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Baccalaureate Expectations of Community College Students: Socio-Demographic, Motivational, and Contextual Influences

by Xueli Wang
Drawing upon data from the first and second follow-up interviews of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002), this study investigated socio-demographic, motivational, and postsecondary contextual factors that explain community college students‘ baccalaureate expectations.
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A Re-Analysis of the Effects of KIPP and the Harlem Promise Academies

by Stuart S. Yeh
An analysis of results from evaluations regarding the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) charter school programs suggests that the gains would fall to zero once these programs are implemented in every school across the nation.
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American School Reform: What Works, What Fails, and Why

by Joseph P. McDonald & Cities and Schools Research Group
reviewed by Susan Bush-Mecenas & Julie Marsh


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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Dianne Zager, Carol S Alpern, Barbara McKeon, Janet D Mulvey, & Sue Maxam
reviewed by Christine Ashby


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Educational Management Turned on Its Head: Exploring a Professional Ethic for Educational Leadership

by William C. Frick (Ed)
reviewed by Marla Susman Israel


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Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs

by Scott J. Peters, Michael Matthews, Matthew T. McBee, & D. Betsy McCoach
reviewed by Alicia Cotabish


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"I Had No Idea": Clinical Simulations for Teacher Development

by Benjamin H. Dotger
reviewed by A. Chris Torres



This week education researcher Claire Robertson-Kraft discusses True Grit: Trait-Level Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals Predicts Effectiveness and Retention Among Novice Teachers, her paper co-authored with Angela Duckworth. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
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Ready or Not: How Multiple Measures of College Readiness Can Help Reduce Unnecessary Remediation

by Judith Scott-Clayton
While the prevalence of remediation has generated widespread concern about the college readiness of our nation’s high school graduates, comparatively little attention has been paid to how “readiness” is actually determined. At most community colleges and at many nonselective four-year colleges, readiness is determined by scores on short standardized math and English placement tests. This commentary describes research finding that assignment to remedial or college-level courses based on standardized placement exams results in large numbers of placement errors, and that incorporating high school transcript information would lead to fewer assignments to remediation while maintaining or increasing success rates in college-level Math and English.
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Annual Yearbooks for 2014

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.


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