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Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S.; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Lesser, Lawrence M.; Sorto, M. Alejandra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Recently adopted state standards for middle grades and high school mathematics content have an increased emphasis on statistical topics. With this change, teacher education programs may need to adapt how they prepare preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) to teach statistics and require measures related to statistics teaching to assess…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Scores, Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers
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Puckett, Tiffany; Graves, Christopher; Sutton, Lenford C. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Minority students and students with disabilities are disciplined disproportionately from their peers. Discipline has led to many negative consequences in the lives of youth in the United States, including the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance encouraging school districts to develop policies that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Punishment
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Teacher evaluations can be used by states and districts to support and develop an exceptional workforce. Accurate evaluations based on quality data can help differentiate teacher performance, inform feedback, improve professional development, provide opportunities for pay increases and advancement, and provide rationale for teacher dismissals. Yet…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Educational Trends
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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
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Weber, Mark; Baker, Bruce – Educational Policy, 2018
This article takes advantage of a recently released national data set on school site expenditures to evaluate spending variations between traditional district operated schools and charter schools operated by for-profit versus nonprofit management firms. Prior research has revealed the revenue-enhancement, private fund-raising capacity of major…
Descriptors: Costs, Expenditures, Charter Schools, School Personnel
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Collins, Jasmine D.; Rosch, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Numerous studies have provided evidence that interracial interaction can contribute to the development of leadership skills and behaviors for university students. Yet, little empirical research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of structural (compositional) racial diversity within leadership programs on program participant outcomes.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Immersion Programs, Racial Composition, Student Diversity
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
With the majority of "good jobs" that pay a family-sustaining wage requiring at least some college education -- such as a technical certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree or another credential of value -- ensuring the existence of high-quality postsecondary CTE [Career Technical Education] programs and programs of study is more…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Postsecondary Education, Program Validation
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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
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DeBlauw, Amanda L.; Daugherty, Jenny L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
This descriptive study explored how community colleges are teaching leadership in technical programs. Leadership education curricular offerings were identified via a survey and selected programs reviewed. 68 Deans, Directors, or Chairpersons of a Business, Management, or Technology program completed the survey, representing 61 community colleges.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Education, Leadership Training, Administrator Surveys
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Moore, Paula Hearn; Griffin, Richard B. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2017
This paper describes and compares the profiles of the top accounting programs in the United States as identified by "U.S. News and World Report" in 2004 with the profiles of the top accounting programs in the United States as identified by the "Accounting Degree Review" in 2014. The "Accounting Degree Review"'s list…
Descriptors: Accounting, Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Study, Bayesian Statistics
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Hector-Mason, Anestine; Narlock, Jason; Muhisani, Helen; Bhatt, Monica P. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research has classified strategies to facilitate adult learners' transitions to postsecondary opportunities into five broad categories: advising, General Educational Development-plus (GED-plus), English as a second language, career pathways, and college preparatory (Zafft, Kallenbach, & Spohn, 2006). This two-part study relied on…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education, State Government
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Posamentier, Jordan; Lake, Robin; Hill, Paul – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
State policy plays a critical role in determining whether and how well local education improvement strategies can be implemented. As states rework their education policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state and local leaders need a way to assess their current policy environment and identify the changes needed to encourage local…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving, State Policy
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