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Wronowski, Meredith; Urick, Angela – Educational Policy, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine changes in teachers' perception of their work during key periods of the accountability and assessment policy movement in the United States. We utilize a teacher perception of deprofessionalization and demoralization framework operationalized using the restricted Schools and Staffing Surveys data sets from…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Morale, Accountability
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Horn, Catherine L.; Marin, Patricia; Garces, Liliana M.; Miksch, Karen; Yun, John T. – Educational Policy, 2020
Different from more traditional policy-making avenues, the courts provide an antipolitical arena that does not require broad agreement from various constituents for policy enactment. Seeking to guide court decisions on these policy issues, individuals and organizations have filed "amicus" briefs that increasingly include social science…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Court Litigation, Social Science Research
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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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Gearin, Brian; Turtura, Jessica; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Fien, Hank – Educational Policy, 2020
This article provides an overview of recent changes to state-level dyslexia legislation. It begins by applying a variant of Kingdon's multiple streams approach to explain how the dyslexia education "policy window" came to be opened. The article then describes the most likely effects and side effects of the new laws. Likely short-term…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Change
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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
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Ramirez, Al – Educational Policy, 2019
This policy study traces the history of school finance in Colorado over four and a half decades and describes how the available levers of direct democracy in the state have led to a seemingly insurmountable political logjam that is restricting budgets for all essential government services. Precollegiate education is particularly affected as…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational 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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Supovitz, Jonathan; McGuinn, Patrick – Educational Policy, 2019
This article analyzes the messages and strategies of a sample of education interest groups, and assesses their interpretations of the political context to understand how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) lost both political and public support during the crucial period of 2013-2014. Based on interviews with representatives of 19 interest…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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Wang, Yinying; Fikis, David J. – Educational Policy, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the public opinion on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on Twitter. Using Twitter Application Program Interface (API), we collected the tweets containing the hashtags #CommonCore and #CCSS for 12 months from 2014 to 2015. A Common Core corpus was created by compiling all the collected 660,051 tweets.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Administrator Attitudes, Common Core State Standards, Computational Linguistics
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Copeland, Kristopher D.; Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Educational Policy, 2017
State lottery policies have been created to generate additional funds to support public initiatives, such as higher education scholarships. Through 18 participant interviews and document analysis, this study examined how decision makers in Arkansas socially constructed citizens while forming lottery policy. The social construction of target…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Educational Policy, Interviews, Decision Making
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Finch, Maida A. – Educational Policy, 2017
In 2009, a seldom-used policy lever emerged in the form of a competitive grant program, Race to the Top (RTTT), and sparked a flurry of state-led initiatives as states vied for federal dollars. The current study examines the policymaking context that surrounded these events and propelled Tennessee to the top of the race among the states. Through…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Rodriguez, Sophia; Monreal, Timothy – Educational Policy, 2017
This article examines how state-level policy discourse articulates a category of knowledge about immigrants in South Carolina that governs the everyday experiences of undocumented immigrants. In the analysis of proposed and enacted immigration legislation from 2005 to the present, we use a Foucauldian-inspired critical discourse analysis to better…
Descriptors: State Policy, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Undocumented Immigrants
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Jones, Tiffany – Educational Policy, 2016
The case study is an analysis of a state performance funding policy at a public historically Black college and university (HBCU). The policy attaches state funding to HBCU performance on measures like graduation rates and equity measures like the reduction in achievement gaps between Black and non-Black students. Participants liked that the policy…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Colleges, Black Colleges, Educational Finance
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin Daniel – Educational Policy, 2016
The purpose of this study was threefold: to expand on existing reviews of 20 years of educational technology policy in the United States, to perform an empirical content analysis of the four National Education Technology Plan (NETP) documents issued by the Department of Education since 1996, and to provide a dialectic analysis of the evolution of…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Technology Planning, Electronic Learning, Educational Policy
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Miciak, Jeremy; Wilkinson, Cheryl; Alexander, Celeste; Reyes, Pedro – Educational Policy, 2016
Improving minority academic achievement is a primary goal for education policy makers. Despite resource allocations, gaps in minority accomplishments persist. Emerging research suggests language variety may hinder minority students, thereby slowing academic progress. This article synthesizes suggestions from a panel composed of experts in the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Educational Policy
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