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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
Ganga, Elizabeth; Mazzariello, Amy – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Community colleges and open-access, four-year colleges admit nearly everyone who applies and enroll students with a wide range of skills. Many of these colleges run developmental education programs for students who they determine are underprepared for college-level courses. More than two-thirds of community college students are assigned to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Student Evaluation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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LePeau, Lucy A.; Hurtado, Sarah Socorro; Williams, Latosha – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Researchers examined the potential of Presidents' Councils on Diversity (PCDs) to position advancing diversity and inclusion agendas at 11 higher education institutions. Researchers investigated strategies and the degree that PCDs set up agendas through the mobilization (i.e., creating vision and setting priorities), implementation (i.e., creating…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, College Governing Councils, College Presidents, Change Strategies
Pompelia, Sarah; Macdonald, Heidi – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Change swept throughout the country with the 2018 elections, bringing 20 new governors into office. Whether returning or starting their first term, governors are taking the opportunity in their State of the State addresses to highlight achievements and outline plans for the future. Every governor who has given an address has mentioned an…
Descriptors: State Officials, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Puckett, Tiffany; Graves, Christopher; Sutton, Lenford C. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Minority students and students with disabilities are disciplined disproportionately from their peers. Discipline has led to many negative consequences in the lives of youth in the United States, including the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance encouraging school districts to develop policies that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Punishment
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Shores, Kenneth A.; Candelaria, Christopher A.; Kabourek, Sarah E. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2019
Sixty-seven school finance reforms (SFRs) in 26 states have taken place since 1990; however, there is little empirical evidence on the heterogeneity of SFR effects. We provide a comprehensive description of how individual reforms affected resource allocation to low- and high-income districts within states, including both financial and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Finance Reform
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Nichols, Chad; Block, Martin E.; Wilson, Wesley J. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
Graduate programs in adapted physical education (APE) prepare individuals to work with students with disabilities in the physical education setting. However, these APE graduate programs vary widely throughout the country, and there has never been a systematic effort to identify and analyze these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Graduate Study, Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
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Coffey, Lisa; Davis, Armani – Education Sciences, 2019
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) student-athletes represent a unique subculture on college campuses, and the athlete must balance the rigors of coursework, athletics, and the non-traditional dynamics associated with being an athlete, which include "dumb jock" stereotypes, isolation, negative criticism, and the fear…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Skill Development
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Perry, Rebecca; Gard Read, Jennifer; Chandler, Caroline; Kish-Doto, Julia; Hoerger, Thomas – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Despite the promise of incentive-based chronic disease prevention programs, comprehensive evidence on their accessibility among low-income populations remains limited. We adapted Aday and Andersen's framework to examine accessibility and consumer satisfaction within the Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Disease (MIPCD) cross-site…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Health Promotion, Access to Health Care, Social Services
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LaForce, Melanie; Zuo, Huifang; Ferris, Kaitlyn; Noble, Elizabeth – European Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Over the past two decades, inclusive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) high schools have emerged as one strategy for increasing and broadening participation in STEM majors and careers, particularly for currently underrepresented students in those fields. However, limited research has examined whether strategies…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Hirsh, Aaron – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2019
Homeschoolers--and their motivations--are increasingly diverse. A number of innovations, such as online schools, microschools, co-ops, and support centers, are enabling this diversity. Though frequently left out of the conversation about education, the homeschooling movement has much to teach us about creating more customized and effective school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Home Schooling, State Policy, Family Characteristics
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