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Pruisner, Peggy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
As a result of the Reading First Program of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the view of reading has narrowed. Individual state's Reading First professional development programs, and hence reading teachers across the United States, have spent the six years since the funding of the program in 2002 focusing beginning and developmental reading on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reading Research, Reading, Federal Legislation
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Meyer, Elizabeth J. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
The title is catchy and positive: "Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession." It sounds like a teacher-friendly approach to improving the perceptions and experiences of teachers working in classrooms. However, this report published by the Center for American Progress uses popular rhetoric and sound…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Research Reports, Research Utilization, Research Methodology
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Daves, David P.; Walker, David W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Integrity, Fidelity
Riley, Richard W. – Teaching Pre K-8, 1994
Stresses the need to view the arts and art education as an essential element in the complete education of children, and not as some type of superfluous activity. Notes that the visual and performing arts are important components of the Goals 2000 reform program and the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
McKim, Brent – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
The federal journey into public education has followed a long and winding road. Most educators know that the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is simply the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which dates all the way back to 1965. In the years since its initial passage, the ESEA road has taken a number of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Role of Education, Educational Change
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Kantor, Harvey – American Journal of Education, 1991
Tracing the history of federal education policy in the 1960s and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) reveals shared assumptions about poverty and the government's role. These assumptions made educational reform essential to the Great Society, even though the federal commitment did not become local priority. (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational History
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Helfenbein, Robert J., Jr. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2004
In order to understand the relationship between high-stakes testing and its synonymous projection on history as the "age of accountability," Stuart Hall's Policing the Crisis (Hall, Critcher, Jefferson, Clarke, & Roberts, 1978) provides an interesting parallel depiction of the response of the dominant forces in the power structure to…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Power Structure, Testing, Public Education
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Berry, Mary F. – College and Research Libraries, 1979
Reviews federal legislative achievements in education and considers possible future changes and their meanings. Elements discussed are the composition of the student body and teaching faculty, use of campus facilities, financing higher education, academic programs and their quality, and the government's role. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Faculty, College Students, Educational Finance
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Hunter, Bruce – Religion & Public Education, 1990
Argues that the goal of quality education for every child requires fundamental change in the process of teaching and learning. Criticizes the treatment of educational choice as the most important single education reform because it does not improve the learning environment of every child. Encourages avoidance of state entanglement in religion. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education
Calfee, Robert – 1986
This paper discusses the concept of literacy and proposes several theses with regard to the difficulty experienced by youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in acquiring literacy in present-day school environments. It recommends studies to explore the funding of programs designed to improve schools as educational organizations, rather than…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service. – 1992
The four parts of this memorandum are not intended to be definitive or complete; rather, their object is to present a range of alternative strategies for federal elementary and secondary education policy and to provide an initial basis for discussion. The first problem addressed is that of meeting the serious and multiple needs of children living…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Council of the Great City Schools, 2003
The Council of the Great City Schools prepared this report to summarize findings and recommendations that the organization's Strategic Support Teams made during visits to the Richmond Public Schools in the Fall 2003. These teams were requested by the Richmond schools' superintendent and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to review school…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty
Bush, George W. – 2001
This blueprint describes President Bush's education plan. Federal block grants are provided to states for schools that establish annual assessments, demand progress, improve poorly-performing schools, create consequences for failure, and protect home and private schools. The "Reading First" initiative gives funds and tools to promote…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Change