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Report Round-Up: April 27, 2012

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April 27, 2012 08:43 pm

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Education Reform for the Digital Era
– Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In this report, experts examined how policymakers can make digital learning a tool to improve American education, gleaning insights from papers which they wrote to form the new book.

Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-2010– National Center for Education Statistics

This report finds that the number of public secondary and elementary schools offering visual arts, dance, and drama/theater has declined in the last 10 years, but music classes remain available to students in an overwhelming majority of schools.

States Need to Fill in the Gaps in Expanded Learning Time: Troubling Lack of Detail Seen in No Child Left Behind Waiver Applications– Center for American Progress

This report states that most of the 11 states that applied for and received NCLB waivers in the first round did not detail how they would use expanded learning time to improve student achievement.

Off the Clock: What More Time Can (and Can’t) Do for School Turnarounds– Education Sector

This report contends that available research on Expanded Learning Times indicates that extra time has had only a small impact on student performance and that LEAs should not just provide more time for its own sake, but instead think strategically about using time to improve instruction and learning.

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