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Ritter, Gary W.; Lucas, Christopher J. – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
Achieving full compliance with the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation poses major challenges for most of the nation's states. Structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with ranking representatives from a number of so-called high-readiness states: California, Florida, New York, South Carolina,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Accountability, Interviews
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Furgeson, Joshua; Strauss, Robert P.; Vogt, William B. – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
The retirement behavior of Pennsylvania public school teachers in 1997-98 and 1998-99, a period when state early retirement incentives were temporarily increased, is modeled using a choice framework that emphasizes both pecuniary and nonpecuniary factors of the retirement decision under a defined benefit retirement plan. We find each to have large…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Retirement, Incentives, Public School Teachers
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Schmidt, Stephen J.; Scott, Karen – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
In 1997, Vermont passed Act 60, which reformed its education finance system to achieve greater equality of spending. The reform encouraged wealthy towns to reduce spending; it was politically unpopular and was replaced, in 2004, by Act 68. We analyze the spending incentives created by the two acts and estimate the effects the change will have on…
Descriptors: Incentives, Taxes, State Legislation, Educational Finance
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Johnson, William R. – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
This article estimates the dollar amount of public higher education subsidies received by U.S. youth and examines the distribution of subsidies and the taxes that finance them across parental and student income levels. Although youths from high-income families obtain more benefit from higher education subsidies, high-income households pay…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Family Income, Taxes, Financial Support
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Goldhaber, Dan – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
This brief summarizes findings from several research articles that focus on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This work focuses on three key questions: Who applies for and becomes National Board certified? Where do National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) teach? Are they more effective than other teachers? The…
Descriptors: National Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy
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Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
We are in the midst of what amounts to a national experiment in how best to attract, prepare, and retain teachers, particularly for high-poverty urban schools. Using data on students and teachers in grades 3-8, this study assesses the effects of pathways into teaching in New York City on the teacher workforce and on student achievement. We ask…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Poverty, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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