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Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
America's K-12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges for U.S. schools. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Shortage, Skilled Workers
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Broughton, Connie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
People do not want to know the history, minutiae of policy, or operations, or even the political intrigues of a virtual consortium. People want to know if the consortium has value, whether it can help them, and if it is a threat. In this article, the author focuses on the operating principles and policies that have proven successful in the…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Environment