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Morell, Zoila, Ed. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
In June of 2015, as New York City expanded Universal Pre-K (UPK) to reach nearly all available four-year-olds, the "New York State Association for Bilingual Education" (NYSABE) and the "NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network" (NYS/NYC RBE-RN) of Fordham University collaborated to hold a Roundtable event bringing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
Knutson, Ellen, Ed.; Marin, Ileana, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2016
Started in 1998, the Whisenton Public Scholars program is a collaboration of Joffre T. Whisenton and Associates, the Kettering Foundation, and participating higher education professionals. The program works primarily with faculty and administrators from schools with a mission to serve minority communities (such as historically black colleges and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Democracy, College Curriculum
de Ribeaux, Mary Beth – Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2016
The purpose of the National Conference was for attendees to: (1) Review research and policy recommendations and goals identified at the November 2015 "Environmental Health at School: Ignored Too Long" panel and facilitated workshop; (2) Hear about risks and exposures at schools and their impact on children; (3) Understand the Centers for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Risk, Health Promotion, Child Health
Nash, Ian – Sutton Trust, 2014
The Sutton Trust and Pearson two-day summit on higher ambitions in apprenticeships and vocational education drew more than 120 leaders in education, training and employment, policy makers, academics, and researchers to London. Delegates heard from political leaders stressing the importance they attach to high-quality apprenticeships. Presentations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
Zorich, Diane – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010
Debates typically invoke an image of individuals arguing over the merits of opposing viewpoints. However, the term has a softer, more deliberative sense that connotes reflection, discussion, and consideration. The 2009 WebWise conference, titled "Digital Debates," was conducted in this spirit, with panelists and attendees engaged in…
Descriptors: Schools, Audiences, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Centers
Green, David – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009
Since it was coined by Tim O'Reilly in formulating the first Web 2.0 Conference in 2004, the term "Web 2.0" has definitely caught on as a designation of a second generation of Web design and experience that emphasizes a high degree of interaction with, and among, users. Rather than simply consulting and reading Web pages, the Web 2.0 generation is…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
North Dakota University System, 2009
This issue of "Legislative Review" takes a look at the news in higher education from April 13 to 17, 2009. This Legislative Review reports that: (1) key bills move to conference committees. These bills are SB 2003 (the North Dakota University System (NDUS) budget bill), SB 2038 (the flexibility with accountability legislation), and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Medical Schools, Tuition, Hearing Impairments
Parkes, Catherine, Ed.; Maughan, Sarah, Ed. – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2009
The assessment system in England is going through a period of unprecedented change, with changes currently underway or being discussed at every stage of education. There does not, however, appear to be a consistency across these changes. This seminar was set up by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Chartered Institute…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Quality Control, Seminars
US Department of Education, 2007
A college education is becoming more and more of a necessity in today's competitive economy: ninety percent of the fastest-growing jobs require postsecondary education or training. U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has called on states, institutions and the federal government to work together to carry out the recommendations of "A…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Basic Education, Transitional Programs, Community Colleges
Lewis, Anne – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2006
The 2005 National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) conference marked the 20th year of work on critically important accountability topics by the UCLA institution, "a tremendous accomplishment for a research center," according to Aimee Dorr, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
DeCesare, Dale – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2006
As the proceedings from a 2005 joint seminar between U.S. and United Kingdom service-learning and citizenship education experts and practitioners, this report presents information on the similar challenges both countries face in promoting and implementing political literacy and citizenship education programs. The seminar was entitled…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Service Learning, School Role
Lundell, Dana B., Ed.; Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Hipp, Susan, Ed. – Online Submission, 2005
This conference proceedings and executive report includes summaries of two invited meetings and a report on a regional conference, including sample session summaries. Two statewide university systems collaborated around issues of K-16 outreach, research, and best practices for supporting underprepared students across the state of Minnesota. This…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Cooperation
US Department of Education, 2005
A two-day conference on Emergency Evacuation of People with Physical Disabilities from Buildings, sponsored by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), Interagency Subcommittee on Technology (IST), was held on October 13-14, 2004, in Rockville, Maryland. This document is meant to summarize the conference's presentations and…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Physical Disabilities, Buildings, Safety
Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2005
Civic engagement is moving to the forefront of higher education discussions as universities seek ways not only to intensify students' learning experiences but also to forge stronger links with the communities they are meant to serve. Within the University of California system, there are already multiple examples of service-learning,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Mentors, Research Universities, School Community Relationship
Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2004
The Educational Policy Reform Research Institute (EPRRI) and the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) held a policy symposium entitled "Ensuring Accountability for All Children in an Era of Standards-Based Reform: Alternate Achievement Standards" February 4-6, 2004 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Disabilities, Accountability
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