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Welner, Kevin Grant 1963-

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Works: 32 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 3,072 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Casebooks (Law)  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc
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Most widely held works by Kevin Grant Welner
Current issues in education policy and the law( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy controversies in the United States invariably implicate legal issues. Policy debates about testing and school choice, for example, cannot be disentangled from legal rights and mandates. The same is true for issues such as funding, campus safety, speech and religion rights, as well as the teaching of immigrant students. Written for a general audience, this new twelve-chapter book explores these compelling educational policy issues through that legal lens, building an understanding of both law and policy. The book's editors are Kevin Welner, associate professor of educational policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Wendy Chi, a doctoral candidate at Boulder. Both Welner and Chi are lawyers as well as educational scholars
Closing the opportunity gap : what America must do to give every child an even chance by Prudence L Carter( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Closing the Opportunity Gap' brings together top experts who offer evidence-based essays that paint a powerful and shocking picture of denied opportunities. They also describe sensible, research-based policy approaches that will enhance opportunities. They highlight the discrepancies that exist in US society and in its public schools, focusing on how policy decisions and broader circumstances conspire to create the opportunity gap that leads inexorably to the outcome differences that have become so stark
Legal rights, local wrongs : when community control collides with educational equity by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on examination of four school districts facing the prospect of court-ordered detracking, this book challenges fundamental assumptions about the opportunities for equity-minded education reform. The author studies districts across the country in San Jose, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Woodland Hills, Pennsylvania; and Rockford, Illinois. These case studies show how white upper middle class parents exercised a disproportionate amount of power in local school policy making, and how that power was wielded to hinder reform oppotunities intended to benefit low-income students of color
NeoVouchers : the emergence of tuition tax credits for private schooling by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure, legality, and policy implications of tuition tax credits, which have garnered only scant attention even while expanding to cover more students than the voucher policies they're designed to emulate. At a time when tax credit policies are becoming a major form of American school choice, this book offers insights into both the strengths and weaknesses of the approach."--BOOK JACKET
The Obama education blueprint : researchers examine the evidence( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think tank research quality : lessons for policymakers, the media, and the public by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Education policy over the past thirty years has been powerfully influenced by well-funded and slickly produced research reports produced by advocacy think tanks. The quality of think tank reports and the value of the policies they support have been sharply debated. To help policymakers, the media, and the public access these quality issues, the Think Tank Review Project provides expert third party reviews. The project has, since 2006, published 59 reviews of reports from 26 different institutions. This book brings together 21 of those reviews, focusing on examining the arguments and evidence used by think tanks to promote reforms such as vouchers, charter schools and alternative routes to teacher certification"--Publisher website
Small doses of arsenic : a Bohemian woman's story of survival by Sylvia Welner( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal issues in education : rights and responsibilities in U.S. public schools today by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book blends valuable excerpts from original court opinions with policy and legal analysis to help build a deep understanding of the law and its meaning for education students
Navigating the politics of detracking : leadership strategies by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandating equity : a case study of court-ordered detracking in the San Jose schools by Jeannie Oakes( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Policy Research Program report."
Education and the law by Stuart Biegel( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UCLA School of Law course materials containing photocopied articles for Law 282, taught Fall semester 1994
Exploring the school choice universe : evidence and recommendations by Gary Miron( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the School Choice Universe: Evidence and Recommendations gives readers a comprehensive, complete picture of choice policies and issues. In doing so, it offers cross-cutting insights that are obscured when one looks only at single issue or a single approach to choice. The book examines choice in its various forms: charter schools, home schooling, online schooling, voucher plans that allow students to use taxpayer funds to attend private schools, tuition tax credit plans that provide a public subsidy for private school tuition, and magnet schools and other forms of public school intra- and interdistrict choice. It brings together some of the top researchers in the field, presenting a comprehensive overview of the best current knowledge of these important policies. The questions addressed in Exploring the School Choice Universe are of most importance to researchers and policy makers. What do choice programs actually do? What forms do they take? Who participates, and why? What are the funding implications? What are the results of different forms of school choice on outcomes that matter, like student performance, segregation, and competition effects? Do they affect teachers' working conditions? Do they drive innovation? The contents of this book offer reason to believe that choice policies can further some educational goals. But they also suggest many reasons for caution. If choice policies are to be evidence-based, a re-examination is in order. The information, insights and recommendations facilitate a more nuanced understanding of school choice and provide the basis for designing sensible school choice reforms that can pursue a range of desirable outcomes
Mandating equity : rethinking the educational change literature as applied to equity-minded reforms by Kevin Grant Welner( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher retention: Estimating and understanding the effects of financial incentives in Denver by Eleanor S Fulbeck( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is intended to contribute to the slim body of literature about financial incentives as a policy lever to increase teacher retention. While improved retention is not a silver bullet for providing all children with access to high-quality teachers and a better education, it is an important step. Programs such as ProComp and research about its effects contribute valuable insight about the potential of financial incentives to improve retention, particularly at high-poverty schools
