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Herte, Christopher Mark – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This study examined the relationship between teacher assessments and grade eight New Jersey NCLB mathematics testing. It also examined how curricular changes affected student achievement for one New Jersey junior high school on the NCLB mathematics test. The research considered teacher assessments and the New Jersey grade eight NCLB mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Grade 8, Mathematics Tests
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Fuller, Judith A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Most Americans actually understand the importance of an education rich in arts, science and humanities. But what they may not realize is that their children are not getting enough. Each day more and more of the arts and humanities are being drained from our nation's school curriculums. Studies have shown that the arts play a stimulating role in…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Art Education, Science Education
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Price, Todd Alan – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Since Mueller vs. Allen (1983), several legal decisions have attempted to clarify what is the appropriate relationship between religion and public education in a democratic society. During this time, the United States legal system has shifted, moving the historic "establishment clause" away from a strict "separationist" view…
Descriptors: Humanism, Religious Factors, Democracy, Progressive Education
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Sullivan Brown, Kathleen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This paper examines the burden of vouchers to be all things to all constituencies. Proponents and opponents envision vouchers as accomplishing many objectives. To some, vouchers represent an educational reform that brings change to public schools and saves children from monopolistic bureaucrats. To others, they signify a threat to the very…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Vouchers, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Strain, Lucille B. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Primarily because it is an aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the concept of "highly qualified teacher" has become more important and more widely implemented throughout the schools of the United States. NCLB requires teachers in all pertinent schools to be highly qualified. Before NCLB, the concept was associated mainly with…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Characteristics, Reading Teachers, Electronic Publishing
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Ginger, Jan – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Secondary content teachers want to accommodate their special education students. They know that their classrooms provide the "least restrictive environment" specified by Public Law 94-142. They understand that inclusion is federally mandated and, even more importantly, often seen as necessary for teens to reach their full potential as…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Secondary School Teachers
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Means, Jennifer – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
As most special educators endure the periodic legal changes in education and special education, related service providers face the same challenges. These challenges include Inclusion, IDEA 04 regulations, NCLB and curricular related services. This paper presents these challenges and discusses a variety of solutions providing the most appropriate…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
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