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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
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2018
This brief is the 10th entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about New Hampshire's private schools from a survey conducted by EdChoice. These survey data--which include New Hampshire's private schools' open seats, tuition and fees, regulatory concerns, and interest in educational choice programs--paint a…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Gittell, Ross; Hieronymus, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
New England colleges and universities are often presented as a source of economic advantage in the New England states for providing a strong talent pool for regional employers. Yet, many state officials and others are questioning the efficacy of colleges and universities in serving regional labor market needs, as employers across New England are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coaching (Performance), Talent Development, College Students
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
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.; Young, Natasha, Ed.; Weese, Bailey, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Sixteen scholarly papers and twenty abstracts comprise the content of the eighteenth annual Brick & Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the conference, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
In spite of the well-paying, in-demand jobs that many STEM degrees can lead to, just 18 percent of the 1.9 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2015-16 (the most recent data available) were in STEM subject areas.3 Given that about 5 percent of workers with a non-STEM undergraduate degree work in a STEM field, a large proportion of a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Education Work Relationship
Barnett, Elizabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Increasingly, state departments of education, school districts, and high schools are recognizing that many students graduate from high school underprepared for college-level coursework in mathematics. Many are referred to remedial education when they arrive at college. To help students become better prepared for college and avoid remedial courses…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics
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Harding, Jeffrey; Parker, Maggie C.; Toutkoushian, Rob – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Prior research has stressed the importance of timing in the college choice process, especially as it relates to receiving early information and making plans and decisions. Little has been done, however, in terms of empirically demonstrating how soon students make their decisions about college and the ways in which the timing of…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Decision Making, Time Perspective
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Marcus, Jon – Education Next, 2017
Match Beyond, launched in late 2013, offers accelerated degree programs through a pioneering approach that combines online education--provided by a partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)--with intensive coaching and support, including job-placement counseling. This small-scale strategy exposes the need for flexibility and personal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Students, At Risk Students
Bruno, Michael A. – Online Submission, 2016
As school districts nationwide struggle to raise academic achievement of students, an emphasis is made to increase the rigor of core subjects such as math, language arts, reading and writing. To balance the school day, courses such as physical education, health, and fine arts are given less prominence in scheduling. For physical education (PE), a…
Descriptors: Military Training, High School Students, Student Participation, Physical Education
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Chaplen, Michele; Fleese, Kelly – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2016
In response to the unique needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, the New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education has funded the Deaf Education Initiative which supports New Hampshire's schools and families in improving the educational outcomes of the state's children and youth with hearing loss. The initiative…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, State Programs, Training
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Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon; Silverman, Stephen – High School Journal, 2016
Recommendations for using and implementing fitness tests have been extensively researched and teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests are beginning to be studied. Less understood is how high school teachers use fitness tests and the role their attitudes toward fitness tests affect students' attitudes toward physical activity. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
Gittell, Ross; Hitchcock, Jeremy – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This article reports on a skills gap problem experienced in New England states where the economy has improved, but economic opportunity and skills gaps contribute to slower growth in employment, income, and social mobility. The article suggests ways to overcome this gap by building stronger bridges between education and employment…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Job Skills, Higher Education, Employment Potential
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2016
During the 2015-16 school year, 25 states used assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards developed by consortia of states (i.e., Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers--PARCC, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium--Smarter Balanced) as their accountability assessments. The participation of students with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations
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