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Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar; Mathis, William J.; Welner, Kevin G. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Arguably the most strongly promoted approach by voucher advocates is a new form of government subsidy for private education, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Parents are provided a set sum which they can use for a variety of educational services including private school tuition and fees, online courses, extracurricular activities and private…
Descriptors: Money Management, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Private Schools
Richard, Alan – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a record-high 6.2 million job openings. Yet many employers report they cannot find the well-prepared candidates they need in the South and across the country. The problem is students' lack of preparation for college and career training. Also in 2017, the ACT college admissions test examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Geographic Regions, Educational Improvement
MDC, 2018
In every state in the South, the percentage of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher who were born outside the state exceed the percentage born in-state, reflecting their dependence on imported talent over building their own talent-development systems. In Virginia, the Southern state with the highest percentage of residents with a B.A. or…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Demography, Academic Achievement, Income
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Journal of Education Finance, 2014
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
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. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning
Casserly, Michael; Lachlan-Hache, Jonathon; Manish Naik – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
The nation's major city public school districts have substantial construction, renovation, modernization, and deferred maintenance needs because of the age and size of their school buildings, shifting populations, and the need to devote substantial resources to instructional personnel to meet their core academic mission. For instance, the average…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, School Maintenance, Educational Facilities
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
This Evidence Based Education (EBE) request asks for information relating to funding for virtual schools. The EBE Request Desk was asked to provide a scan of states for information on how they fund virtual schools and what the current funding levels are (most current year for which such data is available). This paper provides answers to this…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Evidence, Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
How have states responded to the recent budget crisis (last few years to current day) in the area of education policy? In other words, what types of education policies (or programs or state statutes) have been changed or modified in efforts to save money (for example, raising class-size minimums, shortening the school week, furloughs of staff,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Budgeting, Retrenchment
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. Current actions are found in Legislative Reports that are released on a timely basis during the months that SREB state legislatures are in session, usually from January through July. These reports follow education…
Descriptors: Legislators, Educational Finance, Budgets, Educational Legislation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
"The 2009 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of actions during the 2009 legislative sessions that affect education in the 16 SREB states. Topics include: state budgets and the economy; tax and revenue; teacher and faculty pay raises; retirement systems; issues affecting teachers and education leaders; health and safety;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The SREB-State Data Exchange is a cooperative effort of SREB and the statewide higher education governing and coordinating boards in the South. Founded in 1969-1970, it is one of the nation's oldest, most comprehensive sources of comparative data on public higher education. The Data Exchange annually collects, compiles and publishes the most…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Regional Characteristics, Public Education, Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board-State Data Exchange is a one-of-a-kind regional program with 23 statewide higher education governing and coordinating board partners. The Data Exchange annually collects, compiles and publishes: (1) the most current and detailed comparative statistics on postsecondary education in the 16 SREB states; (2)…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Regional Characteristics, Public Education, Higher Education
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Halcoussis, Dennis; Ng, Kenneth; Virts, Nancy – Journal of Education Finance, 2009
In the postbellum southern U.S., African Americans were steadily disenfranchised, a modern publicly financed universal school system with racially segregated schools was created, and public school monies were allocated so that white pupils received substantially more than black pupils. An earlier paper (Ng and Halcoussis 2003) established a…
Descriptors: Ownership, Educational Discrimination, Educational Finance, Taxes
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