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Brady, Loretta L. C.; Malik, Melinda – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
This case study illuminates the effectiveness of collaboration between a librarian and psychology faculty as they use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to improve an assignment and frame their conversation on scaffolding students' information literacy skill…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Psychology, College Faculty, Librarians
Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Evans, Carla M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) pilot received a waiver from federal statutory requirements related to state annual achievement testing starting in the 2014-15 school year. PACE is considered an "innovative" assessment and accountability system because performance assessments are used to help…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Performance Based Assessment
Education Week, 2019
This is the latest edition of Education Week's Chance-for-Success Index. Launched in 2007, it surveys a range of social and educational conditions that, taken together, affect a person's prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Articles in this issue include: (1) States Confront Challenges In Educational Landscape (Sterling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Place of Residence, Socioeconomic Status
Suarez, Stephanie – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
New England faces a concerning dip in its higher education enrollment, due in significant part to declines in the region's birth and high school graduation rates that are both projected to continue through 2029. Despite these trends, New England's postsecondary institutions continue to attract a large number of international students to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Enrollment, Economic Impact
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Birx, Donald L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter discusses the overhaul of Plymouth State University using a framework of integration in all matters of decision-making. This is an example of whole system reorganization where traditional independent structures have been replaced by integrated structures representing new ways of working together and integral experiences for students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Decision Making
Morwick, Carolyn – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article summarizes the Governor Budget proposals in the New England region. Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut proposed restructuring, refinancing the systems' payments and slowing the rate of increase in the teachers' pension fund and the state employee pension fund, both of which are underfunded. Lamont also announced that for the first…
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, State Officials, Taxes
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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
Zhao, Bo – Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2019
Public higher education produces many benefits that are vital to the New England economy, but it is increasingly at risk following years of state budget cuts. In 2017 in New England, real per-student state funding for higher education was lower than it was in 2008, with a double-digit decline in each of the region's states except Maine. States…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Retrenchment, Budgeting
Complete College America, 2019
Far too often, today's college students find themselves wandering through their academic experiences, choosing from a dizzying array of majors, courses, and out-of-classroom learning experiences. And while this smorgasbord of options is often portrayed as beneficial to the student experience, more than a decade of research suggests that too many…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Educational Planning, Outcomes of Education, Career Choice
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
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2019
Tragic events in recent years underscore the need for school to be a safe and positive learning environment for every student. In the absence of a safe and positive learning environment, a student may feel disconnected, disregard consequences, and engage in bullying or other destructive behaviors. These conditions can foreshadow acts of violence…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, School Policy, Discipline Policy
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Duffin, Michael; Perry, Elizabeth E. – Education Sciences, 2019
Place-based Ecology Education (PBEE) has emerged as a compelling approach to achieving the sustainability goals of Environmental Education (EE), including helping children understand, care about, and take action to protect the environment. Collaboration for teacher training can amplify and expand the reach and effectiveness of PBEE within a given…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Ecology, Sustainability, Regional Cooperation
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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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