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Dotson, Lauren; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This paper provides a history of the standardized testing and accountability movement, the curriculum standards attached to the accountability movement, and the attempted shift to common core. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement are the focus of this paper. Recognizing the impact of poverty on student achievement as measured by…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Standardized Tests
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Turgeon, Brenda – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This article examines the gap between a federally-mandated wellness policy and its practice in U.S. schools. To address the problem of childhood obesity, the United States government requires school districts to develop a District Wellness Policy (DWP) that promotes a healthy school environment, healthy food choices, nutrition education, and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation