Paul A. Jargowsky and Mohamed El Komi examine the relative impact of school and neighborhood contexts on 5th through 8th grade math and reading scores.
Ken Montgomery et al. explore Milwaukee's unique reform approach that applies both a portfolio strategy and managed instruction.
Author Stephen Newton offers preliminary findings on the relationship between beginning teacher's scores on the PACT assessment and their teaching effectiveness.
Ann Jaquith et al. examine the policies and practices of four states that have increased access to effective professional development and improved student achievement.
Mary-Lou Donnelly examines equity in the Canadian education system, focusing on the roles that teachers and teacher organizations play in Canada's high-achieving schools.
Sharon Friesen examines how two schools with very different approaches--Eastside and Beachcroft Secondary Schools in Alberta, Canada--intellectually engage their students.
Prudence Carter examines what we mean by equity in education in the 21st century through the lens of economic and educational disparities.
In this paper, Ben Levin argues that policy approaches to educational improvement are necessarily different in Canada and the United States, and that greater equity in education can be achieved using practices we already know to be effective.
Dennis Sumara and Brent Davis approach equity from the angle of learning theory, attending to some of the dramatic developments in research and theory that have transformed the playing field of formal education.
Carol Lee provides an in-depth examination of the practice of teaching, arguing that it is essential to keep sight of what teachers need to know and how they learn across careers.
In this speech, Parent, President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, looks at historic and modern trends in Canadian education policy, and their impact on equity in Canadian schools.
Linda Darling-Hammond looks to the practices of high achieving nations and to successes in America's past to address current education policy and the disparities in opportunity for students in the U.S.
Rebecca Pringle discusses ways that unions are collaborating with parents, communities, school districts, and students to improve education and address inequities in educational opportunities for poor and minority students.
In this report, Linda Darling-Hammond describes teacher performance assessments that are reliable, consistent and powerful and can improve student and teacher learning.
In this policy brief, Pasi Sahlberg details the key elements of Finland's successful education system, drawing lessons for reform in the United States.
In this research brief, Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues look at how high-achieving countries organize professional learning for teachers to draw a set of policy lessons for the United States.
Linda Darling-Hammond et al. conduct a state-by-state analysis of progress on teacher professional development in the United States using data from the Schools and Staffing Survey.
In this presentation, Carol Campbell reviews how other nations assess students and explores how U.S. assessment systems could become internationally comparable.