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Iowa Department of Education, 2013
The Annual Condition of Education Report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results, and school financial information. The report provides important metrics to the education community about the status of the education system.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends
Kanter, Martha – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This paper explores the impact of recent economic volatility on higher education and discusses the lessons learned and the strategies for the future. The author believes that America's higher education is in danger, but has an extraordinary opportunity. Several reports point to the country's lagging behind other advanced countries in educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2005
As was the case when career education programs were begun during the end of the 19th century, business still want students trained to be successful in the world of work. Initially career type programs were established to provide a venue for students who were most likely not college bound, yet would leave high school with viable skills to meet the…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Courses, Career Education