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Cox, Betty; Cox, Becky – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Policies adopted by legislators impact the future of public and higher education. Unfortunately, educators and legislators are often in disagreement about what constitutes best practices. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of issues and challenges associated with governmental mandates and suggest an action agenda for educators…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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Choi, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, underperforming schools have had to adopt research-based models for school reform, without a practical understanding of what that means. This article brings more clarity for educational leaders as they come to decide on how to fit a reform model to their school-specific contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Hunt, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2006
Since the implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the impact upon America's schools has been signicant in many areas. In a positive sense, NCLB has caused schools and school districts to examine the performance and academic achievement of subgroups, often for the first time. This examination has certainly highlighted…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Staff Development, Educational Improvement