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Kuhn, Heidi C. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
All students should feel safe and included in educational contexts. Mission and values statements typically reflect this sentiment, but national, state, and local surveys indicate that some student groups continue to experience marginalization. Through these surveys, LGBTQIA+ students report that they perceive the school environment to be hostile.…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Inclusion, High School Students, Equal Education
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Adams, John L.; Persinger, Lisa L.; Bohan, Kathy J.; Horn, Robert A. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
This study investigates the utility of existing measures of Oral Reading Fluency (ORF), reading retell, and language proficiency for predicting reading achievement among Spanish speaking English language learners in the United States. Consistent with previous findings, ORF predicts a large proportion of the variance in reading achievement.…
Descriptors: Data Use, Prediction, Reading Achievement, English Language Learners
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Kalulu, Mavuto; Burke, Morgan; Snyder, Thomas – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Charter schools are the most popular alternative to traditional public schooling in the United States. The majority of research indicates positive effects of charter schools on student performance in traditional public schools. Most studies use the share of charter school students enrolled as a measure of the competitive pressure of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Competition, Professional Autonomy
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Ramos, Gabriela; Hughes, Thomas – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Schools across America are losing teachers at an alarming rate. Changing workforce demographics forecasted some level of loss decades ago. More recently, however, it has been noted declines are now reaching a crisis level across parts of the United States for a variety of reasons. Today the prevailing professional literature addressing public…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Discipline Policy, Faculty Mobility, Student Behavior
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Berklan, Stacey; Hughes, Thomas – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
While the bond between teachers and students continues to remain at the center of any quality education, of late technology has played an expanding role in reshaping instruction, daily operations, facilities management, as well as communication within and outside of schools. As it would happen, much of the innovation education increasingly relies…
Descriptors: School Policy, Parent School Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Freeman, Sydney, Jr.; Douglas, Ty-Ron M. O.; Goodenough, Trista – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Many scholars that study the professoriate and faculty careers have found a lack of clarity regarding policies for promotion to full professor at American colleges and universities. This issue is significant and needs further investigation because various studies have reported evidence of faculty career stagnation as a growing number of associate…
Descriptors: Faculty Promotion, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Faculty Handbooks
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Koenig, Kelsey – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
This paper uses data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to study various input data and their effect on student outcomes. The data pulled were related to school district, local, and personal wealth; student demographics; classrooms and classroom teachers. A multi-factor regression was then completed to assess which…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, School District Wealth
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Sulit, Aimee – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Current educational research identifies the significant relationship between principal leadership and teacher retention. In recent years, distributive leadership has been praised as a supportive leadership framework for school improvement. Given its success with transforming schools, distributive leadership has been suggested as a positive…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Policy Formation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Attitudes
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Hughes, Thomas; Bechtler, Melissa; Cruz-Szabo, Gina; Hafner, Liesl; Ortiz, Laci; Piel, Kayla; Quiroz, Stephanie; Robbins, Teresa – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Special education is a vital and challenging area of service within American education. The services it provides and the processes which are employed are highly articulated and regulated by an extensive network of federal and state laws. Policy tends to drive decision making processes and accountability more than it guides instruction, decisions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Principals, Leadership, Special Education
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Ojo, O. J. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
School plants are indispensable for effective realization of school goals and objectives. This is because the successful implementation of school curriculum is dependent on the school plants, which refer to the physical facilities available in the school system, that are provided in the school. The insurance of school plants serves as a means of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, Insurance, Facilities Management
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Jibola Kadir, Abdullahi Nimota – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
This study investigated good governance issues in education system and management of secondary schools in Nigeria. The objectives of this study are to examine the relationship between resources management, accountability, participatory decision-making, and management of secondary schools in Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, School Administration, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Freeman, Sydney, Jr.; Forthun, Gracie – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
Although not discussed much in the literature related to faculty careers and development, increasing the amount of Asian American endowed chairs and distinguished professors is an important issue that needs to be addressed. The purpose of this article is to explore and account for the paucity of Asian Americans in prestigious academic faculty…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Faculty, Department Heads, Career Development
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
In "Houston Federation of Teachers (Plaintiff) v. Houston Independent School District (Defendant)," plaintiffs contested how teachers were being evaluated using a value-added model (VAM) as part of the districts' teacher accountability system. The VAM at issue was the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS), with potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Court Litigation
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Oluwalola, Felicia Kikelomo – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
The study examined business studies and employability skills development in junior secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis Kwara State. Five research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. A survey research designed was adopted for the study. The population of this study comprises all the 4570 teachers in all the private and public junior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Education, Junior High Schools, Junior High School Students
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Pijanowski, John – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2019
In the United States, presidential election cycles tend to bring with them a spate of proposals for how the federal government can address adequacy and equity issues in K-16 education. The overall cost, complex web of independent funding mechanisms in play, and the lack of appetite for giving up more local (or state) control tends to temper those…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Policy, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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