English learners (EL) students are one of the fastest growing student populations in the United States. The academic performance of ELs has gone from being a concern for a handful of states to quickly becoming a national issue. As such, both state and federal governments have taken a more active policymaking role in efforts to… Read More »
Local school boards are traditionally at the center of this country’s public education system. Elections to these boards have typically featured low voter turnout and the issues have often been parochial in nature. However, recognizing that local districts are critical in implementing new state and national education reform policies, “outsiders with deep pockets” have been… Read More »
There is a growing body of research about the rise of the charter school movement within the American education system. However, little research has been done on why new charter schools open where they do and whether there are patterns to where those schools open. A new study by Michigan State University Associate Professor Rebecca… Read More »
Abstract: In spite of views that children’s writing development is in large part a linguistic complex process involved in their engagement within and across social activities in and out of school, the literature is scant on the wide range of semiotic resources that children may draw on to animate their poetry writing and performances. Drawing… Read More »
In recent years, charitable foundations have taken an interest in national education initiatives and issues in unprecedented ways, transforming the educational policy landscape. For example, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli and Edith Broad Foundation have exerted influence on national education policy decisions by offering substantial funding and research-based evidence to organizations… Read More »
Many home buyers use information about school quality to make decisions about where to live. In the past, school test score data has been shown to influence consumers to purchase homes in high-achieving school districts, thus driving up housing values. However, new measures of school and teacher quality such as value-added are also publicly available… Read More »
As they have throughout their history, schools continue to struggle to achieve equity and excellence for students of color. Qualitative research by Michigan State University Associate Professor Terah Venzant Chambers and Washington State University Assistant Professor Kristin Shawn Huggins examines the social interactions of students of color with their teachers, administrators and classmates at high… Read More »
Barros, S. R. (2015, forthcoming). A pedagogy for modernity: Heitor Villa-Lobos and modernismo revisited. Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives. B. Roos and A. Reynolds (Eds.) Gainesville, FL.: University of Florida Press.
Crespo, S. (2015). A Collection of Problem Posing Experiences for Prospective Mathematics Teachers that Make a Difference. In F. M. Singer, N. F. Ellerton, & J. Cai, (Eds) Problem Posing: From Research to Effective Practice. Research in Mathematics Education Series: Springer.