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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
Nyhan, Paul – New America, 2014
Early education has been a growing priority for the Obama administration, and its competitive funding is spurring innovation in this field around the country. In 2013, early education journalist Paul Nyhan, author of this report, conducted case studies of four competitive grant programs that are triggering changes in early education: "Race to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Competition, Federal Programs
Campbell, Jeffery L. – Facilities Manager, 2011
Recent research reveals that janitorial services account for nearly 30 percent of facility budgets, which translates into billions of dollars annually. With janitorial services consuming such a large share of budgets, other industry findings are alarming. Most cleaning systems: 1) have no quantifiable standards; 2) are based solely on appearance;…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Educational Facilities Improvement, Cost Effectiveness, Innovation
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Bell, Colleen, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
About a decade ago, a team of librarians and technologists at the University of Texas at Austin began development on a Web-based tutorial for undergraduate students. The tutorial used a range of technologies--HTML, Flash, javascript--to create four modules that emphasized information literacy concepts by using a mix of text, images, interactive…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Bucci, Terri Teal; Petrosino, Anthony J. – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2004
The 2002 National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Distinguished Achievement Awards, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), were awarded to six teacher education programs across the United States. The awards recognize institutions that exemplify successful integration of the National Educational…
Descriptors: Awards, Educational Technology, Teacher Educators, Standards
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
Lah, David; And Others – 1986
The Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) was one of two federally funded youth conservation corps programs that existed prior to 1981. The other program, the Youth Conservation Corps, was a summer program, whereas the YACC operated on a year-round basis. In operation between 1977 and 1982, the YACC received funds of approximately $232 million…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Demonstration Programs
Halasz-Salster, Ida; And Others – 1979
Site visits were conducted at six state departments of vocational education (Texas, Illinois, Utah, South Carolina, Michigan, and Indiana) to assess the level of articulation with related educational dissemination agencies. These states represented a variety of settings which illustrated the effects of geography, population size, levels of past…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cooperation
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