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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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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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Carpenter, Bradley W.; Diem, Sarah; Young, Michelle D. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
During the past two decades, shifting discourses have significantly altered professional expectations for educational leaders. Driven by a globalized reconfiguration of the values defining educational purpose, definitions of effective leadership, processes for evaluating them, and the very boundaries of educational policy have narrowed and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, School Choice
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Hoffman, LaVae M.; Ireland, Marie; Hall-Mills, Shannon; Flynn, Perry – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2013
Purpose: This study documented evidence-based practice (EBP) patterns as reported by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) employed in public schools during 2010-2011. Method: Using an online survey, practioners reported their EBP training experiences, resources available in their workplaces, and the frequency with which they engage in specific EBP…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, National Surveys, Evidence, Speech Language Pathology
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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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Moceri, Dominic C.; Elias, Maurice J.; Fishman, Daniel B.; Pandina, Robert; Reyes-Portillo, Jazmin A. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
School-based prevention and promotion interventions (SBPPI) improve desirable outcomes (e.g., commitment to school and attendance) and reduce undesirable outcomes (e.g., suspensions and violence). Unfortunately, our understanding of how to effectively implement and sustain SBPPI outside of well-controlled conditions is lacking. To bridge this…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Construct Validity, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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King, Jean A.; Rohmer-Hirt, Johnna A. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
From the 1980s to the present, educational accountability in the United States has grown dramatically. Such accountability in U.S. school districts, although driven primarily by external demands, has internal manifestations as well. The chapter traces the historical development of internal evaluation in American school districts, then highlights…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, School Districts
Donnor, Jamel K.; Shockley, Kmt G. – Educational Foundations, 2010
The purpose of this article is to discuss the misalignment between public school assessment policies and teaching practices in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the human capital, curricula, and soft-skill needs of the global economy. The authors suggest that changes regarding the nature of learning, how it is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Global Approach, Educational Change, Males
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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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Guthrie, James W.; Peng, Arthur – Education Next, 2010
If one relies on newspaper headlines for education funding information, one might conclude that America's schools suffer from a perpetual fiscal crisis, every year perched precariously on the brink of financial ruin, never knowing whether there will be sufficient funding to continue operating. Budgetary shortfalls, school district bankruptcies,…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Job Layoff
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Weaver, Reg – Educational Leadership, 2006
The National Education Association has strongly supported the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its inception in 1965. But the law's most recent reauthorization, the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, is fundamentally flawed, writes NEA President Reg Weaver. Weaver offers NEA's recommendations for revising the law and addressing these…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability
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Forster, Greg – Education Next, 2006
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the proliferation of high school exit exams, the success of school choice initiatives, and a dozen other smaller if more bitter battles, education has become one of the hottest policy topics in Washington. That means there is a booming market for education experts, especially those who claim…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Exit Examinations, Educational Improvement
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Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Context Effect, Public Schools, Social Influences
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Ward, Cynthia V. – Journal of Education Finance, 2005
Debate over the proper identification and placement of gifted children in public schools is not new. But the pressure put on public schools by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 has brought advocates and opponents of gifted education into starker conflict. This presents a chance to reexamine the foundational premises of the argument in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Form Classes (Languages), Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth