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Wagner, Kathryn Drury – Journal of College Admission, 2017
When parents of today's students were applying to colleges, they researched factors like location, financial aid, and majors. Physical safety was barely on the radar--it was assumed. A lot has changed since then, and today's prospective students and their parents are savvier about campus safety issues. College-age women are the demographic most…
Descriptors: Females, Victims of Crime, College Students, Crime Prevention
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2017
This publication is intended for college financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process--filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. In addition to the active index, the following topics…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Programs, Federal Programs
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Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts
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Croteau, Susan M.; Lewis, Katherine – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Gary Armstrong, assistant principal, is faced with a delicate situation. The elementary school recently enrolled a transgender student, and the principal, Amy Lamar, is resistant to considering the student's unique needs. This case was developed for use in a leadership course. Instructors can use the case to encourage dialogue around legal…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Needs Students, Elementary Schools, Educational Administration
Nguyen, AiVi – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Different images come to mind when thinking about college fraternities and sororities, depending on who you are. Whether your images are positive or negative, one thing is constant: You envision a group of same-sex young people. But one of the major social issues that this country is dealing with is the treatment of transgender people, and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Sexual Identity, Fraternities
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2016
This publication is intended for financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process--filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. The Federal Student Aid Handbook consists of the Application…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Citizenship, College Administration, College Programs
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. If any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX. The essence…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Center for American Progress, 2014
More engaging and challenging standards build a strong academic foundation for all students. Girls--and in particular, girls of color--have a lot to gain from more rigorous learning standards that better prepare them for college and career success. This fact sheet explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Common Core State Standards, Equal Education
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Toglia, Thomas V. – Tech Directions, 2013
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 has significant implications for gender equity in career and technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs--and the relatively low number of women and girls pursuing nontraditional careers has significant economic and social implications. From an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, STEM Education, Sex Fairness, Females
Huelsman, Mark; Engle, Jennifer – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013
Student parents face many challenges to accessing, persisting, and completing postsecondary education. While some of these challenges are unique to student parents--such as finding quality child care during class and work hours and juggling studying and academic assignments with parenting duties--others are typical of low-income and underserved…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
Toporek, Bryan – Education Week, 2012
On June 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in any federally financed education program or activity. Title IX is far-reaching, but the law is most often associated with school and college athletics. Title IX allows schools to prove their athletic…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Discrimination, Athletics, High Schools
Sky Lark, Taj'ullah – Online Submission, 2012
The instability of the U.S. economy and its competitiveness in the global market has lead to increase request for investment in Higher Education programs. There exists a rising awareness among scholars of how inextricably education is tied to the strength of the economy, the well being of its populace, as well as the importance of a diversified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Student Costs, College Programs
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2011
In the 21 months since U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood on an iconic bridge in Selma, Alabama, and pledged to aggressively combat discrimination in the nation's schools, federal education officials have launched dozens of new probes in school districts and states that reach into civil rights issues that previously received little, if…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Compliance (Legal)
Abraham, Janice M. – Trusteeship, 2010
Colleges must manage all types of risks on their campuses every day, and none should be of greater concern than those involving students. With students at the core of their mission, higher-education institutions should minimize any risks related to student safety and satisfaction, and governing boards should establish effective policies to support…
Descriptors: College Planning, International Programs, Drinking, Risk
US Department of Education, 2010
The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) does the following: (1) Clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment under the civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education's (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR); (2) Explains how student misconduct that falls under an anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Bullying, School Policy, Federal Legislation
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