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Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile, and Mexico have the highest household spending in education and Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay have the lowest. Tertiary education is the most important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Heads of Households, Expenditures
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Thompson, Canute S. – Educational Planning, 2019
This study explores behaviors which teachers perceive would be effective when leaders are undertaking organizational change. A sample of one hundred teachers drawn from all levels of the education system in Jamaica was used. The data were collected using a Likert-type instrument that was designed by the researcher and was tested for reliability…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness, Administrator Behavior
Echazarra, Alfonso; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2019
Based on a review of previous research, the paper describes the distinctive characteristics of rural areas and communities and the factors typically associated with shaping students' learning experience in rural contexts. Data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and the Teaching and Learning International…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education
Lawrence, Steven; Fine, Melinda – Grantmakers for Education, 2019
Grantmakers for Education's "Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2018-19" report offers insights on the current and evolving priorities of the education funding community. It can help funders to understand their role in supporting education innovation and identify future priorities that hold the greatest promise for benefiting…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Donors, Benchmarking, Educational Finance
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
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de Brey, Cristobal; Musu, Lauren; McFarland, Joel; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Anlan; Branstetter, Claire; Wang, Xiaolei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The indicators in this report show that some traditionally disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups have made strides in educational achievement, but that gaps still persist. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement
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
von Zastrow, Claus; Perez, Zeke, Jr. – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia maintain a system to collect and store education data. These systems vary widely in their scope and sophistication -- and, by extension, in their ability to provide information that can guide decision-making. Most states have developed statewide longitudinal data systems, which establish formal…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Postsecondary Education
Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Dragoo, Kyrie E.; Cole, Jared P. – Congressional Research Service, 2019
Often the biggest transition for students with disabilities and their families is from the supports and services provided in the preschool-12th grade (P-12) public education system to a college or university. At the P-12 level, three main federal laws impact students with disabilities: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
Carta, Judith J., Ed.; Young, Robin Miller, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2019
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework for delivering effective and efficient services and supports to meet the needs of all young children and their families so they can achieve essential developmental and early academic learning outcomes. With this evidence-based planning book and video set, you'll discover how to design,…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Young Children, Preschool Education, Readiness
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Hiilamo, Heikki; Merikukka, Marko; Haataja, Anita – SAGE Open, 2018
This study asks how Finnish 6-year-olds who stay at home before school start compare in educational outcomes with children who attend public day care. Earlier studies have shown that participation in public day care can enhance school performance especially among disadvantaged children. In Finland, the child home care allowance scheme supports the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
Taking the students' perspective, Education Policy Outlook 2018: Putting Student Learning at the Centre analyses the evolution of key education priorities and key education policies in 43 education systems. It compares more recent developments in education policy ecosystems (mainly between 2015 and 2017) with various education policies adopted…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Thachik, Stefani; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article examines the development and implementation of P-16 education reform in Texas and aims to understand leadership meaning-making at state and local levels. Findings suggest goal attainment and sustainability varied statewide according to how political actors defined problems and solutions, the type of and extent to which human and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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