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National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
Hollister, David C. – Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2007
This Primer is intended to help individual citizens and community leaders and organizers (1) better understand the complex nature of decision making in democracy and (2) identify strategies for having a larger voice and impact. This publication is predicated and draws upon the author's 40 years of extensive and hands-on experiences in varied…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Internet, Social Change, Legislation
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2007
"The Achiever" is a monthly publication for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) President Signs College Cost Reduction Act; (2) Galvanizing the Community: Charter Schools Provides Greater Choice to Colorado Latinos…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Resource Centers, Academic Standards, Federal Legislation
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2006
"The Achiever" is a monthly publication for parents and community leaders from the Office of Communications and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education (ED). Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) President Sets Agenda for Education; (2) "Beating…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Competition
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation:…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Enrollment, Access to Education, Paying for College
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
This booklet is designed to serve as a resource to educators as well as students, researchers, community leaders, parents and anyone else interested in the field of environmental education, or EE. It is not meant as a step-by-step guide on how to create an entire EE program, although you will find tips about making lesson plans and curricula on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Agencies, Guides, Educational Resources
Mizell, Lee – National Endowment for the Arts, 2005
This report examines arts engagement in ten key states in the U.S. by analyzing data from the 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). It is organized into ten state profiles that summarize key demographic characteristics, the arts landscape, and public participation in the arts. Because the regions profiled here are not a random…
Descriptors: Profiles, Participation, Art Activities, Art Education
Mizell, Lee – National Endowment for the Arts, 2005
This report examines arts participation in the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States using data from the 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. These data indicate that, in general, these metropolitan regions tend to be more alike than different with respect to arts participation patterns. Analysis reveals that while…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Participation, Art Activities, Fine Arts
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004
This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Enrollment, Access to Education, Paying for College
Miron, Gary; Nelson, Christopher – 2002
This book contains evidence about charter schools that can provide important data on evaluating this new public-private hybrid and its success at serving the core purpose of public education. The book focuses on charter schools in Michigan, which is regarded as having one of the most permissive charter laws in the country. The first three chapters…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Education Policy Center. – 2000
Determining the value of school-choice programs depends on an assessment of consequences on the differing elements of the school system. The International Conference on School Choice and Educational Change at Michigan State University explored the themes of governance, equity and access, innovation, student outcomes, and accountability from the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Brouillette, Matthew J. – 1999
Some proponents of Michigan education reform have suggested that private schools could be used to reduce student overcrowding in public schools without the need for new taxes to construct additional schools. Another proposal includes using vouchers and tax credits to enhance parental school-choice options. Both proposals depend upon the ability…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Brouillette, Matthew J.; Williams, Jeffrey R. – 1999
This study examines the unionization rates of teachers in traditional government, charter, and private schools to determine how school choice might affect school employee labor unions, including the Michigan Education Association and the Michigan Federation of Teachers. The findings of this study reveal that unions have powerful financial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Economic Impact, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Power
Targowski, Andrew S. – 1996
A new world has arrived in which computer and communications technologies will transform the national and global economies into information-driven economies. This is triggering the Information Revolution, which will have political and societal impacts every bit as profound as those of the Industrial Revolution. The 21st century is viewed as one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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