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Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Frost, Dale; Gentz, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2016
Students, teachers, and school leaders are seeking flexibility and supports to enable powerful, personalized learning experiences both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. In personalized learning, instruction is tailored to each student's strengths, needs, and interests--including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction
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Rauh, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
Online education has grown in popularity as a choice option over the past decade. A variety of studies exist on methodologies for content delivery and on the impacts of online education for specific communities. However, few works have considered the utility of online educational choices in comparison to physical schools. Using an expected utility…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standardized Tests, Online Courses, Distance Education
Dwinal, Mallory – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2015
As the link between teacher quality and student performance becomes increasingly apparent, education leaders have invested significant time and energy into recruiting high-quality educators. Unfortunately, chronic teacher shortages have undercut these efforts, and many school leaders continue to struggle with staffing each year. A closer…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Electronic Learning, Women Faculty, Civil Rights
Lopez, Nina; Patrick, Susan; Sturgis, Chris – iNACOL, 2017
K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a turning point. The steady march towards equality and justice within the country has changed the context for the education system. At the same time, rapid and unpredictable changes in society and culture have created new expectations for education, changing what is needed for…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Educational Benefits
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Bauries, Scott R. – National Education Policy Center, 2012
Pursuant to the recommendations and findings in Dr. Barnett Berry's policy brief, the proposed set of legislative enactments presented in this paper offers both monetary incentives and positive working conditions requirements likely to further three goals: (a) cause more effective teachers to choose to work in high-need schools and fields, (b)…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Incentives
Khawand, Christopher – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
Instrumental variables (IV) methods allow for consistent estimation of causal effects, but suffer from poor finite-sample properties and data availability constraints. IV estimates also tend to have relatively large standard errors, often inhibiting the interpretability of differences between IV and non-IV point estimates. Lastly, instrumental…
Descriptors: Least Squares Statistics, Labor Supply, Measurement Techniques, Error of Measurement
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Krechetnikov, K. G.; Pestereva, N. M. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
The object of this study is the characteristics of the development of the present-day national education systems in two leading economies of the Asia-Pacific region (APR), Japan and the Republic of Korea (Korea). Its main purpose is a comparative analysis of the aspect of the state's education policy dealing with enhancing the national markets for…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Barbour, Michael – National Education Policy Center, 2012
This fifth and final paper in the Fordham Institute's series examining digital learning policy is "Overcoming the Governance Challenge in K-12 Online Learning". The purpose of this report is to outline the steps required to move the governance of K-12 online learning from the local district level to the less restrictive state level and to create a…
Descriptors: Evidence, Electronic Learning, Free Enterprise System, Elementary Secondary Education
Smith, Nelson – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
Is it time for Ohio to take bolder steps toward turning around its most troubled schools and districts? If so, what might the alternatives look like? Options for rebooting these troubled schools have come in the form of mayoral control, state takeovers, market competition through charter schools and other choice programs, as well as millions of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Change Strategies
Youngs, Peter – Center for American Progress, 2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, in its aim to align diverse state curricula and improve educational outcomes, calls for K-12 teachers in the United States to engage all students in mathematical problem solving along with reading and writing complex text through the use of rigorous academic content. Until recently, most teacher…
Descriptors: State Standards, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
Vockley, Martha; Lang, Vockley – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been the common yardstick for measuring the progress of students' education over time across the country. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in America. To make the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Test Items, Student Evaluation
Travers, Eva – Research for Action, 2009
In an era of high-stakes accountability, school leaders often face contradictory pressures as they strive to improve student performance. They must meet the federal mandate of NCLB for student achievement; at the same time, many believe that NCLB constrains their professional judgment about how to best teach and assess students in the context of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Accountability
Jennings, Jennifer L.; Pallas, Aaron M. – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University (NJ1), 2010
No study has comprehensively examined what types of students are attending new small schools in New York City and whether these students have different characteristics, on average, than students at the schools they replaced. This study fills this gap by comparing the characteristics of entering new small high school students with those of all…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Characteristics, Small Schools, Educational Policy
Sartain, Lauren; Stoelinga, Sara Ray; Brown, Eric R. – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
This report summarizes findings from a two-year study of Chicago's Excellence in Teaching Pilot, which was designed to drive instructional improvement by providing teachers with evidence-based feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The pilot consisted of training and support for principals and teachers, principal observations of teaching…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2010
For the past two decades, lawmakers from both parties in Ohio have invested heavily in the public education sector. As a consequence, total K-12 education funding, measured in constant dollars, has grown by over 60 percent since 1997, even as Ohio's K-12 student enrollment has shrunk by more than 24,000 students (1.4 percent) during that same…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Economic Impact
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