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MDRC, 2016
Financial aid has long been used to increase access to postsecondary education, particularly for underrepresented students. Given the size of the financial aid system and the widespread use of aid, it should also be thought of as a tool to improve academic success and postsecondary completion. Evidence suggests that using additional financial aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Access to Education, Educational Attainment
Patel, Reshma; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2012
Low-income students are at particular risk of not persisting to earn a certificate or degree, often because of competing priorities, financial pressures, and inadequate preparation for college. One form of financial assistance designed explicitly to reward students' academic success is a performance-based scholarship, paid contingent on attaining…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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
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
Butler, Tara A. – National Governors Association, 2009
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) leads a Mission Growth Working Group, which consists of states that are significantly impacted by the growth of military bases. The group includes state representatives appointed by the governors of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Facilities, Educational Demand, Population Growth
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
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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
Pleasants, Rachel – Jobs for the Future, 2011
"Accelerating Opportunity" responds to the nation's growing need for improved pathways from Adult Basic Education (ABE) to credentials of value in the labor market. It builds on promising practices developed in "Breaking Through," an initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education, and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Integrated Curriculum
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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
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Connors, Maia; Darrah, Rory – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2011
Reflecting the growing momentum in support of quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) as a key strategy to improve early care and education quality, significant amounts of public dollars have been devoted to their development and implementation. In this brief, the authors report on their investigation of both quality rating and improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Preschool Teachers
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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
Bell, Julie Davis; Blanco, Cheryl D.; Conger, Sharmila Basu; Lingenfelter, Paul E.; Michelau, Demaree K.; Wright, David L. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008
Throughout the end of the 1990s and the early years of the current decade, states experienced severe downturns in their economies. As has happened during other recessions, higher education, often viewed as discretionary spending compared to other budget demands, was hit particularly hard. During these years of severe fiscal constraints, however, a…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Case Studies, Master Plans
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
Pan, Diane; Rudo, Zena H.; Schneider, Cynthia L.; Smith-Hansen, Lotte – 2003
This document reports on a study on the relationship between resources and student performance. The study examined district-level patterns of resource allocation, district and school resource practices implemented to improve student performance, and barriers and challenges to efficient resource allocation faced by districts and schools. The study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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