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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Barrett, Nathan; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Researcher, 2018
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Orleans Parish school district fired over 4,000 public school teachers as the city underwent a transition to a market-based system of charter schools. Using administrative data, we examine whether and how these teachers returned to public school employment and teaching. We estimate that school reform and…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Natural Disasters, School Districts, Public School Teachers
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Kelchen, Robert; Webber, Douglas A. – Educational Researcher, 2018
An increasingly important goal of state policymakers is to keep young, well-educated adults to remain in that state instead of moving elsewhere after college, as evidenced by New York's recent move to tie state grant aid to staying in state after graduation. We used American Community Survey data from 2005-2015 to examine the prevalence of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Brain Drain, Bachelors Degrees, Longitudinal Studies
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Mittleman, Joel – Educational Researcher, 2018
Sexual minorities' risk for exclusionary discipline is a commonly cited indicator of the challenges that these students face. The current study addresses this issue by introducing a new data source for research on sexual minority students: the Fragile Families and Childhood Wellbeing Study. In this geographically diverse, population-based sample,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Discipline, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Cohen, David K.; Spillane, James P.; Peurach, Donald J. – Educational Researcher, 2018
The environment of U.S. schools has changed dramatically over a quarter century as standards tied to test-based accountability and market competition became commonplace. We examine the issues that school systems face in this changing environment, to identify considerations for researchers interested in reform as educational system building. We…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Public Schools, Evidence Based Practice
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Perna, Laura W.; Leigh, Elaine W. – Educational Researcher, 2018
Over the past decade, but especially in the past few years, programs with a "promise" label have been advanced at the local, state, and federal levels. To advance understanding of the design, implementation, and impact of the many different versions of emerging programs, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers need an organizing…
Descriptors: Classification, College Programs, Multivariate Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Miller, Emily K.; Saclarides, Evthokia Stephanie – Educational Researcher, 2018
Women in the sciences who earn PhDs are less likely than their male counterparts to pursue tenure-track positions at research universities. Moreover, among those who become STEM researchers, men have been found to publish more than women. These patterns raise questions about when sex differences in publication begin. Using data from a survey of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Writing for Publication
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Jabbar, Huriya; Germain, Emily; Dinning, John – Educational Researcher, 2018
While there is a robust literature examining the patterns and causes of teacher turnover, few articles to date have critically examined the measures of turnover used in these studies. Yet, an assessment of the way turnover is measured is important, as the measures become the means by which the "problem" of turnover becomes defined and…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Educational Policy, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Ferrare, Joseph J.; Setari, R. Renee – Educational Researcher, 2018
A growing body of research has been documenting the pivotal role that philanthropic funding plays in advancing state and local charter school reform. However, there is little understanding of the geographic flow of these funding patterns and the market, policy, and organizational conditions that have concentrated funding in some clusters of states…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Yoon, Ee-Seul; Lubienski, Christopher – Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper suggests that synergies can be produced by using geospatial analyses as a bridge between traditional qualitative-quantitative distinctions in education research. While mapping tools have been effective for informing education policy studies, especially in terms of educational access and choice, they have also been underutilized and…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Geographic Concepts, Policy Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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Wong, Vivian C.; Wing, Coady; Martin, David; Krishnamachari, Anandita – Educational Researcher, 2018
When No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law in 2002, it was viewed as an effort to create uniform standards for students and schools across the country. More than a decade later, we know surprisingly little about how states actually implemented NCLB and the extent to which state implementation decisions managed to undo the centralizing objectives…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Regulation
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Fallace, Thomas – Educational Researcher, 2018
This historical study explores how educators in the United States responded to the rise of fascism between the World Wars. By considering and then ultimately rejecting the fascist approach to education and philosophy, American educators defined democratic education in contrast to fascist/totalitarian approaches to education by rejecting…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Educational History, Democracy, Propaganda
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Oakes, Jeannie – Educational Researcher, 2018
AERA's centennial provides an opportunity to reinvigorate the aspirations that gave rise to our research community in the United States: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society's most democratic institution. The first AERAers sought to produce scientific knowledge to improve large, increasingly diverse urban…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Research, Democracy, Educational Policy
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Stiefel, Leanna; Shiferaw, Menbere; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Gottfried, Michael – Educational Researcher, 2018
The passage of landmark federal legislation in 1975 guaranteed students with disabilities (SWDs) a free appropriate public education. Over time, reauthorization of this legislation has highlighted the importance of educating SWDs in the general education environment where appropriate, and significant interaction with general education peers who…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Broton, Katharine M.; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Educational Researcher, 2018
The rising price of higher education and its implications for equity and accessibility have been extensively documented, but the material conditions of students' lives are often overlooked. Data from more than 30,000 two- and 4-year college students indicate that approximately half are food insecure, and recent estimates suggest that at least 20%…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Food, Security (Psychology), Homeless People
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Pavlakis, Alexandra E. – Educational Researcher, 2018
Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue of "Educational Researcher," I discuss recent research that highlights the heterogeneity of HHM student and families. In…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Educational Opportunities, Educational Experience, Educational Research
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