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Gauthier, Karey Rose – Online Submission, 2009
The internet continues to provide new and interesting solutions to age-old problems; this paper explores how education could benefit from online solutions. The history of public education in the U.S. is fractured at best, based on a system reliant on state and local control. As new legislation came into place to meet the needs of civil rights…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational History
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) designed the Interactive Data Tools to provide users with access to state and national data that can be helpful in assessing the qualifications of teachers in the states and the extent to which a state's teacher policy climate generally supports teacher quality. The Interactive Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
Cashman, Joanne; Rosser, Mariola; Linehan, Patrice – Idea Partnership, 2007
The Communities of Practice approach offers state agency personnel a lens for exploring the human aspects of problems. They can be used as a technical assistance approach for bringing together multiple stakeholders to address complex issues facing special education. The IDEA Partnership has pioneered the use of a website for its national…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Federal Legislation, State Agencies, Internet
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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Dollarhide, Colette T.; Lemberger, Matthew E. – Professional School Counseling, 2006
In this qualitative study, 210 school counselors responded to a Web-based national survey exploring the effects of the No Child Left Behind legislation. They described how much they knew about the legislation, outlined the positive and negative effects of the legislation on their school counseling programs, and detailed their role in the testing…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, School Counselors, Qualitative Research