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Corrales, Antonio – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case describes how a newly appointed superintendent implemented systematic changes across the school district to increase academic performance and keep schools open and operational. The district superintendent and leadership team were forced by the state educational system to promote rapid and drastic organizational and academic changes to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Closing, School Districts, Educational Change
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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DeMatthews, David E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
High-stakes accountability policies have brought about significant change in schools, but have also triggered instances of cheating and gaming at school and district levels. This undisguised case study involves the El Paso Independent School District, one of its high schools, and a popular principal accused of cheating. This context provides the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cheating, Accountability, Educational Policy
Nyhan, Paul – New America, 2014
Early education has been a growing priority for the Obama administration, and its competitive funding is spurring innovation in this field around the country. In 2013, early education journalist Paul Nyhan, author of this report, conducted case studies of four competitive grant programs that are triggering changes in early education: "Race to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Competition, Federal Programs
Collier, Denise; Burkholder, Karla; Branum, Tabitha – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
Today's students are often called "digital-age learners"--reflecting their technological savvy and free-agent approach to learning. With their iPods, iPhones, computer games, social media pages, and text messaging, these digital-age students have access to resources and knowledge beyond traditional school structures and practices. These…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Performance Factors, Barriers, Electronic Learning
Altstadt, David – Jobs for the Future, 2012
Less than 25 percent of college students who take any developmental education courses earn a credential within eight years. Over the past three years, the six states in the Developmental Education Initiative have developed and enacted unprecedented changes in policy and practice in an effort to reverse these dismal outcomes. "Ahead of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Case Studies
Norris, Cathleen; Hossain, Akhlaq; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
The authors stand by this prediction: Within five years "every" child in "every" grade in "every" K-12 classroom in America will be using a mobile learning device (MLD), 24/7. And a corollary already being seen in MLD-using classrooms: Student achievement will increase "significantly", since time-on-task…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices
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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
Discovering Our Experiences: Studies in Bilingual/ESL Education, 1993
This new serial publication is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and policy makers who work with English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students with a forum for presenting innovations, concerns, and recommendations related to the schooling of language minority students. The main section of the publication, "Describing Our…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Educational Attitudes
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Ruppert, Sandra S. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1995
The state policy implications of using higher education performance indicators for accountability purposes are examined, based on the experiences of 10 case study states (Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin) and others that have initiated such efforts. Specific issues that must be…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, College Administration, Educational Policy