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Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Information Utilization
Ndiaye, Mamadou; Wolfe, Rebecca E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Early college high school models are designed to encourage and assist traditionally underrepresented groups of students- low income, Latino, and African-American- to persist in and graduate from high school while earning college credit. Some of the models target high school dropouts, with the aim of helping them acquire the education and training…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Students, Success, Advanced Placement Programs
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Policymakers know that improving teaching in our schools requires a systemic look at many policies related to educator effectiveness. For example, teacher preparation programs need to be dramatically improved and strengthened, but without accompanying reform in compensation, even highly effective and innovative schools of education are unlikely to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
Harvard Family Research Project, 2010
Across the country many schools and communities are trying to create and support efforts to institutionalize partnerships for learning, including those that rethink the use of time across the school day and year, and across the developmental continuum. Referred to by different terms--integrated, expanded, or complementary learning--the concept has…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, After School Programs, Extended School Day, Integrated Activities
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Allen, Laura Van Zandt; Ruebel, Kim K.; Greene, Melanie W.; McDaniel, Janet E.; Spencer, Vikki – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
The turn of the century brought a profound change in the accreditation of teacher preparation programs. This shift--from curriculum-based reviews to standards-based reviews--took place in the context of the accountability movement of the late 20th century. The 21st century ushered in what many refer to as "a culture of evidence." From…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Program Effectiveness, Competency Based Teacher Education, Scoring Rubrics
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
This guide is based on findings of a year-long study undertaken by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to evaluate Institute-sponsored programs for youth aged 9-19 between 1998 and 2003, and discussion with the IMLS Youth Action Committee and practitioners about the kind of information needed for planning and implementing effective…
Descriptors: Community Development, Youth Programs, Informal Education, Museums
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Colyer, Alan; Seeger, Chuck – Planning for Higher Education, 2007
Creating a campus master plan is the first step in the process of managing enrollment growth; however, the plan is not just a document about buildings and parking spaces and classrooms and square footage. The plan should be viewed as an investment in the future of the institution and a way to link the college's mission and vision statements to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Master Plans, Educational Change, Cooperative Planning
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
Hungar, Julie Yearsley; Lieberman, Janet – 2001
This report presents the findings of a national study initiated by the Ford Foundation to examine the policies affecting community college transfer, including obstacles to transfer and successful models for overcoming those obstacles. The first part of the document outlines current changes in higher education and identifies factors that encourage…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
Wulczyn, Fred H.; Harden, Allen W.; Goerge, Robert M. – 1997
The Foster Care Data Archive is a database containing foster care career histories for all children placed in state-supervised substitute-care living arrangements in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Texas. This update report examines trends in agency caseloads, characteristics of entrants, and duration in care. Part 1…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Welfare, Children, Databases
Gittell, Marilyn; Tainsh, Paul – 1984
This report focuses on the new intergovernmental relationships developing between cities, States and the Federal government as funds are "block granted." The first chapter discusses the historical background of federalism and the redistributive role of government, and puts the "new federalism" in perspective. The following…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Community Organizations
George, Robert M.; And Others – 1994
The Foster Care Data Archive is a five-state database that contains foster care career histories for all children who have been placed in a state-supervised substitute-care living arrangement. The Archive was started with five participating states--California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas--which together provide services to almost half…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Welfare, Databases, Definitions
Berman, Paul; And Others – 1995
This report describes eight exemplary schools serving minority students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) in Texas, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Schools were chosen by nomination. The report is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the report, and provides background information on how the eight schools…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Diversity (Student), Educational Assessment, Effective Schools Research