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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
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Hu, Xiaodan; Fernandez, Frank; Gándara, Denisa – American Educational Research Journal, 2021
We examine the impact of the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), a state policy that offers matching funds to incentivize private-sector donations to certain public universities. We use a national dataset and employ a generalized difference-in-differences approach with matching procedures to estimate the treatment effect of TRIP on revenues…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Policy, Research Universities, Educational Finance
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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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Backman, Deborah; Spear, Kaitlin; Mumford, Elizabeth A.; Taylor, Bruce G. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Addressing the widespread problem of sexual assault in college environments requires both prevention programming and policies addressing sexual misconduct in institutions of higher education. Through the Campus Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative, nine programs funded by the Office on Women's Health approached this problem within a…
Descriptors: Crime, Sexual Abuse, Rape, College Environment
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2020
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Education Policy." Contents include: (1) Legislative Sessions Constrained by…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, State Policy, State Legislation
Patrick, Susan; Chambers, Alexis – Aurora Institute, 2020
States are grappling with policy strategies to determine attendance in the era of COVID-19 school closures and remote learning. Allowing districts and schools to develop an attendance policy using a combination of options to determine attendance can offer maximum flexibility. These options include, but are not limited to: (1) time on task (task…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Policy, School Closing, COVID-19
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Szeszulski, Jacob; Walker, Timothy J.; McCurdy, Sheryl A.; Hoelscher, Deanna M. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Federal law requires most school districts to develop school wellness policies (SWPs), which state agencies assist in by providing templates. Templates provide standard language, which districts may edit for numerous reasons. We aimed to identify the frequency/consistency of template usage and identify the types of edits districts make…
Descriptors: School Policy, Policy Formation, Wellness, School Districts
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Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle – Educational Policy, 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors.…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Role, Power Structure, Educational Policy
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
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Gándara, Denisa – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This paper reports on an analysis, using a comparative case study design, of the degree to which policy actors use evidence in designing performance-funding policies in Colorado and Texas. The analysis reveals that features of demanders of information--including their prior exposure to research, their attitudes toward evidence, and, in the case of…
Descriptors: Design, Evidence, Funding Formulas, Higher Education
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Gándara, Denisa; Hearn, James C. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: College-completion policies dominate state higher education policy agendas. Yet we know little about how policy actors make decisions--and what sources of evidence they use--within this policy domain. Focus of Study: This study explores the use of evidence in college-completion policymaking in depth, focusing on Texas. In addition to…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Graduation, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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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Pritzker, Suzanne; Lane, Liza Barros – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of social work students who participated in an intensive block placement in a state legislature. Findings explore what students perceive as the central learning outcomes from field placements in political settings and how they navigate aspects of practice that may differ in critical ways from…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Placement, Political Attitudes, State Government
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Thachik, Stefani; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article examines the development and implementation of P-16 education reform in Texas and aims to understand leadership meaning-making at state and local levels. Findings suggest goal attainment and sustainability varied statewide according to how political actors defined problems and solutions, the type of and extent to which human and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Ibarrondo Cruz, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this dissertation was to study perceptions of faculty and administrators at institutions of higher education on copyright ownership of faculty-created digital course content. The central question for this study was: Who had copyright ownership rights of faculty-created digital content and in what manner was copyright ownership…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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