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Melo, Rodrigo Queiroz E. – Journal of School Choice, 2013
This article examines the balance found in Portugal between faith-based schools' freedom of educating with a religious perspective and the State's supervisory role of schools that receive state funding (government oversight of religious State funded schools). The research is a case study of four Catholic schools entirely funded by the State.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Federal Aid
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, much…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
Keefe, Anna; Tantillo, Vanessa; Norman, Dennis K. – National Indian Education Association, 2008
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) has a long-standing commitment to protecting the cultural and linguistic traditions of Native American students. Towards strengthening these outcomes, they are initiating the development of the National Native Cultural Standards for Education project. To provide background support for future phases…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, American Indians, American Indian Education, Lifelong Learning
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Reid, Mark J. – Curriculum Journal, 2009
Few reports have been published about the deliberations on classroom curriculum conducted by teachers. This qualitative case-study explored the curriculum deliberations of three fourth-grade teachers who met weekly to plan social studies and science lessons. The teachers participated voluntarily and routinely produced viable plans for the coming…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Experienced Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Volunteers
Pennington, Kaitlin – Center for American Progress, 2014
Over the past few decades, many state departments of education have taken over low-performing schools or districts as a school turnaround strategy. Recently, that strategy has shifted to creating new districts--managed by the state--that include schools and parts of districts that face challenges in performance. The governance structure brings…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, State Action, School Turnaround
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Waldow, Florian – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2004
The Swedish school system is a highly comprehensive one, with "grundskola" (compulsory school) for 7- to 16-year-olds and the non-compulsory "gymnasieskola" (three-year upper secondary school) as the main types of school. Since the decentralization reforms of the 1990s, municipalities (290 in total) have been given considerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, School District Autonomy, Time Management
Lum, Phillip Albert – 1975
This study of the Freedom Schools of San Francisco's Chinatown investigated cultural and linguistic reasons for the community's withdrawal of support of the majority political system decision to desegrregated its public elementary schools. The dissertation tested alternative hypotheses focusing on middle class academic values espoused by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Community Action, Community Leaders
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
MacAllum, Keith; Johnson, Amy Bell – 2002
The Central Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan, Georgia, is a unique partnership of local businesses and industries, the Coweta County Schools, and West Central Technical College. The CEC's programs were designed to address key concerns of Coweta County educators, parents, business owners and managers, college administrators, and students. The…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Adjustment (to Environment), Articulation (Education)
Marschak, Thomas; Thomason, Diana – 1976
This report describes a study that sought to determine how a school district's performance changes if more freedom is given to school sites with regard to budgeting, curriculum, personnel matters, and parent communications, at the same time more of the district's administrative resources are made available for tasks of local expertise, rather than…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Decentralization
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Amato, Christine – Remedial and Special Education, 1996
The evolution of a school-linked service integration model that is geared to school restructuring processes is described, and systemic restructuring components are discussed. Information on the inclusion of all students with disabilities in the model is provided. A case study is presented of a first grader with emotional disturbances, who, after…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change
Manchikes, Alice W., Ed. – Kentucky English Bulletin, 1974
This journal focuses on the censorship of reading materials employed by English teachers in public school classrooms. Separate articles include tongue-in-cheek instructions for how to burn a book; a report on recent censorship trends and actions taken by the National Council of Teachers of English and by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Case Studies, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education
Rensenbrink, John – 1976
This report describes a study that examined the process of educational reform and sought to determine how and why internal changes occur in the evolution of an educational program. The author studied the progress of four educational reforms in the Brunswick-Freeport area of midcoast Maine, including the introduction of significant changes in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education