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Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Eden, Max, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden bring together a cross-section of respected academics and journalists to examine key aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Chapters appear on the table of contents as follows: (1) From ESEA to NCLB: The Growth of the Federal Role and the Shift to Accountability (Patrick McGuinn); (2) From NCLB to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Government
Jennings, Jack – Harvard Education Press, 2015
April 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the landmark legislation that has provided the foundation of federal education policy in the United States. In "Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools," longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Moore, James L., III, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"African American Students in Urban Schools" offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students' outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Justice, African American Students, Urban Schools
Addonizio, Michael F.; Kearney, C. Philip – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012
During the last 20 years, the United States has experienced more attempts at education reform than at any other time in its history. Efforts to reform financing, the assessment of student performance, accountability and equity, and school choice have all been implemented--with varying levels of success. Michael F. Addonizio and C. Philip Kearney…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
Carris, Joanne M. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Ghosts of No Child Left Behind" politically situates curriculum within a historically and critically informed context, to understand the structural forces that have contributed to the creation of a population of adolescents who read below a third grade level. The book then proposes a reconceptualization of literacy curriculum within a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Adolescents, Literacy
Hout, Michael, Ed.; Elliott, Stuart W., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2011
In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a prominent example of such an effort, but it is only the continuation of a steady trend toward greater test-based accountability in…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measurement, Motivation, Elementary Secondary Education
Shermis, Mark D.; DiVesta, Francis J. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
"Classroom Assessment in Action" clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Scores, Measurement
Koyama, Jill P. – University of Chicago Press, 2010
A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies--the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations--and to pay them with federal funds. "Making Failure Pay" takes a hard look at the implications of this new blurring of the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Corporations
Jones, Carroll J. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2010
Many teachers of students with mild disabilities experience difficulty writing IEPs, and they lack a foundation in the regular education curriculum of academic skills and sequences associated with each grade level. This book was designed to provide this foundation. Presented in the form of scope and sequence charts that can be used as objectives…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Speech Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Mild Disabilities
Cross, Christopher T. – Teachers College Press, 2010
Political insider Christopher Cross has updated his critically acclaimed book to reflect recent education policy developments, including the impact of the Obama administration and "Race to the Top" as well as the controversy over NCLB's reauthorization. Featuring a new introduction and the addition of postscripts for key chapters, this…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Politics of Education, Educational Change
Demarest, Elizabeth J. – Teachers College Press, 2010
In her new book, Betty Demarest describes a bold agenda for education reform--one that is firmly grounded in a synthesis of educational research about learning, teaching, and the contexts of education. The author's "learning-centered" framework includes: (1) a broad and balanced set of education goals, (2) a multi-faceted concept of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Change
Reys, Barbara; Reys, Robert; Rubenstein, Rheta – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
Mathematics curriculum has long been a topic of keen interest in mathematics education and remains a central issue in efforts to improve mathematics learning opportunities for students. This Yearbook continues in a long line of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbooks that have addressed various facets of the changing mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Yearbooks, Federal Legislation
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Shober, Arnold F. – SUNY Press, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act declared that improving education in every school in the United States was a top national priority. However, this act did not acknowledge how state departments of education have successfully constructed reforms for the past few decades, despite the power struggle between governors, legislators, school districts, and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Change, State Departments of Education
Grubb, W. Norton – Russell Sage Foundation, 2009
Can money buy high-quality education? Studies find only a weak relationship between public school funding and educational outcomes. In "The Money Myth", W. Norton Grubb proposes a powerful paradigm shift in the way we think about why some schools thrive and others fail. The greatest inequalities in America's schools lie in factors other…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Salaries, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance
Rebell, Michael A., Ed.; Wolff, Jessica R., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2009
This important new work from Rebell and Wolff, authors of the groundbreaking volume "Moving Every Child Ahead: From NCLB Hype to Meaningful Educational Opportunity", brings together the nation's leading researchers and thinkers in the field of educational equity to provide a range of provocative critiques that go well beyond what has…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities
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