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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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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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Viramontes Le, Desiree – Texas Education Review, 2019
The current Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which contains the most recent reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act (M-V), places a focus on homeless youth that is intended to facilitate access to K-12 education, higher education and eliminate barriers in-between the two. Through each reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act since its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People
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Charran, Chelseaia; Bicak, Ibrahim; Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Although a wealth of research has explained how postsecondary institutions can support students with disabilities, no studies have articulated which postsecondary institutions are best suited to enroll students with disabilities through quantitative measures over long periods of time. Given the contentious history of special education in Texas, it…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Student Needs, Special Education
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Craven, Morgan – Texas Education Review, 2019
A large group of advocates and lobbyists influence state-level public education policymaking in Texas. Unfortunately, this group often does not mirror the racial and ethnic makeup of Texas public school students, the decisive majority of whom are students of color. This article argues that a lack of diversity among state-level education advocates…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Advocacy, Lobbying, Public Education
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Chevalier, Andrea; González, Mary E. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Teachers' positionality within the political landscape has evolved rapidly over recent election cycles. In Texas, nationwide teacher advocacy and anti-teacher state legislation motivated teachers to become politically involved. Increased teacher voting greatly impacted the 2018 election results, which led statewide leaders and legislators of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Advocacy, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
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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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Wing, Michelle; Saboda, Jennifer – Texas Education Review, 2018
In an era of increasing teacher accountability, charter schools are finding ways to circumnavigate the restrictions placed on public schools in regard to teacher certification. These efforts purportedly are being made to fill teacher shortages in high need areas, but realistically allow charter school teachers to avoid expensive and time-consuming…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Certification, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Reeb-Reascos, Kathleen K.; Serniuk, Jennifer – Texas Education Review, 2018
Through discriminatory policies and neoliberal practices, public institutions have historically marginalized low-wage migrants on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, and English-language ability. Under the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress, anti-immigrant practices and rhetoric have intensified. This paper explores the impact of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Neoliberalism
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Bradley, Dwuana – Texas Education Review, 2018
This backgrounder details the scope of the following critical forum concerning Texas House Bill 51 (TX HB 51) of the 81st Legislature, also referred to as the emerging research university bill. In its totality the journal issue considers the impact of TX HB 51 on the organizational behavior of comprehensive regional institutions in the state of…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Research Universities, State Policy