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Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
Mazzariello, Amy; Ganga, Elizabeth; Edgecombe, Nikki – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This resource, released in collaboration with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, explains the importance of developmental education, its current challenges and how policymakers can contribute to improving outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy
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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2018
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. This report presents the broad range of initiatives that the Foundation for Excellence in Education is working on--policies that personalize the learning experience for students, that challenge…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Learning Experience, College Readiness
Lang, Clayton, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the extent of success and the challenges faced by community college presidents in creating an entrepreneurial culture. Fourteen American community colleges, identified by Roueche and Jones (2005), were surveyed for this study. These fourteen community colleges are located in Texas, Florida,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes
MDC, 2017
Ten years ago, MDC's report, "The State of the South 2007: Philanthropy as the South's 'Passing Gear,'" (ED519455) examined how philanthropy can accelerate progress toward a South that is both equitable for all its residents and competitive with other regions of the country. A decade later, our second iteration, commissioned by the…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics
Wolf, Patrick J.; Egalite, Anna J. – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2016
This report summarizes the state of competition in American K-12 education. It pays particular attention to the prevalence and market penetration of charter schools, private school vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships as market reforms. The effect of added institutional competition from charters, vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships on the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Competition
Hall Giesinger, C.; Adams Becker, S.; Davis, A.; Shedd, L. – New Media Consortium, 2016
Higher education is ripe for innovation. While emerging technological developments such as digital courseware and mobiles apps have made it easier than ever for people to engage with learning resources, significant issues of access and equity persist among students from low-income, minority, single-parent families, and other disadvantaged groups.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
On February 18-19, 2016, representatives of 10 states participating in the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative attended a convening held at the University of Utah. The meeting was led by the CWID Research Team and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, on behalf of the CWID Funders Collaborative. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Credits, Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
McCambly, Heather N.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
In 2012, the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative was launched by the Funders Collaborative to "encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor's…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Educational Practices
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Shelton, Catharyn; Dalal, Medha; McAllister, Laura; Huyett, Sabrina – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Despite the call for a transformation of teacher education in the 21st century, surprisingly little has changed. This includes how the practical, hands-on component, known as a field experience is structured. Previous research, conducted in 2010, specifically examining how teacher education programs address K-12 online learning through their field…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research
Hyatt, James A. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Given diminished governmental support, competition from private counterparts, and public demands for access to services, public universities need to respond in an effective manner to take advantage of opportunities and meet the challenges of today's highly competitive environment. A critical factor in meeting these challenges is the manner in…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Public Education, Competition
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Russell, Jennifer Lin; Meredith, Julie; Childs, Joshua; Stein, Mary Kay; Prine, Deanna Weber – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This study sought to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of state designed Race to the Top (RttT) funded reform networks. Drawing on a conceptual framework developed from the networked governance literature, we analyzed the 12 state RttT grantees' applications. Our analysis revealed that states designed…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Networks
Taylor, Jason L.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2015
In 2012, five foundations launched the Credit When Its Due (CWID) initiative that was "designed to encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor's…
Descriptors: Transfer Programs, Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Associate Degrees
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Howell, William G. – Education Next, 2015
Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
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