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Getting It Right: The Mise Approach To Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran, Siobhan Mcvay, Kate Riordan Dec 2003

Getting It Right: The Mise Approach To Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran, Siobhan Mcvay, Kate Riordan

CPRE Research Reports

With an initial 10-year commitment from Merck & Co., Inc. the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) was founded in 1993 to demonstrate that virtually all students could reach high levels of scientific literacy. Shortly thereafter, MISE formed partnerships with four public school districts -- Linden, Rahway, and Readington Township in New Jersey, and North Penn in Pennsylvania -- where Merck has major facilities and a history of providing employee volunteers and supporting local science education initiatives. These district partnerships quickly merged into one multi-district Partnership.

MISE's approach to improving science teaching has been systemic, addressing both policy and practice in the ...


2003 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Dec 2003

2003 December, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for December of 2003.


Ua3/9/5 Veterans Day Rotc Ceremony, Wku President's Office Nov 2003

Ua3/9/5 Veterans Day Rotc Ceremony, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2003 WKU Veterans Day ROTC ceremony.


Changing District Culture And Capacity: The Impact Of The Merck Institute For Science Education Partnership, Thomas B. Corcoran, Nancy Lawrence Nov 2003

Changing District Culture And Capacity: The Impact Of The Merck Institute For Science Education Partnership, Thomas B. Corcoran, Nancy Lawrence

CPRE Research Reports

In 1993, Merck & Co., Inc. began an endeavor to make a significant and visible commitment to improving science education by creating the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) and supported the new venture with a 10-year, $20-million financial commitment. From its inception, MISE had two goals: to raise the interest, participation, and performance of public school students in science, and to demonstrate to other businesses that direct, focused involvement would hasten the improvement of science teaching and learning in the public schools. MISE initiated its work by forming partnerships with four public school districts — Linden, Rahway, and Readington Township in New Jersey, and North Penn in Pennsylvania — where Merck has major facilities.

CPRE was contracted by MISE in 1993 to document the implementation of the initiative and assess its impact on districts, schools, classrooms, and students. Throughout the evaluation, CPRE conducted interviews with teachers, instructional leaders, and district personnel; surveyed teachers; developed case studies of schools; and examined student achievement data in order to provide feedback on the progress of the MISE Partnership


The Use Of Research Evidence In Instructional Improvement, Thomas B. Corcoran Nov 2003

The Use Of Research Evidence In Instructional Improvement, Thomas B. Corcoran

CPRE Policy Briefs

Those who seek to reform our public schools often argue that school performance would improve if only policy and practice were based on evidence. If decision-makers and practitioners paid more attention to research findings, the argument goes, they would make better decisions about improvement strategies and resource allocation, and we would see better results. The belief in this axiom is demonstrated by the increasing frequency with which reformers, educators, and policymakers find it necessary to legitimate their actions with claims that they are "research-based." However, moving beyond rhetoric to actually put this principle into operation turns out to be difficult ...


Developing Communities Of Instructional Practice: Lessons From Cincinnati And Philadelphia, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Jolley Bruce Christman Nov 2003

Developing Communities Of Instructional Practice: Lessons From Cincinnati And Philadelphia, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Jolley Bruce Christman

CPRE Policy Briefs

Over the past several years, education reformers have increasingly invested in the development of communities within schools as a central strategy to improve teaching and student learning. These communities come in various guises, including small schools, small learning communities, and teacher teams. Two assumptions about how these communities will enhance the quality of instruction underlie the push for these more intimate learning environments. First, supporters believe that teachers will get to know their students better and therefore be more able to respond to students’ learning needs. Second, advocates contend that small communities will encourage teachers to collaborate more in order ...


2003 November, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Nov 2003

2003 November, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for November of 2003.


Religion And Education: Walking The Line In Public Schools, Joanne M. Marshall Nov 2003

Religion And Education: Walking The Line In Public Schools, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

In recent years religion has moved out of the private sphere and into the public square. Whether it’s the invocation for God to bless America, the sudden interest in Islam, or the tale of Alabama Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments, religion and its impact on our world have become less private and more public. Therefore, teachers who wish to involve their students with the world around them must also address religious topics in their classrooms.


