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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern; Gibson, Craig; Jacobson, Trudi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The first PA Forward Information Literacy Summit was held in State College at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. This summit brought together K-12 and academic librarians from Pennsylvania to discuss current issues in information literacy. This text is a transcript of a discussion between Ellysa…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
Rau, Martina A.; Pardos, Zachary A. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2012
The goal of this paper is to use Knowledge Tracing to augment the results obtained from an experiment that investigated the effects of practice schedules using an intelligent tutoring system for fractions. Specifically, this experiment compared different practice schedules of multiple representations of fractions: representations were presented to…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics, Knowledge Level, Scheduling
Kutz, Gregory D. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Head Start program, overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Office of Head Start, provides child development services primarily to low-income families and their children. Federal law allows up to 10 percent of enrolled families to have incomes above 130 percent of the poverty line--GAO (Government…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Integrated Services, National Programs, Low Income Groups
Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J.; O'Hern, Brenda – Online Submission, 2010
The technology coordinator has the responsibility of collaborating with school leaders and educators to integrate technology into the curriculum and operations of the school. Not only does this individual have to understand how technology works, but also must determine the best way to infuse it in a school setting. Technology leaders must possess…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Coordinators, Best Practices
McLoughlin, M. Padraig M. M. – Online Submission, 2010
The author of this paper suggests several neoteric, unconventional, idiosyncratic, or unique approaches to beginning Set Theory that he found seems to work well in building students' introductory understanding of the Foundations of Mathematics. This paper offers some ideas on how the author uses certain "unconventional" definitions and…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Mathematics Education, Definitions, Inquiry
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Kortsarts, Yana; Morris, Robert W.; Utell, Janine M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Bioinformatics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that integrates computer science, mathematics, biology, and information technology to manage, analyze, and understand biological, biochemical and biophysical information. We present our experience in teaching an interdisciplinary course, Introduction to Bioinformatics, which was developed…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Introductory Courses, Biology, Information Science
Strauss, Robert P.; Liu, Jinxiang – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to characterize the choice made by retired professional school personnel in Pennsylvania to return to work in public education. This paper builds on earlier studies of the market for teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania. In this paper we describe retiring teachers, administrators and coordinators as…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Retirement, Employment, Public Education
Offenberg, Robert M. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper presents a family of three hierarchical analyses of trends in the distribution of experienced teachers among schools. The analyses were used to assess whether implementation of key provisions of the 2004 contract between the Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) led to a more equitable…
Descriptors: Contracts, Teacher Distribution, Teaching Experience, Regression (Statistics)
Rankin-Brown, Maria; Fitzpatrick, Carrie – Online Submission, 2007
Background: This study involved a bicoastal project between four composition classes, two in California and two in Pennsylvania. The focus was on how students read, write, and converse about ethnic and spiritual distinctiveness and the role of writing in identity development. Purpose: The researchers exercised a variety of methods (diverse…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
Wong, Kenneth K.; Shen, Francis X.; Pachucki, Lauren M. – National Research and Development Center on School Choice (NJ1), 2006
All political scientists who study education policy start their analysis with a similar premise: "educational reform does not take place in political vacuum." Studies of the politics of school choice have focused primarily on state-level political dynamics. This line of research makes sense since the charter school market is initially…
Descriptors: Public Officials, City Government, School Choice, Politics of Education
Leidman, Mary Beth – Online Submission, 2006
Given the complexities of the higher education organizational structure, role conflict exists for all employed in this setting. However, it is particularly apparent with new faculty given the university setting and the expectations to meet performance specific standards. The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze how the development and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Role Conflict, Role Theory
Bean, Rita M.; Swan, Allison L.; Morris, Gregory A. – 2002
Suggesting that too often initiatives have been placed in schools without attention to the implementation process, this paper discusses a model used in a professional development program for teachers of beginning reading and then describes and documents how each feature of the model was addressed through development and implementation work. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Cooperation, Faculty Development, Models
Lumley, Dale R.; Yan, Wenfan – 2001
This study examines the impact of the Pennsylvania writing assessment policy on writing instruction and teaching methodology. Drawing on self-reported teacher perceptions and classroom practices, the study also attempts to identify the factors that influence teacher beliefs and their use of materials and processes related to the state writing…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach
Dale, Richard E. – 2000
This study explored how and why special education policy issues were treated as they were in the formulation of Pennsylvania's charter school law, Act 22 of 1997. The qualitative study utilized formal and informal interviews of state policymakers, review of documents, review of archival records, and participant observation. Findings indicated a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy