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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
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Green, Preston C., III – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
This article provides an overview of non-religion-based state constitutional challenges to educational voucher and tax credit/scholarship programs. The first section discusses litigation examining whether education voucher programs violate constitutional provisions requiring the legislature to provide an efficient system of public schools. The…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Tax Credits, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Association of Community College Trustees, 2014
Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270┬ádays, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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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
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2012
In times of economic uncertainty, community colleges have consistently turned to the experience of past generations as an avenue toward innovation and the modernization of their programs and services. Community colleges have been able to continuously reinvent themselves to serve the ever-changing needs of society. With President Obama's increased…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Data Collection, Listening
Eaton, Susan – National Education Policy Center, 2012
This report misrepresents and then criticizes recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Education, a think tank and two independent study groups, each of which recently encouraged particular voluntary efforts to reduce concentrated poverty and achieve racial and socioeconomic integration in schools and housing in Minnesota. In building its…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Desegregation, Academic Achievement, Politics of Education
Kirlin, Mary; Shulock, Nancy – Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, 2012
The challenge of producing the systemic changes that are needed to boost educational attainment and economic competitiveness across the country falls heavily on entities that coordinate public postsecondary institutions. Coordination of postsecondary education, whether of a single system of institutions or across an entire state, requires…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Technical Institutes, Governance, Program Effectiveness
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
Brumfield, Randall W.; Miller, Michael T.; Miles, Jennifer M. – Online Submission, 2009
With soaring uncertainty surrounding the financing of public higher education, institutions are faced with developing strategies that will enable them to effectively compete for state funding. One component to cultivating resources and relationships for colleges and universities are through government relations organizations. Utilized for…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Public Education
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