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Steffy, Betty E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1992
Summarizes Kentucky's progress toward educational equity, concentrating on (1) the Kentucky Supreme Court's 1989 decision declaring the state's educational finance system unconstitutional and (2) a description and preliminary evaluation of the state's new four-part funding formula featuring pupil weighted averages for expenditure by wealth…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student
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Steffy, Betty E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1992
Traces the organizational history in Kentucky after the Department of Education was abolished by the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA). Offers suggestions to other state legislators contemplating state department restructuring. Contends that "restructuring" turned out to be the same old process of bureaucratic adjustments practiced…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change, Politics of Education
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Steffy, Betty E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1992
Dr. John Brock was elected in 1987 for a four-year term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Kentucky. His official duties were altered by the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA). Dr. Brock answers questions that include his role as superintendent, the background of KERA, and his advice to legislators in other states. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education
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Shannon, Donna M. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1997
Articulates the critical importance of media programs and media specialists in implementing education reform initiatives. Examines why many library media programs are not consistently regarded as integral to reform, suggests ways that media specialists can maximize use of resources and services, and delineates media specialists' central role in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Specialists
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Hougland, James G., Jr.; And Others – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1994
The 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) was passed in an atmosphere of excitement, optimism, and national attention. Recent survey results suggest that most Kentucky residents want KERA to succeed and are willing to provide the necessary resources. However, skepticism may be increasing. Support differs according to several demographic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation, Public Support
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Herman, Jerry J.; And Others – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1995
Focuses on a model of school-based management (SBM) and on generalities that can be drawn from recent research on SBM in several southern states. A case study of SBM in Kentucky, where the Kentucky Education Reform Act mandated SBM, illustrates issues in its implementation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education