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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Zhang, Yi Leaf; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Texas Education Review, 2021
To support youth early motivation for college and careers that meet workforce needs, the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed House Bill 5 to adopt a new high school graduation program, which allows students to pursue "endorsements" as they begin 9th grade. Endorsements introduce high-school students to STEM, Business & Industry, Public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Enrollment, High School Students
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Butters, Albion M. – Texas Education Review, 2021
This article examines the significance of fear of concealed handguns in the classroom at a public university in Texas, analyzing perceived changes in shared social space and the collective learning environment in terms of affect. This multimethod study provides a framework for understanding the factors behind the fear, which may be seen as…
Descriptors: Fear, Weapons, College Students, School Safety
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Simmons, Michelle L.; Shin, Mikyung; Sharp, Laurie A. – Texas Education Review, 2021
Special education policy impacts education equity. More specifically, special education policy surrounding the identification of students with disabilities and the provision of instructional support services to students identified as having a disability has experienced critical public attention and landmark federal and state mandates for reform…
Descriptors: Special Education, Eligibility, Disability Identification, Rural Urban Differences
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Núñez Porras, Patricia; Hernández, Julia – Texas Education Review, 2021
This policy brief provides recommendations that address dual language bilingual education and House Bill 3 (HB3) Texas Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics Proficiency Plans requirement. How can the HB3 Texas Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics Proficiency Plan requirement set appropriate reading goals for dual language students…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Alignment (Education), Early Childhood Education, State Legislation
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Lenderman, Kristian; Hawkins, Jacqueline – Texas Education Review, 2021
Exclusionary discipline has been a topic of focus for Texas lawmakers in recent legislative sessions. While studies show the negative impact of exclusionary discipline on students, few explore how children who enter Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs fare later in their educational careers. The following paper outlines data collected from…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Discipline, Suspension, Nontraditional Education
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Madrigal, Alejandro, III; Epstein, Eliza – Texas Education Review, 2021
This brief is organized into four (4) main sections. We first discuss the inadequacy, inefficacy, and bias of standardized, high-stakes assessments. These assessments do not deliver on promises made by proponents and that they, in fact, do long-term harm to teachers and students, with a disproportionate negative impact on communities of color. The…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing Problems
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Del Carmen Unda, María; Lizárraga-Dueñas, Lizeth – Texas Education Review, 2021
The Testing Industrial Complex (TIC) is a system (and at the same time a cycle) in which high-stakes standardized testing fuels neoliberal education reforms and vice versa. These "reforms" and cycles have monetized for profit the public education system in which curriculum, students, and teachers have been packaged and sold for corporate…
Descriptors: Testing, Correctional Institutions, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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Ping, Lei; Liu, Katrina – Texas Education Review, 2020
Augmented reality (AR) has gained popularity in K-12 education in the past decades; researchers and educators generally agree that AR is a useful pedagogical tool in teaching because it is grounded on efficient teaching and learning models such as constructivist learning, situated learning, and inquiry-based learning. Research on AR in the K-12…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Childs, Joshua; Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2020
Although considerable education research has focused on how K-12 school districts spend money, no extant literature has specifically examined how these districts invested in online endeavors, most notably website traffic cost. As the Internet and school district websites have become a crucial source of information for many educational…
Descriptors: School District Wealth, Web Sites, Expenditures, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mattson, Timothy – Texas Education Review, 2020
"Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) officially ended legal (de jure) segregation, but desegregation outcomes overall fell short of this nation's ideals of equality and justice. As a result, children of color suffer. The purpose of this study was as follows: 1) To measure school segregation by race and ethnicity in Texas, and 2) To…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Race, Ethnicity, Public Schools
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Rivera, Luis E.; Kotok, Stephen; Ashby, Nathan – Texas Education Review, 2019
Dual enrollment (DE) programs are on the rise nationally. This study uses recently available nationally representative data to examine which student and school characteristics predict participation in DE in the United States. We connect DE participation to human capital theory and related educational policy values of equity, excellence, and…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Regions
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Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Beginning January 18, 2018, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act required all U.S. postsecondary institutions receiving Title IV funds to publish accessible websites, adherent to Level AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This case study examines the web accessibility of all postsecondary institutions in Texas immediately after the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities, Civil Rights Legislation
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Armonda, Alex J. – Texas Education Review, 2019
This conceptual paper examines the question of the political imaginary in the neoliberal moment, and the crucial role that Ethnic Studies can play in realizing critical pedagogy's promise of emancipatory social transformation. After Arizona House Bill 2281, educational scholarship has paid renewed attention to Ethnic Studies classrooms as key…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Neoliberalism, Critical Theory, Social Change
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Isbell, Laura; Dixon, Kathryn; Sanders, April – Texas Education Review, 2019
While there is an increased national focus on student safety and gun violence in schools, the policies for arming teachers are often vague and unclear. Additionally, policies and laws enforcing safety protocol for students differ across states. Clarity in policies are important for stakeholders in school communities who can use such information to…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Daly-Lesch, Anne – Texas Education Review, 2019
Literacy is a powerful tool to engage students in learning about the social, cultural, political, and natural worlds around them. This is especially true within the discipline of science where students use reading and writing to engage in scientific inquiry. In the era of accountability reform, however, students spend more time acquiring reading…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Critical Theory, Critical Literacy, Inquiry
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