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This quantity summarizes a variety of medical views at the vital target of accomplishing excessive academic criteria for all scholars. in accordance with a convention held on the request of the U.S. division of schooling, it addresses 3 questions: What development has been made in advancing the schooling of minority and deprived scholars because the old Brown v. Board of schooling selection approximately 50 years in the past? What does study say concerning the purposes of successes and screw ups? What are the various thoughts and practices that carry the promise of manufacturing persisted advancements? the quantity attracts at the conclusions of a couple of vital contemporary NRC stories, together with How humans examine, combating analyzing problems in children, wanting to research, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, between others. It comprises an summary of the convention displays and discussions, the views of the 2 co-moderators, and a collection of history papers on extra unique concerns.

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As a result, a high-quality education has become nearly indispensable for entry into careers that afford a reasonable likelihood of economic security. The educational system, then, is playing an increasingly prominent role as both gatekeeper $1,000 $900 $800 1998 Dollars $700 $600 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100 $0 1979 Less than High School 1999 High School Diploma Bachelor's Degree FIGURE 2-2 Weekly earnings of men who work full-time by educational attainment, 1979 and 1999. SOURCE: Council of Economic Advisers (2000:135).

The concentration of poor readers in certain ethnic groups and in poor, urban neighborhoods and rural towns is a matter of great concern (National Research Council, 1998b:327-328). The educational careers of…[these] children are imperiled because they do not read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough to ensure comprehension in their content courses in middle and high school. Although some men and women with reading disability can and do attain significant levels of academic and occupational achievement, more typically poor readers, unless strategic interventions in reading are afforded them, fare poorly on the educational and subsequently the occupational ladder.

S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1998). The educational attainment of adult immigrants from Latin America and Asia at the time of entry is not known. Census information on the educational attainment of foreign-born adults reflects schooling that may have occurred in the country from which they emigrated or in the United States. However, consistent with the occupational differences mentioned above, the Census Bureau’s 1998 Current Population Survey found that 83 percent of foreign-born Asian adults age 25 and over had at least a high school diploma, and 44 percent had a bachelor’s degree.

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