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US Department of Education, 2011
This report presents the deliberations of the Northwest Regional Advisory Committee (NW RAC), one of 10 RACs established under the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 to assess the educational needs of the region. The Northwest RAC accepted its charge to identify educational needs and to make recommendations, working collaboratively as…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Regional Characteristics, School Demography
Jenkins, Davis; Ellwein, Todd; Wachen, John; Kerrigan, Monica Reid; Cho, Sung-Woo – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
In 2003, Lumina Foundation for Education launched a bold, multiyear, national initiative called "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count," to help students stay in school and succeed. The initiative is focused particularly on students who have faced the most barriers to success, including low-income students and students of color.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2008
This report from the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) describes some of the Department's work since it's creation in July 2006. Among other achievements, the Department has laid a strong foundation for raising the quality of child care and the state's preschool program, strengthened both the safety in and the reach of early…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Education