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Finding our way back to first

Finding our way back to first

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Published by Chris Stewart
The 2012 NAACP report urging renewed focus on improving pubic education.
The 2012 NAACP report urging renewed focus on improving pubic education.

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Published by: Chris Stewart on Dec 07, 2012
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Finding Our WayBack to First:
Reclaiming World Leadership byEducating All America’s Children 
2012
Edited By: T. Beth Glenn, Director, Education
 
Copyright © 2011 NAACP. All rights reserved.
 
Contents
PageExecutive Summary.............................................................................................................................i Action Plan for the School Quality Activist ..........................................................................................1Introduction .........................................................................................................................................2Vision statement .................................................................................................................................3Chapter 1: Prekindergarten Prep for Achievement .............................................................................6 All Skills Are Not Equal ................................................................................................................6Essential Skills .............................................................................................................................7What Should We Do?...................................................................................................................7Key Action Steps ........................................................................................................................10Conclusion .................................................................................................................................13Chapter 2: Effective Teaching ...........................................................................................................15Key Challenges for the Support of Teachers and Teacher Effectiveness for Students of Color .......................................................................................................................18Conclusion .................................................................................................................................27Chapter 3: More Time for More Learning .........................................................................................28Elements of Good Programs ......................................................................................................29Conclusion .................................................................................................................................38Chapter 4: Targeted Spending for Widespread Success ..................................................................39Steps to Improving the Funding System ....................................................................................40Recommendations .....................................................................................................................41Conclusions ...............................................................................................................................47Endnotes ..........................................................................................................................................50 Acknowledgments ............................................................................................................................48
 American Institutes for Research (AIR) was commissioned to provide the research-based evidence to supportthe NAACP’s four pillars for education reform (prekindergarten literacy, effective teaching, more time for more
learning, and resource allocation). The views expressed in this report do not necessarily reect the views of AIR,
a non-partisan, objective, research institution.

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