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Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Valentine, Erin Jacobs; Skemer, Melanie; Courtney, Mark E. – MDRC, 2015
The "Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation" is testing whether the "Transitional Living" program, operated by the social service organization Youth Villages, makes a difference in the lives of young people with histories of foster care or juvenile justice custody. The program, which was renamed "YVLifeSet" in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Independent Living, Program Evaluation, Young Adults
Keesler, Amy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the state of adult literacy in Tennessee. The field of adult education underwent a transition as the testing procedure and the test changed to correlate with the induction of the Common Core standards in public schools. Adult students face many barriers to overcome to be successful. The research…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP [National Assessment of Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Giegerich, Steve – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2013
Employers point to a large and growing "skills gap," saying thousands of jobs are already going unfilled because applicants lack the skills and knowledge they need. Forecasters say that, by the end of this decade, two-thirds of all jobs will require some form of high-quality postsecondary credential such as a degree or certificate. The…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Innovation, High Schools
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Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…
Descriptors: Workshops, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Franck, Karen; Vineyard, Michelle; Olson, Ann; Peterson, Ashley – Journal of Extension, 2012
Experiential cooking classes for low-income adults can help improve healthy nutrition behaviors. However, nutrition educators and Extension professionals can face challenges in successful implementation of these programs such as difficulties recruiting and retaining participants. Drawing upon lessons learned from a cooking intervention with…
Descriptors: Low Income, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition, Health Behavior
Rhoton, Jack; McLean, James E. – Science Educator, 2008
The Reaching for Excellence in Middle and High School Science Teaching and Learning Partnership Project at East Tennessee State University has a long history in the development of teacher leaders. This article describes the professional development model, the challenges addressed, and the impact on both teacher and student learning. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers