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Medin, Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Adult education has been available so that immigrants can assimilate into American culture by acquiring the English language skills and vocational skills that they can use for employment. However adult education programmers encounter problems regarding student retention. Evening adult programs have had several problems. The Latino adult students…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Bell, John J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate New York State school superintendent job satisfaction and the potential contributing factors to their job satisfaction in an era of reduced resources and increased accountability. This survey was sent to 684 superintendents throughout New York State and completed by 280 superintendents. Sharp, Malone…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Job Satisfaction, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes
Thompson, Samuel Melton, IV – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study analyzed the plausibility of merging school districts in New York State. The study considered how consolidation impacts finance, instruction, demographics, and enrollment for 56 public schools in Nassau County of the Long Island region of New York State. It also draws comparisons for county-, township-, and regionally-based school…
Descriptors: School District Reorganization, County School Districts, Consolidated Schools, Feasibility Studies
Furman, Gary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Federal stimulus funding expired in 2011-12. NCLB performance mandates approached the 2013-14 deadline. The ESEA waiver became an option with first year of implementation, 2012-13. This convergence of forces and timeline provided the opportunity for this study. The study sought to explore whether or not superintendents from Connecticut,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Superintendents, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility
Patterson, Michele M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a study of district internal salary distribution practices and its effect on retention. The study is a replication study as recommended by Jacobson (1986) and Lankford and Wyckoff (1997) whereby their research shows the prevalence of "back loading" and ineffectiveness relative to retention. In the case of this study, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Persistence, School Districts, Salary Wage Differentials
Knight, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This two-part quantitative study expanded our understanding of school PR personnel in public school districts, particularly those who worked during the 2009-2012 budget years. Four cultural changes have redefined the paradigm of public education and served as a springboard for this study: technology-enhanced communications information retrieval,…
Descriptors: Public Relations, School Personnel, Staff Role, Responsibility
DeAngelo, Salvatore, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The intention of this qualitative study was to explore the effects that instructional data systems have on a building level leader's capacity to evaluate student growth and inform principal practice. Principal leadership practices were examined through the lens of Kouzes and Postners' five practices of exemplary leadership (Kouzes & Posner,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Qualitative Research
Pauli, Felix Asher – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) Act of 2009 was designed to reduce energy consumption by creating green collar workforce and providing energy efficiency audits to the public. The problem addressed in this study is the discrepancy between the expectations of Green Jobs Green New York Act of 2009 and the implementation of this policy. This…
Descriptors: State Policy, Energy Conservation, Labor Force, State Legislation
Rini, Anthony L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Almost 12 million students, more than half of the nation's undergraduates, are currently enrolled at community colleges. The commitment of these institutions to open access admission attracts a significantly underprepared population. Consequently, less than 50% of first time freshman students earn a degree or transfer to a 4-year institution…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Incentives
Sladek-Maharg, Tara S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Purpose: This applied doctoral project purpose was to determine what was needed to implement UDL in the Port Jefferson school district, specifically determining district strengths and weaknesses. Data were collected with researcher-created surveys given to administrators, faculty members, and members of the parent organizations and the district's…
Descriptors: Access to Education, School Districts, Needs Assessment, Surveys
Cantor, Martin R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the adequacy of education financing in three regions of New York State by comparing the cost of per-pupil education in high schools that meet the No Child Left Behind standard of 90 percent graduation rate and those high schools with 80 percent or less graduation rate in 18 counties of New York State. Also examined were the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Graduation Rate
Saunders, Kenneth Kalso – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While community colleges have historically received their funding from federal and state sources, the availability of these funds have been declining significantly over the last ten years, driving them to seek alternative funding. Critical to this is the creation of "advancement initiatives," and therein development offices, which are…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Comparative Analysis