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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Educational Policy, 2020
In the United States, adult and workforce education (AE) seems to be located, simultaneously, both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Ongoing shifts in national economic demands and changes in requirements for training and education have brought learning in the adult years into the federal public policy arena. Sometimes referred to as lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational History, Policy Formation
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Nagro, Sarah A.; Shepherd, Katharine G.; West, Jane E.; Nagy, Steven J. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Special education scholars have traditionally experienced a significant disconnect between their experience as researchers and the fast-paced realities of policy and politics. We propose that higher education leaders should be drivers of change, not recipients of outcomes, and by extension, that there is a need to ensure that the preparation of…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Agents, Leadership Training, Policy Formation
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Laverdure, Patricia – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
The Policy-Advocacy-Leadership (PAL) column is developed to initiate and facilitate important dialogue about health care and educational policy, and develop and share the knowledge, tools, and resources that enable all of us to be effective advocates for our clients and our practice and leaders in our practice settings and profession. In this…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Advocacy, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Casalaspi, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was one of the most significant legislative accomplishments in twentieth-century American politics. To date, legislative histories have usually argued that the ESEA's passage was the result of either auspicious political circumstances or the political skill of the Johnson White House.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Political Attitudes
Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2016
The Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Act (ESEA) was finally reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reauthorization was long overdue and with its passage comes much hype and some misinformation about what the law permits and does not permit. The purpose of this brief is to outline some of the key accountability…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Policy, Policy Formation, Accountability
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Danforth, Scot – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Over the past two decades, the percentage of American students with disabilities educated in general classrooms with their nondisabled peers has risen by approximately 50%. This gradual but steady policy shift has been driven by two distinct narratives of organisational change. The social justice narrative espouses principles of equality and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Policy
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Penuel, William; Meyer, Elizabeth; Valladares, Michelle Renée – National Education Policy Center, 2016
Staff in State Departments of Education are diligently reviewing and revising their state accountability systems to meet the new requirements and opportunities of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the primary federal bill guiding K-12 education policy. As a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides an opportunity to transform how data are used in education. The 2002 ESEA requirement to disaggregate data and provide them to the public has made it possible to have greater transparency and more accurate measures of academic performance than ever. Congress now has…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
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Bales, Barbara L. – Athens Journal of Education, 2015
In the United States, as public demands for quality teachers have escalated, there has been a corresponding increase in national policy efforts to tie the standards of student success to teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation. This conceptual paper examines how national authorities used specific policy tools to usurp the state's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Rentner, Diane Stark; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2014
This report looks specifically at the information and data needs of policymakers related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the types of research that could provide this information. The ideas in this report were informed by a series of meetings and discussions about a possible research agenda for the Common Core, sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
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McDonald, Lauren – Educational Policy, 2014
This research examines how the conservative movement has used both conservative think tanks and the media to gain entry into the field of education policy. The study examines how the conservative movement has attempted to use think tanks as legitimating organizations to enter the education policy arena by (a) measuring the historical growth in the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Organizations (Groups), Policy Formation
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Kiarie, Mary W. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Policy, Special Education, Disabilities
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
Civil rights, business, and education advocates are warning that Congress and the Obama administration may be willing to defang a key portion of the No Child Left Behind Act in their quest to make the law more flexible, shortchanging racial minorities and other historically overlooked student subgroups in the process. Their concern comes amid…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Politics of Education
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King, Jean A.; Rohmer-Hirt, Johnna A. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
From the 1980s to the present, educational accountability in the United States has grown dramatically. Such accountability in U.S. school districts, although driven primarily by external demands, has internal manifestations as well. The chapter traces the historical development of internal evaluation in American school districts, then highlights…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, School Districts
Jennings, Jack – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be coming up for reauthorization amid a number of contentious issues, and debates over these issues are likely to more heated leading up to the 2012 elections. If ESEA is to be renewed, the President must make it a high priority, Republicans will need to work with Democrats, and national education…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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