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Quinn, Rand; Cheuk, Tina – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Expanding school vouchers is a central component of the Trump Administration's education agenda. However, the extent to which the Administration can fully realize this policy goal may hinge, in part, on the level of public support or opposition for the voucher method of reform and on the particular components of any proposed voucher system. In…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion, Educational Policy
Newman, Bobbi; Prociw, Stephen; Hull, Robert; Collings, Gregory; Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents school leadership development policies and practices across all 50 states and select U.S. territories. Researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz, and Greg Collins from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), in collaboration with National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) staff, interviewed…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, State Policy, Leadership
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Sirinides, Philip; Dougherty, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This working paper summarizes the results of a study of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The study focused in particular on instructional leadership -- the extent to which school leaders focus on the core activities of teaching and learning -- and teacher leadership -- the extent to which teachers have input into school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Leadership
Gray, Abigail; Sirinides, Philip; Fink, Ryan; Flack, Adrianne; DuBois, Tesla; Morrison, Katrina; Hill, Kirsten – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
This report presents the results of an exploratory study of suspension, discipline, and climate in K-5 and K-8 schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The study was conducted between January 2016 and October 2017 by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania, in close partnership with SDP…
Descriptors: Suspension, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
Weiss, Joanne; McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states have considerably more flexibility and authority in K-12 education than they had under the previous federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Trump administration and the Republican Congress, meanwhile, moved in 2017 to further loosen federal accountability rules and give…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Government Role
McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
It has been three years since Race to the Top grant-winning states piloted new teacher evaluation systems and many of them have made considerable progress, yet according to media coverage and a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in April 2015, struggles remain and most grantees have asked to extend the timetables for…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, State Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
The flat structure of American schools is ill-suited to meet today's increasing demands for educational improvement. Even with unprecedented pressure to raise performance, America's schools are still largely organized the way they were a century ago--with a single principal presiding over a largely egg-crated faculty. Is such a thin veneer of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility
Goff, Peter; Goldring, Ellen; Guthrie, J. Edward; Bickman, Leonard – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
There is substantial evidence that instructional leadership is needed to foster effective teacher practices and student achievement. Instructional or learning-centered leadership (LCL) includes aspects of school leadership that highlight the importance of principals' actions in supporting teachers to improve instruction. Research has also shown…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Feedback (Response), Administrator Evaluation
Sirinides, Phil; Fantuzzo, John; LeBoeuf, Whitney; Barghaus, Katie; Fink, Ryan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
High-quality care in the earliest years of life has been shown to relate to positive developmental outcomes for children, including improved early academic skills, social-emotional competencies, and cognitive functioning. Unfortunately, the early care experiences of many children are not always high quality; rather, research suggests that…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Research Reports, Educational Quality, Quality Control
McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
In a 2012 paper for the Center for American Progress, "The State of Evaluation Reform," Patrick McGuinn (Drew University) identified the opportunities and challenges facing education agencies in Race to the Top (RTTT) grant-winning states as they prepared for the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems. The 2012 study undertook…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Teacher Evaluation, Beginning Teachers, Program Implementation
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
How do policymakers craft policies, particularly centered on the Common Core State Standards, to be more resilient and less likely to disintegrate during enactment? Researcher Jonathan Supovitz in "Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12" examines the design of a New York City Department of Education policy…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Standards
Supovitz, Jonathan – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
This report examines the educational leadership development system in England over the last 15 years to identify ideas American leaders and policymakers might learn from looking cross-nationally. The report describes the rise of the National College for School Leadership in England, which spearheaded much of the early policy development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Instructional Leadership
Supovitz, Jonathan; Newman, Bobbi; Smith, Ariel – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
After the Spring 2014 primaries, the Common Core State Standards were viewed as a political hot potato. As former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said, "the Common Core has become toxic, I think it's radioactive…It has become an incredibly controversial topic on both the left and the right." Even so, the Common Core turned out to play a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education), State Government
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; Stuckey, Daniel – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
Has the elementary and secondary teaching force changed in recent years? If so, how? Have the types and kinds of individuals going into teaching changed? Have the demographic characteristics of those working in classrooms altered? To answer these questions, the authors embarked on an exploratory research project to try to discover what trends and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty)
Ingersoll, Richard M.; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014
This study addresses the question: Do the kinds and amounts of pre-service education and preparation that beginning teachers receive before they start teaching have any impact on whether they leave teaching? We examine a wide range of measures of teachers' subject-matter education and pedagogical preparation. We also compare different fields of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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