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Effrem, Karen; Robbins, Jane – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
This paper analyzes the history, current practice, and dangers associated with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). With roots in American progressive education and particularly in the movements for Outcome-Based Education and Self-Esteem, SEL is now pushed onto state and local education systems by the federal government and even international…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
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
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
Nelson, Jonathan Leon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 1993, Congress passed the mandate "Goals 2000: Educate America Act," which established standards for K-12 education that outlined the core benchmarks of student achievement for individuals who have mastered the core curricula required to earn a high school diploma (Mark, 1995). Unfortunately, these curricular requirements did not…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Margolis, Jason; Meese, Alison A.; Doring, Anne – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents both sides of the debate as to whether urban teachers need structure or freedom, and then takes a stand on urban teaching in the current high-stakes assessment climate. First, we trace the 30-year development of American educational policy in the area of structuring teaching. Then, we present research from proponents of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Freedom, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
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Stitt, Nichole M.; Brooks, Nancy J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
Policy statements of the last two decades have directed schools to enter into partnerships with parents to enhance the social, emotional, and academic growth of their children. However, in practice and scholarship, parental involvement has been constructed as attendance to school-based activities and needs. This article draws on data from an…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Case Studies, One Parent Family
Lee, David E.; Eadens, Daniel W. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2014
Effective school districts maintain superintendent and school board collegiality which can foster success and connectedness among members. Delagardelle and Alsbury (2008) found that superintendents and board members are not consistent in their perceptions about the work the board does, and Glass (2007) found that states do not require boards to…
Descriptors: School Districts, Boards of Education, Superintendents, Statistical Analysis
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Elpus, Kenneth – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
This article reviews the political and empirical record within music education surrounding the Goals 2000: Educate America Act and reports a new study evaluating the effects of the law on music and arts education policies in U.S. high schools. School-level data (N = 670 schools) from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 and the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Federal Legislation
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DeBray, Elizabeth; Blankenship, Ann Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Congress's role in defining and promoting equality of educational opportunity has evolved over the past 55 years since "Brown v. Board of Education." Most recently, all three branches of the federal government have focused more on equality of educational opportunity for "individual" students rather than for protected classes.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Government Role, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship
Baker, Rebekah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Parental involvement in education has long been recognized as an important indicator of student academic achievement. Teachers, administrators, policy makers, and our state and federal government continue to recognize the vital role of the parent in education. Policies and mandates, with titles such as "No Child Left Behind" and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary Education, School Choice, Academic Achievement
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Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Development, Educational History, National Organizations
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Branscome, Eric E. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
President Obama recently described America's current economic, societal, educational, and technological circumstances as "our generation's 'Sputnik' moment." If history repeats itself in the twenty-first century, music educators may face a situation similar to that which developed in the 1960s concerning the impact of education reform on…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Change, Curriculum, Advocacy
Basye, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Instructional time for social studies in elementary classrooms has decreased since the passage of Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind, with content contracted to align with reading goals. Consequently, opportunities for preservice teachers to observe and teach social studies lessons have diminished. This qualitative multiple case study examines…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Elementary Education
Finkel, Ed – District Administration, 2011
Under No Child Left Behind, the federal government requires school districts to use 1 percent of Title I money to fund programs that involve parents in the schools and provides another $39 million annually for 62 Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) that provide training and information for both parents and district personnel to…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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