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American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Neal, Michael – Teachers College Press, 2010
Writing and the teaching of writing is changing at a rapid pace. How can educators understand writing assessment "as" and "with" technology in the 21st-century classroom? Michael Neal contends that new technologies are neither the problem nor the solution. Instead, educators need to tap into digital resources only inasmuch as they promote writing…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Holistic Evaluation, Writing Tests, Educational Technology
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This brief addresses the state policy dimensions of college readiness. It identifies the key issues and problems associated with the college readiness gap, which is a major impediment to increasing the numbers of college students who complete certificates or degrees. This policy brief also provides governors, legislators, and state education…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, College Preparation, Readiness
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2009
This longitudinal study focuses on a new generation. Members of the high school class of 2002 were born in the years 1983 and 1984. In order to situate their lives in historical context, it is helpful to think back to some of the major events in the lives of these young Illinois citizens. This analysis of the cohort of 2002 provides leaders of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Equal Education, Females
Christenbury, Leila – Teachers College Press, 2007
Leila Christenbury is well known as a writer and researcher in English Education: her classic book "Making the Journey," [ED437654] now in its third edition, has been a guide to countless middle and high school language arts teachers. In her new book, this veteran teacher and teacher educator reveals what did and---more surprisingly---did not…
Descriptors: Middle Class, High Schools, English Teachers, High Stakes Tests
Padover, Wayne; Elder, Donna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Increasingly, K-12 administrators must address the need for greater funding for their systems and schools. This article presents methods used in higher education that may be of use to its K-12 colleagues. It further suggests professional development to support school leaders in making use of these strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Fund Raising
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Black, Trasha; Bird, James J. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Attracting and retaining highly qualified school leaders is becoming increasingly important in our nation. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or inhibit practicing teachers from seeking administrative positions. Using exploratory factor analysis, survey responses of 329 students enrolled in Master of School…
Descriptors: Altruism, School Administration, Educational Administration, Factor Analysis
Dunn, Rita, Ed.; Griggs, Shirley A., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
Today, there is little deviation from the standard, business-as-usual practices in the world of education. This book challenges these stale practices and asks the important questions that can improve schools beyond the current state of mediocrity. Written for administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents--even politicians and corporate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Violence, Talent Development