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Mokher, Christine G.; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper explores challenges in starting, developing, and incorporating partnerships between secondary and postsecondary education sectors. Site visits data from high schools, districts, and colleges across six Florida counties is used to identify the types of challenges educators faced in various phases of partnerships. We provide empirical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, State Policy
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Horn, Aaron S.; Lee, Giljae – Educational Policy, 2019
This study illustrates a method for evaluating the accuracy of performance metrics and identifies potential institutional and student attributes that may increase the likelihood of classification errors. Longitudinal data were obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Eduation Data System for public 4-year institutions (N = 558) to evaluate…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Productivity, Educational Finance, Performance
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2019
This is a new report that combines the previous Annual Accountability Report and University Work Plans into a single document more closely aligned with the Board of Governors' 2025 System Strategic Plan. This revised document will enhance the System's commitment to accountability and strategic planning by enabling comparisons between past goals…
Descriptors: State Universities, Accountability, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
Prebil, Michael; McCarthy, Alice – New America, 2018
The Bachelor's of Applied Science in Information Technology is one of almost 40 bachelor's and associate degrees at Broward College that embed industry certifications into the course of study. Programs with embedded certifications allow students to earn two types of credentials: one issued by industry, the other by higher education. These new…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Degrees, Student Certification, Industry
Burke, Lindsey; Bedrick, Jason – EdChoice, 2018
In 2014, Florida became the second state to enact education savings accounts (ESAs), a relatively new form of educational choice that empowers families to utilize state funding to customize K-12 schooling options beyond just private school tuition, which is all that's allowable under a more traditional voucher program. Now called the Gardiner…
Descriptors: Money Management, Parents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Holmes, Lakisha Quin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
State colleges in Florida are subjected to performance-based funding and must meet state-mandated performance measures to receive core funds each year. Efforts to improve student retention and completion rates are made not only by the leadership of the state colleges, but by the faculty members. The purpose of this single, holistic, qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Colleges, Performance Based Assessment, College Faculty
Assalone, Amanda; Preston, DeShawn; McElroy, Breanna – Southern Education Foundation, 2018
According to the Department of Education (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016), the cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Cost of attendance is not only as important to consider as tuition and fees (which are only one component of cost of attendance), but it serves as the cornerstone of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Student Attitudes
Zinth, Jennifer; Barnett, Elisabeth – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A substantial and growing body of research indicates that, all other factors being equal, students who dually enroll are more likely than their non-dually-enrolling peers to finish high school, matriculate in a postsecondary institution and experience greater postsecondary success. Spurred by this, states are increasingly viewing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Attainment, State Standards, Eligibility
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A governor's State of the State address is an opportunity to outline policy priorities, highlight past accomplishments and reflect on the condition of the state and country. In 2018, 17 governors are serving their last year in office, having reached the end of their term or deciding not to seek re-election. Many of them used their State of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Statewide Planning, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
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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
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Lueken, Martin F. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This article conducts a fiscal analysis of 10 tax-credit programs in seven states. In total, the 10 programs in the present study represent 90% of all scholarships awarded in tax-credit scholarship programs today. The analysis employs a set of cautious assumptions about switcher rates and students who receive multiple scholarships to generate a…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, School Choice, Educational Finance
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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Brewe, Eric; Dou, Remy; Shand, Robert – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Although active learning is supported by strong evidence of efficacy in undergraduate science instruction, institutions of higher education have yet to embrace comprehensive change. Costs of transforming instruction are regularly cited as a key factor in not adopting active-learning instructional practices. Some cite that alternative methods to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Physics, Educational Finance
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Baxter, Parker; Ely, Todd L.; Teske, Paul – Education Next, 2018
Charter schools now educate nearly 3 million students in 43 states and the District of Columbia--more than 6 percent of the total K-12 public-school enrollment. Yet some 25 years after the first charter school opened in Minnesota, the merits of charters still incite debate among educators and the public. What is not often debated is that charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Taxes, Financial Support
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