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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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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
In this column, Linton discusses First Lady Laura Bush's remarks on the special issues faced by boys in contemporary America. Among other things, Linton talks about the Neglected and Delinquent Technical Assistance Center's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports approach addressing behavioral issues that block school performance and…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency Prevention, Community Colleges
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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, 2005
In this update, Linton describes the Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program and discusses why this reentry program has been successful. This program competitively funds three-year demonstration projects that provide life skills instruction in either state correctional facilities or jails. Both state and local correctional systems are…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Grants
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2005
In this update, Linton discusses the role of educational programs within correctional institutions. These programs normally receive varying degrees of support from state to state, but two exceptions are the federally administered Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program and the Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition…
Descriptors: Safety, Recidivism, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2005
In this column, Linton provides updates on the various programs of the U.S. Department of Education. Among other things, he discusses the matter of restoring federal financial aide eligibility to certain offender populations, currently under study in Congress, and that Congress also is continuing a rare substantive discussion of issues related to…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Educational Administration, Correctional Education
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2005
In this column, Linton presents updates on congressional action in the House of Representatives on "The Second Chance Act," the anticipated Institute for Higher Education Policy report, and the reauthorization of the "Higher Education Act." He also highlights a resource being provided through the Office of Elementary and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Internet, Federal Aid
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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
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2004
In this update, Linton reports on Congressional filing of a number of bills that involve the topic of prisoner reentry. In addition, he presents a key section of Attorney General John Ashcroft's address (Cleveland, Ohio, September 2004) on prisoner reentry. In this speech, Ashcroft called for a concerted effort to managing a balanced approach:…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Adult Education, Reentry Workers