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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation's public school students. The importance of these "Mega-States" goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They now serve more than half of the nation's English language learners (ELL), as well as some of the largest concentrations of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Federal State Relationship, English Language Learners
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Colgren, Chris; Sappington, Neil E. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Educating students in public schools has never been at a higher priority. As this nation enters the informational-based economy public schools are going to be required to educate far more students at a higher and more rigorous level. Inspired by theories of educational equity, this study sought to explore the problem that not all students in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Public Schools, Advanced Placement
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Barrow, Lisa – Economics of Education Review, 2006
Using data from Illinois, I examine relationships between the number of private schools and characteristics of the public schools and surrounding population. I find positive, statistically significant relationships between number of private schools in 1998 and public school 3rd grade class size, the percent college educated, and the percent over…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Location, Grade 3, Class Size
Nathan, Joe; Thao, Sheena – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2007
More than $20 billion a year currently is being spent to construct public schools. Hundreds of billions are being spent to carry out public education. Everyone wants the best possible use of that money. Families want safe, nurturing, challenging, and effective schools for their children. Community members and policy-makers want schools to be…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Small Schools, Shared Facilities
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Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. – 1997
The annual Illinois Teacher Salary Study presents selected statistical information on teacher salary policies, salary schedules, actual salaries paid, and fringe benefits. Tables cover: (1) statewide summary data by district type and size; (2) individual districts' salary schedule and selected policy/provision information; (3) individual area…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Public School Teachers
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Policy, Planning and Resource Management. – 1995
The Illinois Teacher Salary Study is conducted annually as a cooperative effort of the Illinois Association of School Boards, the Illinois Education Association, and the Illinois State Board of Education. This statistical report contains selected information on teacher salary policies, salary schedules, actual salaries paid, and fringe benefits.…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Public School Teachers
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Chaska, Karol K. – 1999
This report presents data from an annual study that collected information on teacher salary policies, salary schedules, actual salaries paid, and fringe benefits. Data came from the 1998-99 Illinois Teacher Salary Study, which involved superintendents of Illinois school districts and directors of special education and area vocational centers, and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts
Jandes, Kenneth M.; And Others – 1986
This paper examines the perceptions of practicing school superintendents, principals, and teachers as to the degree to which the Edmonds Correlates and other indicators of school effectiveness were present in Illinois public elementary and high schools. Two companion studies examined the perceptions of Illinois public elementary and high school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement