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Gerry, Gail; Corcoran, Tom – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2011
In the fall of 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a three-year project proposed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to demonstrate the feasibility of increasing the participation of minority students and students in poverty in its Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) in selected school districts in the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Minority Group Students, Public Schools
Reder, Stephen, Ed.; Bynner, John, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Understanding the origins of poor literacy and numeracy skills in adulthood and how to improve them is of major importance when society places a high premium on proficiency in these basic skills. This edited collection brings together the results of recent longitudinal studies that greatly extend our knowledge of what works in raising skill…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Educational Development, Academic Persistence, Numeracy
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Ostergren, Carol S.; Riley, David A.; Wehmeier, Jenny M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
More high quality child care is needed in the United States. This article evaluates the Better Kid Care (BKC) program produced by Pennsylvania State University Extension. Child care staff in Wisconsin were interviewed about changes they had made in their early childhood programs following participation in the BKC program. Findings show that 2…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Caregiver Training
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
During the spring of 2004, the State of Colorado enacted legislation that fundamentally changed the mechanisms through which it financed its public higher education system, beginning with the 2005-06 academic year. Rather than appropriating funds directly to institutions, the legislation created the College Opportunity Fund (COF), the principal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Performance Contracts, Focus Groups, Tuition
St. John, Mark; Allen, Kasi; Carroll, Becky; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; Lopez, Laurie – Inverness Research, 2008
The Appalachian Math Science Partnership (AMSP) is a project within NSF's (National Science Foundation's) Math Science Partnerships (MSP) initiative. Funded at $23 million over five years, the AMSP involved 51 school districts and nine higher education institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The AMSP faced two significant challenges in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Regional Programs, Coordinators, Colleges
College Board, 2007
American educators are achieving much success in their efforts to enable a wider and more diverse group of U.S. students than ever before to succeed in college-level studies in high school. Yet individuals must also gaze clear-eyed at the inequities that remain and the challenges that accompany success in expanding access to the Advanced Placement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
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Jeris, Laurel; Gajanayake, Jaya; Ismail, Jesima; Ebert, Seela; Peris, Amara; Wanasundara, Leelangi; Diyadawagamage, Nalika – Convergence, 2006
This paper describes a participatory research (PR) project encompassing a capacity-development programme and advocacy skill-building initiative for rural women. The project actively engaged four prominent women's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Sri Lanka: Agromart Foundation, Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR), Sarvodaya Women's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Empowerment, Participatory Research
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Manswell-Butty, Jo-Anne L.; Reid, Malva Daniel; LaPoint, Velma – New Directions for Evaluation, 2004
Program evaluation has long been used to reveal program characteristics, merits, and challenges. While providing information about program effectiveness, evaluations can also ensure understanding of program outcomes, efficiency, and quality. Furthermore, evaluations can analyze and examine a program's political and social environment as well as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Evaluation Research, Evaluators, Intervention
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Haider, Steven J.; Schoeni, Robert F.; Bao, Yuhua; Danielson, Caroline – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004
The welfare reform bill adopted in the United States in 1996 limited the eligibility of immigrants for several government assistance programs, and early projections estimated that nearly half of the savings associated with the reforms would come from these immigrant restrictions. Several studies have found that subsequent program participation…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Federal Government, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients