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Aspen Institute, 2021
The report contains real-world, proven school climate strategies to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate. It features 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation
Johnson, Royel M. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2020
Student affairs professionals can play a significant role in ensuring the success of justice-involved students given their historic commitment to the holistic development of college students through programs, services, and resources that supplement their curricular experiences, enhance learning, and facilitate inclusive and equitable campus…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, College Students, Justice, Institutionalized Persons
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Edgerton, Adam Kirk – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Cynthia Coburn, in her 2016 article in the "American Journal of Education"--"What's Policy Got to Do With It?"--states that the field of policy implementation suffers from the propensity to learn the same lessons over and over again. This repetition of mistakes, I argue, stems from a failure to account for predictable patterns…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Common Core State Standards
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Hellman, Daniel S. – Music Educators Journal, 2020
Policy capacity in music education can be enhanced through understanding the policy-making process and state governmental policy. Three examples of engagement in state-level policy action are used to explore agency, negotiation, and visioning as important dispositions for advancing music education policy goals. First, influencing state-level…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
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Minkler, Meredith; Griffin, Joseph; Wakimoto, Patricia – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
The mass human and economic casualties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the deep inequities at the base of the disproportionate losses and suffering experienced by diverse U.S. populations. But the urgency and enormity of unmet needs requiring bold policy action also provided a unique opportunity to learn from and partner with…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Public Policy, Policy Formation
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; Weatherford, M. Stephen – Harvard Education Press, 2020
In "Evidence, Politics, and Education Policy," political scientists Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford provide an original analysis of evidence use in education policymaking to help scholars and advocates shape policy more effectively. The book shows how multiple types of evidence are combined as elected officials and their…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Policy Formation, Public Officials
UnidosUS, 2020
Black and Latinx educators make up a critical portion of the early child education (ECE) field; 31% of the center-based workforce and about half of those employed in Head Start. These diverse educators are from communities where the impacts of the pandemic have been the most detrimental -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers
Vriesema, Christine Calderon; Gehlbach, Hunter – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Education researchers use surveys widely. Yet, critics question respondents' ability to provide high-quality responses. As schools increasingly use student surveys to drive policymaking, respondents' (lack of) motivation to provide quality responses may threaten the wisdom of using surveys for data-based decision-making. To better understand…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Policy, Decision Making, Student Attitudes
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Carruba-Rogel, Zuleyma; Durán, Richard P.; Solis, Bertin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
A case study of a Latinx parent-school engagement program is presented illustrating how immigrant parents became collective political actors providing input into their California school district's formulation of its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP was part of newly adopted statewide Local Control Funding Formula policy providing…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Family Literacy, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Porras, Diana A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Understanding why and how stakeholders become involved in education governance, and with what consequence, is critical to the success of any equity-minded participatory policy. This area of inquiry is especially salient to California's education law called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). LCAP requires local district officials to…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Bilingual Students, Parent Participation
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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Chong, Seenae – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
School district central offices regularly engage with external partners in improvement efforts, but these partnerships are not always productive. Indeed, little is known about under what conditions partnerships are likely to lead to organizational learning outcomes. We conducted a longitudinal comparative case study of two departments in one urban…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Guidance
Perry, Angela – Project on Student Debt, 2019
California has long been a national and global leader in developing and maintaining quality higher education options, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for Californians who access that education. However, although California's colleges and the state government do collect, receive, and report a great deal of data, these…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Access to Information, Wages, Data Collection
Keily, Tom; Evans, Alyssa; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the achievement gap. It includes a tear-out page of guiding questions at the end.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alignment (Education)
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
Edgerton, Adam Kirk – Grantee Submission, 2019
Cynthia Coburn, in her 2016 article in the "American Journal of Education"--''What's Policy Got to Do With It?''--states that the field of policy implementation suffers from the propensity to learn the same lessons over and over again. This repetition of mistakes, I argue, stems from a failure to account for predictable patterns in how…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Common Core State Standards
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