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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Eberts, Randall W., Ed.; O'Leary, Christopher J., Ed.; Wandner, Stephen A., Ed. – 2002
This document contains 13 papers on targeting employment services. The following papers are included: "Targeting Employment Services under the Workforce Investment Act" (Stephen A. Wandner); "Predicting the Exhaustion of Unemployment Compensation" (Robert B. Olsen, Marisa Kelso, Paul T. Decker, Daniel H. Klepinger); "Evaluation of WPRS (Worker…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Services, Decision Making, Delivery Systems
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Jacobson, Louis; Holian, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires states to test students in reading and math and identify them as below proficient, proficient, or advanced. Schools are held accountable only for ensuring that students test proficient or better (both considered passing), leading to concerns that a focus on increasing the percentage of students testing…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, Academic Achievement, Multivariate Analysis
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Jacobson, Louis – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2007
This report investigates progress in Virginia public schools in satisfying the requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 that every student be proficient in reading and math by 2014. It develops a variable change model that uses observed baseline proficiency and proficiency trends at individual schools to forecast gains for six subgroups…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grade 4, National Competency Tests, Public Schools
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine – Hudson Institute (NJ1), 2009
Attaining a post-secondary credential has become increasingly important for securing opportunities to get high-return jobs in the United States in the 21st century. Students from low-income families are underrepresented at every milestone in the educational pipeline, limiting their ability to attain post-secondary credentials and break the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Family Income, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment
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Jacobson, Stephen Louis; Cypres, Autumn – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2012
This article looks at shifts in pedagogy used to prepare school leaders. "Leaders for America's Schools" is the focus around which the authors build their case, beginning with a recap of the early phases of administrator training. Next, the authors examine "A Nation at Risk" and the impact the educational reform movement had on administration…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Management Development, Educational Change
Jacobson, Louis S.; LaLonde, Robert J.; Sullivan, Daniel G. – Hamilton Project, 2011
High-tenured displaced workers often experience significant earnings losses that persist for the rest of their working lives. A well-targeted training initiative has the potential to substantially reduce permanent earnings losses for those displaced workers who have the academic preparation, work experience, and interest to complete high-return…
Descriptors: Retraining, Dislocated Workers, Income, Education Work Relationship
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Zehler, Annette M.; Adger, Carolyn; Coburn, Cate; Arteagoitia, Igone; Williams, Krystal; Jacobson, Louis – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2008
This report aims to help school districts deal with the challenges of newly enrolling or rapidly increasing English language learner students by offering background information and sharing the experiences of districts that have addressed similar challenges in providing services and infrastructure to support the success of English language learner…
Descriptors: School Districts, English (Second Language), Student Diversity, Student Needs
Jacobson, Louis; Petta, Ian – 2001
The utility of a quasi-experimental evaluation design for estimating benefits derived from a program to match job-seekers to openings listed by employers was examined in three studies of Job Service referrals and placements in Washington and Oregon. Data examined included a mail survey of a sample of 587 Washington residents referred to job…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness, Dislocated Workers, Employment Experience
Jacobson, Louis; LaLonde, Robert J.; Sullivan, Daniel – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2003
This paper estimates the returns to retraining for older displaced workers--those 35 or older--by estimating the impact that community college schooling has on their subsequent earnings. Our analysis relies on longitudinal administrative data covering workers who were displaced from jobs in Washington State during the first half of the 1990s and…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Retraining
Jacobson, Louis; LaLonde, Robert; Sullivan, Daniel G. – 2002
This study examines the earnings histories of displaced workers in the state of Washington. The study sample included approximately 97,000 workers who had three or more years of job tenure when they were permanently laid off from their jobs between 1990 and 1994. About 16,000 of the workers in the sample earned some community college credit by…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship
Jacobson, Louis S.; LaLonde, Robert J.; Sullivan, Daniel G. – 2001
This paper presents new evidence regarding the benefits of retraining prime-aged adults by analyzing the impacts of community college schooling on displaced workers in Washington State during the 1990s. The authors also conducted a similar analysis of a small program that provided community college courses to workers displaced from their jobs…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Age Groups, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers
Jacobson, Louis; LaLonde, Robert – 1997
An evaluation of net impact of programs funded under the Washington State Employment and Training Act (ESHB 1988) of 1993, which provided money to community and technical colleges to expand existing courses and create new ones for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants most likely to lose jobs. The evaluation focused on whether the displaced UI…
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Job Training
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Jacobson, Louis – Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1984
Describes the community-wide effects on employment, earnings, and labor mobility of the severe employment declines that occurred in Buffalo, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1960s. Discusses policy implications. (JOW)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Labor Demands, Occupational Mobility, Tables (Data)
Jacobson, Louis; And Others – 1992
To estimate the magnitude and temporal pattern of displaced workers' earning losses, a study used an unusual administrative data set that included employees' quarterly earnings histories and information about their firms. It created a longitudinal earnings file for a 5 percent sample of the Pennsylvania wage and salary work force. These data had…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Change, Career Education, Dislocated Workers
Jacobson, Louis; And Others – 1993
A study examined the earnings losses suffered by a group of experienced workers who separated from their firms in the early and mid-1980s. The quarterly earnings histories of a large number of Pennsylvania workers covering the period 1974 through 1986 merged with employment information about their firms served as the data set. Workers' earnings…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Costs, Dislocated Workers, Economic Climate
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