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Jackson, Michael L. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The University of Southern California (USC) transformed its undergraduate education program by making it a top priority in its strategic plans for the last two decades. The undergraduate experience was thoroughly studied and findings were used to determine what needed to be changed to improve the educational experience for students in and outside…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Universities, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Nguyen, Tutrang; Reich, Stephanie M.; Jenkins, Jade Marcus; Abedi, Jamal – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study reports an independent investigation of the psychometric properties of Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), a teacher-rated measure of school readiness for preschool-aged children. In a sample of 2,031 low-income, 3- to 5-year-old children attending Head Start, we tested three measurement models: a higher order one-factor…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Children, Test Validity
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2019
Policy development is fundamentally a process of negotiation. Legislation or other regulatory guidance often requires the support of a range of stakeholders to actually become policy. The resulting policy is therefore a compilation of interests, all partially represented in a final product that sufficiently satisfies enough key stakeholders to…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, School District Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education
Marchitello, Max; Schiess, Jennifer O'Neal – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Tight budgets are a reality for many school districts across California, leading some to believe that a growing charter sector is squeezing the finances of traditional school districts. One common criticism of charter schools centers on special education: charter schools directly serve fewer students with disabilities, and thereby drive…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Students with Disabilities, Charter Schools
Taylor, Tia; Knudson, Joel; Ramanathan, Arun – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2019
In the January 2019-20 State Budget Proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a K-12 education spending plan with an all-time high of $80.7 billion dollars. The budget proposal makes significant investments in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), special education, state preschool, and partial relief for pension liabilities. In addition, it…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, School District Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2019
More than 5 years after the passage of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California school districts continue to develop and refine strategies to act on the opportunities and expectations associated with the state's school finance system. A new project called the LCFF Test Kitchen has enabled three school districts to make progress by…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, School District Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Beal, Katie; Johnson, Chase – MDRC, 2019
In the United States, approximately one in ten adults -- nearly 36 million people -- lack basic literacy and numeracy skills, while 27 million adults lack a high school diploma. Over the last decade, new models for adult education have emerged that integrate basic skills education with workforce and college-readiness training. These integrated…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Job Skills, Adult Basic Education
Bates, Abigail K.; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
The State of Higher Education in California is a series of reports by the Campaign for College Opportunity that provide comprehensive data on the current state of college access and completion for our state and what it means for our economy. This report analyzes the state of Black Californians in education. Specifically, this report reviews…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Higher Education, Access to Education, Graduation
Taylor, Michele Reynolds – ProQuest LLC, 2019
For several decades California public school reforms have focused on, and dedicated enormous resources of every kind to student learning and achievement, seeking ways to improve the definitive outcomes required by the state: uniform proficiency on assessments, and an increase in high school graduation rates for all students. In California's…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Academic Achievement, Principals
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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Harrison, Christopher; Coburn, Cynthia E. – AERA Open, 2019
In research-practice partnerships (RPPs), the line between researcher and practitioner can be blurred, and the roles for everyone involved may be unclear. Yet little is known about how these roles are negotiated and with what consequences for collaborative efforts. Guided by organizational theory, we share findings from a multiyear case study of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: The social aspect of leadership is often overlooked in the educational reform. This study aims to address the dearth of work in the social space around leadership and examines two different types of relational ties between leaders that capture the affective and work-related aspects of interpersonal relationships. Research Method: This…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Urban Schools, Social Networks, Central Office Administrators
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de los Ríos, Cati V. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Cati V. de los Ríos examines US-Mexican transnational youths' engagement with the Mexican musical genre corridos, border folk ballads, and its subgenre, narcocorridos, folk ballads that illuminate elements of the drug trade and often glamorize drug cartels. She draws from ethnographic methods to present empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Folk Culture, Drug Abuse
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Putulowski, Joe R.; Crosby, Robert G., III – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Social isolation among online college students may be a key contributor to the higher attrition rates reported by online universities relative to traditional institutions. This experiment investigated the effects of instructor-student communication on online students' self-reported social integration with faculty, institutional commitment, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Electronic Mail, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Singh, Monica; Emmelhainz, Celia – SAGE Open, 2019
We know that unaffiliated users access books, reference services, and databases at our libraries, but how do they experience this access? The library science literature reveals a range of ethical concerns around how we serve unaffiliated users, meaning those who are not current students, faculty, or staff. Yet this literature is often based on…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Users (Information), User Needs (Information), Access to Information
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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