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Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
There were a number of historic public charter school policy wins across the country in 2017. Kentucky became the 44th state (along with the District of Columbia) to enact a charter school law. Colorado and Florida provided charter school students with unprecedented access to locally raised dollars for facilities. Tennessee and Texas created new…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2009
Twenty years ago, when the late Albert Shanker, then president of the American Federation of Teachers, endorsed the notion of innovative schools operating outside conventional district bureaucracies, his aim was to put teachers at the helm. Fast-forward two decades from Shanker's then-radical proposition and there are nearly 80 teacher-governed…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Cooperatives, Partnerships in Education, Administrators
Greene, Jay P.; Kisida, Brian; Butcher, Jonathan – Center for Civic Innovation, 2007
The names that school boards give to public schools can both reflect and shape civic values. It is increasingly rare for public schools to be named after presidents -- or people, in general -- and increasingly common to name schools after natural features. This shift from naming schools after people worthy of emulation to naming schools after…
Descriptors: Public Education, Public Schools, School Policy, Identification
Monahan, A. C.; Wright, Robert H. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1913
The improvement of the rural schools of the United States is the most important school problem. The most important factor in their improvement must be better educated and better trained teachers. The education and training of teachers should always have some special reference to the work of the schools in which they are to teach. Therefore any…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL. – 1996
This report highlights the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) states' efforts in integrated services and provides commentaries by experts on their experiences in the field. Steven Preister's "Overview" from Report No. 1 serves as the framework for the report, describing NCREL states' current and future agendas,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Human Services, Integrated Services
Office of Education (DHEW), Chicago, IL. Regional Office 5. – 1980
The publication, intended for persons involved in educational activities, provides selected data on demographic, social, economic, and educational characteristics of Region V, United States Department of Education. Region V comprises Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The majority of the data was drawn from the 1976…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Demography, Disabilities, Economic Research