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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2015
The conceptualization and measurement of education finance equity and adequacy has engaged researchers for more than three decades. At the same time, calls for increased academic accountability and higher student achievement in K-12 public education have reached new levels at both the national and state levels. Aligning these represents an…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
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Sweetland, Scott R. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is a long held belief that Vouchers and charter schools are among the most recognized buzzwords in today's education marketplace. Advocates assert that the quality of education will improve if consumers (i.e., parents) have greater access to schooling alternatives. Along with this assertion is the implied belief that costs of education will…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Vesely, Randall S. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Educators face increasing demands to raise student achievement, to improve classroom instruction, and to demonstrate accountability in an environment of high stakes testing. However, meeting these demands is challenging in the face of numerous risk factors that jeopardize the academic success of elementary and secondary students. To that end, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Risk, Statistical Analysis
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De Luca, Barbara M.; Hinshaw, Steven A. – Educational Considerations, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the role of school district expenditures in predicting student achievement in Ohio for the school year 2009-2010. Building upon the concept of the "65 percent solution," the research questions that guided this study were: (1) What percentage of Ohio's school district's operating budgets…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Predictive Validity, Expenditures
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Ziswiler, Korrin M.; De Luca, Barbara; Stedrak, Luke J. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Although there exists a large body of research concerning the relationship between expenditure and student achievement, a lack of research exists analyzing this relationship as it pertains specifically to students with disabilities. Given the increasing fiscal and academic pressures districts face to allocate resources efficiently, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators, Special Needs Students
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Wasonga, Teresa A.; Christman, Dana – Educational Considerations, 2009
This study explored the strategic use of negotiating as a tool for creating and enhancing democratic communities. A total of 44 principals from four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, provided data for this study. Results found that within schools, principals used certain skills to negotiate bureaucratic roles, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement
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Norris, Cynthia J. – Educational Considerations, 2005
This article presents an exploratory case study that sought to gain insight into the development of both cognitive and affective understandings of place that resulted from the UTK (University of Tennessee in Knoxville) cohort visits to the Cincinnati schools. Ten reflections were collected from the cohort members upon their return from these…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Regional Characteristics, Rural Urban Differences
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Payne, Gary L.; Cambron-McCabe, Nelda H. – Educational Considerations, 1999
Recent research and a 1996 PBS documentary concluded that Ohio's educational finance system remains inequitable. Guarantees to districts facilitated equity, but assessed property valuation per pupil significantly predicted current operating expenditures during the 1980s. Effects of state loans, property tax limitations, and the lottery are…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Funding Formulas