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Devney, Rik – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The potential of our nation is hinged upon the strength of our educational system across all 50 states. Public education is the backbone of our country and continues to be a spotlight of focus for many. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan shared the "Nation at Risk" report, based on the findings from the National Commission on Excellence in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Qualitative Research, Inquiry
Lichter, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Legislation leading to the mandating of accountability testing in schools was chronicled between the publication of "A Nation at Risk" (1983) to the conclusion of No Child Left Behind (2016). Involvement in education by the federal government increased throughout the educational legislation during this time period. The Omnibus Trade and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Educational History
Nelson, Jonathan Leon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 1993, Congress passed the mandate "Goals 2000: Educate America Act," which established standards for K-12 education that outlined the core benchmarks of student achievement for individuals who have mastered the core curricula required to earn a high school diploma (Mark, 1995). Unfortunately, these curricular requirements did not…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change
Baker, Rebekah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Parental involvement in education has long been recognized as an important indicator of student academic achievement. Teachers, administrators, policy makers, and our state and federal government continue to recognize the vital role of the parent in education. Policies and mandates, with titles such as "No Child Left Behind" and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary Education, School Choice, Academic Achievement
Basye, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Instructional time for social studies in elementary classrooms has decreased since the passage of Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind, with content contracted to align with reading goals. Consequently, opportunities for preservice teachers to observe and teach social studies lessons have diminished. This qualitative multiple case study examines…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Elementary Education
Marr, John P. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Professional development has been a focus of public education since World War II, yet, it was not until the passage of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act in 1994 that professional development became federally mandated. The infusion of educational technology at the start of Goals 2000 created a natural connection with professional development. In…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, War, Active Learning, Educational Technology