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Davis, Stephen H.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article provides an overview of the contexts, the key features, and the evidentiary data--the criteria regarding candidates to engage in administrative work--for five innovative principal preparation programs. Short case studies and cross-case analysis of the sample programs are used to provide thorough descriptions. The five programs in fact…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Design, Case Studies
Zirkel, Perry A. – Principal Leadership, 2011
A review of some basic concepts in special education law will help principals better understand the complex laws and regulations implicated in common situations. This article cites a case scenario that illustrates various potential issues under IDEA 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Chris is in the 10th grade, and his parents have…
Descriptors: Special Education, Principals, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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Maniates, Helen; Mahiri, Jabari – Language Arts, 2011
NCLB and Reading First are negotiated in implementing beginning reading instruction. The article describes and analyzes how two critical conditions for creating opportunity--access to qualified teachers and rigorous academic curriculum--are met by examining the enactment and adaptation of a prescriptive core reading program disproportionately…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Reading, Reading Programs
Tucker, Bill – Education Sector, 2010
Over the past decade, school districts and states have made impressive advances in collecting and managing data used for accountability purposes. By the year 2011, all 50 states will have systems to track students from year to year. But in most states and districts, all the data generated by these systems flows only one way: up. This paper…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Cole, Heather; Aguilar, Angelica – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This historical narrative tracks the evolution and devolution of visual arts education from Dewey's progressive era pedagogy and the theory of the arts as experience through the modern accountability movement. Archival material, state curricular documents, and conversations with policymakers show an increasing focus on core subject areas of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2010
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Animation, Student Organizations, Educational Technology
Starnes, Bobby Ann; Saderholm, Jon; Webb, Althea – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
The philosophies behind teachers education programs and the classrooms where their students have their field experiences may be very different, especially in elementary classrooms since passage of NCLB. For students at Berea College, an institution with a unique history and mission, the disconnect can interfere with the prospective teacher's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Educational Philosophy, Communities of Practice
Strange, Marty; Johnson, Jerry; Finical, Ashton – Rural School and Community Trust, 2009
The authors discuss two "weighted" grant formulas intended to better target funding to districts with the highest concentrations of poverty, contending that under weighted grants, undesirable effects can occur, including: (1) Per pupil funding for a Title I student in a large school district is greater than that for a Title I student in…
Descriptors: Weighted Scores, Grants, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
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Luft, Pamela – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2009
LeRoy was a deaf sixth grader who used signs and his voice to communicate. Yanetta was a deaf eighth grader who had deaf parents and preferred American Sign Language (ASL). Michael was a deaf fifth grader in a suburban school who attended an oral program and used his voice exclusively to communicate. All three students struggled with reading. They…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Deafness
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Sirinterlikci, Arif; Zane, Linda; Sirinterlikci, Aleea L. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2009
This article presents an initiative that is based on active learning pedagogy by engaging elementary and middle school students in the toy design and development field. The case study presented in this article is about student learning experiences during their participation in the TOYchallenge National Toy Design Competition. Students followed the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Active Learning, Toys, Cognitive Processes
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Martina, Camille Anne; Hursh, David; Markowitz, Dina – Environmental Education Research, 2009
In this paper, we focus on the efforts of educators at nine different research sites within the United States, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), to develop and implement innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum on the relationship of the environment and human health. The NIEHS correctly…
Descriptors: Health Education, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests
McKnight, Douglas; Chandler, Prentice – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
The social studies profession has always been at its weakest in dealing with the analysis of racism and class (Ladson-Billings, 2003; Marshall, 2001), and the new technocratic atmosphere and discourse generated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) will serve to make such analysis completely absent, despite the rhetoric of the National Council of the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Resistance (Psychology), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Case Studies
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Walser, Tamara M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2009
No Child Left Behind has increased data collection and reporting, the development of data systems, and interest in using data for decision-making in schools and classrooms. Ends-driven decision making has become common educational practice, where the ends justify the means at all costs, and short-term results trump longer-term outcomes and the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Systems Approach, Educational Practices
Education Week, 2009
President Obama is the most prominent of a growing number of American policymakers to embrace the idea that some form of postsecondary education is crucial to students' success after high school. This year's edition of "Diplomas Count", a report by "Education Week" and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Journal Articles, Graduation Requirements, Academic Standards
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Ferrara, Margaret M. – Teacher Educator, 2009
This study describes various strategies used by a university educator to integrate parent involvement curriculum into pre-existing teacher preparation courses. This curriculum infusion was not only effective in increasing preservice teacher knowledge but also in raising course instructors' level of awareness about the importance and necessity of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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