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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
This document, "Book Three of Four: Effectively Managing LDS Data," is the third installment of this Forum series of guides on longitudinal data systems (LDS). This third book in the guide series discusses organizational issues aimed at moving the project forward and ensuring that the data are of high quality so that users may leverage…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Management, Data, Organization
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Chen, Xianglei; Bersudskaya, Vera; Cubarrubi, Archie – National Center for Education Research, 2011
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that Title IV degree-granting institutions disclose annually the graduation rates of first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students, disaggregated by gender, each major racial/ethnic subgroup, and receipt or non-receipt of a federal Pell grant or subsidized…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Disclosure
Vuong, Bi – Pathways to College Network, 2011
As policymakers consider strategies to increase college completion and further economic growth, it is critical that statewide longitudinal data systems be viewed as a necessary tool. This report highlights the role of data systems in improving the completion of postsecondary education, and provides recommendations and tangible examples for…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Graduation, College Graduates, Data Collection
Boyle, Rob – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act has sometimes caused confusion among higher education professionals since the legislation was introduced by Senator James Buckley in 1974. Reasons for this confusion range from the fact that it became a law without the usual congressional considerations to the belief that FERPA was never intended to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privacy, Safety, Violence
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, 2010
When you think of your child and how he or she is growing, you notice things like how soon he or she smiles, sits up, rolls over, or how well he or she walks, talks, holds a spoon, and feeds himself or herself. Children learn naturally during this time: by watching you and/or other children, and by being taught how to do different things. Because…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Zirkel, Perry A.; Karanxha, Zorka – Future Educators Association, 2010
As a hybrid between a college or university student and an elementary or secondary school employee, the student teacher is in a special situation. The potential for being a plaintiff (the party who sues), the defendant (the party who is sued), or a third party that is integrally involved in a lawsuit is higher because the bodies of law pertinent…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Admission Criteria, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal)
Tucker, Bill – Education Sector, 2010
Over the past decade, school districts and states have made impressive advances in collecting and managing data used for accountability purposes. By the year 2011, all 50 states will have systems to track students from year to year. But in most states and districts, all the data generated by these systems flows only one way: up. This paper…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
ACPA College Student Educators International, 2010
This manual is designed for those working with conduct boards composed of students and/or faculty. This manual serves two purposes: (1) To provide the Adviser and/or trainer(s) with guidelines, philosophy, and information so as to better structure your conduct board program (or to create one); and (2) To serve as an actual model for a manual for a…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation
Peterson, Reece L. – Nebraska Department of Education, 2010
The purpose of this document is to provide information and guidance for Nebraska School districts in creating new, or revising existing policies and procedures related to the use of physical restraint and seclusion in school settings. The goal is to create policies that are informed by national policy directions, research, good practice and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Federal Legislation, Legislators, Disabilities
Bastian, Joni J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative research study was based on interviews with 17 persons who had traditional-age undergraduate students currently attending college. The purpose was to explore the parents' perception of the parent-student relationship regarding their degree of parental involvement with their college students' experiences and to explore if that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Interviews
Pulley, John – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2010
Institutions--even entire sectors of the education system--too often operate independently of each other, maintaining discrete student-record systems. This makes it difficult to trace a student's progress through higher education and into the workforce--and that disconnection hampers efforts to improve the system. Only by systematically collecting…
Descriptors: Student Records, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Indiana Department of Education, 2010
As the parent of a child who has or may have a disability, the federal and state laws give them certain rights--called procedural safeguards. If they would like a more detailed explanation of these rights, they should contact the principal of their child's school, a school administrator, their local special education director, or any of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Administrators, State Departments of Education
Data Quality Campaign, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education is conducting several activities to address privacy and security issues related to education data. Earlier this year a contractor for the Department convened a group of privacy and security experts and produced a report with recommendations to the Department on ways they can address emerging challenges in…
Descriptors: Information Security, Stakeholders, Technical Assistance, Feedback (Response)
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2010
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Specifically, it prohibits a school from disclosing personally identifiable information from students' education records without the consent of a parent or eligible student, unless an exception to FERPA's general consent…
Descriptors: Student Records, Technical Assistance, Privacy, Homeless People
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Veltsos, Jennifer R.; Veltsos, Christophe – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
Technology-mediated communication, or "new media," such as blogs, Twitter, wikis, and social network sites, can be an endless source of ideas for activities or inspiration for classroom discussion. Many instructors ask students to monitor current events by following keywords and industry leaders on Twitter and reading both corporate and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Business Communication, Electronic Publishing, Intellectual Property
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