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Husband, Terry; Hunt, Carolyn – Planning and Changing, 2015
In 2001, the U.S. congress signed the No Child Left Behind bill into law. Arguably, this has been one of the most significant educational reform policies of the 21st century. Much has been written about its effect on students, teachers, curriculum, administrators and others. Nonetheless, a comprehensive review of the empirical studies on NCLB does…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
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Davis, Stephen H.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article provides an overview of the contexts, the key features, and the evidentiary data--the criteria regarding candidates to engage in administrative work--for five innovative principal preparation programs. Short case studies and cross-case analysis of the sample programs are used to provide thorough descriptions. The five programs in fact…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Design, Case Studies
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Pepper, Kaye – Planning and Changing, 2010
The focus of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on accountability created a high stakes educational environment. Although accountability is an important goal, guidance on how schools go about building the capacity to effectively accomplish the goals set in NCLB was not part of the legislation. This article supports the premise that a skillful balance of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Terry, Kellie – Planning and Changing, 2010
Evolving purposes for the United States educational system have driven legislative policy over the past 40 years, beginning with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002. However, researchers have demonstrated US policy intents are often unrealized in educational practice,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices