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Watt, Michael – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare key elements of the actions that states in the USA and Australia took to implement the Common Core State Standards or Phase One of the Australian Curriculum, and what processes and products they used to facilitate implementation of these innovations. A rubric adapted from a diagnostic tool,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Academic Standards
Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine policy issues from the unique viewpoint of state offices that are responsible for the supervision of community colleges and their role in developing the workforce. Using selected survey items from the 2012 Survey of Access and Finance conducted by the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, 50…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Skilled Workers, Community Colleges
Crowe, Edward – Online Submission, 2011
While there are many factors critical to improving America's primary and secondary schools, strengthening teacher education is an essential part of any strategy likely to make a difference. When the Obama administration created the Race to the Top or RTT Fund--"to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Innovation, Educational Change, Accountability
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2010
There are growing pressures for community colleges and regional universities to accommodate the rise in student enrollment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate access and funding issues across public higher education institutions in the United States. Responses to a survey, conducted by the Education Policy Center at the University of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Community Colleges, Access to Education
Pfeiffer, Jay; Klein, Steven; Levesque, Karen – Online Submission, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides several funding opportunities that can assist states in designing, developing, and implementing statewide education longitudinal data systems. These new and enhanced information systems will enable states to track student progress within and across the secondary and postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Education Work Relationship, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education