Examining the Present and the Future of Legal Protections for Controversial Teaching in Public Schools by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classroom speech of public-school teachers is a messy subject with regard to the tension between various societal demands and basic rights of students, teachers, and others at school sites. The demands are not always consistent, and rights are subject to different interpretations depending on which court decision forms the underlying basis for a trial's outcome. This paper analyzes the apparent confusion surrounding this issue of controversial pedagogy. The balancing of rights is discussed with respect to court cases in which the integrity of curriculum and concerns of public interest weaken or eliminate teachers' First Amendment protections. School choice affects teacher speech in a variety of ways because policy-making is decentralized, and greater importance is placed on students' and parents' decisions about what sort of educational experiences produce best results. An analytical framework of more comprehensive scope is needed in addressing these cases involving the notion of a limited public forum. At this time, the Supreme Court has not applied public-forum analysis to a teacher classroom-speech case. It may do so, however, if presented with the appropriate case. Because relevant policies vary from school to school, each instance of classroom speech must be judged on its own merits. (Rt)
Online K-12 schooling in the U.S. : uncertain private ventures in need of public regulation by Gene V Glass( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over just the past decade, online learning at the K-12 level has grown from a novelty to a movement. Often using the authority and mechanism of state charters, and in league with home schoolers and other allies, private companies and some state entities are now providing full-time online schooling to a rapidly increasing number of students in the U.S. Little or no research is yet available on the outcomes of such full-time virtual schooling. Partial or--blended approaches to virtual education, however, have existed for some time and have been studied fairly extensively. These approaches provide virtual courses in certain areas (math, English, and social studies, for example), and research has shown the virtual courses to produce test scores comparable to those from conventional, face-to-face courses. While such research is useful, it tells us little about scaling up from isolated courses to full-time virtual schooling. Some areas of the curriculum (the arts, for example) are likely beyond the successful reach of these new arrangements. And research thus far has offered little information about outcomes beyond scores on written tests. Moreover, the rapid growth of virtual schooling raises several immediate, critical questions for legislators regarding matters such as cost, funding, and quality. Virtual education presents policy challenges to governments at all levels, from local school boards to the federal government. However, the challenges are particularly acute for states, because states bear responsibility for sanctioning and chartering online providers. Therefore, this policy brief is accompanied by model statutory code language to addresses the issues raised by research and discussed in the main body of this brief. (Contains 70 notes.)
The educational research that reaches the public via the news media: Who produces it and how it gets there by Rachel Holly Yettick( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This doctoral dissertation uses content analysis and logistic regression to examine the educational research and researchers mentioned in American news media outlets. Additionally, it explores how 33 journalists who write for these outlets select educational research and experts to mention. The theoretical lenses for this study are Lewin & rsquo;s field theory and Shoemaker & Vos & rsquo;s multi-level model for mass media gate keeping. The study found that journalistic norms generally determine which research and expertise gets mentioned in different types of news media outlets. Additionally, peer-reviewed research is virtually non-existent in news media education coverage partially because many education reporters do not know what it is. The significance of these conclusions is that policymakers, parents, practitioners and others who get their information from the news media are making important decisions about education based on research and expertise that is too often far from the best available evidence
Racial isolation in charter schools: Achieving the goals of diversity and constitutionality in the post-PICS era by Wendy Cecilia Chi( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empirical portion of this study investigates whether charter schools in Delaware provide a mechanism for student self-sorting. It analyzes the transfer patterns of students with certain characteristics as they switch from traditional public schools (TPSs) to charter schools and vice versa. Using longitudinal student-level data, this study tracks each student who switched from TPSs to charter schools and vice versa, to identify the specific TPSs and charter schools that each student attended. It examines the racial compositions and achievement levels of students' previous TPSs and their charter schools to determine whether students are moving to schools with a higher proportion of their own race or higher (or lower) scoring students than the schools they left
Confronting systemic inequity in education : high impact strategies for philanthropy by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, foundations pour in billions of dollars to support education, and yet, the education inequity crisis in this country continues. Philanthropy can be more effective at being part of the solution and finally bring access to quality education for all students. This report serves as an eye-opener to foundation leaders about the ineffectiveness of current grantmaking practices. It also encourages conversations within and among education grantmakers, and provides six helpful discussion questions
Legal Rights, Local Wrongs: When Community Control Collides withEducational Equity. Suny Series, Restructuring and School Change by Kevin Grant Welner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book challenges fundamental assumptions about the opportunities for equity-minded educational reform, using data from case studies of districts nationwide and their experiences with court-ordered detracking. The case studies show how white, upper middle class parents exercised a disproportionate amount of power in local school policy making and how that power was wielded to hinder reform opportunities intended to benefit low income students of color. It shows how many school reforms must emerge and develop within a climate of political interests and conflicting values and beliefs. The book argues for combining a nuanced awareness of local practices, sensitivity to local norms, and the firm hand of the courts, suggesting that community resistance will almost always contort bottom-up efforts at reforms like detracking. The book includes three parts: (1) "Courting the Courts" (E.G., inequitable placements and the importance of judicial values); (2) "Romancing the Zone" (E.G., putting reform in context, initiating change through mandate, and equating black with bad); and (3) "Making Mandates Matter" (change and constancy, reform and opposition in perspective, and modifying the change literature as applied to equity-minded reform). Tables and data are appended. (Contains 199 references.) (Sm)
 
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Legal rights, local wrongs : when community control collides with educational equityNeoVouchers : the emergence of tuition tax credits for private schoolingThe Obama education blueprint : researchers examine the evidenceThink tank research quality : lessons for policymakers, the media, and the publicSmall doses of arsenic : a Bohemian woman's story of survival
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