Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Policy Note: An Open Letter to Congress: Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to Better Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching

Description: If you really want to help close the achievement gap and reduce dropout rates, you will have to directly zero-in on matters that are keeping too many students from connecting effectively with good instruction. Good instruction, of course, is essential! It's a truism that schools continuously need to improve the quality of teaching. And, so it is quite logical that many facets of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently designated the No Child Left Behind Act) are designed to focus school improvement efforts on enhancing instruction.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/congress letter.pdf  238kb; 4pp