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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, U.S. Pacific Territories & Freely Associated States, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) work collaboratively to expand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Guillory, Raphael M.; Williams, Garnet L. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
Focus group interviews were conducted with educators and stakeholders for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including teachers, elementary and high school principals, tribal community leaders, and parents, to determine a global definition of culture and ways of infusing culture into curriculum to better educate AI/AN students. Focus…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Teacher Attitudes
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about the innovative work with family child care providers that is being done in RTT-ELC Phase 2 States (Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin) and Phase 3 States (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for an Early Learning Challenge (ELC) State in response to a request for information about initiatives to improve the quality of child care and early education provided by family, friends, and neighbors in the 20 RTT-ELC States. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Annual Reports, Family Programs
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
Van Horn, Brandi – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2011
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from the annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region, and discusses related policy implications. The WICHE region includes 15 states--Alaska, Arizona, California,…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Policy Analysis, Public Colleges
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013
WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. In all…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Colleges, College Programs, Tuition
Geiser, Kristin E.; Rollins, S. Kwesi; Gerstein, Amy; Blank, Martin J. – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2013
In 2009, the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership (CCS-IEL) embarked on an ambitious action research and development project, leveraging the community school system infrastructure present in three geographic regions (Tulsa, Oklahoma; Multnomah County, Oregon; Albuquerque, New Mexico) to advance research and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Community Schools, Program Implementation, Action Research
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Gunn, Barbara; Smolkowski, Keith; Vadasy, Patricia – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This article reports the outcomes of an experimental evaluation of "Read Well Kindergarten" (RWK), a program that focuses on the development of vocabulary, phonological awareness, alphabetic understanding, and decoding. Kindergarten teachers in 24 elementary schools in New Mexico and Oregon were randomly assigned, by school, to teach RWK…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Beginning Reading, Phonological Awareness, Program Effectiveness
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Given the flexibility to revise their academic goals under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, a vast majority of the states that received federal waivers are setting different expectations for different subgroups of students, an "Education Week" analysis shows. That marks a dramatic shift in policy and philosophy from the original law.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Expectation
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"First Step to Success" is an early intervention program designed to help children who are at risk for developing aggressive or antisocial behavioral patterns. The program uses a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50 to 60 hours over a three-month period.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Modification, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
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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Shrira, Ilan; Christenfeld, Nicholas – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2010
Identifying whether suicides in a region are due to characteristics of the residents living there or to some enduring feature of the region is difficult when using cross-sectional studies. To distinguish these factors, we compared the suicides of a region's residents with people who were temporarily visiting the region. Using U.S. death records…
Descriptors: Weapons, Suicide, Inferences, Case Studies
Kelly, Patrick J. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008
This report focuses on the 15 states of the West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming), their ability to educate minorities, and the resulting impact on their workforces and economies. The foundation of the Western U.S. economy rests on…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Students
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