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Scott, Timothy P.; Wilson, Craig; Upchurch, Dan R.; Goldberg, Maria; Bentz, Adrienne – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
The Future Scientists Program of Texas A&M University and the Agricultural Research Service branch of USDA serves as a model program of effective collaboration between a federal agency and K-12. It demonstrates true partnership that contextualizes learning of science and provides quality professional development, benefiting teachers and their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Agencies, Scientists, Faculty Development
US Department of Education, 2011
The Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, authorized the Southwest Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), whose members represent the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, to identify and prioritize the region's educational needs and recommend how those needs can be met. The Southwest RAC conducted three public…
Descriptors: Regional Characteristics, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Rural Environment
Achieve, Inc., 2013
Research by Achieve, ACT, and others suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in a wide range of postsecondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics--covering Advanced Algebra; Geometry; and data, probability, and statistics content--and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Graduation Requirements, High Schools
Dos Santos, Alves – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study examined the relationship between recession and alumni contributions to institutions of higher education for operational expenses and capital expenditures that include property, buildings, and equipment. Identifying variables that may decrease alumni contributions is important because decreased state funding for higher education…
Descriptors: Alumni, Private Financial Support, Higher Education, Educational Finance
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Harr-Robins, Jenifer J.; Shambaugh, Larisa S.; Parrish, Tom – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) can be both a system for providing early interventions to struggling students and a special education diagnostic tool for evaluating and identifying students with specific learning disabilities. Contributing to the very limited literature on state-level approaches, this report describes how nine states define and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Diagnosis, Learning Disabilities, State Programs
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2007
Confronted with widely publicized accounts of assaults by juvenile sex offenders against fellow students or school staff members, several states are grappling with the issue of how to balance a student's right to an education with the threat that such a student may pose. Legislatures and agencies in several states, such as Arkansas, New Mexico,…
Descriptors: Criminals, Delinquency, Sexual Abuse, Youth
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Karanxha, Zorka; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) obligates school districts to identify students with disabilities and provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), which includes specially designed instruction. Identification, FAPE, least restrictive environment (LRE), and various other issues under the IDEA sometimes…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
Camphire, Geoff; Choate, Connie; Wren, Sebastian; Reed, Deborah; Neuman, Mary; Sanjiv, Rao; Slack, Jill; Porter, Pamela – Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), 2005
This issue of "SEDL Letter" discusses a variety of subjects, including how to improve instruction for adolescent readers and struggling readers, using literacy coaching as an approach for ongoing professional development, and how to motivate students to read. Also, a visit to Bernalillo, New Mexico, is described to acknowledge how…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Motivation, Literacy, Motivation Techniques
Wiedeman, Reeves – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that a state ballot measure to ban affirmative-action programs based on race, gender, and national origin at public colleges and other state agencies was defeated. Colorado voters narrowly rejected such a referendum last week by a razor-thin margin that took two days to become official. Voters in Nebraska, however, took the…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Affirmative Action, Elections
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Cejda, Brent D. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2006
Previous research has shown that there are not distinct career lines leading to the chief academic officer (CAO) position in community colleges.Rather, it appears that a variety of skills and experiences contribute to advancement to this position. This paper examines the perceptions of women CAOs as to the importance of professional development…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Females, Professional Development, Deans
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Johnson, Jerry; Strange, Marty – Rural School and Community Trust, 2005
In 2002-2003, 27% (12.5 million) of public school students attended school in communities of fewer than 25,000 and 19% (8.8 million) attended school in smaller communities of fewer than 2,500. In this report, the authors focus on the schools in those smaller communities, the most rural schools in America. They frame the report around 22…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Poverty, Socioeconomic Status
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Gallagher, Carole; Worth, Peter – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (NJ1), 2008
This study examines evidence about state- and district-level formative/diagnostic policies, programs, and practices of states in the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (REL Southwest). Using case study methodology and data collected through document analyses and interviews with state- and district-level representatives, researchers compared…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Policy Analysis, State Programs
Seifert, Edward – Small School Forum, 1982
Reports results of a five-state survey of 331 small school superintendents from Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas which studied techniques and plans of action for teacher recruitment and teacher maintenance. (AH)
Descriptors: Incentives, Rural Areas, Small Schools, Teacher Certification
Blair, Leslie – 2001
Across the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory's five-state region, state departments of education and state legislators are working to strengthen reading programs, raise student reading achievement, and help struggling readers. People now realize that reading proficiency is the key to high student achievement. This report summarizes the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs
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