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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a school and system governance unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:
- Role of the local board of education in public education
- State government's role in public education
- The federal government's powers related to public education
1. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education
There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.
2. The State Government's Role in Public Education
In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.
3. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education
There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.
4. How Are Schools Funded?
School funding seems like it would be a straightforward formula, but it isn't. This lesson describes the differing ways schools are funded and explains what each means.
5. How to Find & Apply for Educational Grants
Educational grants open doors to projects, technology, and teaching units, and fine-tuning application searches and writing makes a difference. Read on to learn how to find and apply for educational grant money.
6. How to Keep Up with Trends in Education
In this lesson, we will look at several ways teachers can stay up to date on trends in education. We will discuss topics such as attending professional development, taking a college class, joining a professional organization, among others.
7. What Is Educational Reform? - Issues & Timeline
Education reform has transformed schools in the United States from rigid institutions to diverse learning environments designed to meet the needs of all learners. Learn about some of the events that shaped this transformation and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
8. What is Student Council? - Definition, Purpose & Positions
This lesson defines and discusses student council. We will see what a student council is, how it is formed, and why it is important for young people. After the lesson, take a quiz to see what you learned.
9. Academic Integrity: Definition, Policy & Overview
Academic integrity is the moral code by which education is administered. In this lesson, we will discuss the definition, current policies, and overview of academic integrity in modern academia.
10. Academic Intervention: Definition, Plan & Strategies
An academic intervention is a classroom strategy to assist students in learning. In this lesson, examples of various strategies will be shown, and we'll identify the strengths in each.
11. Standards-Based Grading: Concept & System
Standards-based grading is an evaluation approach that measures student accomplishment and capability, in regard to clearly-defined objectives. This lesson will define and describe this approach.
12. Academically Adrift Summary
Richard Arum and Josipa Roska ask us to consider the effectiveness of colleges in ''Academically Adrift.'' They suggest that some colleges are seriously failing our students in areas of critical thinking, analytic reasoning and other high level thinking skills.
13. Student Council: Speeches, Campaign Ideas & Slogans
In this lesson, we will discuss campaign ideas, slogans and speeches for student council candidates that will help you stand out to your classmates and gain votes.
14. Clinical Supervision for Teachers
Clinical supervision of teachers is a term used to describe the process of coaching inexperienced teachers. In this lesson, we will be looking at the stages in the clinical cycle, and the role of the mentor and mentee teachers during this cycle.
15. Pros and Cons of Co-Ed Schools
Effective education programs often explore the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational and structural programs. In this lesson we will explore the pros and cons of co-ed schools.
16. Single Sex Schools vs. Co-Ed Schools
In this lesson, we will examine both sides of the debate on whether same-sex schools and classes or co-educational schools and classes are more beneficial for students.
17. What Is a Co-Ed School?
Is it better for boys and girls to learn in an environment together or should boys and girls be placed in separate learning environments? This lesson defines and discusses co-ed schools.
18. Benefits of Afterschool Programs
Afterschool programs, which fill the lonely hours after school ends and before parents return home from work, are growing in popularity and availability. This lesson will discuss how these programs can actually help kids learn and grow.
19. What is a PTA? - Definition & Role
In many schools, the class sizes are increasing as budgets decrease. The school's PTA, Parent Teacher Association, can provide some help. This lesson defines PTA and explains some of the functions of these groups.
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