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Henricks, Kasey – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
Many Chicagoans are getting shortchanged, particularly when it comes to money exchange between the Illinois Lottery (IL) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). A significant portion of lottery sales is earmarked for education in Illinois. Because these revenues are not generated equally, however, some contribute more to education via the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Race, Social Class
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – McREL International, 2014
In today's rapidly changing global economy, "21st century skills" means much more than proficiency in basic academic subjects. One of the most important noncognitive competencies for student success is conscientiousness, which encompasses traits such as perseverance, self-regulation, resilience, and responsibility. Researchers have found…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Achievement Need
Manna, Paul; Moffitt, Susan – Wallace Foundation, 2014
This executive summary describes a Wallace-commissioned report that identifies the emergence of a new kind of education advocacy organization in the United States. The report also assesses how these groups influence education policy, provides an overview of their work across the country, and offers a case study of one, Advance Illinois. The report…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Educational Policy, Nonprofit Organizations, Case Studies
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Illinois Community College Board, 2009
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2009 to support local workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
Illinois Community College Board, 2008
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2008 to provide workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a business;…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
Illinois Community College Board, 2007
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2007 to provide workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a business;…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
ACT, Inc., 2006
This study profiles two high schools with high enrollments of low-income and racial/ethnic minority students: Thornton Fractional North High School (TF North) and Dumas High School (DHS). Both schools have substantial enrollments of low-income and racial/ethnic minority students and, despite the odds, are successfully preparing students for their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Minority Groups, Barriers, Case Studies
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Ruppert, Sandra S. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1995
The state policy implications of using higher education performance indicators for accountability purposes are examined, based on the experiences of 10 case study states (Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin) and others that have initiated such efforts. Specific issues that must be…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, College Administration, Educational Policy