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Hanushek, Eric A.; Peterson, Paul E.; Woessmann, Ludger – Education Next, 2014
This article describes the grim sentiments from the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, when reviewing the poor results from the U.S. performance on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). He noted a straightforward and stark picture of educational stagnation--that fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. today are average in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Science Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Hauptman, Arthur M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article seeks to make sense of the seeming contradiction that the number of degrees awarded annually and the attainment rate of the adult population in the US have both grown, even as the country has fallen behind many global competitors on the latter indicator. Two reports issued in 2012---one by the Pew Research Center, the other by the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Demography, Postsecondary Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M.H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the Indiana University Bloomington. This year, Diverse staff…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, American Indian Students, American Indian Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington. This article presents a…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, Journalism, Journalism Education
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
Academic year 2009-2010 was a banner year for associate degree conferrals in the United States. In just one year, the total number of degrees awarded increased from slightly less than 790,000 to nearly 850,000, an increase of 8 percent. Minorities receive one-third of all associate degrees conferred in the U.S., with nearly equal numbers going to…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Minority Groups, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
This article presents this year's Top 100 institutions that conferred the most bachelor's degrees to students of color in academic year 2009-2010. It shows the total number of bachelor's degrees for a specific minority group or for total minorities, with subtotals for women and men in that ethnic group. The author also includes the prior year…
Descriptors: Colleges, Minority Group Students, Bachelors Degrees, African American Students
Training, 2010
Now in its 29th year, The Industry Report is recognized as the training industry's most trusted source of data on budgets, staffing, and programs. This year, the study was conducted by an outside research firm in June-August 2010, when members from the "Training" magazine database were e-mailed an invitation to participate in an online…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation, Training Methods
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses the initiatives of Purdue University President France Cordova in boosting minority and female representation among administration and students and in improving overall undergraduate performance. Dr. France Cordova is by no means the first college president to declare increasing the presence of women and minorities on campus…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, American Indians, Engineering
Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
This is the latest in a series of polls sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International with the Gallup Organization. The results of this year's poll are presented along with past results, when applicable, to give both a snapshot of Americans' opinions about their schools and an indication of how those opinions are changing over time. [Commentaries by…
Descriptors: Opinions, Attitudes, Public Schools, Educational Improvement
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Nearly 250,000 students of color received associate degrees in academic year 2008-09. This represents 30 percent of all associate degree recipients, which is just slightly below the 33 percent representation of these racial/ethnic groups in the general U.S. population. In this edition of the Top 100 series, researchers highlight the institutions…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, African American Students
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 2010
The economy's need for workers originates in the demand for the goods and services that they provide. So, to project employment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) starts by projecting the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2018. GDP is the value of the final goods produced and services provided in the United States. Then, BLS estimates the…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Charts, Labor
Licciardi, Chris; Protheroe, Nancy – School Business Affairs, 2009
How much were school business officials being paid during the 2008-09 school year? How do their salaries compare with those of other administrators, with those of classroom teachers, and with increases in the cost of living? In this article, the authors provide school business officials with information to address these and related questions. The…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Business Officials, Salaries, Surveys
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Vanfossen, Phillip – International Journal of Social Education, 2005
The focus of this article is on the role that content and concepts drawn from the field of economics should play in education for self-government. How important is economic knowledge for the practice of effective citizenship in a democratic society such as the United States, and what core economic knowledge is required for effective civic…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Economics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Van Dyke, Nina – Higher Education in Europe, 2005
Over 20 years ago, the first university rankings entered public attention in the United States. Since then, there have been numerous other efforts to rank or rate universities or university departments. University report cards have become both popular with the public and increasingly important for academic institutions. A detailed examination of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria
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Walker, James A.; Murphy, John B. – Monthly Labor Review, 2001
The United States, Canada, and Mexico developed the North American Industry Classification System, which captures new and emerging industries, uses a unified concept to define industries, and is a consistent and comparable tool for measuring the nations' economies. Despite initial conversion difficulties, the new system will be a more accurate way…
Descriptors: Classification, Foreign Countries, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information
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