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Choice in Urban School Systems: The Edmonton Experience

Executive Summary School choice has been a cornerstone of the educational landscape in Edmonton, Alberta since 1974. The interplay of choice policies and practices over this period of time has led to a robust K-12 choice environment that has generated international interest among educational leaders and researchers. The evidence gathered...

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Creating a Culture of Learning

A. Community Engagement 1. Ministers' National Working Group on Education Final Report, December 2002, Our children - keepers of the sacred knowledge. Indian and Northern Affairs 2. Parent and Community Partnerships: Schools and Communities, from Sharing Our Success, Ten Case Studies in Aboriginal Schooling, David Bell, 2004 3....

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MEANINGFUL APPLIED PHONICS: A LONGITUDINAL EARLY LITERACY STUDY

Executive Summary SCOPE OF THE STUDY The M eaningful Applied Phonics (M.A.P.) program is a prescriptive, explicit, teacher-directed approach designed to teach the alphabetic principle in a logical, sequential, and multi-sensory manner by teaching children the 70 graphemes that make up the 26 letters of the alphabet and...

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Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders can Take Charge

"Educators have two choices", says Douglas Reeves, author of this important guide for school-based educators. "[They] can rail against the system, hoping that standards and testing are a passing fad, or lead the way in a fundamental reformulation of educational accountability." Reevesā latest book argues for the latter. Accountability for Learn...

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Studying Canada’s Virtual Secondary Schools

What do we know about the effectiveness of e-schooling? How do student performance, satisfaction rates, cost-effectiveness, and funding in the virtual environment compare with conventional schools? Dr. Barker's...

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