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Bae, Soung – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The challenges facing our children in the 21st century are rapidly changing. As a result, schools bear a greater responsibility to prepare students for college, career, and life and must be held accountable for more than just testing and reporting on a narrow set of outcomes aimed at minimum levels of competency. Thus, scholars, educators, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, State Policy, Measurement
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Wrabel, Stephani L.; Saultz, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; McEachin, Andrew; Duque, Matthew – Educational Policy, 2018
Executive leadership of the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) initiated a flexibility offering from No Child Left Behind. Our work explores specific design decisions made in these state-specific accountability systems as associated with state political environments, resources, and demographic characteristics. Our analysis, focused on 42 states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Granovskiy, Boris – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The term "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education refers to teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It typically includes educational activities across all grade levels--from pre-school to post-doctorate--in both formal (e.g., classrooms) and informal (e.g.,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Geer, Wil – Educational Foundations, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent an historic shift in K-12 curricular policy. Yet,few have explicitly traced the lineage of the CCSS and linked them to the decades-old standards-based reform movement. This essay situates the CCSS within the larger historical context of standards-based reform. It concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Frankenberg, Erica; Hawley, Genevieve Siegel; Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
The South was the central focus of the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. The landmark ruling held that laws mandating segregation in the school systems of the eleven states of the Old Confederacy, along with D.C. and six other states, violated the U.S. Constitution. Intense opposition met the…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Civil Rights, Educational History, School Desegregation
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Imperatore, Catherine; Hyslop, Alisha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Federal legislation has driven and been receptive to the vision of a rigorous, relevant career and technical education (CTE) system integrated with academics and aligned across middle school, secondary school, and postsecondary education. This article uses a social policy analysis approach to trace the history of federal CTE policy throughout the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Eden, Max, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden bring together a cross-section of respected academics and journalists to examine key aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Chapters appear on the table of contents as follows: (1) From ESEA to NCLB: The Growth of the Federal Role and the Shift to Accountability (Patrick McGuinn); (2) From NCLB to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Government
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Laverdure, Patricia – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
The Policy-Advocacy-Leadership (PAL) column is developed to initiate and facilitate important dialogue about health care and educational policy, and develop and share the knowledge, tools, and resources that enable all of us to be effective advocates for our clients and our practice and leaders in our practice settings and profession. In this…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Advocacy, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Smith, Rebecca – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Using document analysis, this paper examines the historical emergence of the quantified child, revealing how the collection and use of data has become normalized through legitimizing discourses. First, following in the traditions of Foucault's genealogy and studies examining the sociology of numbers, this paper traces the evolution of data…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Student Records, Statistical Data
Wayne, Andrew; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Brown, Delphinia; Boyle, Andrea – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
In recent years, federal education programs and policies have increasingly focused on teacher quality as a means for closing achievement gaps, in part by directing states to measure teacher qualifications and performance and to promote equitable access to qualified and effective teachers among schools within a district. This report provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, State Government, Equal Education
Forte, Ellen – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Large-scale academic assessments have played a dominant role in U.S. federal and state education policies over the past couple of decades. Among the many validity issues that presently concern test users is the evaluation of alignment among large-scale assessments and the academic content and performance standards on which they are based. This…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Measurement, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Thomas, Beth A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
In 1968 the Bilingual Education Act marked the first comprehensive federal intervention in the schooling of language minoritized students by creating financial incentives for bilingual education in an effort to address social and educational inequities created by poverty and linguistic isolation in schools. Since that time federal education…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Visual Arts, Bilingualism
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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
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2017
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Resource Materials, Educational Legislation
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Eppley, Karen; Shannon, Patrick – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
We have two goals for this article: to question the efficacy of evidence-based practice as the foundation of reading education policy and to propose practice-based evidence as a viable, more socially just alternative. In order to reach these goals, we describe the limits of reading policies of the last half century and argue for the possibilities…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Social Justice
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