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McFadden, Erica; Schlinkert, David – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are growing popular among parents of students with disabilities, providing them options to choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance provided by the state. Almost ten percent of state funding for education is projected to be diverted to private options in 2015. This flexibility…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Disabilities, Educational Finance, State Aid
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2010
Going to college and obtaining a college degree is an American dream. In 2006-2008, 27% of adults age 25 years or older had attained at least a bachelor's degree. This statistic would undoubtedly be higher if more potential college students had access to funds needed to cover college expenses. Lack of funds, steady overlapping college and general…
Descriptors: Parents, College Preparation, Community Colleges, Caregivers
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Senate Committee Passes Education Appropriations Bill; (2) Upside Down: New Alliance Brief Says Federal Education…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, Politics of Education
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication welcomes potential students and their parents to the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) Fall 2008 college fairs to learn about U.S. community colleges and study opportunities in the United States. U.S. location of participating colleges at Asia 2008 Fairs (map), overview of programs/majors offered at each college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Exhibits
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Educating Our Children": "Forbes" Taps Leaders in Business, Government, and Education for New…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Government School Relationship, Newsletters
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) NCLB Turns Five: Key Players in Reauthorization Process Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Education Law, Begin…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Public Education, Newsletters, Federal Government
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2006
"The Achiever" is published monthly during the school year for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) President Establishes National Advisory Panel on Math: Experts to Advise on "Best Available…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Summer Programs, Mathematics Education
Arizona State Department of Education, 2005
The Arizona Department of Education, as part of compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, provides this state report card for parents. Arizona is committed to achieving the best possible academic education for its children. This includes an emphasis on accountability, discipline and character initiatives, help for schools in delivering…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement, Accountability
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2005
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) A State of the States Roundup: State Governors Address High School Reform and College Preparation; and (2) "Big…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, College Preparation, Public Education, Small Schools
Forster, Greg – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2005
This report provides a summary of the process parents must go through to participate in each of the nation's school choice programs, identifying problem areas in some programs. For the first time in one place, this report collects data on participation in each of the programs in current and previous years. Data are given for the number of students…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Eligibility, School Choice, Scholarships
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Blasi, MaryJane – Childhood Education, 2005
This article offers an explanation of standardized tests so that parents may understand the significance of their children's tests scores. Definitions of terms such as "percentile ranking," "norming group" and "criterion-referenced" are given. The author also questions the validity of high-stakes tests as a true…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Standardized Tests, Scores
Raabe, Becky; Hilts-Scott, Shirley; Santa Maria, Karen; Swearingen, Tina – 2001
Three brochures provide basic information and resources on post-high school options for students with disabilities. The first brochure (Becky Raabe) developed in March 2000, explores college and university options. After listing prominent individuals whose disabilities did not stop them from continuing their education, information is provided on…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Career Education, Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ. – 2001
Noting that the need for after-school child care will vary considerably by community, this tool kit has been developed to encourage local collaborations of community members to examine the needs and programs for school-age care, with this term including child care before school and during the summer, in their community. The guide provides a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Agency Cooperation, Children, Community Action
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 2000
This document is comprised of four booklets (in Spanish and English versions) providing Arizona parents with information on the Arizona Academic Standards and describing how parents can support their children's learning. The first booklet describes kindergarten as the readiness level during which parents help their children prepare to learn and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Family School Relationship, Learning Processes
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1999
This guide is designed to give the student helpful information about Arizona's Instrument To Measure the Standards (AIMS) for grade 3. The guide provides examples of the type of questions students see on AIMS and explains how items are scored. It does not teach what the student needs to know to do well on AIMS, but it will help the student know…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Measurement Techniques
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