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Alabama Department of Education, 2012
Public education in Alabama is moving in the right direction and is poised to be a national model for the college and career readiness of its students. Through some of the most challenging financial circumstances, public education in Alabama has continued to show great promise in many areas, including reading, math, and science. The success of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, State Surveys, Attendance
Louisiana Board of Regents, 2012
Article VIII of Louisiana's Constitution authorizes the Board of Regents (BoR) to develop a master plan for higher education in Louisiana. This Master Plan provides a broad vision for the State's higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions towards better lives for Louisiana's citizenry.…
Descriptors: Public Education, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Attainment
Louisiana Board of Regents, 2012
Article VIII, §5 D (4) of Louisiana's Constitution requires the Board of Regents (BoR) to "formulate and make timely revision of a master plan for postsecondary education…" On August 24, 2011, the BoR adopted the "Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education in Louisiana: 2011" outlining the long-term goals for the State's…
Descriptors: Public Education, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Attainment
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Last Cut Is the Deepest: Final FY 2011 Spending Agreement Cuts Spending by Nearly $40 Billion, Includes More Cuts for Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Skills, High School Graduates, Graduation
Ng, Larson S. W. M. – Online Submission, 2011
The following study attempted to ascertain the instructional cost-effectiveness of public high school teachers towards high school completion through a financially based econometric analysis. Essentially, public high school instruction expenditures and completer data were collected from 2000 to 2007 and bivariate interaction analyzed through a…
Descriptors: Expenditures, High Schools, High School Graduates, Regression (Statistics)
Alabama Department of Education, 2011
In a more consistent and viable manner than ever before, education in Alabama is moving toward its ultimate goal of providing every student with a quality education, thereby preparing them for work, college, and life after high school. Alabama's graduation rates from 2002 to 2008 increased significantly, tripling the national average increase and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Student Characteristics, Attendance
Austin, Algernon – Economic Policy Institute, 2010
This Briefing Paper explores the racial and ethnic variation in the employment situation for recent high school and college graduates. For 16 to 24 year olds, this Briefing Paper finds: (1) In the first half of 2007, even before the recession began, one in five black high school graduates were unemployed; (2) By the first half of this year, the…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Minority Groups, African American Employment, High School Graduates
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Houck, Eric A.; Kurtz, Adam – Peabody Journal of Education, 2010
Recognizing the interrelated nature of the standards movement, school finance litigation, and student outcomes, this study investigates the relationship of school funding and the specific outcome measure of cohort graduation rates in 16 Southern states that comprise the Southern Region Education Board (SREB). Research indicates that Southern…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, High School Graduates, Educational Resources
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Reber, Sarah J. – Journal of Human Resources, 2010
This paper assesses the effects of school desegregation on its intended beneficiaries: black students. In Louisiana, substantial reductions in segregation between 1965 and 1970 were accompanied by large increases in per-pupil funding, which allowed funding in integrated schools to be "leveled up" to the level previously experienced only…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Educational Attainment
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Snyder, Thomas D. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This compilation of statistical information covers prekindergarten through graduate school to describe the current American education scene. The "Mini-Digest" is designed as an easy reference for materials found in detail in the "Digest of Education Statistics, 2009". These volumes include selections of data from many…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, Elementary School Students
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. This edition contains the following features: (1) Obama Signs "Largest Investment in Education in the Nation's History": Economic Recovery Legislation Includes Nearly $100 Billion…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Politics of Education, Public Education, Educational Quality
National Archives and Records Administration, 2009
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) establishes requirements, definitions, and approval criteria for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (Stabilization or SFSF) program. The Secretary may use one or more of these requirements, definitions, and approval criteria in awarding funds under this program in fiscal year (FY) 2010. These requirements,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Financial Support, Criteria
PEPNet 2, 2008
"Putting the Pieces Together" provided a distinctive opportunity for professionals to interact with their colleagues to learn more about effective practices and strategies for meeting the needs of deaf or hard of hearing students at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Conference participants engaged is sessions that focused on…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Mentors, Reflection, Cooperative Programs
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Bush Budget Proposes Spending Freeze for U.S. Department of Education: Title I, Striving Readers, Statewide Data…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Politics of Education, Public Education, Newsletters
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The 2008 edition of "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich,…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Educational Policy
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