimated effects of reconstitution on student achievement apply state-wide student and school data between 2003 and 2011. Several methods, including regression discontinuity and student-level fixed-effects determine whether reconstitution improves student achievement and if developed theories explain this improvement. Discussion includes national, state, and local policy recommendations.
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Failing Our Kids

Failing Our Kids

He discusses the work of teachers and teachers' unions, the changes in public school finance and governance, and the issue of accountability.

Author: Charles Ungerleider

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771086822

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 799

Our public schools are in danger of collapse, and if they do, we will all pay the price Healthy public schools are essential for a healthy economy and creating informed citizens. But we are neglecting our schools in a perversely malicious way: making impossible demands on them, strangling them financially, creating trivial changes for the sake of ideology, avoiding necessary changes, and just plain ignoring them. In this forcefully argued and convincing book, education expert Charles Ungerleider makes our situation plain. Canadians have never placed a higher value on education, but if we do not do something about public schools now, we may lose the benefits that they provide and miss the opportunity to fix them. Drawing on the latest research and using examples from across the country, Ungerleider describes what's right and what's wrong about our public schools system and provides solutions for making them a lot better. He looks at the conflict between “traditional” and “progressive” approaches to education. He argues that the public school curriculum has become bloated, fragmented, and mired in trivia. He examines the effects of the changing family and the influence on children of television, the Internet, video games, and their peers. He discusses the work of teachers and teachers' unions, the changes in public school finance and governance, and the issue of accountability. And he takes on the issue of school choice and competition, where, more than anywhere else, rhetoric prevails over reason. From the Hardcover edition.
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What Is What If

What Is    What If

The teachers noted in this book are examples of professionals still with passion, creativity and the desire and commitment to be an educator that addresses issues of democracy and social justice in their classrooms.

Author: Manon Charbonneau

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 162709119X

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 504

There is presently an emphasis on the downside of schools. Many schools are considered failing, and more and more teachers and administrators are claiming frustration with bureaucratic expectations, kids who don't seem interested in learning, and parents that are disengaged from their children's school experiences. Community members are tired of not getting the results they feel they should get from the educational system-and their tax dollars-especially in terms of the quality of the graduating classes. In addition, the word "accountability" is being linked with the idea that failing students are solely the result of failing teachers and failing schools. What is missing in the public conversation about schools and those who teach is the reality that even in schools considered "failing," even in schools that are physically falling apart, even in schools where kids and their families struggle just to survive-wonderful and exciting things are happening. They are also happening in private schools, charter schools and schools in communities where there is the financial support required to offer a range of educational opportunities to students. The problem is that these wonderful things are often kept within the school or community and not shared with a larger public. We are not fruitfully sharing those touches of educational excellence with other teachers, school districts, and schools. It is important that these wonderful and exciting things be shared so that the public conversation can shift to looking at what does not work to what can work. The teachers noted in this book are examples of professionals still with passion, creativity and the desire and commitment to be an educator that addresses issues of democracy and social justice in their classrooms.
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Education Technology and the Failure of American Schools

Education Technology and the Failure of American Schools

Those students who take school more seriously are those most often bullied. Being smart has been devalued by the people who most matter to the average young ...

Author: Charles K. Stallard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475811131

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Education Technology and the Failure of American Schools offers a broad and penetrating look at the American educational system to determine why progress is so lacking. What is found is a system that has far outlived its functionality in terms of governance, organization, and professional practices.
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Teaching Kids to Fail

Teaching Kids to Fail

The education system. Four componets of education, the family, school, government, and community. I cover all of these compinents, and why our education system isn't working. Some comments on how to fix the problem in all four components

Author: Allan E. Trimble

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1456564293

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 767

The education system. Four componets of education, the family, school, government, and community. I cover all of these compinents, and why our education system isn't working. Some comments on how to fix the problem in all four components
Categories: Education