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Liebowitz, David D.; Page, Lindsay C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
We examine whether the legal decision to grant unitary status to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, which led to the end of race-conscious student assignment policies, increased the probability that families with children enrolled in the district would move to neighborhoods with a greater proportion of student residents of the same race as…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Educational Policy, Housing
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Paufler, Noelle A.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Value-added models (VAMs) are used to measure changes in student achievement on large-scaled standardized test scores from year to year. When aggregated, VAM estimates are used to measure teacher effectiveness and hold teachers accountable for the value they purportedly add to or detract from student learning and achievement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Placement, Models, Educational Policy
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Trujillo, Tina M.; Woulfin, Sarah L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Intermediary organizations increasingly provide support for schools serving marginalized students. Some attribute this trend to growing ideological support for market-based strategies to further the public good. This article investigates one intermediary that marketed equity-oriented instructional goals for schools serving high numbers of students…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Change, Accountability, Teaching Methods
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Craig, Cheryl J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
In this article, examples excerpted from research studies conducted in Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States, are used to demonstrate how the discretionary classroom space where teachers and students actively live curriculum--guided, though, not controlled, by official documents and administrative oversight--has become…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Classroom Environment, Curriculum
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Olsen, Brad; Sexton, Dena – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
This article reports on a study of teachers at one reforming high school. Though it is not their task to debate No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the authors locate their investigation inside the current policy context to which NCLB is attached. Specifically, they present their analysis through the organizational behavior lens of threat rigidity to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cawthon, Stephanie W. – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) creates a high-stakes environment by holding schools accountable for how all students perform on state assessments, including students with disabilities and students who are English Language Learners. The focus of this article is on the impact of NCLB on students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH). The SDHH have…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Hursh, David – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
No Child Left Behind and other education reforms promoting high-stakes testing, accountability, and competitive markets continue to receive wide support from politicians and public figures. This support, the author suggests, has been achieved by situating education within neoliberal policies that argue that such reforms are necessary within an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Change