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This book summarizes over 40 programs which enhance the success of students at risk. The emphases of these programs include individual students' learning skills, whole-school improvement, professional development, and parent and family improvement. Names and addresses of key people at each site are also included.

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  • ISBN: 9781317920335
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (333 pages)
  • Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- About the Author -- Table of Contents -- 1 Introduction and Background -- An Overview -- Placing a Few Things into Perspective -- A Personal Perspective -- Background, Rationale, and Purpose -- Organization of the Remainder of the Book -- Background Information Related to Students At Risk -- The Purpose of the School -- Definition of Dropout -- Defining and Calculating Event Dropout Rates Using the Common Core of Data -- Types of Dropout Rates -- The Dropout Problem -- Factors that Impact a Student's Decision to Drop Out of School -- Race-Ethnicity -- Income -- Age -- Geographic Region -- Teen Pregnancy -- Creating a Professional Learning Community: An Environment That Facilitates Student Learning and Achievement of Students At Risk -- Moving Toward Excellence: Establishing a Positive School Environment -- Classroom-Related Activities That Foster Learning -- Resiliency-Building Class Strategies -- Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students -- Parental Engagement of Students At Risk -- So, Does Involving Parents Really Make a Difference? -- An Ending Note-What Parents Want From Teachers -- 2 Program, Instructional, and Curricular Initiatives -- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) -- The California Mini-Corps -- Core Knowledge -- Equity 2000 -- Help One Student To Succeed (HOSTS) -- Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) -- International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI) -- Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) -- The (Ronald E ) McNair Program -- MegaSkills -- Parent Expectations Support Achievement (PESA) -- Project Zero -- SCORE -- Success for All (SFA) -- 3 Comprehensive School-Improvement Initiatives -- Accelerated Schools Project -- The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES).
The Developmental Studies Center Child Development Project -- The Edison Project -- The Efficacy Institute -- Effective Schools -- Foxfire -- Different Ways of Knowing-The Galef Institute -- The League of Professional Schools -- The Paideia Program -- The School Development Program -- SCORE -- 4 Teacher Training and Professional Development Initiatives -- The Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students (C-STARS) -- The National Writing Project -- Reading Recovery -- Teach For America (TFA) -- Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA) -- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc (TESOL) -- 5 District, State, and National Systemic Initiatives -- The Center for Educational Renewal -- The Center for Leadership in School Reform (CLSR) -- The Center for Research in Human Development and Education (CRHDE) -- The Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students (C-STARS) -- The Clearinghouse for Immigrant Education (CHIME) -- Education Commission of the States -- The Holmes Partnership -- The Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) -- The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) -- The National Coalition of Advocates for Students (NCAS) -- New American Schools (NAS) -- The Panasonic Foundation -- The Urban Education Web -- 6 Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Appendices -- Appendix A: High School Completion Rates -- Appendix B: Membership, Dropout Counts, and Event Dropout Rates -- Appendix C: Race-Ethnicity and Income -- Appendix D: Event Dropout and Persistence Rates -- Appendix E: Selected Web Sites -- Appendix F: Information About Parental Involvement -- Appendix G: New Report Documents Public Engagement -- Appendix H: The PTA's National Standards -- Appendix I: Schools of Promise -- Appendix J: Listen, Discuss, and Act: Recommendations from the Education Commission of the States.
Appendix K: Resources for Change Schools -- Appendix L: Mobilization for Equity Partner Organizations -- Appendix M: School Choice Resources -- Appendix N: Programs At-a-Glance (In Alphabetical Order).
Summary, etc.:
This book summarizes over 40 programs which enhance the success of students at risk. The emphases of these programs include individual students' learning skills, whole-school improvement, professional development, and parent and family improvement. Names and addresses of key people at each site are also included.
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Subject: Problem children - Education - United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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