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Theoharis, Raschelle; Fitzpatrick, Michael – Critical Questions in Education, 2011
Today's principals are required to put in longer hours, lead larger schools, and supervise more faculty and staff members. Additionally they need to create a positive learning environment for students, a productive work environment for their employees, and contend with a variety of student behaviors at the building level. Aside from the duties…
Descriptors: Autism, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
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Duncan, Sean C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article addresses recent approaches to uncovering and theorizing the design activities that occur in online gaming affinity spaces. Examples are presented of productive d/Discourse present within online forums around three video game series, video games, or game platforms, and key design practices engaged upon by gamers in these spaces. It is…
Descriptors: Video Games, Discourse Analysis, Computer Assisted Design, Media Research
Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
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Ankeny, Elizabeth Madson; Wilkins, Julia; Spain, Jayne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Parental and family involvement in the transition of youth with disabilities from school to the adult world is vital. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 emphasized the important role that families play in their children's education, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 mandated parental…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Mothers, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation