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Thomsen, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent violence in schools and on college campuses has brought into sharp focus the need to address mental health issues in educational settings. Getting students with mental health problems the help they need, without stigmatizing mental illness, may help prevent future tragedies. Children with mental health problems face a host of challenges,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, State Legislation, Suicide
Hawaii Educational Policy Center, 2008
The 2007 Hawai'i State Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 118 S.D.1 HD 1 Improving the Community's Understanding of the Department of Education's Programs and School Expenses Including a Comparison with Other States on Adequacy of Funds. Among the requests contained in the resolution were the following: "Be it further resolved…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Finance, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Anderson, Cordelia; And Others – 1995
The Minnesota Department of Education has created a plan, "Unlearning Violence," to aid schools and communities in their efforts to create safe and nurturing environments for all the state's children. The goals and challenges of this plan were formulated with the involvement of over 600 citizens and an in-depth study of research related…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Minnesota State Legislature, St. Paul. – 1994
This report summarizes the work of Minnesota's Legislative Commission on Children, Youth, and Their Families (LCCYF). The commission was established in 1991 to study state policy and legislation affecting children and their families, and to make recommendations to promote the present and future well-being of these groups. The report begins with an…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare
Minnesota State Board of Teaching, St. Paul. – 1994
In 1993, the Minnesota state legislature established a Teacher Residency Program, and it directed the Minnesota Board of Teaching to report to the education committees of the legislature on developing a residency program as part of teacher licensure. The residency program proposed in this report is one of three components of a restructured teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Minnesota State Dept. of Administration, St. Paul. – 1992
This 3-year plan for development of services for persons with developmental disabilities in Minnesota covers the period from October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1994. Such a plan is required under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1990. The plan's first section describes and defines developmental…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Developmental Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Incidence
Kitchen, Will – 1987
America's rural communities are facing increasing challenges to the provision of equitable services and economic stability. Two major rural concerns are the lack of educational opportunities and resources and potentially inadequate telecommunications infrastructures for economic development. In order to attain economic and educational parity with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational Television
National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC. – 1980
This report on the current status of state advisory councils on adult education contains data concerning the 1975 and 1980 status of state councils in the 50 states. It consists of an introduction, four sections, and an appendix. Provided in the introduction are some conclusions of a 1975 survey on state advisory councils on adult education as…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Comparative Analysis
Valdez, Gilbert – 1986
This report on the status of programs authorized under Article 8, "Technology and Educational Improvement," from July 1, 1983, through December 31, 1985, summarizes progress in areas addressed by each of 12 sections of the article: (1) Technology Utilization Plans; (2) Inservice Training for Technology Use; (3) Regional Coordinators; (4)…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Courseware, Education Service Centers, Educational Technology
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Parsons, Mark H. – West's Education Law Reporter, 1991
During 1985-86, 3,523 students took advantage of Minnesota's Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA); 6.52 percent attended private colleges. In 1987, suit was brought challenging the constitutionality of PSEOA, alleging it violated the First Amendment establishment clause and the Minnesota State Constitution. This article examines this case…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Court Litigation, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. – 1986
A subcommittee report introduces the subject of these joint hearings--the problem of infant mortality in the United States; addresses the need for the legislation; summarizes the proposed legislation; and lists endorsing organizations. The hearings examine both the scope of the problem and S. 1209, legislation to create a national commission to…
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Federal Legislation, Hearings, High Risk Persons