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Vu, Phu; Fredrickson, Scott; Gaskill, Martonia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
This study examined how one-to-one initiatives were conducted in rural public K-12 educational settings in a mid-western US state. Research data were gathered from interview responses from 15 school personnel who were either educational technology directors or school principals at 15 rural public K-12 schools. The study found that when schools…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools, Public Schools, Access to Computers
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Mann, Bryan; Baker, David P. – American Journal of Education, 2019
An analysis from 2002 to 2014, aligning media reporting of the effectiveness of the fully online K-12 cyber charter school model with data on enrollment flows to cyber charter schools and expenditure and demographic indicators across all 500 residential public school districts in Pennsylvania, finds a three-part geospatial-social process. Initial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Mass Media, Public Schools
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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Naslund, Karlerik; Ponomariov, Branco – Management in Education, 2019
Using data on charter and public school districts in Texas, we test the hypothesis that the labor practices in charter schools, in particular their ability to easily dismiss poorly performing teachers, diminishes the negative effect of teacher turnover on student achievement and graduation rates in comparison to public schools. We find some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Ruiz, Alberto; McNair, Cheryl Lisa; Jones, Don; Sowell, Marsha – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
This study shares the results of a five-year effort to implement a school turnaround model facilitated through an unprecedented university-public school partnership. The high needs Hispanic majority demographic makeup of the public-school district amplifies the importance of this work.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Universities
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de Brey, Cristobal; Musu, Lauren; McFarland, Joel; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Anlan; Branstetter, Claire; Wang, Xiaolei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The indicators in this report show that some traditionally disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups have made strides in educational achievement, but that gaps still persist. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Ratner, Helene; Andersen, Bjarke Lindsø; Madsen, Simon Ryberg – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Datafication of student learning has carved out an influential space for public and private actors who design technologies for visualizing data. As data visualizations shape how teachers' interpret data, they are powerful devices. This paper examines how teachers get configured as data users in the making of Danish national test data…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests
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Zulfiqar, Asma; Syed, Faiza Rahman; Latif, Fatima Farida – Improving Schools, 2019
This article aims to explore the concept of student well-being and how it can be introduced and integrated within Pakistan's educational structure. The basis of the discussion is built around the need for having a student well-being model for schools in Pakistan. For the purpose of the study, the information is gathered inductively through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Welfare
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Hooker, Steven D. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine how gay and lesbian teachers who are out or closeted form and maintain relationships with members of their school community. A total of 11 gay and lesbian public and Catholic school educators from rural, suburban, and urban schools were interviewed. Each of these educators negotiated their sexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Minority Group Teachers, Catholic Schools, Public Schools
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Rivera, Marialena D.; Lopez, Sonia Rey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In Texas, local taxpayers fund the majority of educational facilities construction and maintenance costs, with local wealth influencing facilities outcomes. The traditional school districts that comprise the predominantly Latino and segregated San Antonio area vary considerably in property wealth as well as district capacity and expertise. We…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Facilities, Equal Education
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Potterton, Amanda U. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In Arizona, individuals can receive a tax credit of up to US$200 per individual taxpayer for donations to public schools. We analyze public school tax credit donations to charter schools and document inequalities in the distribution of donations associated with the percentages of more advantaged students charter schools serve. The differences in…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Walton, Todd R.; Carrillo-Higueras, Franz – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the effect university widening participation activities have had in improving access to university of students from rural government-run schools in New South Wales, Australia. An effective effort to evaluate the success of widening participation programs in rural Australia, specifically New South Wales, has not been achieved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Rural Schools
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Bialystok, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports the findings of a web-based survey of Ontario health and physical education teachers conducted in 2017. The purpose of the study was to understand teachers' views of the aims of the 2015 revised "sex ed" curriculum and the public debate that surrounded it, as well as to explore their own values around the teaching of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bellino, Michelle J.; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of global policy shifts toward 'national integration' on schooling for refugee youth in Kenya. Based on interviews and classroom observations in Kakuma Refugee Camp, we theorize that integration manifests in a multidirectional, hierarchical manner as few refugees integrate "up" into government schools,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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