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Gonzalez, Mike; Butcher, Jonathan – Heritage Foundation, 2021
The new Biden Administration promptly reversed the Trump Administration's ban on training the federal workforce in the ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT has its intellectual origin in Critical Theory, a philosophy based on applying Marxism to every area of life--counter to America's promise of freedom and equality under the law. CRT…
Descriptors: State Policy, Values Education, Public Schools, Critical Theory
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Pizmony-Levy, Oren; McDermott, Meredith; Copeland, Thaddeus T. – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Although interest in ESE policy studies is on the rise, we argue there is a gap in scholarship about the nature and extent of interactions between policymakers and researchers in the ESE field. This paper addresses this gap by discussing one example of such interaction -- an ongoing research-practice partnership (RPP) between the New York City…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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Hardy, Ian; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Reyes, Vicente – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper analyses reflections upon the nature of recent educational policymaking in Singapore. Drawing upon the authors' individual and collective autoethnographic analyses of a series of reflective notes jotted down after discussions with educators from private and public schools in Singapore, the Academy of Singapore Teachers, and FutureSkills…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes
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Tohidian, Iman; Nodooshan, Saeed Ghiasi – Improving Schools, 2021
Teachers and students are the main stakeholders of educational policies in the states; hence, the higher order policies, rules, and regulations must be in alignment with their rights, values, ideologies, needs, competencies, and peculiarities of each region and district. In such a case, the classroom practice will be improved and more promising…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Junior High School Teachers, High School Teachers
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Verschueren, Carine – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Within an educational system increasingly focused on test-based accountability, how can a local education authority adopt an interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy? What local and global factors and actors shape and inform the creation of such a policy? In answering these questions, this article examines the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Social Change, Educational Change, School Districts
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Donnelly, Caitlin; McAuley, Clare; Lundy, Laura – School Leadership & Management, 2021
International human rights instruments provide a legal basis for an agreed set of human values globally. These 'values' are expected to underpin the purposes and content of education. This paper aims to explore how compliance with human rights instruments and values is balanced by educational leaders in Northern Ireland where diverse…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Administration, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy
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Zenda, Rekai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2021
In many countries, including South Africa, the underperformance of Physical Sciences learner's is a great concern. The purpose of this study was to find out how the academic achievement of science learners can be addressed through implementing a parental involvement policy. The policy on parental involvement can only be successful if there is an…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Physical Sciences
Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
In response to financial pressures, the New York State Assembly has created new, less-generous retirement plans for teachers. Teachers and other education employees are enrolled in one of two plans, the Teachers' Retirement System of the City of New York (TRS) and the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS). How far have the benefits…
Descriptors: Teacher Employment Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Money Management, Teacher Salaries
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Verger, Antoni; Moschetti, Mauro C.; Fontdevila, Clara – Comparative Education, 2020
Despite Public-Private Partnerships' (PPPs) growing popularity within education policy circles, research on their effects yields contradictory results. The understanding of PPP effects is limited by the prevalence of generalist analyses that neglect to acknowledge the exceptional heterogeneity of the policy frameworks in which PPPs crystallize.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Public Sector, Private Sector
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Sin, Kenneth K. F. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2020
Little research has been conducted to gain deeper understandings of policy change of piloting special educational need coordinators (SENCO) in a Chinese education community. In response to the change in policy towards regularisation of the SENCO, we examined a trajectory of policymaking for SEN support in Hong Kong's integrated education. Critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Inclusion
Wurman, Ze'ev; Donovan, William – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2020
In the fall of 2019, well before the appearance of COVID-19, there was heightened concern among U.S. business leaders, economists and investors about a global economic slowdown and the possibility of a recession in 2020. But a downturn in the technology sector was not prominent among their worries. In the decade from 2018 to 2028 computer and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Aid
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Chriqui, Jamie F.; Leider, Julien; Temkin, Deborah; Piekarz-Porter, Elizabeth; Schermbeck, Rebecca M.; Stuart-Cassel, Victoria – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework supports the "whole child" across 10 domains. This study assessed state law and district policy WSCC coverage. Methods: Primary legal research was used to compile relevant district policies and state laws for a stratified random sample of 368 public school…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, State Policy, School Districts, State Legislation
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Pagès, Marcel; Prieto, Miriam – Educational Review, 2020
This paper analyses, from the perspective of the political sociology of policy instruments, the adoption and re-contextualisation of School Autonomy with Accountability (SAWA) reforms in Spain, with a particular focus on the region of Madrid. Over the last few decades, Madrid has adopted a wide range of education policies that have contributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Policy, Accountability
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
Sargrad, Scott; Harris, Khalilah M.; Partelow, Lisette; Campbell, Neil; Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2020
In November, amid a global pandemic and economic crisis, voters will choose the next president of the United States. Clearly, there will be no shortage of pressing issues to tackle within the first 100 days of the next administration. Addressing COVID-19 and the economy will certainly be top agenda items, but regardless of this election's outcome,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Presidents, Elections
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