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Mayer, Alexander – MDRC, 2018
This document presents the testimony of MDRC's Alex Mayer, the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Education at MDRC. The three points that Alex Mayer emphasizes in this testimony before the California State Assembly Higher Education Committee and the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance on integrating postsecondary education interventions to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Academic Achievement
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2018
"Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019" contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and summary tables. 2018 has seen boosted economic growth, the creation of more than two million jobs, and the addition of nearly $5 trillion in new wealth to the stock market. Unemployment…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Budgets, Expenditures, Economic Development
US Senate, 2018
This hearing is the first of six hearings the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold to make sure that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is being implemented in the way it was written in the states and school districts. The hearing focuses on the perspective of education leaders. After an opening statement from Honorable…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation
Langhauser, Derek P. – Maine Community College System, 2017
Because The Maine Community College System (MCCS) is aware of that fact that student veterans and those veterans seeking to enroll in college have specific needs, each of the colleges in the MCCS system is working to develop and strengthen target responses to meet those needs. The Maine Community College System is therefore providing this report…
Descriptors: Veterans, State Legislation, Committees, Community Colleges
Maine Community College System, 2017
The Maine Community College System (MCCS or "System") is comprised of seven colleges, nine campuses, and six off-campus centers that are located within 25 miles of over 90% of Maine's population. The colleges offer one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs that are designed to lead to direct employment or transfer to a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Certification, Postsecondary Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2017
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is pleased to have the opportunity to present its views on priorities for the 2018 provincial budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. The BCTF represents 43,000 members who are teachers and associated professionals in public schools across British Columbia. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education that was held to discuss strengthening career and technical education (CTE) and the need to reform, improve, and modernize current law so that more students can experience the power of this important education. By…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce that was held to discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education. The committee has worked in recent years to make changes that will strengthen America's higher education system and help ensure a college degree is accessible and affordable.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Access to Education
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to help students succeed through the power of school choice. Across the country, efforts are underway to empower parents with more options when it comes to their children's education. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Jared Polis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines the Strong Start for America's Children Act, a bill that will greatly expand access to high quality early learning experiences for children from birth through kindergarten. Following opening statements by Honorable Tom Harkin (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Primary Education
US Senate, 2017
The aim of this hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is to foster a productive conversation about how schools are meeting the needs of veterans and service members, what more can be done to ensure veterans are not putting themselves into financial trouble in order to get an education and, ultimately identify what the…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Military Personnel, Access to Education, Higher Education
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine ways in which federal student aid could be improved to better meet the needs of students. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Susan A. Davis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; and (2) Honorable Brett Guthrie, Chairman,…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students, Student Loan Programs
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on ensuring college affordability. Following an opening statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions), the following senators provide statements: (1) Honorable…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Student Costs
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines the role of states in higher education. Following opening statements by Honorable Tom Harkin (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) and Honorable Lamar Alexander (U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee), the following senators provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Government Role, State Government, Government School Relationship
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