1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
November 2010 | Volume 68 | Number 3
Closing Opportunity Gaps
Perspectives / Getting a Grip on the Gaps Marge Scherer
Double Take / Reviews, research, and relevant reads.
Think Big, Bigger … and Smaller Richard E. NisbettLarge-scale thinking is essential, but smaller interventions also have notable effects.
Leaving Nothing to Chance Karin ChenowethHigh-performing, high-poverty schools show how to create the right conditions under which all kids can learn.
Integrated Schools: Finding a New Path Gary Orfield, Erica Frankenberg, and Genevieve Siegel-HawleyAs a multiracial generation of children enters our schools, the lessons of Brown are more important than ever.
Resegregation: What's the Answer? Jonathan Kozol, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Susan Eaton, and Patricia Gándara
The Myth of Pink and Blue Brains Lise EliotGirls don't think pink, and boys don't think blue. In fact, neuroscientists find few reliable differences between boys' and girls' brains.
Gender-Friendly Schools Kelley King, Michael Gurian, and Kathy StevensBoys and girls do learn differently, these authors say.
Students Without Homes Vicky S. DillHow can we make sure that school offers homeless children a safe place to learn?
Roadblocks on the Information Highway Donna Celano and Susan B. NeumanThe digital divide is far from closed.
Dismantling Rural Stereotypes James A. Bryant Jr.Idyllic stereotypes obscure the poverty and special circumstances that rural schools face.
Overcoming Triple Segregation Patricia GándaraLatino students often face language, cultural, and economic isolation.
Another Inconvenient Truth: Race and Ethnicity Matter Willis D. Hawley and Sonia NietoPractices that are responsive to the needs of students of color enhance the learning of all.
Opening Digital Doors Donna DeGennaroThe Tech Goes Home program not only teaches families computer literacy, but it also puts computer ownership within their reach. Watch the video at http://vimeo.com/5115492.
Research Says … / Some Summer Programs Narrow Learning Gaps Jane L. DavidLow-income students benefit from well-planned programs.
Art and Science of Teaching / When Practice Makes Perfect … Sense Robert J. MarzanoWhat kind of practice is most effective?
Digitally Speaking / E-Readers: Get Ready for the Revolution William M. FerriterElectronic books are rapidly becoming the norm.
Principal Connection / Crisis as Opportunity Joanne RooneyA crisis can change your ways.
ASCD Community in Action / News and resources from ASCD.
Among Colleagues / How Can We Improve Formative Assessment? Question contributed by James Han. Responses by Ben Shuldiner, Ron Klemp, and Tracy Broccolino.
ADDITIONAL ONLINE CONTENT
Got Opportunity? Russell J. Quaglia, Kristine M. Fox, and Michael J. CorsoStudents tell us what would improve their school experience.
Questioning Our Beliefs and Biases John Krownapple, Razia F. Kosi, and Shannon KeenyA Maryland school district asked its school employees to examine privilege, perception, and practice.
Demystifying College Jessica Singer Early and Meredith DeCosta-SmithA pilot program helps teens meet the challenge of writing the admissions essay.
EL Study Guide Naomi Thiers
Inservice Guest Blogger Richard E. Nisbett on the respective roles of schools and society in closing achievement gaps.