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Health and Fitness Influence Learning and Academic Achievement (John P. Allegrante)           

12/01/04    Education Week

This Ed Week article discusses the implications of cutting physical education programs in public schools. This commentary underscores the importance of integrating health and physical fitness into the school and argues that research shows physical activity and nutrition are important components in academic achievement.

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Boosting Student Achievement: New Research on the Power of Developmental Assets          226.2 KB

10/01/03    The Search Institute

According to new research from Search Institute, students from many different backgrounds and cultures are more likely to do well in school and have a higher GPA if they have more “developmental assets.”

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Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress(Paul E. Barton)          531.4 KB

10/01/03    Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service

This report looks at research about life and educational experiences associated with continual development and school achievement. Barton explores how each of the correlates of educational achievement found so far, what do we know about the differences in experience, on the average, among subgroups of the population, by race/ethnicity and some measure of income? e.g. If low birth-weight adversely affects cognitive development, is there a greater incidence of low birth-weight in minorities?

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Safe & Sound Guide: Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-Based Social & Emotional Learning Program           

01/01/03    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

This guide provides a road map for schools and districts that are launching or adding social, emotional, and academic learning programs. The guide reviews 80 multi-year, sequenced Social and Emotional Learning programs designed for use in general education classrooms.

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A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achieveme(Anne T. Henderson and Karen L. Mapp )           


This new report summarizes 41 of the best research studies on how active parent, family and community participation impacts student achievement. It also examines effective strategies to connect schools, families and community and parent and community organizing efforts to improve schools.

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