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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle – Educational Policy, 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors.…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Role, Power Structure, Educational Policy
Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Caldas, Blanca; Palmer, Deborah; Schwedhelm, María – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This case study examines the pedagogical measures taken for Spanish development for a group of bilingual preservice teachers in a university-based teacher education program in Texas. Classroom language policies were developed collaboratively and deliberately throughout the semester, which included discussion and negotiation between instructor and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Foote, Carolyn – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What better way to drive home your vision of future ready libraries than to redesign your library spaces? But across a district, too often, school librarians are tackling this task on their own. Creating a district-wide plan for modernizing school libraries helps a district approach the problem strategically. The Eanes (TX) Independent School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, School Districts
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Garcia, Alejandro; Abrego, Jesus; Jauregui, John – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Technology continues to be a driving force for change in instructional practices. Principals have transitioned from managers to instructional leaders that support innovative technology practices. This study sampled 30 elementary school principals' technology usage from two school districts and focused on discovering the hardware and software used…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools
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Davis, Bradley W.; Bowers, Alex J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We used gatekeeping theory to frame our examination of whether and when educators with superintendent certification become superintendents, and how their likelihood of making that transition is influenced by race, sex, and other characteristics. Furthermore, we sought to identify variation in career pathways to the superintendency. Data…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Education, Visual Aids, Race
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Ortiz, Sergio; Green, Marybeth – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The use of mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets is deeply embedded in college life by Generation Z (students born between 1995 and 2010). Using reports generated by the Learning Management System (LMS), this research studied the mobile device access patterns of both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses utilizing the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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Oxhandler, Holly K. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This article describes the validation of the Religious/Spiritually Integrated Process Assessment Scale (RSIPAS) across five helping professions. The RSIPAS was originally developed to measure clinical social workers' self-efficacy, attitudes, perceived feasibility, behaviors, and overall orientation toward integrating clients' religion…
Descriptors: Religion, Social Work, Caseworkers, Self Efficacy
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Beggan, Dominic M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
One of the most pressing concerns on college campuses today is student safety. To date, nine states have passed Campus Carry legislation and more states may follow. Texas was the eighth state to pass Campus Carry legislation. Specifically, in the 2015 Legislative session, the Texas Legislature voted to allow License to Carry (LTC) holders to carry…
Descriptors: College Students, School Safety, Campuses, Weapons
Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Simmons, Michelle; Goode, Frank; Scott, Lawrence – SRATE Journal, 2019
Developing preservice special educators' understandings of curricular content knowledge in inclusive and self-contained settings is essential. The purpose of the present study was to better understand specific preparation practices teacher educators use to equip preservice special educators with curricular content knowledge. Using a survey…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Inclusion
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Lumbrears, Ricardo, Jr.; Rupley, William H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Sustained academic growth of the Mexican population in the public schools of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has precipitated a need for new and innovative ways to effectively educate English-language learners (ELLs). In place of common external factors typically used such as attendance, socioeconomic status, and test scores to address ELL's…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mexican Americans, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
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