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Hill, Paul T. – State Education Standard, 2002
Discusses the difference between charter schools and charter districts (all schools in the district are chartered), why charter school districts are spreading, and how local school districts can become charter districts. Current laws in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas allow charter districts. (PKP)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wong, Kenneth K.; Shen, Francis X. – State Education Standard, 2002
Evaluates the effectiveness of city and state takeovers of school districts to bring about school reform. Finds, for example, that city takeovers are linked to increases in student achievement in elementary schools and that when state takeovers produce administrative and political turmoil, student achievement suffers. (Contains 15 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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Jennings, Jack – State Education Standard, 2002
Describes the expanded responsibility of state governments and local school districts to improve student academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which expands the federal role in education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Cowell, Ron – State Education Standard, 2002
Argues for a more effective relationship between state boards of education and state legislatures. Includes brief history of board-legislature relations in Pennsylvania and suggests ways to improve that relationship in light of standards-based school-reform efforts. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Government
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Kysilko, David, Ed. – State Education Standard, 2001
This issue focuses on how special education fits into standards-based reform and contains the following featured articles: (1) A New Vision for Special Education Accountability (Martha L. Thurlow and Jane L. Krentz) charts the change in special education accountability as it moves from the old focus on Individualized Education Program teams; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Disabilities
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Kysilko, David, Ed. – State Education Standard, 2001
The theme of this issue of the quarterly journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is the system of early childhood education in the United States, focusing on various challenges to making high-quality preschool education a reality for all children. The following articles are featured: (1) "Principles and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Policy, Family Literacy, National Standards
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Reed, Suellen – State Education Standard, 2000
The increased use of large-scale assessments to measure student achievement and school performance based on defined standards has had a profound impact on state board of education members and other state policymakers. Almost any decision that involves applying standards will, at some point, be unpopular. Everyone seems to be in favor of standards,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Large Scale Assessment, State Programs, State Standards
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Claycomb, Carla; Kysilko, David – State Education Standard, 2000
Nearly every state is engaged in standards-based reform, as seen by the development of statewide academic goals and guidelines in core subjects and the subsequent new state tests that will measure students' progress toward achieving these goals. A Study Group on Statewide Assessment Systems formed by the National Association of State Boards of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Large Scale Assessment, State Programs
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