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Wilmot, Jennifer M.; Migliarini, Valentina; Ancy Annamma, Subini – Educational Policy, 2021
Black girls' experiences with sexual harassment in schools remain critically understudied. To mediate this void, this study explored the role of educators and school policy as disrupting or perpetuating racialized sexual harassment toward them. Using a disability critical race theory (DisCrit) framework, we argue educator response and education…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, African American Students, Females, Educational Environment
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Farley, Amy N.; Leonardi, Bethy – Educational Policy, 2021
Schools and districts across the country have been thrust into the political limelight as they grapple with sometimes competing policy messages about the education of transgender and gender expansive students. Drawing on 2 years of survey data from families of transgender and gender expansive youth in one mountain state, this article uses critical…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment, Sanitary Facilities
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Hughes, Rodney; Dahlin, Lauren; Tucci, Tara – Educational Policy, 2021
In recent years, multiple-measures teaching evaluation systems have become widespread in states and school districts around the United States. Using administrative data from Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) and the National Student Clearinghouse, we examine the relationship between exposure to different ratings of teaching effectiveness in high…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Mintz, Jessica A.; Kelly, Angela M. – Educational Policy, 2021
This qualitative case study explored the teachers' and administrators' perceptions of a newly implemented teacher evaluation policy in a high-stakes testing state, and how this policy impacted their motivation. Five science teachers and their immediate supervisors were interviewed, and their perceptions were analyzed through motivational theories…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Motivation, Educational Policy
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Kim, Sanga; Bowman, Nicholas A.; Ingleby, Laura; Ford, David C.; Sibaouih, Christina – Educational Policy, 2021
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal program designed to promote postsecondary readiness and success among low-income students. Some evidence suggests that this program promotes college enrollment and persistence, but GEAR UP may include a wide variety of services, and it is unclear which ones…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Readiness, College Attendance, Academic Persistence
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Allen, Ann; Gawlik, Marytza – Educational Policy, 2021
Despite research indicating significant challenges of market-based schooling, charter schools remain a growing trend in the United States. In this article, we examine an emerging market model: a K-12 system of charter schools under one charter board meant to serve as a city's school district. To assess the fit of the market model, we employed a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Models
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Crittenden, Courtney A.; Gimlin, April M.; Bennett, April; Garland, Tammy S. – Educational Policy, 2021
Over the last several years, there has been an increased awareness regarding consensual sexual relationships (CSRs) between professors and students. Specifically, there has been a growing movement for academic institutions to develop policies addressing, discouraging, and/or prohibiting these relationships due to the potential for sexual…
Descriptors: Sexuality, College Faculty, College Students, Sexual Harassment
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Tichavakunda, Antar A. – Educational Policy, 2021
More historically White institutions of higher education are compelled to respond, in some way, to increased activism and awareness of continued legacies of racism and racial crises on campuses. The author suggests that how schools wrestle with their legacies of racism and/or respond to student demands to right racial wrongs on campus might be…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias, Higher Education
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Mayo, Cris – Educational Policy, 2021
In recent years, conservative advocates have obscured their transphobia by framing their concerns as religiously-based parental rights claims. They have advocated for limitations on youth rights to gender identity self-determination. This article examines policy debates over transgender-inclusive practices in schools, including conservative…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Civil Rights, Sexual Identity
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Grooms, Ain A.; Mahatmya, Duhita; Johnson, Eboneé T. – Educational Policy, 2021
Representing approximately 20% of the workforce, educators of color (EOC) leave the field at a rate 25% higher than their White counterparts. Despite workforce diversification efforts, few studies investigate the psychosocial consequences of navigating racialized school climate as reasons EOC may leave the workforce. This study relies on survey…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Minority Group Teachers, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Discrimination
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Barnes, Malerie Beth; Moses, Michele S. – Educational Policy, 2021
Despite the marginal success that anti-affirmative action groups have had at paring back the use of race in college admissions practices, affirmative action has remained largely in-tact as a tool to promote diversity on college campuses. But what might happen if "diversity"--the very thing that heretofore has protected affirmative…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Misconceptions, College Admission, Politics of Education
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Childs, Joshua; Lofton, Richard – Educational Policy, 2021
Traditionally, education policy focuses on reforms that address class size, teaching and learning within classrooms, school choice, and changes in leadership as ways to improve students' educational outcomes. Although well intentioned, education policy can distract from the multi-layered causes that impact achievement and opportunity gaps, and how…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Donnor, Jamel K. – Educational Policy, 2021
Despite earning the highest grade point average (GPA) in her graduating class at the recently integrated Cleveland High School (CHS) in Cleveland, Mississippi, Ms. Jasmine Shepard, an African-American female, was named "co-valedictorian" with Ms. Heather Bouse, a White female, who had a lower GPA. Utilizing Derrick Bell's rules of racial…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Court Litigation, Whites, Migration
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Henry, Kevin Lawrence, Jr. – Educational Policy, 2021
Charter schools because of their entanglements with privatization remain one of the most publicly contested and controversial educational reform initiatives. Charter schools, in theory, are to balance autonomy and accountability in order to provide students with innovative learning environments and increased achievement on traditional academic…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Natural Disasters, Critical Theory, Race
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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S.; Zheng, Samuel – Educational Policy, 2021
The reporting of students' Learning Skills on the Ontario provincial report card provides educators and families with insight into students' work habits. However, the evaluation process is highly subjective. This study explores teachers' perceptions around student learning across demographic and institutional factors. This exploratory study is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Habits, Student Evaluation, Student Characteristics
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