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Auspos, Patricia – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017
An integrated data system (IDS) that links information from separate administrative data systems offers policymakers, program administrators and researchers a powerful tool to analyze interactive effects across systems and make more informed decisions to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. This case study discusses how two states (Washington…
Descriptors: Data Use, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Family Programs
Gayl, Chrisanne L.; Young, Marci; Patterson, Kathy – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Decades of research show that quality pre-kindergarten programs can make a critical difference in children's school readiness and their future educational success. Investments in early learning are proven to yield important short- and long-term benefits for students and school districts. Driven by this strong evidence, the movement to expand…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Haberkern, Rachel M. – Issue Notes, 2002
The 1998 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was the first federal legislation to contain a "charitable choice" provision allowing faith-based organizations (FBOs) to compete for state and federal government funds on the same basis as secular providers. For FBOs that consider pursuit of government…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Church Programs
Bloom, Dan; Anderson, Jacquelyn; Wavelet, Melissa; Gardiner, Karen N.; Fishman, Michael E. – 2002
The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project was undertaken to identify effective strategies for helping low-income parents work more steadily and advance in the labor market. The 15 ERA demonstration projects that were operating in nine states (California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, South Carolina; Tennessee, and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Caseworker Approach
Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA. – 1999
Surging demand for workers, growing income inequality, and passage of welfare reforms have made work force development one of the United States' key national concerns. Public/Private Ventures has been working with various states to design work force development strategies that seek to address the concerns of many work force development specialists…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Colleges, Community Colleges