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Baker, Bruce D. – Center for American Progress, 2014
This report explores some of the most financially disadvantaged school districts in the country and identifies a typology of conditions that have created or reinforced their disadvantage. This report looks at why this happens--and what can be done about it. First, this report lays out a typology of conditions that lead to severe fiscal…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2013
Abundant evidence has shown that quality early childhood programs generate enormous long-term benefits for young people as they grow to become productive adults, for our economy, and for society. But we don't have to wait 10 or 20 years to see strong returns on our investments in young children. Some programs create real savings in a year or less.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Human Capital, Early Childhood 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
Santiago, Deborah A. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
The population growth, labor force participation, and educational attainment of Latinos in the U.S. influence the composition of the current and future U.S. society, economy, and workforce. In 2012, the Latino population in the United States is the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group, with the highest level of labor force participation…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Health Occupations, Population Growth, Labor Force
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Results from the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement