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Connors-Tadros, L. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2013
In this "FastFacts," a state's Department of Education requests information from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to the early childhood indicators of progress for children…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Executive Function, Child Development
Johnson, Nate – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
Previous research on attrition has focused on the economic consequences of low graduation rates in terms of costs to students and families (from tuition and fees that do not culminate in a credential), lost time, and income and tax losses from low educational attainment in the workforce. However, no systematic attention has been given to another…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attrition, Credits, Educational Attainment
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2006
In Washington, the demand for well-educated employees will only increase over the next several years. In the decade leading up to 2012, healthcare occupations will see growth of 20 percent. Teachers will be in demand: nearly 9,000 new elementary and middle-school educators will need to be hired. Computer fields will undergo growth of 24 percent,…
Descriptors: Student Exchange Programs, Employment Projections, Higher Education, Veterinary Medicine
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
This document brings together much of the information one might need to understand and discuss higher education issues. While this publication does not attempt to answer every question that may come up in discussions about higher education, it highlights the most often-asked questions about institutions, faculty, students, costs, budgets,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, State Government
Petryshyn, Ivan – Online Submission, 2005
The Sinhala language is characterized by the melodic shifty stress or its essence, the opposition between long and short vowels, the Ablaut variants of the vowels and the syllabic alphabet which, of course, might impact the vowel harmony and can be a feature of all the leveled Indo-European languages. The vowel harmony is a well-known concept in…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Vowels, Syllables, Indo European Languages
Conklin, Kristin D.; Smith, Stephen – National Governors Association, 2004
Never before in U.S. history has the quality of human resources--the skills and education of its people-been so important to the economic prospects of states and their residents. Within the next 20 years, the nation will lack 14 million people with postsecondary education unless states realize significant improvements in high school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate
Conley, David; Freund, William – 2003
This report discusses what constitutes an adequate education in the state of Washington. It focuses on the Washington Quality Education Model (WQEM)--a new program created to define the vision of quality education--as well as the elements and indicators that constitute such an education. The goal of the program is to determine the kinds of staff,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
Kamimura, Gary – 1998
Washington's apprenticeship program was compared to other programs providing preparation for employment. The following were among the items considered in the comparative analysis: gains in job-specific skill competencies; relationship of training to postprogram employment; participant satisfaction; employer satisfaction; employment opportunities;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Apprenticeships, Basic Skills
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