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Five Misconceptions About School Shootings
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Five Misconceptions About School Shootings

This research brief addresses five common misconceptions about school shootings and their perpetrators and presents a balanced perspective on what can be done to better promote school safety.
Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture
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Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture

What is opportunity culture and how does it fit into the four domains of rapid school improvement? Find out in a new brief from the Center on School Turnaround.
Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation
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Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, this book aims to help pre- and in-service teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

Literacy

Developing Foundational Reading Skills in the Early Grades: Teaching Decoding Skills Through Small-Group Lessons
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Developing Foundational Reading Skills in the Early Grades: Teaching Decoding Skills Through...

This paper discusses the instruction and development of foundational reading skills, with a particular focus on how to help students in the early grades learn to decode, or pronounce, words.
Cover for Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach
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Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach

Access clear, on-the-ground guidance for improving student reading across secondary schools and colleges.
Cover for Move On When Reading: Implementation of a Third Grade Retention Policy in Arizona
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Move On When Reading: Implementation of a Third Grade Retention Policy in Arizona

Learn about the initial implementation and key findings to date of Arizona's third grade retention policy.