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National Skills Coalition, 2020
Over half of jobs in the U.S. require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. These skilled jobs are the backbone of America's economy, and filling them is critical to America's success in the 21st century. Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
Bitar, Jinann – Liberal Education, 2020
Higher education is a critical tool for social mobility, but today, students and their families face significant challenges. It is against this backdrop that the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) convened the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes. This group has identified several areas of federal policy ripe for reform that…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Paying for College, Political Attitudes
Doyle, William R.; Pingel, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2016
In this brief, the authors review some of the main goals of state student financial aid programs and provide a few examples of how these programs are organized. They also describe how state programs vary in terms of who benefits. They then discuss various possible designs for joint federal-state policymaking in this area and study their impact.…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Aid, Federal Aid, State Federal Aid
Fleischer, Wendy – 2003
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative is a six-city workforce initiative aimed at helping disadvantaged adults earn their way out of poverty. Between 1995 and 2002, the initiative enrolled more than 17,000 adults and placed 8,090 people in jobs. Most Jobs Initiative participants were working 18 months after enrollment in the program, and…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Colleges, Community Colleges, Disadvantaged
Schiraldi, Vincent; Ziedenberg, Jason – 2002
The impact of state funding of higher education and corrections on African American men was studied by analyzing the National Association of State Budget Officers' annual state expenditure reports for the 15-year period from 1985 to 2000. To ensure proper scale, all 1985 figures were converted to 2000-year dollars by using the Bureau of Labor…
Descriptors: Blacks, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Correctional Institutions
Fuller, Bruce F., Ed.; Elmore, Richard, Ed. – 1996
The debate about school choice continues in the absence of much data about its effects on student achievement, or on anything else. This volume assembles such data. The papers in this book present recent empirical results, showing that the specific features of the choice program make a great deal of difference in influencing student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Black Students, Educational Discrimination
Rhind, Constance; And Others – 1992
This Congressionally requested memorandum compares the Pell Grant provisions contained in the recent new versions proposed by the Senate and House with the current program. The first section describes the program, pointing out that students' eligibility for Pell Grants and the size of their awards depend on three factors: the amount they and their…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. – 1983
The interrelationships of state programs and federal student assistance are examined, based on a survey of 50 governors' offices. Attention is directed to: the impact on states and aid recipients of federal funding reductions; the current and longer-run outlook of the state fiscal position; and views of state officials responsible for carrying out…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Policy
Bellott, F. K.; And Others – 1986
The Job Training Placement Act (JTPA) of 1982, a federally funded program directed by individual states, provides financial assistance to any state education agency responsible for education and training. Section 123(b) of the JTPA requires states to match the federal assistance with income from other sources. This paper reports on the study…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Criteria, Data Interpretation, Expenditure per Student
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1986
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that were held in Burlington, Vermont, in 1986 are presented. Included is Vermont's unified position concerning the relative merits of House and Senate versions of the Higher Education Act. In Vermont, a special committee composed of representatives from all sectors of higher education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, College Students, Credit (Finance)
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Windham, Douglas M. – Review of Higher Education, 1984
Policy analysis issues in a recent study of quality control in the basic grant delivery system are reviewed, and the validity of the findings as reported is discussed. The study's design and implementation, derivation and presentation of findings, and relevance of the findings to the study's policy recommendations are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Policy Formation
Merisotis, Jamie P. – 1996
This analysis looks at proposals for the 1997 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. These proposals include graduation-contingent aid providing "incentives" for completion; creation of federal student aid block grants to reduce the federal government's role and provide states and institutions more flexibility in awarding student…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Block Grants, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Mortenson, Thomas G. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1988
Research on changes in the design of the federal Pell Grant Program between 1973-74 and 1988-89 is reported, with focus on changes in the formulas used to calculate the Student Aid Index and the payment schedule, especially with reference to actual direct and indirect college attendance costs. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cost Indexes, Family Income, Federal Programs, Grants
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Davis, Jerry Sheehan – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers a proposal to simplify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as a good start toward getting policymakers to achieve more consistent assessments of student financial need, but more work by many parties to create a system producing more realistic need…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
Goldenberg, Dan; And Others – 1997
The 1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) made changes in the need analysis formulas that determine the expected family contribution (EFC) used in awarding Title IV Federal student aid, altered the definition of an independent student, lowered the family size offset for independent students without dependents, eliminated home…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged
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