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Vélez, Ángel L. – Educational Policy, 2022
This research study focuses on how the racialized experiences of second-generation Puerto Rican student activists in Chicago during the social movement era increased their political identity to demand structural changes in secondary and college contexts. Drawing from over a dozen interviews and 100 source materials, this research uncovers the…
Descriptors: College Students, Latin Americans, Hispanic American Students, Activism
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Welton, Anjalé D.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings; Salisbury, Jason D. – Educational Policy, 2022
Historically and contemporarily students have been critical to bringing issues of justice in education policy to the fore. Yet, there have been limited formal spaces that elevate student voice scholarship in educational policy. In response, this Politics of Education Association (PEA) Yearbook Issue of "Educational Policy" aims to serve…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Justice, Politics of Education
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Lac, Van T.; Antunes, Ana Carolina; Daniel, Julia; Mackey, Janiece – Educational Policy, 2022
Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) represents a tool for minoritized youth in shaping educational policies. Despite its promise, the politics of engaging in CPAR within structures ensnared in hegemonic ideologies can negate, devalue, and deny the contributions of youth voice. This study highlights how adult facilitators supporting youth…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Facilitators (Individuals), Role
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Mansfield, Katherine Cumings; Lambrinou, Marina – Educational Policy, 2022
This paper centers the voices of students who successfully struggled alongside justice-minded school board members and other concerned citizens to create anti-racist policy changes in Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia. Specifically, we examine the history behind, and political processes involved with, changing the names of two local schools…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Racial Bias
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Chappell, Susan – Educational Policy, 2022
The purpose of this brief is to share my reflections as a practitioner-scholar conducting a student-centered inquiry. My dissertation sought to provide a channel for accessing Latinx students' voices regarding their experiences in credit recovery programs. I share what I learned from students and how the power harnessed by the input of authentic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Principals, Student Centered Learning, Hispanic American Students
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Domínguez, Ashley D.; Clement, Valencia; Bertrand, Melanie – Educational Policy, 2022
Research has shown the value of including youth, especially minoritized students, in school- and district-level educational decision-making. However, power dynamics, as related to adultism, along with other inequities, are barriers to youth's political influence. We elucidate these barriers by exploring the possible relationship between…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Politics of Education, Student Empowerment, Teacher Attitudes
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Sheth, Manali J.; Salisbury, Jason D. – Educational Policy, 2022
Equity-oriented school improvement driven by neoliberal policies focuses attention on a narrow range of inequities. Such policies fail to achieve substantive transformations that address educational constraints experienced by multiply-marginalized youth of color. We engage a critical race and intersectional feminist examination of our pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Welton, Anjalé D.; Harris, Tiffany Octavia – Educational Policy, 2022
Youth social movements for racial justice, especially against police violence, are on the rise. And this broader policy landscape is reflective of how youth are addressing racism in policing in their local context. Therefore, by drawing upon scholarship related to Black Radicalism, activism, and social movements, this study examines how youth of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Activism, Youth, Police
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Guthery, Sarah; Bailes, Lauren P. – Educational Policy, 2022
This study examines the retention rates of new teachers in Texas given their initial certification type and initial school setting. The 5-year persistence rates of 175,664 teachers from 2000 to 2015 are analyzed using logistic regression to calculate the probability of new teacher persistence at the school, district, and state level. Main findings…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Persistence
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McConn, Matthew L.; Blaine, Andrew M. – Educational Policy, 2022
The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a qualitative content analysis of historical documents related to the teaching of literature. Through a social semiotics framework, we analyzed 10 national standards documents in the field of secondary English. Our analysis details the evolution of the standards paradigm for teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, National Standards, Content Analysis, Literature Appreciation
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Swain, Walker A.; Redding, Christopher – Educational Policy, 2022
In the wake of the 2007 housing crash and subsequent economic recession, state legislatures across the country faced substantial declines in revenues, and by 2011, for the first time in more than a decade, average spending on education declined. However, states' budgetary responses to the Great Recession were decidedly uneven, with some making…
Descriptors: Unions, Budgeting, Retrenchment, Economic Climate
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Bastedo, Michael N.; Glasener, Kristen M.; Deane, K. C.; Bowman, Nicholas A. – Educational Policy, 2022
Although it is well established that college entrance exams have become a key factor for admission to selective institutions, less is known about the influence of test scores in relation to other academic factors in the evaluation of a student's application file. This study conducts a randomized-controlled trial to determine whether providing…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Low Income Students, College Applicants, College Admission
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Jabbar, Huriya; Fong, Carlton J.; Germain, Emily; Li, Dongmei; Sanchez, Joanna; Sun, Wei-Ling; Devall, Michelle – Educational Policy, 2022
School-choice policies are expected to generate healthy competition between schools, leading to improvements in school quality and better outcomes for students. However, the empirical literature testing this assumption yields mixed findings. This systematic review and meta-analysis tests this theory by synthesizing the empirical literature on the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Academic Achievement, Competition, Educational Policy
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Hammond, Lindsey; Adams, Philip; Rubin, Paul G.; Ness, Erik C. – Educational Policy, 2022
Intermediary organizations play an increasingly important role in public policy related to higher education, particularly related to the completion agenda. This study addresses strategies employed by intermediary organizations to communicate to policymakers regarding college completion. Using rhetorical analysis, we examine 72 documents to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Policy Analysis
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Han, Eunice S.; Keefe, Jeffrey – Educational Policy, 2022
This research investigates whether teachers' unions influence student academic achievement in Southern states that prohibit collective bargaining. Our data are from the School and Staffing Survey and the Stanford Education Data Archive. We measure the strength of teachers' unions by union membership rate and meet-and-confer status of a district…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Persistence, Academic Achievement, Collective Bargaining
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