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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
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Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Development, Educational History, National Organizations
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Branscome, Eric E. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
President Obama recently described America's current economic, societal, educational, and technological circumstances as "our generation's 'Sputnik' moment." If history repeats itself in the twenty-first century, music educators may face a situation similar to that which developed in the 1960s concerning the impact of education reform on…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Change, Curriculum, Advocacy
Finkel, Ed – District Administration, 2011
Under No Child Left Behind, the federal government requires school districts to use 1 percent of Title I money to fund programs that involve parents in the schools and provides another $39 million annually for 62 Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) that provide training and information for both parents and district personnel to…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Domenico, Desirae M.; Jones, Karen H. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2007
Adolescent pregnancy has occurred throughout America's history. Only in recent years has it been deemed an urgent crisis, as more young adolescent mothers give birth outside of marriage. At-risk circumstances associated with adolescent pregnancy include medical and health complications, less schooling and higher dropout rates, lower career…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Pregnancy, Early Adolescents, Technical Education
Wong, Ovid K.; Lam, Ming-Long – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Education reforms such as "A Nation at Risk" and "Goals 2000" have come and gone. However, educators can be confident that the goal of student improvement shall not pass if the core mission is student learning. The true mission of learning has prompted educators to ponder the following questions: (1) How should each student to…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Student Behavior, School Policy, School Activities
Rushlow, Bonnie B., Ed. – National Art Education Association, 2005
The role and expectations of the arts supervisor and administrator have expanded beyond managing personnel and programmatic activities to informing policy decisions. Legislation such as The No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President Bush in 2002, exacerbated this paradigm shift. Thus, the role of arts supervisors and administrators as leaders…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Leadership, Educational Change, Administrator Role
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Aiona, Shelli – Educational Perspectives, 2005
On the surface, it appears that it should be quite simple to identify the characteristics of a child who is ready for school and then to assess whether or not any given child has these characteristics. But readiness is a difficult construct and one that has been the topic of great debate. Assessment of readiness is even more challenging. Policies…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Student Characteristics, Evaluation Methods, Learning Readiness
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Purnell, Paula – Teaching Artist Journal, 2004
As a Teaching Artist (TA) for the past 12 years, the author has visited hundreds of schools in western Pennsylvania. She has had an opportunity to work with many talented and dedicated classroom teachers, arts teachers and administrators who all share an enthusiasm for making the arts central to quality education. The teachers and administrators…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Social Change
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. – 2000
Early care and education has been designated as the 2000-2001 focus of the Education Commission of the States (ECS), a nonprofit, nationwide interstate organization that helps governors, legislators, state education officials, and others identify, develop, and implement public policies to improve student learning at all levels. Noting that there…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
Zaslow, Martha; Calkins, Julia; Halle, Tamara; Zaff, Jonathan; Margie, Nancy Geyelin – 2000
Noting that many communities in the United States have set the ambitious goal of enhancing school readiness, this report is intended to help communities invest wisely in school readiness initiatives. Part 1 of the report summarizes recommendations from the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) for defining and assessing school readiness. The core…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Health
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs. – 2000
This booklet provides information about schools, colleges, and other educational programs supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP). During the 1999-2000 school year, OIEP directly served over 50,000 students and indirectly served over 400,000 students through its various programs. OIEP's mission is to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, American Indian Education
Ohanian, Susan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Goals 2000 is the offspring of "A Nation at Risk," a 1983 teacher- and school-bashing report. IBM CEO Louis Gerstner named the problem and defined the solution, claiming the need for choice, competition, and technology, recasting students as human capital, and marketizing the teacher/community relationship. Tables summarize critics'…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competition, Conservatism, Dropout Rate
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Dorn, Sherman – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Notes the passing of the deadline for fulfillment of the national education goals in the United States, the beginning of the year 2000, and indicates that pressures on schools to solve social problems will continue to make school reform a politically opportune and very visible issue. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Influences
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Vannatta, Rachel A.; Beyerbach, Barbara – Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 2000
Describes year two of an ongoing Goals 2000 Preservice Technology Infusion Project that prepared higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, and preservice teachers to integrate technology in their instruction to facilitate a constructivist vision of technology integration. Results indicated that project activities facilitated increased proficiency…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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