Boys And Girls Club / Dr. King After School Program: Data Collection And Program Recommendations, Syracuse University. Maxwell School. Community Benchmarks Program Oct 2003

Boys And Girls Club / Dr. King After School Program: Data Collection And Program Recommendations, Syracuse University. Maxwell School. Community Benchmarks Program

Community Benchmarks Program

This report recommends organizational and methodical changes for the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse (B&G Club) after school program held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School (Dr. King) in Syracuse, New York. The recommendations focus on improvements to the program’s data collection and measurement system as a continuous improvement tool.


2003 October, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Oct 2003

2003 October, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for October of 2003.


What Explains Differences In International Performance? Timss Researchers Continue To Look For Answers, Deborah Nelson Sep 2003

What Explains Differences In International Performance? Timss Researchers Continue To Look For Answers, Deborah Nelson

CPRE Policy Briefs

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)-1995 and its successor, TIMSS-1999, provide researchers, policymakers, and educators with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the possible relationships between educational policies and student achievement in an international context. Due to the amount and complexity of the TIMSS data, analyses have proceeded in phases, each providing a more detailed and sophisticated understanding of these relationships. This Brief is the third in the Consortium for Policy Research in Education’s (CPRE) series reporting on the policy implications of TIMSS data. It summarizes results of recently completed TIMSS research that explores in greater detail ...


Out-Of-Field Teaching And The Limits Of Teacher Policy, Richard Ingersoll Sep 2003

Out-Of-Field Teaching And The Limits Of Teacher Policy, Richard Ingersoll

CPRE Research Reports

The failure to ensure that the nation’s classrooms are all staffed with qualified teachers is one of the most important problems in contemporary American education. Over the past decade, many panels, commissions, and studies have focused attention on this problem and, in turn, numerous reforms have been initiated to upgrade the quality and quantity of the teaching force. This report focuses on the problem of underqualified teachers in the core academic fields at the 7-12 th grade level. Using data from the nationally representative Schools and Staffing Survey, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, this analysis examined ...


Is There Really A Teacher Shortage?, Richard Ingersoll Sep 2003

Is There Really A Teacher Shortage?, Richard Ingersoll

CPRE Research Reports

Contemporary educational thought holds that one of the pivotal causes of inadequate school performance is the inability of schools to adequately staff classrooms with qualified teachers. It is widely believed that schools are plagued by shortages of teachers, primarily due to recent increases in teacher retirements and student enrollments. This report summarizes a series of analyses that have investigated the possibility that there are other factors—tied to the organizational characteristics and conditions of schools—that are behind school staffing problems. The data utilized in this investigation are from the Schools and Staffing Survey and its supplement, the Teacher Followup ...


2003 September, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Sep 2003

2003 September, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for September of 2003.


2003 August, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Aug 2003

2003 August, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for August of 2003.


External Support To Schools On Probation: Getting A Leg Up?, Kara Finnigan, Jennifer O'Day Jul 2003

External Support To Schools On Probation: Getting A Leg Up?, Kara Finnigan, Jennifer O'Day

CPRE Research Reports

In 1996, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began implementing a new school accountability policy designed to improve student performance by providing a combination of consequences and support to low-performing schools. The center point of the accountability system, the Chicago school probation policy, designates schools as being "on probation" if fewer than 15% (later raised to 20%) of their students score at grade-level norms on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in reading. When placed on probation, schools face the consequences of decreased autonomy and the threat of more severe sanctions. At the same time, probation schools receive direct assistance from ...


2003 July, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Jul 2003

2003 July, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for July of 2003.


2003 June, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Jun 2003

2003 June, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for June of 2003.


2003 May, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. May 2003

2003 May, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for May of 2003.


Msu Today, 2003, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Apr 2003

Msu Today, 2003, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Communications and Marketing Publications Archive

The MSU Today magazine of Morehead State University for April of 2003.


