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Mayers, R. Stewart – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
This article analyzes the arguments presented in recent federal court appeals concerning the rights of transgender students in America's public schools. Specifically, the applicability of Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution to the rights of transgender students is examined.
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Nikolaev, Boris; Pavlova, Nataliia – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The need to ensure equal rights to different age groups without discrimination in our country necessitates the study of international experience. One of the traditional and at the same time, urgent problems in the USA is the problem of age equality and the overcoming of discriminatory theory and practice. The goal of the study is to analyze the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Age Discrimination, Access to Education, Legal Responsibility
Persinski, Jacqueline L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This research study analyzed the impact of teacher self-efficacy and student engagement on eleventh-grade South Carolina U.S. History and Constitution end-of-course state exam scores. Research questions centered on analyzing the relationships between the variables of teacher efficacy, student engagement, and student achievement as measured by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Grade 11, United States History
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Emenaker, Ryan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
"Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Constitution" is an engaged-learning activity that has been conducted in 26 classes over the past four years. The activity teaches multiple themes commonly included in a variety of courses on American politics such as federalism, congressional powers, the role of the federal courts, and the relevance of the commerce…
Descriptors: Political Science, College Students, Educational Games, Legislators
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McGarry, Lorraine S.; Stoicovy, Donnan M. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
At the beginning of every school year at Park Forest Elementary School (PFE), it is customary for teachers to invite their students to participate in establishing guidelines for behavior and citizenship in their respective classrooms. Teacher Lorraine McGarry and principal Donnan Stoicovy began the 2012-13 school year, however, by taking this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Democracy, Meetings
Collier Good, Cayanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation explored the constitutionality of a Georgia law, under both the Georgia Constitution and the United States Constitution, which allows for the removal of elected school board members based on threatened loss of district accreditation. The problem is that elected board members are being removed from office based on district…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Policy, Boards of Education, Legal Responsibility
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Tagliaferro, Heather – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2012
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Change can be scary. Quite often people find themselves venturing down an unknown path, unsure of what twists and turns will come their way. This uncertainty brings about questions, anxiety, and for some, a sense of panic. Similar emotions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
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Haubenreich, John E. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
The last 50 years have seen a massive increase in the federal role in public education in the United States and a marked increase in the tension between the federal government and the states with respect to control over education. This article investigates the history of education in America, particularly with respect to federal versus state…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational History, Federal Government, Government Role
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Warnick, Bryan R. – Educational Theory, 2012
In this essay Bryan Warnick explores how rights to religious expression should be understood for students in public schools. Warnick frames student religious rights as a debate between the conflicting values associated with the Free Exercise Clause and the values associated with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. He then…
Descriptors: Religion, Educational Environment, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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Suiter, Mary C.; Schug, Mark C. – Social Education, 2012
Central banking in the United States has a long and controversial history dating back to the earliest days of the republic. One of the most widely presented arguments against a central bank has been that the U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government power to charter a bank. Recently, this issue has received new scrutiny in…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Banking, United States History, Power Structure
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Singer, Alan J. – Social Education, 2012
The most common activity in a social studies classroom should be the analysis of primary sources. Students are intrigued and engaged by edited and unedited documents, written statements, transcribed speeches, photographs, pictures, charts, graphs, cartoons, and even material objects. Ideally, the goal of social studies teachers is to prepare…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), World History
Day, Patrice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to the U.S. Supreme Court ("Island Trees School District v. Pico," 457 U.S. 853, 1982), the Constitution presupposes that the free flow of information between the government and the public is essential to maintaining an informed citizenry, which in turn is essential to holding governments accountable. However, local governments…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Geographic Information Systems, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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Main, Thomas J. – Policy Review, 2011
In planning a freshman undergraduate curriculum with colleagues recently, the question arose as to what type of understanding educators wanted to impart to their students about the Constitution. The alleged defects of the Constitution that these books point to are wide-ranging and can be classified into various categories. Some problems--such as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Slavery, Federal Government, Constitutional Law
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Bennett, Linda; Cunningham, William – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2011
Each year, third graders in a rural Missouri intermediate elementary school are presented with a challenge--to collaborate on a virtual adventure to the nation's capital to find answers to these questions: (1) What were the main purposes of the Declaration of Independence?; (2) What is the purpose of the United States Constitution?; and (3) Why is…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
Herzog, Alexander John – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Scholarship programs authored by state legislatures may conflict with a state's constitution. In the case of "Locke v. Davey" 540 U.S. 807 (2003), Joshua Davey challenged the State of Washington's withdrawal of his Promise Scholarship claiming violation of his First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. This…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Judges, Legal Problems, Constitutional Law
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