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Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Purposeful Governance." Contents include: (1) New IDRA CEO Carries on IDRA's…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Sex Fairness
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Edgerton, Adam Kirk; Desimone, Laura M. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Critics of standards-based reform often cite an accountability policy environment that disproportionately affects teachers compared with principals and district officials. We directly examine this disproportionality. In our three study states of Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky, we use survey analysis to understand how policy environments for district…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Desimone, Laura M.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Flores, Nelson; Pak, Katie; Edgerton, Adam; Nichols, T. Philip; Plummer, Emily C.; Porter, Andrew – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study identifies seven major trends in how states and districts are implementing college- and career-ready standards for general education students and for two special populations often the target of education policy--English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). We draw on state-representative teacher, principal,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation
Hindt, Diana Ehninger – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Technology has created a disruptive shift in education from teacher-centered classrooms to individualized student-centered learning in which teachers need to utilize leadership skills as students assume the agency to direct their own learning in acquiring 21st century skills. Teacher leadership studies have overlooked classroom teacher leadership.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Leadership Qualities, Teacher Leadership
Shores, Kenneth A.; Candelaria, Christopher A.; Kabourek, Sarah E. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2019
Sixty-seven school finance reforms (SFRs) in 26 states have taken place since 1990; however, there is little empirical evidence on the heterogeneity of SFR effects. We provide a comprehensive description of how individual reforms affected resource allocation to low- and high-income districts within states, including both financial and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Finance Reform
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Diaz, Maria Eugenia – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
This qualitative study explores the in- and out-of-school experiences that could have influenced elementary preservice teachers? beliefs and attitudes toward learning and teaching science. Participants were 126 Latina/o EC-6 preservice teachers in the context of a 16-week undergraduate level elementary methods course. Data sources consisted of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Nichols, Chad; Block, Martin E.; Wilson, Wesley J. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
Graduate programs in adapted physical education (APE) prepare individuals to work with students with disabilities in the physical education setting. However, these APE graduate programs vary widely throughout the country, and there has never been a systematic effort to identify and analyze these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Graduate Study, Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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Church, Jessica A.; Cirino, Paul T.; Miciak, Jeremy; Juranek, Jenifer; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
The role of executive function (EF) in the reading process, and in those with reading difficulties, remains unclear. As members of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, we review multiple perspectives regarding EF in reading and then summarize some of our recent studies of struggling and typical readers in grades 3-5. Study 1a found that a…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Difficulties, Response to Intervention, Reading Processes
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Davis, Allison; Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Decision-making is essential for the work of teaching. Preservice teachers must learn to leverage knowledge about young readers' strengths, needs, and interests in order to plan and teach guided reading lessons skillfully. However, limited research examines preservice teachers' decision-making based on what they know about individual children. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
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Mundy, Marie-Anne; Hernandez, Jose; Green, Marybeth – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
Augmented reality continues to be lauded as a disruptive innovation in education. This research examines the perspectives of AR using educators who are Innovators and First Adopters in Roger's Diffusion of Innovation Scale. Attitudes towards AR were examined through a survey that included Likert-scale items and open-ended qualitative items.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Wheaton, Deidre; Moore, Loretta – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The Expanding the Network of STEM Scholars through the ADVANCE Women of Color Writing Retreat has become a model for knowledge sharing and intervention adaptation in the areas of scholarly productivity and faculty development. This multi-institutional network reveals the complexity of supporting scholarly productivity for women at minority serving…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Scholarship, Faculty Development, Networks
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Martinez, Melissa A.; Vega, Desireé; Marquez, Jocabed – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
Charter schools that target underserved communities, including Latinxs, have proliferated in the U.S., claiming a unique, more autonomous and successful alternative to traditional public schools, often with a promise of increased postsecondary access and preparation. However, there is conflicting evidence regarding their effectiveness on academic…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Undocumented Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Autonomy
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Kindergarten in the United States has fundamentally changed. It is the new first grade where children are taught increased academic content and experience more standardized testing. There is much debate among education stakeholders about these changes, but such discussions are often siloed-- making it difficult to know whether these changes…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Educational Change, Kindergarten, Standardized Tests
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Yun, Joonmo – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
This study examined the predictive validity and classification accuracy of individual- and group-administered screening measures relative to student performance on a year-end state reading assessment in two states. A sample of 321 students was assessed in the areas of word-level and text fluency, as well as reading comprehension in the fall of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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