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Hlavacik, Mark – Harvard Education Press, 2016
Despite a plethora of opinions on how to improve US education, a remarkable consensus has emerged that someone or something is to blame for the failures of the public school system, argues rhetoric scholar Mark Hlavacik in this new and insightful book examining the role of language and persuasion in the rise of the accountability movement.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Failure, Rhetoric
Spencer, Kyle – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
A growing band of teachers, schools, and entire districts have put their faith in standards-based grading, an innovative, albeit complex and sometimes controversial, method that aims to make grades more meaningful. A standards-based report card contains an overall grade for each course but also indicates how well a student has mastered each of the…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Report Cards, Tests
Terry, Bobby K. – Online Submission, 2011
Since prayer was banned from the public school systems in 1962 and all religious references have been censored, the American Public School System has become completely secular in nature. Children today face a great deal of peer pressure especially when bad behavior is constantly glamorized in both the media and the press. Because of the lack of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Peer Influence
Burrows, Debra C. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This descriptive study focused on the degree to which data-driven decision making as envisioned by the NCLB legislation was actually occurring in the elementary schools studied. A multi-stage random sample of six Pennsylvania school districts out of 19 located within the service area of Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit #17, one of 29 regional…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Decision Making, Data
Thomas, P. L. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
Education has rarely been absent from local and national public discourse. Throughout the history of modern education spanning more than a century, individuals have as a culture lamented the failures of public schooling, often making such claims based on assumptions instead of any nuanced consideration of the many influences on teaching and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Restructuring, Free Enterprise System, Federal Legislation
Morrison, Faith Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore whether William Deming's 8 Step Model would increase reading achievement in 3rd grade students. The study investigated how well the process based plan-do-check-act model when used as a treatment with fidelity, coupled with the principal as instructional leader would result in success in the age of federal…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary Schools, Grade 3, Instructional Leadership
Martin, Tammy Faith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine principal leadership styles and their influence on school performance as measured by adequate yearly progress at selected Title I schools in South Carolina. The main focus of the research study was to complete descriptive statistics on principal leadership styles in schools that met or did not meet adequate…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership, Correlation