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Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2014
As voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs have expanded in recent years, another promising development has been the incorporation, into more such programs, of provisions that hold participating private schools to account for their students' performance. The newest and largest voucher programs, such as those in Louisiana and Indiana, have gone…
Descriptors: Accountability, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
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Chilcoat, George W.; Ligon, Jerry A. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1994
Reviews the social studies goal of citizenship education. Describes the goals, instructional techniques, evaluation methods, and classroom management strategies used in the Mississippi Freedom Schools during the middle 1960s. Contends that these schools could be used as a model for effective social studies instruction today. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black History, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed. – Brookings Institution, 2004
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and…
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools
Hassel, Bryan; Lin, Margaret – 2001
As the charter-school option has expanded across the country, contracting for educational management services is an increasingly available and attractive choice for charter-school governing boards and founding groups. To make contractual relationships work well, charter-school boards need to strike an effective balance between fulfilling their…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Administrative Organization, Charter Schools
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents. – 1988
Conditional deregulation of the New York City (New York) public schools would balance the freedom that school principals need with the accountability that the public has a right to expect. Accountability for student achievement is the missing component in the operation of New York City schools. However, the web of New York State regulations,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Change, Administrator Responsibility, Change Strategies
Larson, Colleen; And Others – 1990
A comprehensive review of educational choice literature and selected programs compose part 1 of this report. "Educational choice" is a catchall term encompassing a variety of strategies to grant parents the freedom to select schools, educational programs, or sets of courses based on the specific interests and needs of their children.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning
Ingelhart, Louis E. – 1986
According to this reference manual, the nation's courts offer public high school journalists the same constitutional protection for expression, free speech, and free press as adults. Part 1 traces the development of the First and Fourth Amendments and explains how these provisions apply to high school publications. Part 2 examines expression that…
Descriptors: Censorship, Courts, Freedom of Speech, High Schools