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Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
In recent years, lean economic conditions have led to state and local agency budget cuts, including reductions to elementary and secondary education. To compensate for less state funding and decreasing local revenues, many state legislatures have passed policy and funding bills that give school systems more latitude in making finance and program…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Nontraditional Education, School Activities, Day Schools
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The recent wave of new legislation affecting public school teachers has its roots, in part, in the budget shortfalls that have challenged states for the past several years. The first signs of fiscal troubles for many states became evident in 2008, and most instituted midyear budget reductions in 2009. In response, the U.S. Congress passed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Public School Teachers, Educational Change, Federal Government
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Over the last several years, questions have risen across the nation regarding the public school calendar and how to make it a more effective tool for operating schools. These questions are the product of a variety of conditions occurring in states, including a renewed focus on student learning and closing achievement gaps among students, sizable…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Weather, State Programs, Educational Change
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
In elementary and secondary education governance, the need to build an effective system of public education is the driving force behind the selection of a state's key education leaders. This paper provides a snapshot of what state K-12 governance looks like in SREB states. (Contains 7 tables.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Public Education, Counties
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
In elementary and secondary education governance, the need to build an effective system of public education is the driving force behind the selection of a state's key education leaders. This paper provides a snapshot of what state K-12 governance looks like in SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] states. (Contains 3 footnotes and 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Public Education, School Effectiveness