Vol. 24 (2016)

Published: 2016-01-04

A critical policy analysis of Texas’ Closing the Gaps 2015

Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Stefani Leigh Thachik 3

An empirical test of Oklahoma’s A-F grades

Curt Matthew Adams, Patrick B. Forysth, Jordan K. Ware, Mwarumba Mwavita, Laura L. Barnes, Jam Khojasteh 4

Limits of the quota law in federal public universities

Hugo Augusto Vasconcelos Medeiros, Ruy de Deus e Mello Neto, Alfredo Macedo Gomes 6

Development of policies for a digital repository for a higher education institution with technological disadvantages

José Alonso Fernández López, María Manuela Pintor Chávez, Marcela Georgina Gómez Zermeño 10

The Emergence of High-Stakes Accountability Policies in Teacher Preparation: An Examination of the U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Regulations

Maria Teresa Tatto, Corey Savage, Wei Liao, Stefanie L. Marshall, Paul Goldblatt, Leonardo M. Contreras 21

Integration of technologies policies and Basic Education Teacher Training in Uruguay

Rosana Elizabeth Martínez Barcellos, Carlinda Leite, Angélica María Reis Monteiro 22

Why theory matters: An examination of contemporary learning time reforms

Daniela K. DiGiacomo, Joshua J. Prudhomme, Hannah R. Jones, Kevin G. Welner, Ben Kirshner 44

No Child Left Behind: A postmortem for Illinois

Wm. Gregory Harman, Camille Boden, Jeremy Karpenski, Nicole Muchowicz 48

A case for competencies: Assessing the value of trait-based performance appraisal for non-faculty university employees

Emily A Messa, Catherine L. Horn, Teri Elkins Longacre, F. Richard Olenchak, Lisa M. Penney 51

Math teaching resources in Latin American primary classrooms: Availability and impact on student learning

Francisco Javier Murillo Torrecilla, Marcela Román Carrasco, Santiago Atrio Cerezo 67

Multicultural perspectives in deaf education

Eva Navegantes, Celeste Azulay Kelman, Ana Iveniki 76

Smart money? Philanthropic and federal funding for the Common Core

Mindy L. Kornhaber, Nikolaus J. Barkauskas, Kelly M. Griffith 93

Development of a scale to measure teaching practices for engaging Mexican families in education

Alberto Valdés Cuervo, Ernesto Alonso Carlos Martínez, Maricela Urías Murrieta, Teodoro Rafael Wendlandt Amezaga 101

The dynamics of chronic absence and student achievement

Rebecca A. London, Monika Sanchez, Sebastian Castrechini 112

Framework for sustainability analysis for higher education institutions: Application in a case study

Diego de Queiroz Machado, Fátima Regina Ney Matos, Augusto Marcos Carvalho de Sena, Ana Silvia Rocha Ipiranga 115

Vocational education & training students’ families’ expectations about their future employment

Soledad Garcia-Gomez, Rosario Ordonez-Sierra, Esther Vinuesa Mariscal, Rosario Izquierdo Chaparro 117

Books of occurrences: Violence and indiscipline in state managed schools

Claudia Lemos Vóvio, Vanda Mendes Ribeiro, Luiz Carlos Novaes, Maria Helena Bravo 126