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Rodriguez, Abran Jonathan – ProQuest LLC, 2019
There is convincing evidence validating the positive impact of comprehensive school counseling programs on a variety of student factors such as attendance, academic progress, behavior and school climate (Carey & Dimmitt, 2012). Literature exists involving the perceptions of counseling program leaders in implementing school counseling programs…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Program Effectiveness, School Counselors, Program Implementation
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
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 in Texas and across the United States. The theme of this issue is "College Preparation." Contents include: (1) Texas Public School…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Preparation, Student Attrition, Public Schools
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Worthy, Jo; Salmerón, Cori; Long, Stacia L.; Lammert, Catherine; Godfrey, Vickie – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
Since 1985, when Texas passed the first dyslexia law, there has been a profusion of dyslexia legislation across the country, with a rapid increase in recent years. Including Texas, which has multiple laws, 42 states have passed dyslexia legislation focused on identification, intervention, accommodations, funding, and/or dyslexia specialists. Seven…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, State Legislation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs
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Hoisington, Susan; Slate, John R.; Martinez-Garcia, Cynthia; Barnes, Wally – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
In this investigation, the effect of instructional expenditure ratio grouping on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge & Skills Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing test passing rates for students in poverty was examined. Data were obtained from the Texas Education Agency on all Texas high school students for the 2006-2007…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Poverty, Low Income Students, High School Students
Ortegon, Ricardo Ray – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This case study examined the trials and tribulations a predominantly Mexican-American community in South Texas went through to obtain higher education opportunities for its residents. This study focuses on the "LULAC v. Richards" lawsuit and the South Texas Border Initiative. In 1987, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Groups, Access to Education, Mexican Americans
Gomez, Belinda – ProQuest LLC, 2019
According to the PEW Research Center (2014), Texas' Hispanic population comprises 39% of its overall population, twice the U. S. Hispanic population. Texas Education Agency (TEA) predicts a 14% increase in the next seven years, with a surge of about 40% in its English Language Learners (ELLs) population. Already, it reports Texas experienced a 20%…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingual Education, Information Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Naslund, Karlerik; Ponomariov, Branco – Management in Education, 2019
Using data on charter and public school districts in Texas, we test the hypothesis that the labor practices in charter schools, in particular their ability to easily dismiss poorly performing teachers, diminishes the negative effect of teacher turnover on student achievement and graduation rates in comparison to public schools. We find some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Burlbaw, Lynn M.; Williams, Lauren; Kelly, Larry J. – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Texas A&M University has long been known for its engineering and agricultural programs. Only in the last 50 years has its reputation included the preparation of teachers for general education in the public schools of Texas. However, agricultural education has been an integral part of the institution's mandate since early in the 20th century.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Educational History, Teacher Certification, State Legislation
Luckett, Robert S., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The state of Texas has committed to increased access to Higher Education (HE) for all state residents. Among the steps Texas has undertaken to raise inclusion is specific attention to equitable placement testing in community colleges. The purpose of this study was to determine if placement is affected by the instrument applicants use,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Standardized Tests
Rivera, Marialena – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2017
Through case studies of five states with varying facilities policies, the study presented in "What about the Schools? Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities" examines the factors contributing to expanded state investment in equitable public school facilities and how those factors can be leveraged to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Facilities, State Aid, Investment
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Salgado, Robina; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Kupczynski, Lori; Challoo, Linda – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of teacher efficacy, the type of certification route taken by individuals, the number of content hours taken in the sciences, field-based experience and class size on middle school student achievement as measured by the 8th grade STAAR in a region located in South Texas. This data provides…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Certification, Course Content
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
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 in Texas and across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Institutional Grit." Articles include: (1) The Link between…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Educational Discrimination, Grade Repetition, Educational Trends
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Arreguín-Anderson, María G.; Salinas-Gonzalez, Irasema; Alanis, Iliana – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Using Latino critical race theory as a lens, this qualitative study explored ways in which young children's translanguaging practices informed the design of culturally relevant sociodramatic spaces in a bilingual early childhood classroom located along the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas. The authors identified aspects of language development…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Critical Theory, Race, Code Switching (Language)
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Albert, Julie; Manage, Ananda; Li, Xiaohong; Sechelski, Amber – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Statewide policies can impact enrollment patterns of students. At one Texas University, 11th-grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores were predictive of success in students' first college-level mathematics course, but many students--those most at risk of failure--seem to have avoided taking a mathematics course in their first year at…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, State Policy, Educational Policy, Universities
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Singletary, Jon; Everett, Jeremy K.; Nolen, Erin – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2012
This paper focuses on a project developed in Texas that utilizes community organizing strategies to advance childhood food security. With a dual focus on organizing policymakers and local communities, The Texas Hunger Initiative provides an example of an organizing project with the goal of ending childhood food insecurity in Texas.
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Community Programs, Program Descriptions
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