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Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a prominent role in the nation's higher education system. For example, about one-third of African Americans receiving a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics received undergraduate degrees from HBCUs. To help HBCUs facing challenges accessing funding for capital…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation, Federal Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs offer state tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate to scholarship funds for students to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Through these credits, donors may reduce the amount they owe in state taxes by the full or a partial amount of their donation, depending on each program's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Scholarships, Donors
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
New England Board of Higher Education, 2018
Surveys of New England employers, college academic officers, and graduates find that many consider today's college graduates inadequately prepared for the world of work. In 2017, the New England Board of Higher Education convened the Commission on Higher Education & Employability, under the leadership of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Career Readiness
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bristol, Travis J. – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Quality teaching depends on a wide array of personal and contextual factors. An emerging and substantial body of literature has reframed the focus on teaching quality by examining how teachers' abilities to influence student achievement change over the course of their career and how these changes are influenced by the context in which they work.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Principals, Communities of Practice
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2018
As more and more cities and states diversify the educational options available to parents and students, creating magnet, open-enrollment, small school, career and technical, charter, and private school opportunities, educational choice markets need to become a part of the regulation conversation. In this report, Mike McShane examines the…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Educational Legislation, School Policy, Educational Policy
Rodwell, Grant – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2018
"Risk Society and School Educational Policy" explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and…
Descriptors: Risk, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Neoliberalism
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth; Kitchen, Joseph – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
This guide is for key external stakeholder groups (policymakers, national associations, reform groups, accreditors, foundations, government agencies, business and industry) that support change and reform of the higher education enterprise. It presents a toolkit that provides advice for external stakeholders on how to be effective partners in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Stakeholders, Guides
Mockler, Nicole; Groundwater-Smith, Susan – Routledge Research in Education, 2018
"Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education" challenges the language used in education by linking the language of both the public and professional domains with the changing intentions of the governance of education. Exploring various issues, which embody the many manifestations of the manner in which strident,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis
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Hanson, Havala; Yoon, Sun Young – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2018
Many school districts in the United States are facing severe teacher shortages (Bordonaro, 2017; Palmer, 2017; Seattle Pacific University, 2017; Whaley, 2017). In several states--including Idaho--the difficulty of hiring qualified candidates has expanded beyond historical high-need content areas such as special education and mathematics to include…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Persistence
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Gromos, David; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). The SLFS is an extension of two existing collections being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in collaboration with the Census Bureau: the School District Finance Survey (F-33) and the state-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Medina, John – ASCD, 2018
"Marvel" at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! "Behold" the mind-controlling power of executive function! "Thrill" to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Executive Function, Brain, Adolescent Development
Stronge, James H. – ASCD, 2018
Every teacher seeks to be an "effective" teacher. Every teacher wants to have a positive, remarkable, and lasting influence on students' lives. But what makes for an effective teacher? What role does teacher preparation play in teacher effectiveness? What do effective teachers do during planning, instruction, and assessment? How do they…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Lesson Plans
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