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McPhail, Christine Johnson – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2011
At its annual joint board and commission meeting (Washington, DC, November 10-11, 2010), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) focused attention on college completion by presenting two panel discussions on the completion agenda, followed by breakout sessions in which participants were assigned to focus groups tasked with providing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Agenda Setting
Education Resource Strategies, 2010
On March 25-26, 2010, a cadre of urban education leaders gathered in Baltimore, Maryland for the "Fair Student Funding Summit," a conference that brought together districts that use weighted student funding (WSF) as an approach for allocating dollars to schools. Convened by Education Resource Strategies (ERS) and hosted by Baltimore City…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Finance, Financial Support
Communique, 2010
In honor of National School Psychology Week, the NASP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) and Communications committees and NASP staff joined forces on a campaign to help elected officials on Capitol Hill learn about the positive contributions of school psychologists and how their services impact student mental health and learning. This…
Descriptors: International Schools, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, School Psychology
DO-IT, 2009
A series of activities have been undertaken to increase the participation of veterans with disabilities in computing and information technology (IT) postsecondary education and career fields. These activities were coordinated by the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers ("AccessComputing"), led by the Department of Computer Science…
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, Recruitment, Careers
DO-IT, 2009
A series of activities were undertaken to understand the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and increase their participation in these fields. "AccessSTEM" collaborated with key stakeholders to conduct a "Capacity-Building Institute"…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities, Science Education
US Department of Education, 2008
The main intention of the Community College Virtual Summit, as stated by Troy Justesen, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, was to explore four critical issues facing community colleges: (1) Two- to four-year transitions; (2) Adult and nontraditional students; (3) Accountability; and (4) Leadership. These were selected as the…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Accountability
DO-IT, 2007
A series of activities were undertaken to understand the underrepresentation and increase the participation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. These activities were funded by the Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). They were…
Descriptors: Careers, Discussion Groups, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities
DO-IT, 2006
Two "AccessSTEM Capacity-Building Institutes" ("CBIs") were conducted by the Northwest Alliance for Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ("AccessSTEM"). Directed at the University of Washington and funded by the Disabilities Research in Education program at the National Science Foundation (NSF)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Education
Vavrus, Michael – 2003
This paper describes one aspect of a project that resulted in a required, common teacher candidate pedagogy assessment instrument for use by all teacher preparation programs in Washington State. It examines multicultural components embedded in the conceptual framework and instrument and the process leading to this product. It also describes a…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Arter, Judith A. – 2001
This is a compilation of the Executive Summaries from several documents: "Professional Development District Team Survey Results" (July 1997), "CSL Assessment Training Survey Results" (January 1999), "CSL Assessment Professional Development Evaluation Additional Data Analysis of District Surveys" (February 1999);…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Seppanen, Loretta – 2001
This paper, from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, describes a new kind of transfer student that is putting pressure on four-year and two-year institutions: the job-preparatory student with dual goals of job preparation and transfer. The author presents strategies related to articulation agreements (statewide and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
Trupin, Eric W.; Selby, Peter M.; McCauley, Elizabeth; Farmer, Ira G., Jr.; Lebeda, Susan B. – 1996
This paper describes the Prime Time Project, a Washington-based project which is a comprehensive intervention model for youths who are at the extreme end of the juvenile justice continuum due to their history of repeat offending, relatively severe offenses, a high degree of isolation or abandonment from their natural community, and the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification
Plecki, Margaret L. – 1996
Washington State assumes full responsibility for funding a basic education program for K-12 public schools. Full funding of basic education includes special education programs, transitional bilingual programs, remediation-assistance programs, and certain pupil transportation costs. This paper describes conditions in Washington State school finance…
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid
Seppanen, Loretta – 1998
This paper discusses policy issues faced by two-year colleges in the state of Washington during the first year of implementation of performance funding. Four key policy questions were reviewed: (1) the reward versus entitlement paradigm shift, which forces educators to alter expectations about "entitlement" to higher education funding…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Educational Finance, Evaluation Criteria
Baker, Ronald L.; Wolff, Susan J. – 1998
While most community and technical colleges individually offer courses by distance learning, they are increasingly challenged to provide the full range of instructional and student support services needed for expanding distance education programs. To address this issue, Washington and Oregon community and technical colleges formed distance…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Networks, Consortia, Continuing Education
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