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Nelson, Steve – Education Northwest (NJ1), 2010
Much of the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) is rural in nature. A characteristic of the extractive economies such as timber, agriculture, mining, and fisheries is that they are generally located in small communities isolated by distances. While schools in these communities face the same challenges as those in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Technical Assistance
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Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert; Kawasaki, Keiko; DeWater, Lezlie Salvatore – New Educator, 2010
In this paper, we discuss our approach to teacher-researcher collaboration and how it is similar and different from other models of teacher collaboration. Our approach to collaboration employed design experimentation (Brown, 1992; Design Based Research Collective, 2003) as a central method since it yields important findings for teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Researchers, Cooperation, Teamwork
Ramsey, Jennifer – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2008
Increasing competitiveness in today's globalized and knowledge-based economy demands college-educated professionals. Creating an adequate number of college-educated professionals requires an investment in human capital, particularly in postsecondary education. In fact, six out of every 10 jobs in the United States involve advanced skills that can…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Scholarships, Low Income Groups
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. – 1986
This report is in response to an order of the Washington State Legislature which directed the state superintendent of public instruction to: (1) define environmental literacy; (2) assess the status and needs of environmental education in Washington and make appropriate recommendations based on that survey data; and (3) develop and submit a report…
Descriptors: Definitions, Ecological Factors, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Burke, Joseph C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Performance indicators used for state funding, past and present, of public colleges in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington are reviewed to explore their intent and implications and to provide information for policymakers considering introducing or revising…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Burke, Joseph C.; Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Summaries of the design, planning, and implementation of performance funding programs in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington reveal the challenges and opportunities of this reform approach. Performance measures and objectives and the history of the program in each…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Trends, Higher Education