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English Language Learner education finance scholarship: An introduction to the special issue
Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos
In this article, I introduce the special issue on education finance and English Language Learners, with the purpose to disseminate timely and relevant education finance scholarship with a particular focus on English Language Learners (ELLs).Here, I provide an analytical argument for why this topic is of great importance for our educational system and policy, yet it remains especially...

State and institutional policies on in-state resident tuition and financial aid for undocumented students: Examining constraints and opportunities
Gabriel R. Serna, Joshua M. Cohen, David H. K. Nguyen
In this article, we examine policies related to in-state resident tuition and state financial aid policies aimed at undocumented students. To help frame the discussion and spark further debate and research in this area the article seeks to do three things. First, it provides a comprehensive review of state and institutional in-state tuition policies aimed at undocumented students as well as...

Equity and efficiency of Minnesota educational expenditures with a focus on English learners, 2003-2011: A retrospective look in a time of accountability
Nicola A. Alexander, Sung Tae Jang
Policymakers and practitioners often must balance distributing resources equitably and efficiently while being accountable for high student achievement. This paper focuses on these concepts as they relate to English learners and examines equity and efficiency in Minnesota’s educational funding from 2003 through 2011, the years spanning implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and...

Coign of vantage and action: Considering California’ local accountability and school finance plans for English learners
Julian Vasquez Heilig, Lisa S. Romero, Megan Hopkins
Local control has been a bedrock principle of public schooling in America since its inception. In 2013, the California Legislature codified a new local accountability approach for school finance. An important component of the new California Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) approach is a focus on English learners (ELs). The law mandates that every school district produce a Local Control...

The politics of schools and money: Building awareness about channeling practices for supplemental resource allocations to serve English language learners
Irina Okhremtchouk
One of the aims of K-12 supplemental programs is to maximize the potential for success of students who bring special needs into a classroom. Therefore, the intent behind a large majority of these additional resources is to support programs that are designed to address the needs of otherwise marginalized students by leveling the playing field. The purpose of this work is to shed light on how...

The role of manager: Perceptions from academic-managers of a Brazilian Federal University
Milka Alves Correia Barbosa, Fátima Regina Ney Matos, José Ricardo Costa Mendonça, Kely César Martins Paiva, Fernanda Roda de Souza Araújo Cassundé
This research aimed to analyze how higher education teachers from a Brazilian federal university perceive the role of academic-manager. For this purpose, it was conducted an interpretive qualitative basic study, whose participants were academic-manager of Federal University of São Francisco Valley (Univasf). Data were collected through semistructured interviews and documentary analysis. Content...

Impact of internal migration movements on the schooling process in Turkey: Supervisors’ views
Hanife Akar, Derya Şen
This study attempted to examine the impact of interregional and urban–rural population movements on schools located in areas subjected to high in-migration and out-migration flows in Turkey based on data collected from primary school supervisors ( N =150). A cross-sectional survey design was utilized to examine the most pressing problems confronted  in those schools, and possible actions...

Public-private partnerships, accountability, and competition: Theory versus reality in the charter schools of Bogotá, Colombia
D. Brent Edwards Jr., David DeMatthews, Hilary Hartley
While charter schools are among the most prevalent public-private partnerships in the education sector, they are frequently only assessed by measuring outputs such as enrollment and test scores. In contrast, this article assesses the logic model behind charter schools, specifically the mechanisms of accountability and competition, through a study of the Concession Schools in Bogotá, Colombia,...

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