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Boser, Ulrich; Hanna, Robert – Center for American Progress, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chorus of those who grumble that teachers are unhappy with their lack of control and freedom and have grown to deeply dislike their jobs. This article asks if teachers really lack autonomy and freedom, and wonders if as a nation, whether or not we have reached the right balance of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Surveys, Principals
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Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School District Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools and library…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Teacher Salaries, Educational Attainment
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Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Library Media Center Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, School Libraries, Elementary Schools
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Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Planty, Michael; Snyder, Thomas; Bianco, Kevin; Fox, Mary Ann; Frohlich, Lauren; Kemp, Jana; Drake, Lauren – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education". This year's report presents 49 indicators of important developments and trends…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators