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Kramer, Steven L.; Osgood, Jeffery; Bernotsky, Lorraine; Wolff, Edward; Merlino, F. Joseph; Garcia, Tanya I.; Kramer, Helen M. – Educational Policy, 2016
This article investigates the utility and availability of college data to evaluate the impact of high school interventions. It reports results of a pilot study that collected information about the college experiences of graduates from four high schools in the northeast United States. Using these results as a lens, the article examines what…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Policy, College Readiness, Intervention
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Evans, Michael P.; Radina, Rachel – School Community Journal, 2014
Family, school, and community partnerships are a critical part of student achievement, but the successful establishment of meaningful partnerships with low-income and minority populations remains elusive. In 1994, legislators in the United States passed a version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that seeks to address this…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Educational Legislation
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McMurrey, Allen L. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
This paper takes a critical conceptual look at education policy and practice from the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965 to the present. The paper examines the roots of current United States educational policies, and shows that, in some cases, well-intentioned efforts have had a negative impact on vulnerable populations…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Collins, James C.; Losinski, Mickey – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
The demands for accountability in education have led to an increase in high-stakes testing practices in public schools. Accountability can be seen at the high school level in the use of exit examinations (hereafter "exit exams") that students must pass to receive a diploma and graduate from high school. One of the most challenging issues…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Exit Examinations
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Duchnowski, A. J.; Kutash, K. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2011
Outcomes for students in special education continue to be disappointing and those having emotional disturbances (ED) continue to lag behind the other disability groups. In this study, school reform activities and the effects on students who are educated in special education programs for students who have ED were examined. Demographically similar…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
A national consensus has emerged around the educational expectations for all students. Rigorous standards for college and career readiness developed by state leaders have been adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia. State leaders have formed two consortia that are designing new assessments to support these standards. This shared…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Academic Standards
Kingston, Mary – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities unanimously expressed concern for the growing trend in cyberbullying during a hearing last June 24. The event, which featured National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) board member Barbara-Jane Paris and other witnesses, including TV personality Dr. Phil…
Descriptors: Bullying, Safety, Cooperation, Federal Government
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Wise, Bob; Rothman, Robert – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
The federal role in education will soon be transformed in ways that could produce an even greater society than President Lyndon B. Johnson envisioned. The authors identify underlying principles of this new role and describe how it represents a significant departure from the past. Historically, for example, the federal government has been…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Government Role, Federal Government, Role of Education
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
With the last reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB), special education research exerted a major influence on general education. Even so, the academic outcomes of students with learning disabilities (LD), who are the…
Descriptors: Intervention, General Education, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities
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Cummings, Kelli D.; Atkins, Trent; Allison, Randy; Cole, Carl – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Special educators wear many different hats in our current educational system. Due to recent federal legislation, they may be required to wear a couple of new ones. This article provides a glimpse into past roles and begins to lay some groundwork for the future role of special educators in a Response to Intervention (RTI) context. This article (a)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Formative Evaluation, Special Education Teachers
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Benz, Michael R. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2008
This study examined the postsecondary outcomes of students with and without disabilities in the four major outcomes areas of post-secondary education, employment, independent living, and recreation and leisure. The target population included students graduating from one mid-sized school district from a southern state. A stratified random sample of…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Graduation, Disabilities, Followup Studies
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Forster, Greg – Education Next, 2006
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the proliferation of high school exit exams, the success of school choice initiatives, and a dozen other smaller if more bitter battles, education has become one of the hottest policy topics in Washington. That means there is a booming market for education experts, especially those who claim…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Exit Examinations, Educational Improvement
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is not going away. In fact, it might not even undergo more than minor modifications before it comes up for reauthorization in a couple of years. The nomination of Margaret Spellings to replace Rod Paige as U.S. secretary of education foretells not only a single-minded focus on test-based accountability but also an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Schools, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Slosson, James – Principal Leadership, 2004
Most states have high stakes tests in place and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), with adequate yearly progress requirements, is tightening the screws on the whole system. No part of public education, however, is going to feel the stress more than the high schools and high school principals. When students who have passing grades…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, High Stakes Tests, Sanctions, High Schools