Brief 16: In Search Of Equity: An Institutional Response, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2003

Brief 16: In Search Of Equity: An Institutional Response, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

The United States Supreme Judicial Court is currently deliberating the University of Michigan Affirmative Action lawsuits involving three white students who claim they were discriminated against because of race-conscious admissions policies. Organizations, such as the Center for Individual Rights, which sponsored the Michigan plaintiffs, and the Center for Equal Opportunity, have spearheaded drives to evaluate affirmative action programs in light of equal protection under the law. Viewed in this light, these policies appear to be unfair to white candidates. Examined more closely, concerns about equitability are missing from arguments about fairness. NERCHE’s Multicultural Affairs Think Tank members discussed the ...


2003 April, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Apr 2003

2003 April, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for April of 2003.


The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Apr 2003

The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the Massachusetts electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Referendum Ballot Question 2 (Q. 2), sponsored by California millionaire Ron Unz. The passage of this initiative by close to 70% of the voters effectively ended bilingual education in the state as it had been known for thirty years. Exit polling done at selected cities in Massachusetts by the Mauricio Gaston Institute and UMass Poll revealed, however, that out of a total 1,491 Latinos polled, a vast majority of them, around 93%, had voted in favor of rejecting Q. 2 and keeping bilingual education in place.

Indeed, Q. 2 ...


The Merck Institute For Science Education: A Successful Intermediary For Education Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran Mar 2003

The Merck Institute For Science Education: A Successful Intermediary For Education Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran

CPRE Research Reports

A variety of technical assistance organizations have been created in the last 20 years to help public schools implement reforms to improve their perfor- mance. These organizations vary in size, sponsorship, and focus, but their creation rests on the common premise that the reforms needed in the schools to educate all children to high standards require strong external stimuli and resources and knowledge beyond what are ordinarily available in public school systems (McDonald, McLaughlin, & Corcoran, 2000). Accordingly, these technical assistance organizations forge partnerships with school systems under pressure to improve their performance. Working across the boundaries of the educational system ...


2003 March, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Mar 2003

2003 March, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for March of 2003.


2003 February, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Feb 2003

2003 February, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Morehead State University press releases for February of 2003.


An Institutional History Of The Ged By Lois M. Quinn, Lois M. Quinn Jan 2003

An Institutional History Of The Ged By Lois M. Quinn, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This history of the development and promotion of the GED credential examines how a multiple choice test came to be the primary vehicle for educating high school non-completers and why so few adult high school completion programs model the Carnegie unit high school. The history examines the origin of the “general education development” curriculum advocated by the American Council on Education and the evolution of the Iowa Tests of Educational Development, the first GED test. It explores the attack on the Carnegie-unit high school by progressive educators during World War II and introduction of the GED test to promote their ...


Msu Update, 2003, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. Jan 2003

Msu Update, 2003, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Communications and Marketing Publications Archive

MSU Update Newsletters for 2003.


A Lesson Of Human Connection: 9/11, Film, Brotherhood, And Interpretation, Deron R. Boyles Jan 2003

A Lesson Of Human Connection: 9/11, Film, Brotherhood, And Interpretation, Deron R. Boyles

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Brothers Gedeon and Jules Naudet were within two blocks of the World Trade Center (WTC) on the morning of September 11, 2001 when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the WTC towers. Both brothers had cameras with them, as they were engaged in shooting a documentary film about firefighters at the time. As a result, they captured unique footage from the area, including the only images from inside Tower 1, where firefighters were trying to get a handle on the situation. The footage includes sounds of falling bodies and scenes of firefighters trying to escape from Tower 1 after Tower 2 ...


Joseph Kinmont Hart And Vanderbilt University: The Rise And Fall Of A Department Of Education, 1930-1934, Deron R. Boyles Jan 2003

Joseph Kinmont Hart And Vanderbilt University: The Rise And Fall Of A Department Of Education, 1930-1934, Deron R. Boyles

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

More cautionary positions are represented in the editorial comments of L.L. Thurstone and W.W. Charters. In 1930, Thurstone wrote in the Journal of Higher Education that academic freedom needed to be guarded. He broadly referred to cases when he argued for a defense of academic freedom by involving the “Association of University Professors” and having the organization effectively censure colleges and universities that encroached on academic freedom. Within his article, however, he noted that his “plan involves no violence in speech or action, and it does not challenge the legal right of the trustees of a university to ...