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Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hodges, Jaret – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has defined the past 15 years of public K-12 education. An incentive structure built around adequate yearly progress created an environment that was not aligned with gifted education. Texas, with over 11% of the total identified gifted population in the United States, state funding for gifted, and incentivized…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gifted, Special Education
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Krejsler, John Benedicto – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This article maps the genealogies of how California and Texas have dealt with school policy. The twin purpose is to shed light onto the dynamics governing the formation of K-12 education policy in two influential and different states, and visualizing the intensification of state-federal interaction that has gradually evolved into a national school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Public Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer; Atwell, Matthew; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2018
Students in America live in two educational nations. In the vast majority of high schools with 300 or more students, the average graduation rate is already at the national goal of 90 percent or more and dropping out is a rarity. In the remaining high schools, the average graduation rate is 49 percent and on-time graduation for students is only a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Low Achievement, Educational Change, School Turnaround
DuFour, Richard; Reeves, Douglas; DuFour, Rebecca – Solution Tree, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents US educators and local and state legislators with a rare opportunity: to reconceive schooling and education funding to better address students' needs. Richard DuFour, Douglas Reeves, and Rebecca DuFour showcase how to make the most of this opportunity by fully committing to the Professional Learning…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on innovation to better meet the needs of students. The questions addressed are: (1) What is your State, district, or school doing to implement innovative approaches to improve academic outcomes for students, particularly low-income and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Student Needs
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) preserves the most positive legacy of the No Child Left Behind era--more accurate and transparent data about the performance of all students--and helps states take their efforts to use data in support of student learning to the next level. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) appreciates the opportunity to provide…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
Education Commission of the States, 2016
In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and, with it, ushered in a new era of education policy in America. Leaving behind many of the most criticized aspects of its predecessor, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this newest incarnation of the primary federal legislation guiding K-12 education provides state and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Wertman, John – Geography Teacher, 2016
In this brief article, John Wertman describes the evolution of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, the role the American Association of Geographers (AAG) played over the last decade in getting it passed, and the impact the Act has on funding for K-12 geography education. The legislation, while not perfect, includes promising new…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Associations, Educational Legislation
Aragon, Stephanie; Griffith, Mike; Wixom, Micah Ann; Woods, Julie; Workman, Emily – Education Commission of the States, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December 2015, is the latest reauthorization of one of the most influential pieces of federal education legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The law had not been reauthorized since 2001 when the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed, and ESSA is the result of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Gordon, Nora – Hamilton Project, 2016
Public discussion leading up to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 focused on the controversial testing, standards, and teacher evaluation provisions of the previous reauthorization, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; 2002), and its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Resource Allocation
Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educator, 2015
For years now, educators have looked to international tests as a yardstick to measure how well students from the United States are learning compared with their peers. The answer has been: not so well. The United States has been falling further behind other nations and has struggled with a large achievement gap. Federal policy under No Child Left…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Testing
Watt, Michael – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare key elements of the actions that states in the USA and Australia took to implement the Common Core State Standards or Phase One of the Australian Curriculum, and what processes and products they used to facilitate implementation of these innovations. A rubric adapted from a diagnostic tool,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Academic Standards
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
This spring, Congress is considering the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. In the 14 years since the law was passed, AEI Education has devoted extensive analysis to how it worked in practice. AEI has distilled their work into a series of brief chapters to provide a one-stop shop for understanding why the law was passed, what went…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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