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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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Hunt, Kari; Gurvitch, Rachel; Lund, Jacalyn L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Educational reform in the past decade has placed a very strong emphasis on teacher accountability and student achievement. This change in focus has caused a thorough reexamination of how teacher quality and effectiveness are defined in the field, and has triggered a reform of the teacher evaluation process. As a result, generic, all-encompassing…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education
US Department of Education, 2015
Race to the Top's success ultimately must be measured by its long-term impact on student learning. Because simultaneous change in multiple systems takes time, it is too early to make that determination of success now. However, it is not too early to learn from the positive achievements of and challenges faced by Race to the Top states. This report…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
US Department of Education, 2015
Race to the Top's success ultimately must be measured by its long-term impact on student learning. Because simultaneous change in multiple systems takes time, it is too early to make that determination of success now. However, it is not too early to learn from the positive achievements of and challenges faced by Race to the Top states. This…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Phelps, Richard P.; Milgram, R. James – Online Submission, 2014
It is now clear that the original promise to anchor K-12 education to higher education and backmap the Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCMS) from the upper grades down to the primary grades was empty rhetoric. Higher education has scarcely been involved at all, with the exception of the institutions that agreed to place high school students who…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
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Ennis, Catherine D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
The process of effective teaching--teaching that directly leads to student learning of standards-based content--is tenuous at best and easily disrupted by contextual and behavioral factors. In this commentary, I discuss the role of student support and mediation in teacher effectiveness and curricular reform. The most vocal students in physical…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Role, Physical Education Teachers, Student Behavior
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Foley, Jean Ann – Critical Questions in Education, 2013
Although education has seen trends of progressive ideologies that promote student and teacher empowerment (Ayers, 2011; Lyons, Catallozzi, & Benson, 1998; Spring, 2008), the dominant educational discourse mirrors a business model of efficiency expressed by the social economist Lester Frank Ward (1872). Evidence of contemporary education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
US Department of the Treasury, 2012
This report discusses the current state of higher education, with a brief high-level overview of the market and a more detailed discussion and analysis of the financial aid system. It also discusses the important changes President Obama has made to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The key findings are: (1) The economic returns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Wong, Pia Lindquist; Glass, Ronald David – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2011
A central commitment for professional development schools (PDSs) is to link preservice teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development with improved learning outcomes for pupils. PDSs are expected to improve student achievement in two primary ways: (1) by enriching and intensifying the learning environment through professional…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Academic Achievement
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Maxcy, Brendan D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
Following the U.S. financial crisis of 2008, demands on our social safety nets grew as federal, state, and local revenues declined. Projected shortfalls are forcing deep cuts in state and local services including education. It is too early to know fully the nature of the cuts or impacts on various communities and constituencies. This article looks…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Accountability, Politics of Education, Political Power
Crowe, Edward – Center for American Progress, 2011
A key focus of the Obama administration's Race to the Top initiative in public education is to support states that implement plans for "recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most." Race to the Top asked states to adopt more vigorous teacher-education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Profiles, Accountability, Disclosure
Farbman, David – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2011
The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), an organization dedicated to redesigning and expanding school time to improve opportunities and outcomes for high poverty students, and the Education Commission of the States (ECS), with a mission to foster both the exchange of ideas on education issues among the states and long range strategic…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Change
Bissonnette, Jocelyn, Ed.; Ellerson, Noelle, Ed.; Jones, Lindsay, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 85 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget for recognizing the importance of investing in education to our nation's economic growth and competitiveness. Within a constrained fiscal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education
Mandlawitz, Myrna, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 90 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget for prioritizing investment in education as a proven strategy to increase jobs and improve our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education
Tamayo, Joaquin R., Jr. – Aspen Institute, 2010
On September 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the $350 million Race to the Top Comprehensive Assessment Systems Competition: the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER). In his announcement, Secretary of Education Arne…
Descriptors: Careers, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Academic Achievement