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Sheila Nataraj Kirby Free eBooks (6)

ISBN: 0833016091, 9780833016096
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends, Stephanie Williamson
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Keywords: executive, summary, family, american, achievement, changing, student
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This report is the executive summary of MR-488-LE. It presents the basic findings from this study but the interested reader should refer to the main report for a detailed discussion of the issues.......
ISBN: 0833016164, 9780833016164
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends, Stephanie Williamson
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Keywords: family, american, changing, achievement, student
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There is a considerable debate about the direction and causes of change in U.S. student performance over the last 25 years. This study (1) estimates the net effect of changing family characteristics and demographics on aptitude scores and (2) compares the expected changes to actual changes to estimate the effects of factors unrelated to family. The conclusions undercut the conventional wisdom abou......
ISBN: 0833041274, 9780833041272
Authors: Louis T. Mariano, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Christine Eibner, Scott Naftel
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Keywords: findings, pilot, survey, retirees, military, health, insurance, options, civilian
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The Department of Defense (DoD) provides health benefits to qualified retired service personnel. Active duty personnel who retire with at least 20 years of service are immediately eligible to receive retiree health benefits for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children through TRICARE, the DoD-sponsored health care plan. A substantial majority of retirees have second careers after retireme......
ISBN: 0833025139, 9780833025135
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, David W. Grissmer, Stephanie Williamson, Scott Naftel
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Keywords: reserve, components, survey, evidence, participation, benefits, costs, new
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Recent greater reliance on reserve forces has made it important to understand how reserve mobilizations affect the attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of reservists, their families, and their civilian employers. The report examines these issues in two ways. First, it compares survey data collected from reservists in 1986 and 1992; second, it compares the responses from mobilized and nonmobilized......
ISBN: 0833012347, 9780833012340
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Priscilla M. Schlegel, Robert Young
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Keywords: teachers, indiana, among, attrition, patterns
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Teachers have come under increasing scrutiny over the past several years as part of the continuing national debate on the quality and appropriateness of American schooling. Discussion has focused on the quality of the teaching force, the adequacy of teacher compensation, the potential for teacher shortages, and the patterns and magnitude of teacher attrition. This study focuses on Indiana public s......
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Scott Naftel, Mark Berends, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs
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Keywords: schools, national, longitudinal, survey, evidence, title, identified, need, improvement, recent
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A key assumption underlying the No Child Left Behind Act is that districts have the capacity and the knowledge to help schools improve. The authors use data from a national longitudinal survey of Title I schools to shed light on the validity of this assumption and make recommendations for helping schools identified as in need of improvement.......
ISBN: 0833039822, 9780833039828
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Heather Barney, Scott Naftel
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Keywords: something, old, new, education, teacher, reforming
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Teacher education has been subject to both scathing criticism and innumerable efforts designed to reform it or to save it from being dismantled. One of the latest and most well funded efforts aimed at teacher education reform is boldly titled Teachers for a New Era (TNE). Eleven colleges and universities of various types nationwide were selected to participate in TNE. The TNE initiative emphasizes......
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Scott Naftel, Heather Barney
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Keywords: indicators, change, promising, era, teachers, new, implementing
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In 2001, Carnegie Corporation of New York launched an ambitious reform initiative, Teachers for a New Era (TNE), to reform the way teachers are prepared in the nation.Joined by other foundations, Carnegie selected 11 institutions for grants of $5 million over a period of five years to reform their teacher education programs according to the principles laid out by Carnegie in its original prospectu......
Authors: Vi Nhuan Le, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Heather Barney, Claude Messan Setodji, Daniel Gershwin
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Keywords: achievement, empirical, investigation, student, kindergarten, readiness, full, day, school
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Recent research shows that large gaps exist, even before children enter kindergarten, in their school readiness. Because the skills and knowledge that children have upon entering school predict later achievement, this is an issue of serious concern to educators and policymakers. To address these differences in school readiness, some advocate full-day kindergarten; but critics say the costs and unc......
ISBN: 0833023225, 9780833023223
Authors: Harry J. Thie, William W. Taylor, Claire M. Levy, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Clifford M. Graf,
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Keywords: executive, summary, management, requirements, force, pilot, total
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This report examines the supply of and demand for pilots and addresses the questions of whether future shortages will become widespread, not confined to just one military service; whether shortages would affect both active and reserve components; and what might be done to alleviate a shortage problem.This report focuses on military pilots in the active Air Force, the Air Reserve Component, the Nav......
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