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Morgan, Demetri L.; Rall, Raquel M.; Commodore, Felecia; Fischer, Rachel A.; Bernstein, Sam – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
State-level governing boards (SLGBs) can play an essential regulatory role as intermediaries between the public, state-elected officials, and campus-level leadership. However, these boards have been understudied within higher education relative to their enormous potential to influence postsecondary institutions and state political dynamics via the…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Governing Boards, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
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Auclair, Jean-Vianney – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
In 2000, the Government of Manitoba initiated an inter-sectoral policy strategy referred to as Healthy Child Manitoba. This article reports on a research project that studied the success and challenges of this horizontal policy strategy. The research suggests that while this policy approach--which places education within the broader context of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Meyers, Coby V. – Educational Policy, 2019
School turnaround--the rapid improvement of student achievement in low-performing schools--is increasingly a major topic of interest in K-12 public education. Federal legislation has left varying degrees of school improvement-related responsibilities up to states, and policy makers have divergent views about how to realize turnaround. We…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
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Rickinson, Mark; de Bruin, Kate; Walsh, Lucas; Hall, Matthew – Educational Research, 2017
Background: This paper approaches evidence-informed practice from the perspective of evidence-informed policy-making. Using the findings of a recent study of evidence-use by educational policy-makers to raise questions about evidence-use by educational practitioners, it seeks to explore what such a study might tell us about how to understand and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Bedell, Claudine Prairie; McGough, David J.; Tinkler, Barri E. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This self-study explores an educational policy-making project initiated, facilitated, and implemented by direct stake-holders through a deliberative, intentional process involving teacher educators, policy-makers, and state regulators. As such, it serves as an example of a high-stakes political change process using principles of deliberative…
Descriptors: Democracy, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Educators, Scholarship
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Babalola, Joel B.; Gbolahan, Sowunmi – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study investigated policymaker dependence on evidence in education decision making in Oyo State Ministry of Education. The study was conducted under a descriptive survey design, 44 out of the 290 policymakers of the Ministry and Board of Education across the State were purposively selected for the study. Descriptive statistics of frequency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Evidence, Evidence Based Practice
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Massell, Diane; Goertz, Margaret E.; Barnes, Carol A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
For most of U.S. history, local communities were the primary arbiters of school quality. Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, states began assuming more and more control over school standards and outcomes. The question we seek to answer is whether and the extent to which a particular kind of local voice--the voice of education practitioners--is…
Descriptors: State Programs, Improvement Programs, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Anderson, Erin; Reynolds, Amy – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2015
Policies for principal preparation and licensure are important levers for improving school leadership. By developing a rubric of research-based practices, this University Council of Educational Administration study aims to provide a formative tool for policy makers. Using a policy analysis frame by Roach et al., this study explores the state code,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Administrator Education, Principals, Administrator Qualifications
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Gee, Donna; Lesley, Mellinee; Matthews, Marian K. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
Because policymakers have a direct impact on schools, teachers, and therefore students, this study examined the discourse of policymakers in relation to their views on "quality" teaching. Findings from the study conclude the cultural models and discourses widely varied among policymakers. Their views were based on an idiosyncratic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Educational Quality, Models
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to …
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Shaunessy, Elizabeth – Gifted Child Today, 2003
A review of 2001 state policies on gifted education found that states varied on their definitions of giftedness. Twenty-seven mandate full or partial gifted education, 9 require an individualized education program for gifted students, but only 4 require gifted students and children with disabilities to be identified, located, and evaluated…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Classification, Definitions, Educational Practices
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Furney, Katharine S.; Hasazi, Susan Brody; Clark/Keefe, Kelly; Hartnett, Johnette – Exceptional Children, 2003
An analysis of four schools explored the degree to which positive outcomes of a 1990 state policy on educational reform had been sustained in the context of subsequent policies emphasizing standards-based reform. Results found an increased use of educational support systems, but also increased special education referrals and restrictive…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Change Strategies, Disabilities
Muller, Eve – 2002
This report summarizes major points from the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports' (PBIS Center) literature review on statewide behavior initiatives (SBIs) and findings from the PBIS Center's study that examined the extent to which SBIs have been developed and implemented. Of the 19 states that responded to the PBIS Center's…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification
Nettles, Michael T.; Cole, John J. K. – 1999
This review of state higher education assessment policies sought to test assumptions and conclusions reached during an initial phase of the study, to explore the dynamics of the process by which assessment becomes a state-level issue or concern, and to better understand the multifaceted relationship between state assessment policy and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Problems
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