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Beyond the Basics: Achieving a Liberal Education for All Children

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2007. (web publication)

In the era of NCLB, liberal learning is on the defensive. This report develops the rationale for liberal education in the primary and secondary grades, explores what policymakers and educators at all levels can to do sustain liberal learning, and sketches an unlovely future if we fail.

Analysis Finds Time Stolen From Other Subjects for Math, Reading

Education Week, 2008. (web article)

A report from the Center for Education Policy finds that NCLB is decreasing instruction time in a number of subjects that compose a challenging curriculum.

A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity

Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008. (web article)

A multi-component school-based intervention can be effective in preventing the development of overweight among children in grades 4 through 6 in urban public schools with a high proportion of children eligible for free and reduced-priced school meals.

School Climate Research Summary: August 2012

National School Climate Center, 2012. (PDF, 21 pgs.)

There has been an explosion of interest in school climate in America and abroad. This 2012 research brief summarizes this work. Showing research that proves students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school, and offers advice for schools to increase connectedness.

21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide

Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008. (PDF, 20 pgs.)

This guide summarizes the challenges and opportunities that, if left unaddressed, will curtail our competitiveness and diminish our standing in the world. We can thrive in this century only with informed leadership and concerted action that prepares Americans to compete.

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