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Niven, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research is to provide insight into immigrant Latino parents' perspectives on parental involvement in elementary school settings as influenced by the Title I Family Literacy Program (TFLP). A comparison is made of Latino parents who have been participating in the TFLP for more than one year, participants new to the program and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Immigrants
Helgesen, Rhonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established guidelines pertaining to student achievement and included requirements regarding parental involvement and communication between the school and home. Various issues stand in the way of realizing the level of parental engagement desired by educators and ordered by NCLB. Parental participation…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Best Practices, Case Studies, Elementary Schools
Maynard, Liss Althea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Education, a fundamental privilege in America, has been deemed the great equalizer that should afford each individual access and opportunity (Hale, 2004). However, research has proven that for many students of color, the American dream is simply a nightmare. Many minority students have lagged behind academically, failing to graduate and failing to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Leadership, Administrator Behavior, Principals
Krumpe, Kati P. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the emphasis on high standards and fiscal accountability, there is a heightened need to inform the research linking student achievement to the allocation of resources. This mixed methods inquiry sought to study how schools utilized Title 1 and Title 1 stimulus funding from 2009-2011 to determine if correlations existed between areas of…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Academic Achievement, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Miller, Danielle G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study was implemented in an urban, Title I school district in the southern portion of the United States. The problem the study addressed was that the various phenomena pertaining to the implementation of the principal professional learning community (PPLC), as perceived by the 14 participating elementary school principals, had not…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Urban Schools, School Districts
Armstrong, Sheila Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 put great pressure to improve student achievement upon principals. Because the principals' work is much more complex since NCLB, it demands a more sophisticated set of skills and understandings than ever before. This qualitative case study examined changes in the principal's role and how current accountability…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Accountability
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Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2012
The essay argues that the Coleman Report helped give credence to contemporary deficit ideologies in education by proclaiming that schools do not make much of a difference in the educational outcomes of students in poverty including Latino communities. Furthermore, the author explores how deficit ideologies influence compensatory funding, in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Ideology, Educational Objectives
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2011 Spending Bill: Bill Cuts U.S. Department of Education Funding by $5 Billion; Title I, School…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Politics of Education
Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2011
For 46 years, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) has used the Title I program as a means of helping school districts increase educational opportunities for low-income students. In the past 10 years alone, the federal government has expended over $140 billion on Title I, yet many observers feel it has fallen well short of its mark of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Finance Reform, Funding Formulas
McDaniel, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine academic achievement differences between those Title I students enrolled in music classes and Title I students who are not enrolled in music classes. A second purpose was to determine educators' perceptions regarding the educational justice implications of excluding nonproficient Title I students…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Mixed Methods Research
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2011
While the federal government spends billions of dollars every year on federal education programs, federal policymakers and education advocates often lament that these programs do not achieve their intended results--specifically, increasing student academic achievement. To address this problem, policymakers and advocates typically debate the merits…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Kober, Nancy; McMurrer, Jennifer; Silva, Malini R. – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Title I provides extra instructional services designed to raise achievement for low-performing students in schools with relatively high poverty rates, and for all students in many of the nation's highest-poverty schools. To learn more about how well Title I students are performing academically, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) compared…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating, African American Students
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Missouri's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2006, the mean scale score on the state 4th grade reading test was 661 for non-Title I students and 642 for Title I students. In 2009, the mean scale score in 4th grade reading was 661 for non-Title I students and 648 for Title I students. Between 2006 and 2009, there was no…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Washington's test score trends through 2008-09. Three years of comparable mean scale score data were not available from the state. In 2004, 77% of non-Title I 4th graders and 60% of Title I 4th graders scored at the proficient level on the state reading test. In 2009, 75% of non-Title I 4th graders and 61% of Title I 4th…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Massachusetts's test score trends through 2008-09. In 2006, 59% of non-Title I 4th graders and 29% of Title I 4th graders scored at the proficient level on the state reading test. In 2009, 64% of non-Title I 4th graders and 31% of Title I 4th graders scored at the proficient level in reading. Between 2006 and 2009, the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
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