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Jacobs, Ann; Weissman, Marsha – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2019
New York State has long been a leader in education, both higher education and general education in prison, dating back to the 1800s. Following reforms implemented during the administration of Governor Franklin Roosevelt, New York State was later recognized as having the best prison education system in the country (Gehring 1997). At the heyday of…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2019
Latinos are the fastest growing college population in California, but less than one-quarter of all Latino adults in the state earn a college degree. To reverse this trend, both the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor launched new initiatives in 2017 to raise Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Racial Composition
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Baker, Bruce; Farrie, Danielle; Sciarra, David G. – Education Law Center, 2018
"Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card" analyzes the condition of state school finance systems with a focus on the fair distribution of resources to the neediest students. The Report Card makes a number of assumptions about how school funding systems should be designed: (1) a fair funding system should provide levels of funding…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Gordon, Molly F.; de la Torre, Marisa; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Moore, Paul T.; Sartain, Lauren; Knight, David – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
Across the country, urban school districts are opting to close under-enrolled schools as a way to consolidate resources. Motivated by a reported $1 billion deficit and declining enrollments in depopulating neighborhoods, the Chicago Board of Education voted in May 2013 to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program located in an…
Descriptors: School Closing, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
Launched in 2012, The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative extending from preschool to third grade that aims to boost children's reading proficiency in San Mateo County, California, through four different types of activities, called "pillars": (1) High-Quality Preschool, (2) Summer Learning, (3) School Attendance, and (4) Family…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Schools
National Education Association, 2017
The data presented in this combined report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. NEA Research offers this report to its state and local affiliates as well as to researchers, policymakers, and the public as a tool to examine public education policies, programs, and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Educational Finance, Geographic Location
Yeado, Joe; Grace, Julie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 31st annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds that while 68 of the 92 school districts are exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on our new state report cards, there are large achievement gaps across the region on state assessments for low-income students and students of color. Key…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Peterangelo, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our latest research assesses Metro Milwaukee's progress on a range of metrics associated with knowledge and innovation. We find our region has made strides in increasing educational attainment levels and adding scientists, engineers, and technology workers to the regional talent pool. Yet, the news is not as encouraging with regard to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Innovation, Economic Development, Educational Attainment
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Chapman, Anne – Public Policy Forum, 2017
This is the third in a series of reports on public school educators in the Milwaukee area. It provides an updated analysis to a previous report, "Help Wanted: An Analysis of the Teacher Pipeline in Metro Milwaukee." This report finds that teacher turnover in both metro Milwaukee and across the state has stabilized. However a higher…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Labor Force
Baker, Bruce; Farrie, Danielle; Johnson, Monete; Luhm, Theresa; Sciarra, David G. – Education Law Center, 2017
The National Report Card (NRC) evaluates and compares the extent to which state finance systems ensure equality of educational opportunity for all children, regardless of background, family income, place of residence, or school location. It is designed to provide policymakers, educators, business leaders, parents, and the public at large with…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Gomez, Celia J.; Cannon, Jill S.; Whitaker, Anamarie; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2017
The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative extending from preschool to third-grade in San Mateo County, California. The initiative is a partnership of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the San Mateo County Office of Education, and the County of San Mateo. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to boost children's reading proficiency in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Learning Experience, School Districts, Family Income
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2016
Last August, a "New York Times" headline proclaimed "Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble." The article detailed how school districts across the country "have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers…a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Elementary Secondary Education, Metropolitan Areas
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