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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2009
This update reports the passing of Dr. Lane Murray, founding superintendent of the Windham School District in Texas and two time president of the Correctional Education Association. It also discusses the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In hopes of informing deliberations aimed at the reauthorization of WIA, the prestigious…
Descriptors: Job Training, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Labor Legislation
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Ward, Shakoor A. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2009
This essay examines the effects of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in U.S. prisons by looking at research that has conflicting results and inferences. Although the opposing positions are mainly represented by two studies, this essay includes literature review of historical studies representing opposing views regarding the effects of CTE in…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Inferences, Vocational Education, Correctional Education
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2007
In this update, Linton provides a report on what transpired during the invitational technical assistance training meeting for State adult correctional education programs titled "Making Data Work for You," which was hosted by the Department of Education a year ago. As a key part of that training, States shared their efforts to utilize…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Correctional Education, Meetings, Adult Education
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2006
The Department of Education hosted a rare "technical training" for State correctional education directors and data managers this spring titled "Making Data Work for You." Forty-eight States participated. This was a welcome opportunity for face-to-face contact with correctional education administrators from across the U.S. More…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Strategic Planning, Correctional Institutions
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2006
This article presents some of the latest news about the United States Department of Education. Secretary Margaret Spellings assigned an expanded role for correctional education to The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) effective October 1, 2006. The correctional education direct grant programs currently in the Department's Office of…
Descriptors: Local Government, Program Administration, Grants, Correctional Institutions
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2004
Prisoner reentry continues to be identified as an important issue in the public affairs arena, and a proposed initiative would offer new funding to support transitional services for returning inmates. Education generally does not top the list of identified reentry issues, but education can be appropriately identified as a potent solution. It is…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Needs, Program Effectiveness, Correctional Institutions