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Gruebel, Robert W.; Childs, Kimberly – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The Texas statewide assessment of academic skills in 1997 indicated that >55 % of the student population failed to master the mathematics objectives set by the test criteria and 42 % of the mathematics teachers at the secondary level in the East Texas region were categorized as underqualified to teach mathematics at that level. The issue of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building
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Weatherton, Yvette Pearson; Sattler, Melanie; Mattingly, Stephen; Chen, Victoria; Rogers, Jamie; Dennis, Brian – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
In order to meet the challenges of sustainable development, our approach to education must be modified to equip students to evaluate alternatives and devise solutions that meet multi-faceted requirements. In 2009, faculty in the Departments of Civil, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington began implementation…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Sustainable Development, Educational Experience
Sampson, Pauline M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In this longitudinal study of one region in the state of Texas, there was an examination of district leadership and the sustaining of high student achievement for their districts. The results of this study suggest that sustained improvement of student achievement is very difficult. The districts that had sustained improvement had stable district…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Longitudinal Studies
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Brown, Frank – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Public education in America continues to be viewed as being worthy of major investments to improve the county's economic position in the world. But quality education for many Americans is still not within their reach. Fifty years after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" eliminating legal segregation of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Impact, Global Approach, School Desegregation
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Wilson, Patricia A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
At four-year colleges and universities, particularly those at which either master's degrees or doctoral degrees are the highest degrees conferred, women continue to be underrepresented in the ranks of tenured faculty. At one time, the disparity could be explained by the paucity of women who had earned doctoral degrees and were otherwise qualified…
Descriptors: Tenure, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation
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Casas, Martha – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
This paper first examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 on the academic performance of Latino students in the U.S. Although the purpose behind NCLB is to help improve academic proficiency in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics, research demonstrates that there is still an achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement