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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Martinez, James Anthony – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Teacher perceptions after 5 years of implementing evaluation protocols that were initiated under Race to the Top revealed attitudes about the evaluation instrument used and the nature of their relationship with the evaluator. This study surveyed middle and high school teachers in nine Eastern Tennessee school districts. Data indicated unintended…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Tests, Evaluators
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Prizovskaya, Victoria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The Student Growth Objectives are assessments created locally or by commercial educational organizations. The students' scores from the Student Growth Objectives are included in teacher summative evaluation as one of the measures of teacher's effectiveness. The high amplitude of the requirements in teacher evaluation raised a concern of whether…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Student Educational Objectives, Measures (Individuals)
Miles, Keith, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Between 2011 and 2015, K-12 education experienced an infusion of funds by the U.S. Department of Education going directly to school districts that implemented reforms in key areas to address truancy, dropout and achievement in our nation's most severely underperforming schools. There is limited research studying truancy reduction, relationship…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, High Schools, School Turnaround
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Iatarola, Patrice – Teachers College Record, 2016
This chapter summarizes a set of research studies that focus on high school course offerings, takings, and effects. Improving high school experiences and having students graduate from high school ready for college are national priorities under President Obama's Race to the Top initiative. Doing so by expanding access to advanced courses dates back…
Descriptors: Evidence, Advanced Courses, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum
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Diera, Claudia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
Public schools failing to meet accountability standards have been shut down, taken over by charter organizations, or undergone reconstitution. This article challenges deficit views of students as passive and complacent in a schooling context dictated by accountability sanctions. Drawing from counterpublic theory, it describes a case study that…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Accountability, Urban Schools
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Wieczorek, Douglas; Theoharis, George – NASSP Bulletin, 2015
This study reports on four urban middle- and high school principals' emotionally shaped sense making of Race to the Top policies and their ability to balance the competing demands of teachers' emotional needs with the charge to implement mandated, accountability-driven, instructional, and evaluation changes in their schools. Despite the pressure…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Principals
Keaveny, Stacy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Federal and state guidelines for school reform dominate the landscape of public education. Florida and its school districts, as a Race to the Top state, are in the process of fully implementing a value-added model of teacher evaluation. Effective school leaders are calling upon the theoretical framework of transformational, visionary and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Instructional Leadership, Value Added Models
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Derrington, Mary Lynne – Education Leadership Review, 2013
This Southeastern state was awarded one of the first two Race to The Top (RTTT) grants the U. S. Department of Education funded. A key piece of the state's winning application was a legislative mandate to implement an intensive, quantitative, and accountability driven teacher evaluation system beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. The new law…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Bruce, Mary; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2012
This 2012 report shows that high school graduation rates continue to improve nationally and across many states and school districts, with 12 states accounting for the majority of new graduates over the last decade. Tennessee and New York continue to lead the nation with double-digit gains in high school graduation rates over the same period. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Bruce, Mary; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2012
In 2010, the authors shared a Civic Marshall Plan to create a Grad Nation. Through that first report and subsequent update, they saw hopeful signs of progress in boosting high school graduation rates in communities across the country. This 2012 report shows that high school graduation rates continue to improve nationally and across many states and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2011
This article reports on how Delaware pushes to meet Race to the Top promises. The Delcastle Technical High School teachers are on the front lines of the push to deliver on promises that last year won Delaware, 10 other states, and the District of Columbia shares of the Race to the Top pie, the $4 billion competition that is driving much of the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Incentive Grants, Federal Programs, State Federal Aid
National Indian Education Association, 2010
This volume contains briefing papers presented at the 13th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit held in Washington, DC. The following papers are included: (1) NIEA Appropriations Priorities for FY11; (2) The President's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2011 for Native Education; (3) BIE Race to the Top; (4)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, American Indian Education, Educational Finance
Brand, Betsy – American Youth Policy Forum, 2009
High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used…
Descriptors: High Schools, National Standards, College Attendance, Career Academies
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