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Washington State Board of Education, 2011
One of the State Board of Education's (SBE) strategic plan goals is to advocate for an effective, accountable governance structure for public education in Washington. The development of this goal comes from Board members' experiences over the last five years to understand and address the complexity of Washington's education system and their role…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational History
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Stevenson, Roy – Tech Directions, 2011
Bob Monroig smiles every day on his way to work at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC), high atop a hill overlooking the affluent Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington. He's created his own job within a job, where he's the Harley-Davidson University program coordinator and tenured faculty in the Motorcycle, Marine, & Power Equipment…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Institutional Survival
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2011
As state governors grapple with their budgets for 2012, public universities and colleges are facing some of the deepest funding cuts in memory. To make matters worse, most of the federal stimulus funds, which have helped dull the pain so far, will have been spent by June. It seems almost inevitable that IT departments are going to be asked to…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Technology, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact
Marietta, Geoff – Foundation for Child Development, 2010
Leading change to create an integrated PreK-3rd education and connect early learning programs with the K-12 system is not easy. Superintendents require courage to take the first step, persistence and political skills to encourage organizational and community engagement, and a relentless focus on results to measure progress and build momentum. As a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Learning Readiness, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates
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
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Darda, David M. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2010
The observation that anatomical course offerings have decreased in undergraduate biology curricula is supported by a survey of undergraduate institutions in the state of Washington. This reduction, due partially to increased emphasis in other areas of the biology curriculum, along with the lack of anatomy prerequisites for admission to most…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Change, Anatomy, Undergraduate Study
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
Keller, Josh – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In nearly two decades as a community-college leader, Martha J. Kanter has earned acclaim for a strong record helping disabled and low-income students graduate from college and for her bold efforts to overhaul curricula to help more students master basic skills. Kanter has made such a mark as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Profiles, Change Agents, Educational Administration
Kaaland, Christie – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
Political advocacy continues to gain ground in the state of Washington after the landmark Washington state legislative support of emergency funding ($4.09 million) for library media centers during the 2008 legislative session. This stepped-up political advocacy is due to the efforts of the Washington Library Media Association Advocacy members…
Descriptors: Lobbying, School Libraries, Advocacy, Library Associations
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
Voices for America's Children, 2008
This report showcases advocacy efforts of 11 member organizations in 10 states that recently passed an early care and education (ECE) legislative initiative. The aim of the report is to provide advocates with proven strategies for advancing progress in securing access to ECE and expanding the opportunity for all children to start school prepared…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Strategic Planning
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Gossett, Barbara; Condoulis, Anna; Oaks, Muriel; Kendall, Janet Ross – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2008
This article describes two models for enhancing the social integration of nontraditional students in academic programs. The first explains ways to develop onsite communities for both graduate and undergraduate degree-seeking students at New York University. The second model is used with undergraduate students at Washington State University seeking…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Social Integration, Distance Education, Adult Students
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Quinn, Kate; Yen, Joyce W.; Riskin, Eve A.; Lange, Sheila Edwards – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Strategies to address the problem of work and family balance have begun emerging in recent years. Many American college and universities have begun to adopt this "family-friendly policies," such as tenure-clock extensions. Each of the policies to enable work and family balance, however, is situated within the broader academic culture.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Department Heads, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship
Davies, Gordon K. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
In March 2003, the Education Commission of the States, the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education established a collaborative project to help states improve higher education performance by assisting with examination of state higher education policies and with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management Systems, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Cooper, Bruce S.; DeRoche, Timothy R.; Ouchi, William G.; Segal, Lydia G.; Brown, Carolyn – Education Working Paper Archive, 2006
Ever since the publication of "A Nation At Risk" in 1983, Americans have been preoccupied with two problems regarding public education: (1) student performance is unsatisfactory to most Americans despite large increases in real spending per student; and despite several attempts at reforming curricula, teacher training, testing, and other…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Public Schools, School Restructuring, School Choice
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