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Carothers, Douglas; Aydin, Hasan; Houdyshell, Michael – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
U.S. schools are facing chronic shortages of qualified teachers, resulting in the hiring of unqualified teachers who are disproportionately assigned to disadvantaged students. Further, changing demographics are resulting in racial/ethnic and cultural mismatch between teachers and students they serve, causing additional educational problems. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, School Districts, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education Programs
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Prieto, Lydia M.; Aguero-Valverde, Jonathan; Zarrate-Cardenas, Gustavo; Van Maarseveen, Martin – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Choosing a specialty school involves huge challenges for families. This research aims to understand the behavioral process that leads families to choose among various specialty school programs. Discrete choice models, based on revealed preferences data from middle school applications in a large school district in Florida, are estimated using both,…
Descriptors: Parents, Preferences, Special Schools, Magnet Schools
Butcher, Jonathan; Menon, Vijay – Heritage Foundation, 2019
The National School Lunch Program's (NSLP) original goal was to help students in need, but policy changes in the past decade have made students from middle-income and upper-income families eligible for federally funded school meals. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an expansion of the NSLP enacted in 2010, effectively created a federal…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Student Needs, Low Income Students, Educational Policy
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Rohrer, Doug; Dedrick, Robert F.; Hartwig, Marissa K.; Cheung, Chi-Ngai – Grantee Submission, 2019
We report the results of a pre-registered, cluster randomized controlled trial of a mathematics learning intervention known as interleaved practice. Whereas most mathematics assignments consist of a block of problems devoted to the same skill or concept, an interleaved assignment is arranged so that no two consecutive problems require the same…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Assignments
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Mrstik, Samantha; Pearl, Cynthia; Hopkins, Rebecca; Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Marino, Matthew T. – Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 2019
Special educator attrition is a major problem in the United States (US) and in many countries worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the experiences of 5 highly successful special education teachers serving students with autism spectrum disorder in the central Florida area of the US with particular attention to factors associated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Resilience (Psychology), Special Education
DeArmas, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
With the increase in school violence on campuses all over the country and the increased media attention that these incidents receive. The amount of pressure on school leaders to develop and implement interventions for students is mounting from all angles. Politicians, parents, students, advocates and others have been extremely vocal in their…
Descriptors: Attendance, Suspension, Mentors, School Districts