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Prescott, Brian T.; Longanecker, David A. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
With increasingly widespread calls to raise educational attainment levels without substantially growing public investment in higher education, policymakers and others have devoted growing attention to the role of financial aid programs in providing access to, promoting affordability for, and incentivizing success in college. Given relative levels…
Descriptors: State Aid, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Access to Education
Cummins, H. J. – Wallace Foundation, 2013
What happens when teams from 57 cities building afterschool systems gather to discuss two key system responsibilities--improving afterschool programs and using data for informed decision-making? Lots of rich discussion. This report covers a national afterschool conference held in February 2013. It details what mayors, program providers, system…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Decision Making Skills, Management Information Systems, After School Programs
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2010
In an election year dominated by the pitched battle for Congress and major governors' races, state ballot measures involving education are largely tied to a similar theme: the burden of funding K-12 programs when state finances are shaky. In some cases, initiatives, constitutional amendments, and other ballot measures seek to tap new sources of…
Descriptors: Taxes, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Fiscal Capacity
Keener, Dana; Goodman, Kenneth; Lowry, Amy; Zaro, Susan; Khan, Laura Kettel – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009
America has a serious weight problem. Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-fifth of children in the United States are overweight, placing them at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases including cancer and arthritis. Furthermore, obesity and its related health problems are placing a major strain on the U.S. health care…
Descriptors: Public Health, Body Weight, Obesity, Risk
Ross, Virginia; DeJong, William – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2008
Although any new undertaking is exciting because of the opportunities it may bring, the transition to college life also brings new pressures and uncertainties. From the shelter of home, young people emerge into a new culture, with a new environment for success. Here they are their own masters, often far from the vigilance of parents and the…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, College Freshmen, Student Behavior
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2005
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) A State of the States Roundup: State Governors Address High School Reform and College Preparation; and (2) "Big…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, College Preparation, Public Education, Small Schools
Spears, Jacqueline D. – Rural Clearinghouse Digest, 1994
Rural counties are among both the most and the least ethnically diverse, conditions that offer different but equally compelling rationales for multicultural education. Diverse communities need to acknowledge their cultural wealth, creating community structures that respect differences and build on the strengths of each culture. Homogeneous…
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness
Spears, Jacqueline D.; And Others – 1990
Rural Amrica has been experiencing dramatic changes in the transition toward a socially and culturally diverse society. This study is a first effort to explore multicultural reform in rural schools. Multicultural education is the process by which the school environment is modified to accommodate cultural differences as well as to teach the role…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Community Characteristics, Cultural Differences