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Sun, Min; Saultz, Andrew; Ye, Yincheng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
The media suggest that accountability pressure increases teacher stress and drives teachers away from teaching, resulting in teachers leaving disadvantaged schools that serve larger proportions of poor and minority students. However, no prior work has systematically examined the changes in the national trends of teacher turnover in response to No…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Labor Market
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Walker, T. Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article explores past and current education testing frameworks as a pretext for constructing a policy platform with the efficacy to transform systems and structures that hinder opportunities and resist equitable practices. The rise of accountability in education public policy has brought about intended and unintended outcomes. As prescribed,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Schneller, Peter L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
The United States democratic system includes characteristics of capitalism as well as socialism. Perhaps the most socialistic endeavor of the US is its K-12 public school system; in fact, US public schools are necessary for democracy to thrive and to create an educated and well-informed populace. However, capitalism and socialism are strange…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Public Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wieczorek, Douglas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This study investigated public school principals' reports of professional development implementation at the school level while working in different state- and local-level contexts (state accountability level, geographic locations, socioeconomic status, demographics, and grade levels). I attempted to measure principals' reported changes in levels…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Geographic Location
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Nepo, Kaori – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Introduction: The primary purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to ensure free appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. The statute also mandates student's access and services for students' access to devices and technology as part of the individual education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
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Faulkner, Shawn A.; Cook, Chris M.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Howell, Penny B.; Rintamaa, Margaret F.; Miller, Nicole C. – Middle School Journal, 2017
For middle schools to fully achieve their goals, it is important for them to be staffed with teachers who understand the unique developmental needs of young adolescents and are specifically prepared to meet those needs. Middle school leaders have long been advocates of specialized teacher preparation and licensure; however, the current terrain of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Middle School Teachers, Leaders
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Horn, Brian R. – Urban Education, 2017
This article explores student empowerment in a restructured urban Title I middle school. The study includes data from eight participants in an action research project that involved a critical inquiry unit in an eighth-grade language arts class that asked students, "How are you empowered and disempowered by school?" Findings reveal that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Restructuring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Educational Forum, 2017
This article explores the paradox of "race" and U.S. education reform in the 21st century. I consider how the invisible ontology of race and its entangled relationship with class divert our attention from economic inequality and undermine policies intended to redress racial inequality in schools. I conclude that the education research…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
Devney, Rik – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The potential of our nation is hinged upon the strength of our educational system across all 50 states. Public education is the backbone of our country and continues to be a spotlight of focus for many. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan shared the "Nation at Risk" report, based on the findings from the National Commission on Excellence in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Qualitative Research, Inquiry
Ferman, Barbara, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
In "The Fight for America's Schools", Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Commercialization, Neoliberalism
Gordon, Nora – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2017
The subgroup requirements for accountability in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) were designed to reveal underperformance of disadvantaged groups that could otherwise be hidden in aggregate averages. Both NCLB and its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), left the choice of minimum subgroup size at the school level (n-size) for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Youth
Lichter, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Legislation leading to the mandating of accountability testing in schools was chronicled between the publication of "A Nation at Risk" (1983) to the conclusion of No Child Left Behind (2016). Involvement in education by the federal government increased throughout the educational legislation during this time period. The Omnibus Trade and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Educational History
Ray, Staci Janelle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since No Child Left Behind was introduced, kindergarten through 12th-grade educators have seen a dramatic increase in accountability, rigor of standards, and responsibilities in the classroom (New America Foundation, 2015). In order to meet the increased demands of federal education regulations in second through fourth grades, many administrators…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Departments, Grade 2, Grade 3
Ramos, Maria Adilene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The use of paraprofessionals in general education classrooms has been increasing due to inclusion of students with disabilities into least restrictive environments (LRE). Paraprofessionals are hired by schools to work with students with disabilities and assist them in special and general education classrooms. The Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education, Professional Training, Disabilities
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