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Pijanowski, John C. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
Alternative approaches to raising funds for public schools have long been critiqued for their approach to providing an equitable and adequate distribution of educational goods. Inherent in these core concepts of fairness are ethical questions that drive how policy and practice evolve to generate revenue for the education of children. This paper…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
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Vela, Margie; Gutierrez, Paul – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
Hispanic Serving Institutions are designated by the United States Department of Education with the purpose of increasing the educational attainment of the Hispanic population. Designation is determined by the percent of the population of full-time undergraduate students at the institution of higher learning. While this federal policy has…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment, Federal Legislation
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Abdullahi, N. J. K.; Abdulkareem, A. Y. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
This study investigated strategies of financing universal basic education for sustainable national development by school managers in North-Central Zone, Nigeria. Specifically the purpose was to determine the relationship between commercial based income and sustainable national development as well as to examine the relationship between agricultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals
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Capka, John; Foltin, Craig – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
Accounting internships provide substantial benefits to employers and students alike. However, opportunities for students are not equitable across all populations due to the existing policies that exist for placing interns. This inequity is particularly true for students from community colleges where there is a larger proportion of underrepresented…
Descriptors: Accounting, Internship Programs, Program Proposals, Program Improvement
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Jewell, Bill; Fraser, Emily; Hendricks, Randy – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
In order for an educator to properly restrain or seclude a child, they should be made aware of the statutes, court cases, governmental policies, and terminologies that shape the legality of restraints and seclusions. This paper means to nurture that awareness. The paper is in an order that shows an evolution of the policies and laws about…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Policy, Discipline Policy, Court Litigation
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Kalulu, Mavuto; Snyder, Thomas; Ouattara, Saliou N. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
This study estimates the effects of open-enrollment charter schools on student performance in traditional public schools in Arkansas. The paper examines the change in Iowa Assessment scores for first and second graders across Arkansas school districts between the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. The ordinary least-squares regression estimates…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Open Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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Bravender, Marlena; Walling, Caryl – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
In seeking an avenue to save money, an urban city made a choice to alter the drinking water for its residents and created a crisis, which all community stakeholders were unprepared to address. The Flint water crisis has been given national attention by celebrities and politicians, but the long-term issues related to families, children, and…
Descriptors: Water Pollution, Urban Areas, School Districts, Poverty
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Allison, Aaron A.; Colson, Tori L. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
This study examined the trends in enrollment numbers and academic quality of first-year Tennessee students on the merit-based portion of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) upon HBCU's and religiously focused institutions in Tennessee from 2005-2014. The researchers hypothesized that the merit-based portion of the TELS was a…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Competitive Selection, Admission (School), Black Colleges
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Etejere, Patricia Agnes Ovigueraye; Aburime, Aminat Ozohu; Aliyu, Olumayowa Kabir; Jekayinfa, Oyeyemi Jumoke – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
Internal governance in West African universities is faced with considerable government participation in the performance of their traditional functions. External governing relationship is a function of government policies of the institutions and their commitments to stakeholders. The pressure to "deliver the goods" in good quality as well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Administration, Universities
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From, Jörgen; Olofsson, Anders – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
New public management and knowledge economy have become watchwords in the governance of higher education. The university's role has rapidly changed toward regional development. The aim of this article is critically to highlight the basic rationale of this reorganization and to examine what this can mean in a Swedish context. This rationale is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy, Geographic Regions, Universities
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Rogers, Michelle – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
This study examines the relationships between school poverty status, family income status, and reasoning ability for the purpose of understanding the role of school poverty on reasoning skills. Cognitive ability scores of students attending mixed-poverty schools were compared to their counterparts attending institutions with low, high, and extreme…
Descriptors: Poverty, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Disadvantaged Schools
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Lamperez, Edmond Allen, Jr.; Dereshiwsky, Mary – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Student under preparedness is one of the major challenges facing community colleges in the United States. A contributing factor of student under preparedness at the postsecondary level is an inequitable and inadequate distribution of resources at the K-12 level. Students residing in socio-economically disadvantaged school districts that often…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Public Schools, School Districts, Counties
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Pijanowski, John – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Our current conceptions of educational adequacy emerged out of an era dominated by equity-based school resource litigation. During that time of transitioning between successful litigation strategies, legal opinions provided clues as to how future courts might view a norm-referenced approach to establishing an adequacy standard--an approach that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Rights, Civil Rights, Norm Referenced Tests
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Vasek, Mandy; Hendricks, Randy – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Teachers across the United States routinely use social media to improve communication with students and parents, enrich the classroom curriculum, and engage in professional conversations with peers. However, teacher use of social media also has a dark side. Media reports are replete with stories of teachers engaging in inappropriate social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Freedom of Speech, Social Networks, Constitutional Law
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Shen, Zuchao; Simon, Carlee Escue; Kelcey, Ben – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Value-added models try to separate the contribution of individual teachers or schools to students' learning growth measured by standardized test scores. There is a policy trend to use value-added modeling to evaluate teachers because of its face validity and superficial objectiveness. This article investigates the potential long term consequences…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness
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