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The State of Curriculum Usage in 2019

Since the 1990s, local schools increasingly have been joined by federal, state, and district educational agencies and professional organizations in partnerships to transform and reform American schools (Cohen, 1995). Particularly since 1965, with the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), federal policy, undergirded by federal funds, has strongly influenced American schooling, even…

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal is published six days a week, along with its Asian and European editions. Benefits of WSJ.com: Financial, business and world news updated 24/7 with 200 new stories added daily. Online personalization tools. 30,000+ company profiles and 25…

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Why We Choose to Homeschool?

Interest in school choice continues to grow as the political and social milieu surrounding it gains momentum. What was initially an idea that seemed almost unpatriotic, at least in the eyes of the majority of our publicly schooled populace, is now an increasingly acceptable American practice. Indeed, it is a serious mistake to ignore or…

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The Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics Courses in 2019

Educators have long realized that course taking opens doors to learning and that mathematics courses in particular are the key to higher level postsecondary schooling and improved employment opportunities. We investigated policies and practices of high schools that encourage or discourage students’ enrollment in advanced mathematics courses. Also examined were the effects of schools’ graduation…

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An Examination of the Impact of Block Scheduling

The current interest in block scheduling arose in part out of two landmark publications, Prisoners of Time, produced by the National Education Commission on Time and Learning (1994), and Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution, a report from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (1996). These reports suggest that the quality and quantity of…

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