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Gibbons, David A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Public schools and districts in Nebraska are required to be accredited. The Nebraska Department of Education allows two methods to reach accreditation, the Nebraska Frameworks model and AdvancED Accreditation model. This study examined the factors that drive accreditation activities in Nebraska public schools and districts. It sought to answer…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Public Schools, School Districts, Evaluation Methods
Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
Brammer, Dawn – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative survey research was to explore newer, tenure track faculty members' perceptions of professional development opportunities, specifically in the areas of time management, tenure and promotion, and faculty socialization. More specifically, this quantitative approach utilized new faculty, hired in the last five years,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Tenure, Experienced Teachers
Power, Anne L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods study is to explore faculty and administrator perspectives of faculty merit pay compensation systems in private, higher education institutions. The study focuses on 10 small, private, four-year institutions which are religiously affiliated. All institutions are located in Nebraska, Iowa, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Merit Pay, Compensation (Remuneration)
Florendo, Jacqueline M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research study was to examine Nebraska public school administrators' perceptions about Pre-K and its impact on student achievement for at-risk children. The research study provided information on factors that influence school administrators' decisions to provide Pre-K programs. Demographic data was gathered from each…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools, Preschool Education, Academic Achievement