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Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the first six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Counties, Early Intervention, Infants
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the final six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Infants, Toddlers
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
This guide contains examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management. Volunteering provides the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, meet new people, learn new skills, and put ideas and talents to work. The stories included in this guide are: (1) Raucous Revelry and Recycling: Penn State Beaver Stadium Post-Game Recycling…
Descriptors: Volunteers, College Students, Rural Areas, High School Students
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2006
The classes of 2006 in California, Arizona, and Utah are those states' first that must pass high school exit exams to earn diplomas. Twenty-three states now have such exams. Maryland will require a graduation test for next year's class, and Washington state will do so for the class of 2008. In most states with such a requirement, students take the…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Intervention
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2006
Each year more than 572,500 international students enroll in more than 3,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Currently, about 84,000 of these students attend community colleges. Why do so many international students choose to pursue higher education in the United States? First, U.S. colleges and universities welcome and value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Community Colleges, Student Organizations
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Forsyth, Ellen – Australian Library Journal, 2006
A growing number of libraries have installed wireless data connections as a way of providing access to the Internet for members of the public. Some libraries have used their wireless networks to enable staff to use wireless devices to increase their mobility, effectiveness and responsiveness to client need particularly in providing reference and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Library Services, Reference Services, Internet
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
Schumacher, Rachel; Ewen, Danielle; Hart, Katherine; Lombardi, Joan – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2005
This brief is based on the 61-page report of the same name. This paper, commissioned by the Brookings Institution, studies the emergence of the mixed delivery model, in which pre-kindergarten is delivered in community-based settings and schools. It describes findings of a state survey CLASP conducted to understand the policy choices,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Child Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Preschool Education
Rice, Rena, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2005
Family, friend and neighbor care has frequently been characterized in the media, and even in the early care and education field, as "substandard, unregulated care," a "fall-back" position when parents can not find or afford a regulated setting. However, up until quite recently, there was virtually no research to support any…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Care, Standards, Family Environment
Yohalem, Nicole; Pittman, Karen – Forum for Youth Investment, 2003
"Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field," published by the Forum in partnership with the Urban Libraries Council, captures key challenges and lessons learned from an innovative, four-year initiative sponsored by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds that awarded six million dollars to nine…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Youth Programs, Public Libraries, Community Involvement
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
Nava, Hector; And Others – 1984
Results of a national study of the use of funds provided by the 1974 amendments to Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by the state education agencies (SEAs) are presented. The study was undertaken to (1) describe and analyze SEA policies and activities regarding bilingual education, (2) describe and analyze the SEA-level…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Bilingual Education, Budgeting, Case Studies
Spears, Jacqueline D. – Rural Adult Education Forum, 1993
EMPIRE (Exemplary Multicultural Practices in Rural Schools) is a collaborative multicultural reform project involving the Rural Clearinghouse at Kansas State University and eight rural schools, two regional colleges, and state departments of education in Arizona and Washington. Each rural school is pursuing multicultural projects that are defined…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Community Involvement
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Abbott, Frank C. – 1985
Following an introductory discussion of tuition reciprocity agreements in the western states and the four types of state authorization of tuition reciprocity, the authorizations of individual states are provided. Five states have authorizations in general terms, and six have authorizations with specific requirements. The tuition reciprocity…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Contracts, Exchange Programs, Higher Education
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