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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
Greco, Michael D., Ed. – Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2006
The "CURA Reporter" is published quarterly to provide information about CURA an all-University applied research and technical assistance center at the University of Minnesota that connects faculty and students with community organizations and public institutions working on significant public policy issues in Minnesota. Items in this…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Metropolitan Areas, Community Development, Urban Areas
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
PACER Center, 2004
In the fall of 2003, PACER Center's Parent Partnership Project for Children's Mental Health conducted a survey to better understand what parents and families need from the children?s mental health system in Minnesota. The research team developed a survey questionnaire, a telephone interview, and a focus group session directed at learning what was…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Health Services, Focus Groups, Mental Health Programs
PACER Center, 2004
In the fall of 2003, PACER Center's Parent Partnership Project for Children's Mental Health conducted a survey to better understand what parents and families need from the children's mental health system in Minnesota. The research team developed a survey questionnaire, a telephone interview, and a focus group session directed at learning what was…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Focus Groups
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
Steurer, Stephen J.; Smith, Linda G. – 2003
This study compared correctional education participants and non-participants in Maryland, Minnesota, and Ohio to assess the impact of correctional education on recidivism and post-release employment of inmates. The study attempted to address criticism of previous studies by using a treatment and comparison group, using statistical controls,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation
Fein, Scott; Melnick, Sara – 2001
This booklet depicts the thinking of state-level and local-level advocates and policymakers regarding the complementary nature of service learning and school-to-work and explains the benefits of linking the two strategies through partnerships. The similarities and differences between service learning and school-to-work are presented along with…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Articulation (Education), Career Exploration, Comparative Analysis
2000
Stressing the importance of collective efforts among families, early childhood care and education programs, communities, and policymakers in supporting the learning and development of children, this resource guide provides a framework for understanding and communicating a common set of developmentally appropriate expectations for young children…
Descriptors: Accountability, Child Health, Creativity, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Mercer, John W.; Dillon, Brenda M. – 1997
This handbook and leadership guide for members of technical program advisory committees is a product of the Effective Advisory Committees Project conducted by the Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges and the State Board of Education. The purpose of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the vocational advisory committees in…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Group Dynamics, Guidelines
Minnesota State Dept. of Economic Security, St. Paul. – 1996
This report, based on employment data for 1994 Minnesota technical college graduates, is intended to provide information that will enable prospective students make informed educational and career decisions. The report, organized into six sections, includes: (1) An introduction, with definitions of terms and a list of technical college programs in…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Information Systems
Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN. School of Law. – 1990
Designed to give students in grades 5 through 12 information about the Minnesota court system, this document provides teachers and students with the necessary background materials to study Minnesota's courts. Rather than an introduction to all law, the document is limited to the function and operation of the courts. The curricular materials cover…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Instructional Materials
Altman, Mary; Caddy, John – 1994
This book describes the process and results of a 5 year arts initiative, Artists in Minnesota Schools and Communities (AMSC). Based on the premise that rural communities hold an undervalued wealth of artistic and cultural resources rarely tapped by schools, the project piloted a variety of models for integrating art in the educational experiences…
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Art Therapy
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