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The Source of Distressed Jeans

Distressed blue jeans are a part of today’s cultural fabric, a fashion choice so ubiquitous and fashionable that it’s hard to believe that they weren’t always staples in the average wardrobe. Actually, they may have even looked starange at first. If you’ve ever been at a fashion show and marveled at something out of the… Read More »

Next Important Thing for Denim Wholesalers

Denim is a unique but versatile fabric. In the past few years, even in today’s fashion, denim has been used in various clothing such as wholesale jeans, dresses and T-shirts. As denim seems to be the latest fashion trend, the business of denim wholesale suppliers seems to be booming because many companies around the world… Read More »

Jeans Producers Are Paving the Way

Denim is an endless eclectic art. Considering the types and advantages of denim, it is not surprising that denim entered the textile industry and surpassed all other types of fabrics. In all garments that can be made with this fabric, the roots are embedded in denim jeans. Wholesale jeans manufacturers have a huge responsibility to… Read More »

Prepared By The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

Mary Magee Quinn, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Center for Effective Collaboration and PracticeRobert A. Gable, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Old Dominion UniversityRobert B. Rutherford, Jr., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Arizona State UniversityC. Michael Nelson, Ed.D., Research Fellow, University Of KentuckyKenneth W. Howell, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Western Washington UniversityThe document has been broken up into several smaller pages for… Read More »

Approaches to schoolwide reform: Taking a critical look

The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Act provided $145 million to schools for “research-proven” schoolwide reform. To help schools understand their options, several organizations developed guides to approaching schoolwide reform. These guides, however, did not evaluate the research or the effects of the reforms on student achievement.An Educators’ Guide to Schoolwide ReformRecognizing this gap, five associations… Read More »

Kids Chat

The Kids Chat was a real-time, on-line discussion with Linda Roberts, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, and students from around the world to discuss issues important to students and the future of technology in education. The Kids Chat, hosted by, was a two-hour event held on June 13,… Read More »


Since the passage in 1975 of P.L. 94-142 – now the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – special education expenditures have risen substantially as programs and related services for students with disabilities have become a major component of the nation’s overall educational enterprise. As a result, policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels… Read More »

John Gardner

John W. Gardner is Miriam and Peter Haas Centenial Professor of Public Service at Stanford University. Since 1991, he has worked with staff at the American Institutes for Research to measure community in various institutional settings. A former president of the Carnegie Corporation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Mr. Gardner was… Read More »

Below is a collection of articles and fact sheets on strategies to prevent school failure and antisocial behavior.

Below is a collection of articles and fact sheets on strategies to prevent school failure and antisocial behavior. The collection was prepared by the Center in February 1997. References are included at the end of each article. aqua.gif (326 bytes) Why Are We Surprised?aqua.gif (326 bytes) Paying Now or Paying Lateraqua.gif (326 bytes) Preventing School… Read More »

Antisocial behavior

Antisocial behavior involves “…recurring violations of socially prescribed patterns of behavior,” such as aggression, hostility, defiance, and destructiveness (Walker, Colvin, and Ramsey, 1995). Currently, between four and six million children and youth in schools have been identified as antisocial (only some of whom are identified as having an educational disability), and the numbers are increasing… Read More »