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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
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2015
Making robust and reliable information about schools accessible is one of the most powerful ways to foster engagement and promote informed decisions that will shape our communities. Though education data is frequently collected and aggregated at the state level, data is rarely synthesized across cities. This report provides comparable information…
Descriptors: School Districts, Geographic Location, Public Officials, City Government
Guillory, Ferrel; Mitchell, Kate; Parcell, Abby; Hart, Richard; Zandt, Alyson; Caldwell, Beth; Robertson, Shun; Rose, Max; Dodson, David – MDC, Inc., 2014
The 2014 edition of "State of the South" features analysis of state and regional data and calls on the region to develop and implement purposeful policies and systemic practices--an "infrastructure of opportunity"--to bolster the prospects for its 15- to 24-year-olds to achieve economic resilience as adults and a fulfilling…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Adolescents, Young Adults, Social Mobility
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Fiore, Thomas A.; Nimkoff, Tamara; Munk, Tom; Carlson, Elaine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
The "Personnel Development Program to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities" is authorized under Section 662 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is known as the Personnel Development Program (PDP). The PDP is administered by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Office of Special…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation, Special Education
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
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
Afterschool Alliance, 2009
Each day in America, millions of kids go home to an empty house after school. In recent years, the growth of quality, affordable afterschool programs has begun to offer positive alternatives to the parents of these children. In 2009, the Afterschool Alliance contracted with RTi, a market research firm, to conduct a household survey of nearly…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Surveys, Barriers, Supply and Demand
Marks, Joseph L.; Diaz, Alicia A. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The "Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fact Book on Higher Education" is one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of comparative data on higher education. For decades, state leaders, policy-makers, researchers and journalists have used the "Fact Book" to find useful data quickly--and to learn more about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Technical Institutes, Tuition