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Maughan, Erin D. – American Educator, 2016
The number of students with chronic and complex health conditions significantly affects a teacher's ability to teach and meet the needs of the whole child--especially combined with the impact of societal issues such as poverty, violence, and the growing population of families who speak a language other than English at home. Education in America is…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Child Development, Child Health, Health Needs
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – American Educator, 2015
Teacher tenure rights, first established more than a century ago, are under unprecedented attack. Tenure--which was enacted to protect students' education and those who provide it--is under assault from coast to coast, in state legislatures, in state courtrooms, and in the media. In June 2014, in the case of "Vergara v. California," a…
Descriptors: Tenure, Teacher Rights, Court Litigation, State Legislation
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Ryser, Gail R.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Using assessment data to determine student growth has become an integral part of the accountability movement, and researchers and educators are currently examining how new rules impact the academic assessment of gifted learners. In 2008, the Association for the Gifted's Annual Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Models, Student Development
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Lingard, Bob – Critical Studies in Education, 2013
Currently, when there is a lot of political talk about the need for "evidence-based policy", and when public policy seeks to calibrate research quality and impact, there is a pressing need to reconsider the relationships between education/al research and education policy. This article seeks to do this, beginning with considerations of the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Connolly-Wilson, Christina; Reeves, Melissa – Communique, 2013
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, people across the country are asking if schools in their communities are safe. School psychologists not only play a pivotal role in answering that question, but they can also provide leadership in helping to ensure a safe school climate. A critical component to answering…
Descriptors: School Safety, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, School Psychologists
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Dietel, Ron – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Even as the Internet and i-devices have changed so many parts of people's lives, educational testing has not changed substantially in decades. Though researchers and educators have for years raised ample concerns about existing tests, assessments have barely evolved. Further, despite years of expanded testing and greater school accountability,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, National Competency Tests
Wickenden, James W. – Independent School, 2011
Having observed independent schools for years--first as dean of admission at Princeton University from 1978-1983, and then as president of an educational consulting firm since 1986--the author has noticed that the challenges of leading a school have changed dramatically. In consulting with more than 700 independent schools, often in a search for a…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, College Presidents, Trustees, Leadership Effectiveness
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Lingenfelter, Paul E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners share a sincere interest in improving the human condition. Academics may be tempted to fault irrationality, ideology, or ignorance for the failure of research to inform policy and practice more powerfully, but policy makers and practitioners want academics to tell them "what works" in order to find a…
Descriptors: Evidence, Action Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Museus, Samuel D.; Palmer, Robert T.; Davis, Ryan J.; Maramba, Dina C. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2011
This monograph provides educational researchers, policymakers, and practitioners with an overview of existing knowledge regarding factors that influence success among racial and ethnic minority students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) circuit. To accomplish this task, the authors reviewed more than four hundred…
Descriptors: Race, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research, STEM Education
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Busch, Brigitta – International Review of Education, 2011
This overview focuses on Europe, a linguistically diverse region and moreover home to a number of minority languages. Over the past five decades, the focus of research on bi- or multilingual education has shifted from an initial emphasis on speakers' identities and their membership of homogenous imagined communities to an interest in learners'…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
Thessin, Rebecca A.; Starr, Joshua P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Teachers need to be taught how to collaborate. When the Stamford (Conn.) Public Schools introduced PLCs in the district's 20 schools, they learned of the four roles that districts play when implementing PLCs systemwide: 1) Districts must involve teachers and administrators in developing and leading the PLC process, 2) they must teach…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Lam, Elaine – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
This article outlines policies from multilateral organisations that advocate sharing best practices between developing nations. The article discusses the degree to which these best practices are implemented by small states as indicated by teachers, academics and policymakers in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. For the purpose of this article, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Program Implementation, Resistance to Change
Campbell, Gary – Independent School, 2010
Malcolm Gladwell, in his book "Outliers," describes how studies of expertise consistently show that 10,000 hours of practice in a discipline is required for true mastery. This is problematic for those who become independent school trustees--bringing with them a passion for their school and for education in general, but not much else. Many…
Descriptors: Expertise, Private Schools, Boards of Education, Trustees
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Behrmann, Jason – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Food allergy in children is a growing public health problem that carries a significant risk of anaphylaxis such that schools and child care facilities have enacted emergency preparedness policies for anaphylaxis and methods to prevent the inadvertent consumption of allergens. However, studies indicate that many facilities are poorly prepared to…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Public Health, Allergy, Confidentiality
Fok, Ping Kwan; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Chan, Jacqueline Kin Sang – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2010
Following the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region developed wide-ranging curriculum reforms, including project learning. A recent survey has indicated that over 80% of Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have adopted project learning as a curriculum task. Such an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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