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True Grit: Trait-Level Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals Predicts Effectiveness and Retention Among Novice Teachers

by Claire Robertson-Kraft & Angela Duckworth
This article explores how biographical data on grit, a disposition toward perseverance and passion for long-term goals, explains variance in novice teachers’ effectiveness and retention.
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Instruction Matters: Lessons From a Mixed-Method Evaluation of Out-Of-School Time Tutoring Under No Child Left Behind

by Annalee G. Good, Patricia Ellen Burch, Mary S. Stewart, Rudy Acosta & Carolyn Heinrich
This paper examines the character and quality of instruction in afterschool tutoring programs mandated under No Child Left Behind. It draws upon a mixed-method, longitudinal study to examine the nature of the instructional setting to suggest reasons for a lack of significant effects on academic achievement.
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Book Reviews

Helping English Learners to Write: Meeting Common Core Standards, Grades 6-12

by Carol Booth Olson, Robin C. Scarcella & Tina Matuchniak
reviewed by Michael Wei & Yalun Zhou


Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

by Michael B. Horn, Heather Staker & Clayton M. Christensen
reviewed by Charles R. Graham, Curtis R. Henrie & Lisa R. Halverson


Promising Practices To Empower Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families Of Children With Disabilities

by Lusa Lo & Diana Hiatt-Michael (Eds.)
reviewed by Chris Hale


Early Childhood Governance: Choices and Consequences

by Sharon L. Kagan & Rebecca E. Gomez
reviewed by Cindy Ryan


Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education

by Tim Spuck & Leigh Jenkins (Eds.)
reviewed by Ying-Chih Chen

Education researcher Elizabeth Minor discusses her article, Racial Differences in Teacher Perception of Student Ability. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.


Paradigm Shift Happens

by Martin Scanlan
David Sackett, a physician who died in May, 2015 at age 80, helped usher a paradigm shift in medicine toward embracing evidence-based medicine and applying principles of improvement science to health care reform. A parallel paradigm shift is afoot in educational research.

Annual Yearbooks for 2015

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2015.

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