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Supporting Literacy Across the Sunshine State: A Study of Florida Middle School Reading Coaches

August 28, 2008

Evaluates the implementation of a reading coach program to provide on-site support to teachers in Florida middle schools and its impact on teachers, principals, school climate, and student achievement. Includes literature review and recommended models.

School Finance Systems and Their Responsiveness to Performance Pressures: A Case Study of North Carolina

April 6, 2007

Details the mechanisms of and influences on the state's school finance system, changes caused by increased performance pressures, local officials' views on alternative allocation of resources, and obstacles to linking resources to student learning.

School Finance Systems and Their Responsiveness to Performance Pressures: A Case Study of Texas

March 30, 2007

Details the mechanisms of and influences on the state's school finance system, changes caused by increased performance pressures, local officials' ability to allocate resources as deemed appropriate, and obstacles to linking resources to student learning.

Reforming Teacher Education: Something Old, Something New

January 1, 2006

Evaluates the Teachers for a New Era initiative, which supported eleven colleges and universities in applying new practices to their teacher education programs and organizational culture. Assesses the sustainability of the practices beyond the initiative.

Achieving State and National Literacy Goals, a Long Uphill Road

December 1, 2004

Provides a 50-state assessment of student performance on reading or English language arts and writing assessments in order to measure adolescents' performance toward state literacy goals, and examines their relative performance against national standards.