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Sharp, Laurie A. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed by President Barack Obama and became the United States' current national education law (United States Department of Education [U.S. DOE], n.d.). The ESSA was a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Unlike previous…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Early American historians provided the public and policy-makers with information about US history that provided both entertainment and policy suggestions. As American historians became more professionalised in the early twentieth century, they concentrated more on their own scholarly concerns and less on policy-relevant writings. In recent…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, United States History, Historians
Bornfreund, Laura; Williams, Conor P. – New America, 2015
Pre-K and other early learning programs have generated growing interest over the past several years. More and more states are developing pre-K programs, and some states and local communities are thinking about how to better connect and coordinate children's pre-K experiences and learning with what happens in kindergarten and the early grades. At…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education, Primary Education
Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Ann – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
In classic Western movies, the good guy could be frequently identified by his trademark white Stetson hat, whereas the bad guy always wore black. James J. Gallagher wore many hats during his career that spanned over six decades; he too would be known as the "man in the white hat,"--trusted to do the right thing. From 1967 to 1970,…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Special Education
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DeBray, Elizabeth; Blankenship, Ann Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Congress's role in defining and promoting equality of educational opportunity has evolved over the past 55¬†years since "Brown v. Board of Education." Most recently, all three branches of the federal government have focused more on equality of educational opportunity for "individual" students rather than for protected classes.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Government Role, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship