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ED464 State and Federal Education Policy

Studies state (emphasis on New York) and federal policy process for K–12 schools. Candidates learn to identify problems and challenges in policy design and implementation by examining the construction of policy problems, the instruments used, and the theories and assumptions underlying policies. Drawing on literature from political science, sociology, and educational policy, the course provides students with skills to analyze education policies and infer their implications. Policy discussions include the Every Student Succeeds Act, Common Core and other state standards, choice and accountability policies, issues related to high-stakes testing, and other current policy issues at the state or federal level.

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring (even)
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
Instructors: K. Finnigan
ED 464 State and Federal Education Policy course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.