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Sindelar, Paul T.; Pua, Daisy J.; Fisher, Tiffany; Peyton, David J.; Brownell, Mary T.; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this commentary, we revisit "NCLB and the Demand for Highly Qualified Teachers: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Schools," an article we published in this journal in 2005. We consider the predictions we made then about the impact of the Highly Qualified Teacher mandate on special education teacher (SET) shortages in rural states and…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
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Mitani, Hajime – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Many studies have investigated the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and its sanctions on students and teachers. Little research, however, has systematically examined the relationship between NCLB and its sanctions and school principals. Given the importance of school leadership and the accountability systems implemented at…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Principals, Work Environment
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Sun, Min; Saultz, Andrew; Ye, Yincheng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
The media suggest that accountability pressure increases teacher stress and drives teachers away from teaching, resulting in teachers leaving disadvantaged schools that serve larger proportions of poor and minority students. However, no prior work has systematically examined the changes in the national trends of teacher turnover in response to No…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Labor Market
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Wieczorek, Douglas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This study investigated public school principals' reports of professional development implementation at the school level while working in different state- and local-level contexts (state accountability level, geographic locations, socioeconomic status, demographics, and grade levels). I attempted to measure principals' reported changes in levels…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Geographic Location
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Grissom, Jason A.; Nicholson-Crotty, Sean; Harrington, James R. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
Several recent studies have examined the impacts of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on school operations and student achievement. We complement that work by investigating the law's impacts on teachers' perceptions of their work environments and related job attitudes, including satisfaction and commitment to remain in teaching. Using four waves of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Education Next, 2014
The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies show that student academic success depends in no small part on access to high-quality teachers. Many pundits point to the fact that in the United States, teachers tend not to be drawn from the top of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Trend Analysis
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Dee, Thomas S.; Jacob, Brian; Schwartz, Nathaniel L. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
A number of studies have examined the impact of school accountability policies, including No Child Left Behind (NCLB), on student achievement. However, there is relatively little evidence on how school accountability reforms and NCLB, in particular, have influenced education policies and practices. This study examines the effects of NCLB on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th 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…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
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Jackson, Karen M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study outlines the relationship between teachers' and principals' perceptions of their influence over policies within their school and teachers' actual employment decisions--specifically, teachers' decisions to stay (continue their affiliation with their school), to move (transfer to a different school), or to leave the teaching profession.…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Employment, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Gwaltney, Kevin Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This effort: 1) establishes an autonomy definition uniquely tailored for teaching, 2) validates a nationally generalizable teacher autonomy construct, 3) demonstrates that the model describes and explains the autonomy levels of particular teacher groups, and 4) verifies the construct can represent teacher autonomy in other empirical models. The…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Definitions, Educational Policy, Teachers
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Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Boden-McGill, Carrie J. – Research in the Schools, 2012
Teacher turnover is costly in its financial implications and negative impact on student learning. Documented in many recent studies many teachers choose to transfer to a more preferable work setting or leave the field. For this study, the researchers conducted an analysis of the most recent School and Staffing Survey (SASS) data from the National…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Intention, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Influence
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Liang, Guodong; Akiba, Motoko – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
This study examined the characteristics of performance-related pay (PRP) for teachers in the United States. From 1999 to 2007, the percentage of districts offering PRP and the percentage of teachers receiving PRP increased significantly. Large and ethnically diverse districts in urban areas with less union influence were more likely to offer PRP.…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Unions, Urban Areas, Teacher Salaries
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
There has been a universal movement towards government-regulated standardisation and high-stakes assessment. In the United States, this has resulted in the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Because of the predominant focus on high-stakes reading and writing assessments required by NCLB, teachers in the subject area of English/Language Arts (ELA)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation
Talbert, Dale A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to conduct a secondary analysis of the impact of school management practices on school performance utilizing a survey design of School and Staffing (SASS) data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education, 1999-2000. The study identifies those school management…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th 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…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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