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Ellis, Jason Brent; Abreu-Ellis, Carla – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper provides a summary of the analysis of school enumeration returns in Ohio from 1925 through 1939, prior to state-wide school consolidation, in 26 counties. Data suggests that a wide range of students with disabilities were accommodated and included in the public-school system. The paper discusses legislation, medical, and clinical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, State History, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Bohanon, Hank; Wahnschaff, Ashley; Flaherty, Paul; Ferguson, Kelly – School Community Journal, 2018
This study analyzes the implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for the staff of one middle school that implemented SWPBIS during a districtwide strike and school merger. The researchers developed a qualitative case study based on focus groups and interviews with the staff who remained at the school…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Systems Approach, Middle Schools, School Personnel
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Eide, Stephen – Education Next, 2018
Small mid-tier private schools tend to have modest endowments, and after decades of tuition hikes comparable to those of their elite peers, they are now at high risk of pricing themselves out of the market. The fiscal crisis of small private colleges will play out differently across the nation. States vary in their demographic projections and the…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Declining Enrollment, School Closing, Consolidated Schools
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Cervone, Jason A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the situating of rural communities in the United States within the neoliberal global context. It will focus on Henri Lefebvre's concept of abstract space, as well as additional theories on the ways space is produced and understood. The paper will use these theories to create an understanding of the ways rural communities are…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Neoliberalism, Role of Education, Ideology
Alberghini, John R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facing a declining K-12 student population and rising education costs, Vermont lawmakers approved Act 46 in 2015. This legislation has the potential to consolidate school districts that have fewer than 900 students. The law aims to significantly reduce the number of districts in the state by using tax incentives as a carrot and forced…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, School Districts, School District Reorganization, Case Studies
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Hall, Daniella; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
Over the past decade, multiple states have implemented a form of regional school district consolidation referred to as multi-district unions. Their organizational structure enables districts to retain individual school boards within regional local education agencies, all of which are overseen by a superintendent and a central board. However, no…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Superintendents, Consolidated Schools, School Districts
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The New England Board of Higher Education "NEBHE" has been deeply interested in how New England higher education institutions can collaborate with one another and with other leaders to confront threats to their economic sustainability. These threats stem partly from shifts in academic content and delivery, student demography and…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Higher Education, Educational Cooperation, Consolidated Schools
Drinnon, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research examined the ways and means administration used to disseminate information concerning the consolidation of two technical colleges in the State of Georgia, USA. These means of information dissemination included press releases by the consolidating colleges and the Technical College System of Georgia (the system which the consolidating…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Consolidated Schools, Information Dissemination, Qualitative Research
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Ribando, Saundra J.; Slade, Catherine P.; Fortner, C. Kevin – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Little research examines the sociocultural aspects of consolidating two post-secondary educational institutions. In a previous study we collected baseline data and reported on the initial impact of consolidation of a research-oriented, health sciences university with a teaching-oriented, comprehensive university. In the study we report here we…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Universities, Consolidated Schools, Organizational Change
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Yong, Zhong; Jie, Xie – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
This paper presents a case study of the microeconomy of a typical underdeveloped village in southwest China and the role of elementary education in the village economy. The paper begins with a brief review of relevant theories on the economics of education and the current social conditions and state of education in the village under study, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Outcomes of Education, Private Financial Support
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Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Diem, Sarah – Educational Researcher, 2017
Boundary lines have long served as a mechanism to divide people, determining the quality of available resources, and ultimately, educational opportunity. In recent years, new school district boundaries have proliferated as local communities attempt to secede from larger school districts. In this study of Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee, we extend…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Districts, Consolidated Schools, Organizational Change
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San Miguel, Guadalupe, Jr. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
This essay provides an overview of the huelga schools established in Houston, Texas, in 1970. For 2 years, from 1970 to 1972, the Mexican American community opposed the Houston Independent School District's plan to integrate the schools by pairing so-called White Mexican Americans with African American students. While they protested this decision,…
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Action, Resistance (Psychology), Mexican American Education
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Jakubowski, Casey; Kulka, Lisa – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Since 1958, the New York State Education Department has officially promoted the policy of consolidating small, rural schools. This policy is delineated in the Master Plan for School Reorganization, and while the centralization of most one-room rural schools has been successful, the state has been less successful in the consolidation of smaller,…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Rural Schools, School Districts, Centralization
Buzzard, Ruth Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this comprehensive multi-faceted research investigation was to collect evidence from various sources related to the impact of school building closings on rural communities. The researcher employed quantitative, qualitative, and US Census data analysis to collect information and comprehensively evaluate the impact of school closings…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Closing, Social Capital, Human Capital
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Eppley, Karen – Teacher Educator, 2015
This is a case study about how teacher education might better prepare rural teacher candidates for rural schools. Parents, teachers, community members, and students associated with a rural school described what is important in the preparation of teachers for today's rural schools. Their goals and wishes for their children's school and community…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Education, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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