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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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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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Ryan, Sean A. – Texas Education Review, 2018
Efforts to prevent or persuade increased emphasis on academic research at state colleges and regional universities demonstrate how emerging fields of higher education can be influenced through various policies and incentives. Utilizing the concept of strategic action fields (Fligstein & McAdam, 2012), this paper explains changes in…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, State Policy, Research Universities, Institutional Mission
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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