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Delisle, Jason D.; Cooper, Preston; Christensen, Cody – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
This report aims to expand the window into federal student loan defaults beyond the event of default itself. It attempts to provide the most robust look to date of what happens to student loans "after a borrower defaults and why." Ultimately, this information should help policymakers evaluate the current set of policies related to…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Loan Default, Public Policy
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2018
When contemplating a major change to public higher education governance, state leaders should bear in mind several guiding principles. Such principles can ensure that current and future students will have access to an affordable, quality postsecondary education. They can also help ensure that the state's system of higher education meets public…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Public Colleges, College Administration
Tandberg, David A., Ed.; Sponsler, Brian A., Ed.; Hanna, Randall W., Ed.; Guilbeau, Jason P., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
While issues of higher education access, opportunity, and impact are hotly debated on the floors of Congress and in state legislatures, it is the state's higher education executive officer (SHEEO) who is expected to be an innovative policymaker, an astute political actor, an all-seeing fortune-teller, and a rapid problem-solver. These…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Boards of Education
MDRC, 2018
Low-income students in college face many challenges, including the cost of postsecondary education and competing demands on their time from work or family obligations. They may not be prepared for college academically. They may also lack the skills and experiences other students rely on to help them navigate college, or the social support that can…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Graduation Rate
American Youth Policy Forum, 2018
Youth in the juvenile justice system need access to high-quality educational services and supports in order to reduce their risk of reoffending and increase their likelihood of further participation in education and the workforce. However, states have historically struggled to provide effective educational services to youth who are incarcerated.…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Federal Legislation
Education Commission of the States, 2018
In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and, with it, ushered in a new era of education policy in America. Leaving behind many of the most criticized aspects of its predecessor, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this new incarnation of the primary federal legislation guiding K-12 education provides state and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education
Zhao, Yong – Teachers College Press, 2018
Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects. Educational policy and practice, however, carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders, and the public are not told, for example, that "this program helps improve your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Frost, Dale; Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2018
This report provides a roadmap and action steps for state policymakers to catalyze transformational change in K-12 education toward a future vision for systems that ensure success for all students. In this report, iNACOL articulates a vision for the future of K-12 education and offers action steps for state policymakers. Its purpose is to inspire…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Transformative Learning, State Policy
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie; Frost, Dale – iNACOL, 2018
In January 2018, iNACOL published "Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning" to provide state policymakers with a set of action steps to drive transformation of education systems for the long-term. These policy actions are designed to ensure that every student…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Transformative Learning, State Policy
Arias, M. Beatriz, Ed.; Fee, Molly, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
In the last 20 years dual language education programs have increased in number and expanded in range. Whereas once they were predominantly focused at the elementary level, they now span from pre-K through to high school. This book examines the key attributes of successful dual language programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Profiles, Educational Objectives
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
Whinnery, Erin – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Prior learning assessment policies allow students to earn college credit for knowledge and experience gained outside of a classroom, which can accelerate their time to graduation. Research shows that students who receive Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit accumulate more credit and graduate more quickly and at higher rates than their peers who…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, State Policy, College Credits
Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2018
This report provides data on the effects of developmental education on students at Colorado's public higher education institutions and aims to inform the ongoing dialogue regarding preparation for college. Specifically, it documents the data gathered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) on students from the Colorado High School…
Descriptors: High School Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Outcomes of Education, Enrollment Rate
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
Alignment between K-12 education and the workforce is critical because jobs are changing. Students must be prepared not only for the jobs of today but also for the jobs of the future. Securely linking data between state K-12 and workforce data systems can create a bridge between these agencies as they develop shared career readiness goals for…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force, Education Work Relationship
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
When school and district administrators are empowered to lead a culture of data use, students do better. As states focus on improving overall school quality and ensuring success for all students, they need a workforce of school and district administrators who are equipped to use data to continuously improve. State leaders are uniquely positioned…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, School Administration, Administrators, Information Utilization
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