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Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2010
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about…
Descriptors: Counties, Public Service, Public Education, Bullying
Holstead, Michael S.; Spradlin, Terry E.; McGillivray, Margaret E.; Burroughs, Nathan – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2010
In December of 2009, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced that the latest state revenue forecasts predict that the state of Indiana will spend $1.8 billion more than it receives in tax revenue collections through July 2011. Therefore, Governor Daniels announced that he will cut at least $300 million from K-12 education spending in the next…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Incentives, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness
Oakes, Abner; Waite, Winsome – Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
With increasing alarm at the number of high school dropouts across the United States, educators are seeking ways to help students stay in school, graduate, and move on to meaningful and productive careers. Recent research points out that a smooth transition to ninth grade can contribute to students' success in high school and beyond. This…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Middle Schools, Developmental Continuity, High Schools
Harris, Erin – Harvard Family Research Project, 2008
Harvard Family Research Project's Out-of-School Time (OST) Program Research and Evaluation Database and Bibliography provide accessible and timely information about research and evaluations involving OST programs and initiatives. This Research Update explores key themes emerging from 13 recent reports added to the OST Research and Evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Databases
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2008
In response to the Education and Economic Development Act of 2005 (EEDA), South Carolina has embarked on an exciting initiative called the South Carolina Course Alignment Project. In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Technical College System, the project is led by the South Carolina Commission on…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Transitional Programs, College Preparation, State Programs
PEPNet-South, 2007
This monograph has assembled together student and parent biblioesssays, position papers and reflective commentary from professionals who work with deafblind students. For the students profiled in this monograph, like many deafblind students, access to academic achievement was often met with obstacles due to low expectations, inadequate support…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Emergency Programs, Position Papers, Educational History
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2007
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Supreme Court Hears Union Coercion Case; What…
Descriptors: Unions, Court Litigation, Fees, Constitutional Law
Weiss, Suzanne – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2006
Parents are the central source of emotional, financial and social support for their children. Many young people also have the benefit of relationships with adults other than parents--including teachers, coaches, grandparents, older siblings, neighbors and employers--who serve as informal mentors. These relationships provide youth with extra…
Descriptors: Siblings, Mentors, At Risk Students, Interpersonal Relationship
Education Sector, 2006
"ES Review" brings together in one publication recent Education Sector work that reflects both the reach of its policy projects and its commitment to translating the complexities of education policymaking for a wide range of audiences. Articles in this first edition of "ES Review" are: (1) Community College Confidential…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Change Strategies, Student Needs, Preschool Education
Yohalem, Nicole; Joselowsky, Francine; Davis, Kalisha; Ebbert, Virginia Lee – Forum for Youth Investment, 2004
As the issue of older youth and out-of-school time is gaining new attention across the country in the context of the after-school movement, it is important to remember that there are many programs for teens that operate in the out-of-school hours. This issue of Forum Focus documents a range of promising developments for capitalizing on the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Activities, After School Programs, Internship Programs