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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robins, Jennifer H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
The release of the Marland Report in 1972 is often described as a watershed moment in the field of gifted education and remains a touchstone for the field today. The report presented the federal government's formal definition of giftedness and outlined the unique learning needs of gifted students and the challenges faced by these students in U.S.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Academically Gifted, Research
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2016
According to the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" (ESEA) section 9101(25), an EL (or "limited English proficient" child, per the ESEA) is "an individual (A) who is aged 3 through 21; (B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school; (C)(i) who was not born in the United States…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language)
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Goldhaber, Dan – Education Next, 2016
Fifty years after the release of "Equality of Educational Opportunity"--widely known as the Coleman Report--much of what James Coleman and his colleagues reported holds up well to scrutiny. It is, in fact, remarkable to read through the 700-plus pages and see how little has changed about what the empirical evidence says matters. The…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Equal Education
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Burns, Elizabeth; Kimmel, Sue; Dickinson, Gail – School Library Research, 2016
Little research has been conducted examining advocacy efforts in the school library field despite the fact that program advocate is a prominent role for school librarians. One element of advocacy is the engagement in political initiatives that may affect school library programs. This case study investigates the effectiveness of one advocacy effort…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advocacy, Library Services, Case Studies
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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
Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How might policymakers and educators utilize the work already being done as states redesign their accountability systems? The 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), brought much needed attention to the performance of traditionally underserved subgroups of students. Supported by greater flexibility under ESEA…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Weiner, Jennie; Dougherty, Shaun M. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study investigates how recent policies employed under states' waivers to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) intersect with charter schools' purpose and functioning. By collecting and analyzing all ESEA waivers granted in 2013, we find that charter schools are disproportionately represented among schools as identified in the…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Charter Schools, Government Role, Educational Improvement
Parsi, Ace; Losh, Maryann – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Edward R. Murrow's 1960 documentary, "Harvest of Shame," pricked the national conscience on the issue of migrant workers. Five years later, migrant youth were included as part of the scope of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 2015 reauthorization of that law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), turns over more…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Migrants
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Representing an estimated 4.4 million students in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of the public school population and yet are twice as likely to drop out of high school and significantly less likely to attend and complete postsecondary education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Proficiency
Hilton, Michael – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest reauthorization of the country's premier K-12 education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under ESSA state education agencies (SEAs), along with local education agencies (LEAs) and the communities they serve assume significant new responsibilities, ranging from the formulation of…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
US House of Representatives, 2016
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine the implementation of the promise to restore state and local control over K-12 education through the Every Student Succeeds Act. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act puts states and school districts back in charge of education and includes more than 50 pages of provisions to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Hearings
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Beginning in 2011, the Department of Education (Education) used its statutory authority to invite states to apply for waivers from certain provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through its Flexibility initiative. To receive Flexibility waivers, states had to agree to meet other requirements related to college- and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Saltman, Kenneth J. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2016
Educational publishing corporations and media corporations in the United States have been converging, especially through the promotion of standardization, testing, and for-profit educational technologies. Media and technology companies--including News Corp, Apple, and Microsoft--have significantly expanded their presence in public schools to sell…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Mass Media Role, Standards, Testing
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Danforth, Scot – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Over the past two decades, the percentage of American students with disabilities educated in general classrooms with their nondisabled peers has risen by approximately 50%. This gradual but steady policy shift has been driven by two distinct narratives of organisational change. The social justice narrative espouses principles of equality and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Policy
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