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Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning
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Egalite, Anna J.; Fusarelli, Lance D.; Fusarelli, Bonnie C. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. What is remarkable about this new federal legislation is that it explicitly reverses the decades-long federal effort to more tightly couple the U.S. educational system. While not…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Administrative Organization, Educational Legislation
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Hamilton, Laura S.; Schwartz, Heather L.; Stecher, Brian M.; Steele, Jennifer L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how test-based accountability has influenced school and district practices and explore how states and districts might consider creating expanded systems of measures to address the shortcomings of traditional accountability. It provides research-based guidance for entities that are developing or…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measures (Individuals), Expertise, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – American Journal of Education, 2013
This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role
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Roberts, Carly A.; Leko, Melinda M.; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2013
This article reports findings from a literature review on literacy instruction for adolescents with significant cognitive disabilities. Nineteen empirical studies published between 1975 and 2011 were included in the review and analyzed based on characteristics of interventions. The results were examined to determine whether the state of research…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Intervention
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Spybrook, Jessaca; Puente, Anne Cullen; Lininger, Monica – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This article examines changes in the research design, sample size, and precision between the planning phase and implementation phase of group randomized trials (GRTs) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. Thirty-eight GRTs funded between 2002 and 2006 were examined. Three studies revealed changes in the experimental design. Ten studies…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Sample Size, Accuracy
Hodgson, Jennifer R.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
Teachers play an important role in making decisions about students' accommodations for instruction and assessment. Although teachers are a significant part of the decision-making process, "gaps" in teachers' accommodations knowledge are well documented. Some of these gaps may be due to challenges in providing teacher professional…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Internet, Faculty Development, Testing Accommodations
Gottfried, Michael A.; Stecher, Brian M.; Hoover, Matthew; Cross, Amanda Brown – RAND Corporation, 2011
U.S. educators and policymakers are concerned about the poor performance of the public schools, particularly schools that serve students from low-income families. Although education is primarily a state function, the federal government also has a longstanding interest in improving education for disadvantaged students, and it targets funding to…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
American Youth Policy Forum, 2009
This issue brief explores effective educational models for serving English Language Learners (ELLs) in ways that build upon these students' assets and prepare them for college and careers. The brief derives from an AYPF field trip to Texas's Rio Grande Valley region. On May 6-8, 2009 AYPF led a group of national policy leaders on a fact-finding…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Mexican Americans
Collins, Donald R. – Online Submission, 2008
Historical and contemporary perceptions of the African American child are based on his or her relationship to his family in general and to his or her mother in particular. This article critically reviews flawed premises constructed by outsiders looking into the African American family. These premises have shaped the education and social place…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Family, Urban Youth, Black Dialects
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Constas, Mark A. – Evaluation Review, 2007
The purpose of the present article is to assess the impact that recent federal policies have had on education research. Using published journal articles as a data source, the study examines reports on the frequency of use for terms representing federal priorities for education research (experimental, randomization, hypothesis, and quantitative)…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Educational Research, Experiments, Ethnography
Gray-Adams, Karen; Sinclair, Beth – US Department of Education, 2006
The "Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994" ("GFSA") was reauthorized by Section 4141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" (Public Law 107-110). "GFSA" requires that each state or outlying area receiving federal funds under the ESEA…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, Federal Legislation, Expulsion
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McKinney, Sueanne E.; Fuller, Sherell; Hancock, Stephen; Audette, Bob – Teacher Education and Practice, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 set forth to hold all schools accountable to high standards and address the long-standing objective of closing the achievement gap between students from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds. The guidelines and criteria that describe highly qualified teachers emphasize pedigrees and standardized test scores as…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006
Published twice a year and distributed nationwide, "Strategies for Success" keeps readers informed about events and developments in the field of drug testing. It reports the latest research findings on the effectiveness of drug testing as a tool for reducing substance abuse. Each issue also provides a wealth of guidance and resources on…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Testing Programs, Program Costs
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is not going away. In fact, it might not even undergo more than minor modifications before it comes up for reauthorization in a couple of years. The nomination of Margaret Spellings to replace Rod Paige as U.S. secretary of education foretells not only a single-minded focus on test-based accountability but also an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Schools, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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