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Sherwood, Kay E. – Wallace Foundation, 2009
In the midst of hard economic times, it is clearly more challenging for arts organizations to take the long view and continue to devote time and effort to building new audiences. But this report on a recent gathering of representatives from more than 50 Wallace-funded arts organizations in six cities concludes that participation-building efforts…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Arts Centers, Nonprofit Organizations, Art Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
This newsletter focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country, and is presented in an accessible format for everyone from elected officials and policymakers to parents and community leaders. First, this issue discusses the stimulating debate on the reduction of the overall cost of the economic recovery…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Minority Group Children, Public Education, Economic Climate
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Davies, Molly; Kennedy, Karen – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2009
This article describes the University of Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE) as an example of collaboration between Catholic colleges, universities, schools, and other stakeholders. The UCCE supports a collaborative cadre of primarily Catholic colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate-level teaching service programs for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Consortia
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Doblar, D. Douglas – Educational Horizons, 2009
Calls for schools to "improve" are everywhere, but recently calls for schools to "transform" have proliferated, based on the idea that schools are not simply underperforming but outdated if not obsolete. Most prominently, scholars and authors such as Phillip Schlechty, Peter Senge, and Francis Duffy have targeted school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, Social Systems, Community Schools
Moseley, William – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
While study abroad is increasingly popular among students in the United States (IIE 2007), tenure track faculty involvement with these programs has not kept up with demand. University and college-run programs often struggle to find sufficient numbers of tenure track faculty, especially junior faculty, to staff their programs. While older faculty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
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Doyle, William R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Stateline.org recently called this recession the worst in 50 years for state budgets. As has been the case in past economic downturns, higher education looks to be particularly hard hit. Funds from the American Recovery and Relief Act may have postponed some of the difficulty for many colleges and universities, but the outlook for public higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Climate, Economic Impact, Student Financial Aid
Dessoff, Alan – District Administration, 2009
It's no surprise that school districts are as vulnerable to fraud as the private sector or any other segment of government. Crimes in districts include collusion with outside vendors who provide kickbacks to employees, misuse of district-issued credit cards, embezzlement of district funds, and theft of district property. "Fraud happens…
Descriptors: School Districts, Deception, Antisocial Behavior, Crime
Vogel, Carl – District Administration, 2009
This article discusses recovery high schools which are designed specifically to serve students who have been through a professional substance abuse treatment program and are working to stay away from drugs and alcohol. The schools typically serve multiple districts and are funded from both the per-pupil state funds that follow a student and what…
Descriptors: High Schools, Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2009
For many schools, "Going Green" once meant turning out the lights after leaving the classroom, filling the recycle bins, and celebrating Earth Day. Not anymore. Although such activities remain staples of environmentally conscious school systems, that consciousness has exploded in an era of high energy prices, global warming threats, and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), School Districts, School Buildings, Standards
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2009
The economic news has been dire--from growing unemployment numbers to the slashing of state and local budgets. Schools have been forced to look at cost cutting measures--from larger classes to the elimination of some programs. Yet, amid all the bad news, there is some good news to be found for career and technical education (CTE)--and some…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Vocational Education, Enrollment, Community Colleges
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2008
This paper presents a list of resources on what states are doing on the topic of Black male dropouts. These resources are taken from the report abstracts or summaries. This paper is a response to a request asking for these resources. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Dropouts, Males
US Department of Education, 2008
Magnet schools have developed strong national and local constituencies among parents and educators, who see them as vehicles for bringing equity and academic excellence to all students. Typically, these schools offer innovative programs through a specialized focus or theme. They may emphasize subjects like science or the arts, or they may adopt…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Magnet Schools, Fine Arts, Research Methodology
US Department of Education, 2008
Securing appropriate facilities can be a significant challenge for those intending to open a charter school. Although, like all public schools, charter schools receive per-pupil dollars from the state, they generally receive considerably less. Additionally, because traditional public schools rely on their district to provide their school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2008
"ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Handheld Devices, Reference Services
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2008
This article describes the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. Launched last year by a pair of economists, the center specializes in calculating and comparing the long- and short-term costs--and probable payoffs--of different educational strategies that promise to improve students' lives. Studies…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Graduation
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