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Palacios, Arelis; Reid, Michael, Jr.; Reventlow, Geneva; Ripma, Tye; Spitzer, Natalie – Texas Education Review, 2023
Drawing on evidence and example legislation, this policy research brief identifies school-based policy options for Texas to prevent and mitigate toxic stress caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The term ACEs refers to the 10 common categories of adversity included in a landmark study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Descriptors: Trauma, Early Experience, Stress Variables, Identification
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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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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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Williams, Ashley – Texas Education Review, 2019
Postsecondary student demographics are dramatically shifting in the state of Texas, resulting in an increased need for state government resources to ensure college access affordability in the state. It is critical that lawmakers prioritize higher education to allow Texans from all backgrounds access to afford higher education. This editorial is an…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education, Costs
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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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Patterson, Ryan – Texas Education Review, 2019
In this essay, I examine the Córdoba University Reform Movement of 1918 through both a historical lens and the application of Urie Bronfenbrenner's (1979, 1986, 1993) ecological systems theory. Examining the Reform Movement at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) from a historical perspective elucidates the complexities of the movement and its…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Educational History, Academic Freedom
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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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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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Pierce, Christian; Siraco, Justin – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper examines the New York State Excelsior Scholarship and the criteria that must be met for students to be eligible to receive it. The main focus of this examination is how this scholarship aims to address access issues faced by students from low income families and how the program can be improved to better address their needs. Comparisons…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, Eligibility, Low Income Students
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Wolcott, Jennifer Mdurvwa – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper examines the ways in which people of color are systematically disadvantaged by the criminal justice system in the United States and questions who the true beneficiary of prison reform is. I review specific economic and educational policies that have contributed to this disenfranchisement, such as the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Minority Groups, Disadvantaged, Social Action
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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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Veenis, Jon C. – Texas Education Review, 2018
One of the claims asserted by advocates of the privatized school choice model is that Traditional Public Schools (TPSs) have failed in their efforts to ameliorate social inequalities for underserved populations. School choice models that support privatization and competition are typically associated with the idealization of market efficiencies, as…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, School Choice, Equal Education, Privatization
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Charran, Chelseaia; Seetahal, Kavish – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper illustrates the state of inclusive education within Trinidad and Tobago. We highlight that inclusive education is a part of the broader right to equality of persons with disabilities. Further, in spite of the many international mandates that the country of Trinidad and Tobago has--with respect to the rights of persons with disabilities…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Students with Disabilities
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Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Manno, Bruno V.; Vanourek, Gregg – Texas Education Review, 2002
Examines how charter schools can avoid past pitfalls, describing: policy dilemmas (e.g., state charter laws and political opposition); school-level dilemmas (e.g., lack of business acumen and enrollment problems); and the life cycle of charter schools (e.g., staff burnout and worrisome test scores). Notes solutions to startup problems, examining…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy