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Education Trust-West, 2017
Educational opportunities and outcomes for California's Latino students have improved over the last half century. Even so, Latino students continue to face barriers in opportunity that make it harder for them to achieve college, career, and future success. The goal of this report is to describe what Latino students currently experience in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2014
Grade inflation has been a consistently ignored problem in the public schools and universities for over fifty years. Grades keep getting higher and higher for a multitude of reasons. Students expect high grades. Parents demand high grades of their children and teachers. Some administrators implicitly or explicitly require that their teachers give…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Educational Practices, Guidelines, Student Evaluation
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Senate Help Committee Passes Legislation to Rewrite No Child Left Behind; (2) Remediation Exasperation: New York…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Special Education, Community Colleges, Local Government
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) To Be Continued: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Running, Buys Time to Pass Appropriations…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Public Education, Newsletters
Chapman, Robert J. – The Network: Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, 2009
Parents have enough to think about as they prepare for their son or daughter's college education without having to worry about drinking or how to prepare him/her for what some think is a "collegiate rite of passage." This guide provides basic information about alcohol, drinking, and college. It includes simple suggestions intended to help prepare…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, At Risk Students, Alcohol Abuse
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Donovan, Jody A.; McKelfresh, David A. – NASPA Journal, 2008
Being in community with college students' parents and families extends institutional boundaries of influence. Partnering with parents and families of college students begins with an attitude of appreciation for the significant role they play throughout their students' educational journeys. Expanding institutional relationships to include students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, College Students
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Year of Math and Science?: Flurry of Congressional Hearings on Economic Competitiveness Focus on High Schools and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Hearings, Educational Change
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Leaving Boys Behind": New Report Finds Higher High School Graduation Rates for Females Across Every Racial…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements
Goetz, Susan Gibbs – Scarecrow Press, 2007
"Science for Girls: Successful Classroom Strategies" looks at how girls learn, beginning with the time they are born through both the informal and formal education process. In the author's current role as professor of science education, Dr. Goetz has surveyed hundreds of female elementary education majors in their junior and senior year of…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Education, Females
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Gerdes, Eugenia Proctor – Change, 2004
Recently, a young faculty member commented that e-mail and inexpensive long distance rates were hampering her first-year students' development by making it too easy for them to stay in touch with their parents. Similarly, Judith Shapiro, president of Barnard College, argued in her August 22, 2002, New York Times op-ed piece, "Keeping Parents Off…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
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National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2004
As the 2003?2004 academic year began, the financial woes of public colleges took the spotlight on Capitol Hill and in statehouses. Record spending cuts designed to balance state budgets resulted in program cutbacks,unfilled faculty positions, staff layoffs, wage freezes and salary cuts at state colleges and universities. Institutions worked to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, College Students
Hill Top Spectrum, 1986
Four issues of the 1985/86 newsletter of a preparatory school for learning disabled (LD) students examine the following topics: myths and realities concerning LD students at the college level: a support group for LD students at a large state university; a developmental mathematics program; a competitive basketball program; positive personality…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adopted Children, Basketball, Classroom Techniques
Phelps, Joanne; Stempel, Lynn – 1987
Despite predictions that handwriting would become obsolete in the age of technology, it is still considered an important skill today. Examples are cited of individuals who improved their understanding of themselves and of particular concepts after writing about their thoughts and feelings. Frequently, dyslexic students are denied access to this…
Descriptors: College Students, Cursive Writing, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Overland Park, KS. – 1999
This report presents summaries of data collected from Division I, II, and III National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member institutions. Tables are provided to offer meaningful summaries of the graduation-rates and enrollment data that Division I, II, and III institutions have provided to the NCAA and the federal government. The…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, College Admission, College Students
Easterbrooks, Susan R. – 1988
The paper considers postsecondary educational support for deaf students and describes the program at Jacksonville (Alabama) State University which provides support services for sensory impaired individuals wishing to attend college. A definition of postsecondary education is provided. The paper discusses the need for postsecondary education by…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Students, Deafness, Higher Education
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