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West, Justin J.; Frey-Clark, Marta L. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher-credentialing policy debates often center on questions of whether traditional or alternative pathways to teacher certification better position future teachers for success. Given the growing number of teachers entering the profession via alternative pathways, we sought to compare the self-efficacy of alternatively and traditionally…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Music Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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McBride, Brandon C.; Scott, Cheryl L.; Kulhavy, David L.; Hung, I-Kuai; Unger, Daniel R. – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Two senior undergraduate students within the environmental science division at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) quantitatively diagnosed the environmental, ecological, and socioeconomic dynamics involved in plastic recycling. This study incorporated actively collecting recycled plastic bottles on campus to produce an enumerated analysis…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Recycling, Student Leadership
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Naslund, Karlerik; Ponomariov, Branco – Management in Education, 2019
Using data on charter and public school districts in Texas, we test the hypothesis that the labor practices in charter schools, in particular their ability to easily dismiss poorly performing teachers, diminishes the negative effect of teacher turnover on student achievement and graduation rates in comparison to public schools. We find some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
Donato, Rubén; Hanson, Jarrod – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Mexican Americans have a long history in the struggle to end school segregation and achieve educational equality. Rubén Donato and Jarrod Hanson trace that history through a series of court cases that show how their fight for desegregation both intersects with and differs from the more well-known struggle of Black Americans. In some cases, Mexican…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, School Segregation, Equal Education, Educational History
Anderson, Jeremy; Frankenberg, Erica – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Sixty-five years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the federal and judicial role in school desegregation has declined. In a more difficult political and legal environment, it has fallen on school districts to develop and implement voluntary integration plans through diversity-minded student assignment…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Districts, Student Diversity, Student Placement
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Kendall, Chadwin T.; Yates, R. Rhett – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone applications have experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Their capabilities and technology have penetrated many aspects of the modern world. They are being used for everything from emergency response and agricultural research, to entrepreneur businesses and package deliveries. Experienced…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Flight Training, College Curriculum, College Programs
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Ruiz, Alberto; McNair, Cheryl Lisa; Jones, Don; Sowell, Marsha – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
This study shares the results of a five-year effort to implement a school turnaround model facilitated through an unprecedented university-public school partnership. The high needs Hispanic majority demographic makeup of the public-school district amplifies the importance of this work.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Universities
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Vasquez, Sonya; Jones, Don; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Isaacson, Carrie – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the perception of the value of academic advising to second-year students at a Hispanic Serving Institution in south Texas. This study surveyed second-year students during the 2016-2017 year to examine whether academic advising enhanced the retention. The theoretical foundation of this study relied on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Advising, Hispanic American Students
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Nowak, Zachary; Pavelock, Dwayne; Ulrich, Douglas R.; Wolfskill, Lawrence A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Leadership development has been viewed as a foundational component of agriculture education and the FFA since the early 20th century (Hoover, Scholl, Dunnigan, & Mamontova, 2007). To contribute to previous research in the field of leadership, this study lays the framework for future studies on the leadership styles of those individuals who…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Transformational Leadership
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Accountability policies have impacted school leadership practices both positively and negatively. In Texas, the adoption of a special education accountability policy led many schools and districts to delay or denial of special education to eligible students. This article includes an undisguised case describing the Texas Education Agency's district…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Special Education, Disabilities, Accountability
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Bicer, Ali; Capraro, R. M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to compare students' mathematics achievement growth rate in Texas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (T-STEM) academies to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in traditional public high schools. Forty-six schools, 23 of which were T-STEM academies and 23 of which were matched non-STEM schools,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis
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Pirtle, Trace; Wang, Xuesong; Brown, Randel; L?ainas, Hanna L. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study examined how a special wellness course affects perception of meaning-in-life and state-trait anxiety of Hispanic counselor trainees. A quantitative analysis showed an increase in participants' perception of meaning-in-life and a concurrent decrease in anxiety. Participants' self-reports revealed how their perception of meaning-in-life…
Descriptors: Wellness, Life Satisfaction, World Views, Anxiety
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2019
Education is the bedrock of an informed democracy and the bridge to lifelong learning. To ensure that every Texan reaches their full potential, it's important that all families have access to high-quality education--regardless of their ZIP code. However, efforts to expand educational options for Texas families in the form of charter schools have…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, State Aid, State Government
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Gándara, Denisa; Hearn, James C. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: College-completion policies dominate state higher education policy agendas. Yet we know little about how policy actors make decisions--and what sources of evidence they use--within this policy domain. Focus of Study: This study explores the use of evidence in college-completion policymaking in depth, focusing on Texas. In addition to…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Graduation, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
We examine the role of information in college matching behavior of low- and high-income students, exploiting a state automatic admissions policy that provides some students with perfect a priori certainty of college admissions. We find that admissions certainty encourages college-ready low-income students to seek more rigorous universities.…
Descriptors: College Admission, Low Income, Advantaged, Socioeconomic Background
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