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In this issue...
Perspectives / Hot-Button IssueMarge Scherer
Five Trends for SchoolsShelley Lapkoff and Rose Maria LiFrom roller-coaster enrollments to a multiplicity of languages, schools face change.
As Diversity Grows, So Must WeGary R. HowardA plan for schools experiencing rapid diversification.
What Families WantDeborah Wadsworth and Michael Hamill RemaleyWhat families need from schools to make their dreams come true.
The Culturally Responsive TeacherAna María Villegas and Tamara LucasWhich instructional approaches work best for students from linguistically diverse backgrounds?
Helping Young Hispanic LearnersEugene E. García and Bryant JensenChildren in the youngest and largest ethnic group need universal prekindergarten, rich language programs, and bilingual teachers.
Schooling, InterruptedAndrea DeCapua, Will Smathers and Lixing Frank TangThe authors describe programs that fill in the learning gaps of students whose formal schooling has been interrupted.
Rethinking the Line Between UsBill BigelowA social studies curriculum raises awareness of Mexican/U.S. immigration issues.
"Tinkering” Close to the EdgeMia Lynn Mercurio and Charles R. A. MorseCourt rulings challenge schools to consider what constitutes free speech.
Lessons at the Kitchen TableMargery B. GinsbergHome visits provide teachers funds of knowledge.
Building Partnerships with Immigrant ParentsAndrea Sobel and Eileen Gale KuglerA Virginia school invites parents to leadership seminars.
Schools in TransitionEllen McCarthy, Sandra R. Schecter, John Ippolito, Karine Rashkovsky, Valentine Hart, Louis Cuglietto, Robert Burke and Steven OcasioFrom sex education to dealing with racism, four schools share strategies for responding to diverse students' needs.
Special Topic / The Case For and Against HomeworkRobert J. Marzano and Debra J. PickeringWhat research recommends about the amount and kind of homework students need.
Response / Toward Neurological Reading InstructionJudy Willis“Brain glitch” research ignores the complex components of reading.
All About Accountability / Another Bite Out of the AppleW. James Popham
Leading to Change / Closing the Implementation GapDouglas Reeves
The Principal Connection / Affirming DiversityThomas R. Hoerr
Review / Super Size Me: An Educational Tool of Epic ProportionsEric K. Gill
Special Report / Focus on Adolescent English Language LearnersDeborah Perkins-Gough
The Best of the BlogLaura VarlasJournal Staff
Online Only - Maintaining Excellence at Harrisonburg High Pamela NesselrodtA growing high school adopts a sheltered instruction program for newly arrived students.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Creativity Now!February 2013