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Fried, Simone – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Historically, U.S. school districts have led schooling, while state education agencies (SEAs) have held a largely regulatory role in school improvement. Yet, a recent reform strategy, the "state takeover," allows an SEA to assume direct governance of a low-performing district -- potentially creating a much more active role for state…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Departments of Education, Agency Role, Governance
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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
Ellis, Auburn E. – Online Submission, 2013
Background: Manuscript written for the Adult Education Research Conference based on dissertation research completed at National Louis University. Purpose: To increase knowledge base of art based learning as a mode of anti-racist pedagogy and the use of an Africentric framework for continuing and professional education. Setting: African Centered…
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
Extensive education research on the contribution of teachers to student achievement produces two generally accepted results. First, teacher quality varies substantially as measured by the value added to student achievement or future academic attainment or earnings. Second, variables often used to determine entry into the profession and…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Teacher Qualifications
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Higher education has become more accessible than ever before, although students from some demographic groups still face challenges in attending college. To help improve access to higher education for minority and low-income students, Titles III and V of the Higher Education Act, as amended, provide grants to strengthen and support institutions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Disadvantaged, Low Income
Wu, Xiuwen; Newman, Mark – Online Submission, 2008
This paper discussed a study involving two groups of teacher candidates' implementations of a visual literacy curriculum in their preclinical field experience. The purpose was to explore whether the curriculum provided a viable way for them to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in teaching their diverse learners, including students with…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Curriculum, Access to Education, History Instruction
Tovar, Lynn A. – Online Submission, 2008
In this article, learning how to learn for non traditional adult students is discussed with a focus on police officers and firefighters. Learning how to learn is particularly relevant for all returning non-traditional adults; however in the era of terrorism it is critical for the public safety officers returning to college after years of absence…
Descriptors: Police, Learning Strategies, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
Roderick, Melissa – MDRC, 2006
This paper is organized around three central questions: (1) What should be the primary goals of high school reform and what is the critical set of outcomes that matter for students? (2)Shat do we know about the strategies schools could use to pursue those goals? and (3) What are the implications of these strategies for the development of high…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Attainment, Dropout Rate
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
Finnigan, Kara S. – Online Submission, 2005
The study examines the relationship between principal leadership and teacher expectancy within Chicago's accountability context. Current school accountability policies assume that the threat of sanctions will motivate teachers to improve. The study uses expectancy theory, which suggests that any impact on motivation will be constrained by…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Principals
Klein, Steven – Online Submission, 2005
To support states in improving the quality of their Perkins accountability data, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), US Department of Education, invited State Directors of Career-Technical Education to submit requests for individualized technical assistance. In response to a request by the New Mexico Public Education Department…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Accountability, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
Eber, Lucille; Lewis-Palmer, Teri; Pacchiano, Debra – 2002
This report describes the methodology and initial results of an evaluation of the universal (school-wide) Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) initiative in Illinois, including (1) strategies for establishing research-based practices and data-based evaluation systems in implementation schools; (2) methodology and initial findings of…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
Atkins, Marc; Collins, Kari; Devine-Johnston, Laura; Eber, Lucille; Pacchiano, Debra; Palmer, Teri; Robbins, Vestena – 2002
Summaries of four papers and a discussion presented at a symposium on expanding the research base of systems of care for children's mental health examine school-wide systems of positive behavioral support and provide data on a three-tiered Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program for improving mental health functioning of…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Delivery Systems
Yakimowski, Mary; And Others – 1996
The goal of this paper, and the symposium it represents, is to provide an examination of the perspectives of district personnel from four diverse states. The papers present the current status of legislated student assessment programs in California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Illinois. Similarities and differences in implementation methodology are…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Legislation
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