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Ancheta, Angelo – 2002
This digest examines the constitutional framework guiding the use of race-conscious policymaking in K-12 education. Despite the requirements of Brown v Board of Education, recent court decisions suggest that desegregation remedies are becoming more limited, and voluntary policies will be subject to greater scrutiny. The legal framework governing…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Picus, Lawrence O. – 2000
School finance has traditionally concentrated on the distribution of resources to school districts, focusing primarily on the equitable distribution of funds within a state. In recent years, more attention has been paid to the issue of productivity--how effectively school districts use the funds they receive to provide education to students. This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures
Holub, Jonathan – 1996
Although data on sexual harassment in the community college is limited, it is clear that it does exist and that it runs counter to the colleges' educational mission. Sexual harassment has been defined as verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that denies, limits, or provides different treatment. Recent legal…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation
Flannery, Daniel, J. – 1998
There are a great many types of violence prevention programs in schools, and many are demonstrating signs of success. Funders will not provide resources for programs, nor will schools know how to choose them, unless quality evaluation data are available to show their effectiveness and promise. Resources to conduct a meaningful evaluation are often…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Formative Evaluation
Bezanson, Lynne – 1995
Accountability in career counseling is receiving increased attention. However, few organizations have specific guidelines for the delivery of career counseling. This digest describes a workbook, developed in Canada, which furnishes a practical, valuative approach for support organizations that provide career counseling services. The procedures in…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance
Picus, Lawrence O. – 2000
School finance has traditionally concentrated on the distribution of resources to school districts, focusing primarily on the equitable distribution of funds within a state. In recent years, more attention has been paid to the issue of productivity-how effectively school districts use the funds they receive to provide education to students. This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures
Pickett, Anna Lou – 1999
This digest is concerned with the need to develop standards and infrastructure for improving the employment, placement, preparation, and supervision of paraeducators in inclusive general and special education classrooms, Title I, multilingual/English as a Second Language, and early childhood programs. It discusses teacher responsibilities for…
Descriptors: Credentials, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Marcos, Kathleen M.; Peyton, Joy Kneeft – 2000
Interest in and support for language study has been strengthened in the United States in recent years by the growing recognition that proficiency in more than one language benefits both individual learners and society. For the individual language learner, research has found a positive link between second language proficiency and cognitive and…
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Community Role, Elementary Secondary Education
Schuetz, Pam – 1999
This digest discusses shared governance in community colleges and identifies issues highlighted by recent shared governance experiences. Governance structure in public community colleges tends to have many variations at both the state and local level. Shared governance is a pattern of self-government in which decision-making is shared among…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Change
Morgan, Nancy A. – 1997
The Internet is an international computer network composed of thousands of smaller networks. State and regional education networks and commercial providers have made the vast resources of the Internet increasingly available to administrators, school library media specialists, and classroom teachers. This updated digest lists a selection of no-cost…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants
Rivera, Charlene; Vincent, Carolyn; Hafner, Anne; LaCelle-Peterson, Mark – 1997
The standards-based educational reform initiatives of the 1990's call for assessment innovations to support high standards. To document state assessment policies and to develop policy recommendations for assessment innovations, the George Washington University Center for Excellence and Equity in Education surveyed state assessment directors in…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Webb, Michael; Bunten, Paul – 1988
A school's promotion policy is an integral component of its overall educational policy. In conjunction with achievement goals, it defines the levels of performance that permit students to move through grade levels and to graduate. This digest reviews the various promotion policies and practices in current use by secondary schools, particularly…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education
Eddy, Margot Sanders – 1989
The use and abuse of alcohol on college campuses is reviewed briefly and administrative responses are described. Campus initiatives include policy formation and enforcement, treatment programs, and prevention activities. Issues related to institutional liability are outlined, and important factors that bear on policy formation are detailed, such…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Environment, College Programs, College Role
Foxwell, Elizabeth – 1993
The 1989 Charlottesville Education Summit of the nation's governors resulted in the National Education Goals which describe six priorities (readiness for school; high school completion; student achievement; world leadership in science and math; adult literacy; and safe, disciplined, and drug free schools) for public schools to achieve by the year…
Descriptors: College Role, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Moore, Kathryn M.; Amey, Marilyn J. – 1994
This publication is a brief digest of a longer monograph on compensation policies for higher education faculty and the impact of these policies on the professoriate and the higher education enterprise. An early section describes the monograph's treatment of the current financial turbulence in higher education that has caused many institutions to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Economic Impact, Employment Practices
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