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Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hakuta, Kenji – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article is a commentary on "Evaluating English Learner Reclassification Policy Effects across Districts," by Joseph R. Cimpian, Karen D. Thompson, and Martha B. Makowski, which is a wonderful display of the power of combining current analytic methods, present-day educational data sets, practitioner-researcher collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Meyer, Elizabeth J. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
The title is catchy and positive: "Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession." It sounds like a teacher-friendly approach to improving the perceptions and experiences of teachers working in classrooms. However, this report published by the Center for American Progress uses popular rhetoric and sound…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Research Reports, Research Utilization, Research Methodology
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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
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Lytle, James H. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
This article presents the author's views about the school district deconstruction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He discusses his 30-year experience as a principal and central office administrator with the School District of Philadelphia and his involvement in the efforts to lead urban school reform in the country. He also describes the reform…
Descriptors: School Districts, Charter Schools, Principals, Urban Schools
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Whitehurst, Grover J. – Education Next, 2012
Washington is at a crossroads on K-12 education policy. Policymakers can (1) continue down the path of top-down accountability; (2) devolve power to states and districts, thereby returning to the status quo of the mid-1990s; or (3) rethink the fundamentals, do something different, and empower parental choice. This article discusses how the federal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Governance, Government School Relationship
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Daves, David P.; Walker, David W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Integrity, Fidelity
Kramer, Pamela K. – School Library Monthly, 2011
This article presents an interview with Joyce Karon, a former school librarian, district coordinator, and former member of the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She is currently a member of the Illinois P-20 Council and has always been a passionate advocate for school libraries. In this interview, Karon…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Interviews, Librarians
Whitefoot, Patricia – National Indian Education Association, 2010
In this testimony, Patricia Whitefoot talks on behalf of the National Indian Education Association with regard to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization and addressing the needs of diverse students. Native education has made significant strides since NIEA's founding. Native education, however, still faces enormous challenges,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Education
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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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Burch, Patricia – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Key legislative objectives for the US Federal educational policy over the past several decades relied heavily on quasi-market strategies (such as school rating, school closure, the contracting out of schools) as central levers in "reforming" public schools. Using financial data on 11 national for-profit firms contracting with schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Public Education, Federal Legislation
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Smith, Anne – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This special issue of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD) is timely and resonates with the theme of the 2009 TASH Conference, "If not Us, Who? If not NOW, When?" The articles grapple with critical issues across a number of dimensions that reflect the complexity of inclusion and exclusion, the importance of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Federal Legislation
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Pruisner, Peggy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
As a result of the Reading First Program of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the view of reading has narrowed. Individual state's Reading First professional development programs, and hence reading teachers across the United States, have spent the six years since the funding of the program in 2002 focusing beginning and developmental reading on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reading Research, Reading, Federal Legislation
Manna, Paul – Center on Education Policy, 2008
This paper aims to inform federal education policy by examining Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and two federal efforts to improve teacher quality, the Eisenhower Professional Development Program and the highly qualified teacher provisions of the No Child Left…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Miller, Robin Lin; King, Jean; Mark, Melvin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2008
Over the past 6 years, the Oral History Project Team has conducted interviews with individuals who have influenced the theory and practice of evaluation. In 2006, Robin Miller, with the help of Christian Coryn of The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University (WMU), and Daniela Schroeter, also at the Center, sat down with widely regarded…
Descriptors: Oral History, Program Evaluation, Personnel Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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