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Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017
The "2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book" urges policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation's economy as adults. The "Data Book" also shows the child poverty rate in 2015 continued to drop, landing…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Economic Impact, Annual Reports, Well Being
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Hartwick, James M. M.; Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2012
Last summer, California and Massachusetts became the sixth and seventh states--along with Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland--to send a resolution to the U.S. Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to (1) end the court's extension of personhood rights to corporations, and (2) enable the government to definitively…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Constitutional Law, Policy Analysis
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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
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Research shows that students who participate in dual enrollment are more likely than their peers to finish high school, enter college and complete a degree. This means dual enrollment can greatly benefit students in rural areas, which report lower college-going and postsecondary attainment rates than other locales. However, rural areas face unique…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
Rincon, Alejandra – College Board, 2012
Undocumented immigrants face tremendous difficulties when seeking a higher education. The imposition of out-of-state tuition fees effectively keeps them out of college in most of the United States. In 14 states, in-state tuition laws allow these students to pay lower fees and, in a few cases, access state financial aid. However, even in these 14…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Tuition, Scholarships, Educational Resources
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Johnson, Caryl – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
The International Studies Branch, International Education and Graduate Studies Service of the United States Department of Education provides family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals with many international experiences. This article highlights the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Consumer Science, Curriculum Development
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Knight, Eliot; Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Aydin, Cengiz Hakan – Educational Media International, 2009
This study examines cross-cultural interpretations of icons and images drawn from US academic websites. Participants from Morocco, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the USA responded to an online questionnaire containing 18 icons and images representing online functions and information types common on US academic websites. Participants supplied meanings for…
Descriptors: North Americans, Web Sites, Computer System Design, Cross Cultural Studies
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Journal of Education Finance, 2017
In 2016, a group of school finance scholars and public school practitioners gathered in Jacksonville, Florida, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference to discuss, among an array of topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. At the roundtable discussion, 36 states were represented, and scholars representing 30 states…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, English Language Learners, Resource Allocation, School District Spending
Brener, Nancy D.; Demissie, Zewditu; Foti, Kathryn; McManus, Tim; Shanklin, Shari L.; Hawkins, Joseph; Kann, Laura – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
This report summarizes 2010 Profiles data. For each middle or high school that was sampled, the principal and the lead health education teacher (i.e., the person most knowledgeable about health education at the school) each completed a self-administered questionnaire. This report presents information from 47 states, 19 cities, 4 territories, and 2…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Programs, Profiles, Institutional Characteristics
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Hernandez, Donald J.; Denton, Nancy A.; Macartney, Suzanne E. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2007
This article presents a demographic portrait of young Hispanic children compared to young non-Hispanic Whites. New results from Census 2000 describe family and economic circumstances of children aged 08, as well as pre-K/nursery school and kindergarten enrollment for the United States, and for the 9 states with the largest number of young Hispanic…
Descriptors: Whites, Nursery Schools, Hispanic Americans, Young Children
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Singh, Sukhmani; Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2012
Immigrants are a fast-growing segment of the United States population. Presently, some 39.9 million immigrants call America home (Passel & Cohn, 2012; U.S. Census Bureau, 2011b). Today, immigrants come from all over the world, but most new Americans originate in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. It is because of the mass migration of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Immigrants, Immigration
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
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
Graduation rates are a fundamental indicator of whether or not the nation's public school system is doing what it is intended to do: enroll, engage, and educate youth to be productive members of society. Since almost 90 percent of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs require some postsecondary education, having a high school diploma and the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Graduation, Academic Achievement
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Boucouvalas, Marcie, Ed.; Avoseh, Mejai, Ed. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Undergraduate Students
Bagnato, Kristin – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2005
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, and the recent influx of Hispanics has turned some states into "majority-minority" populations. Texas has announced that it has joined California, New Mexico and Hawaii in the club, with a 50.2 percent minority population. According to March 2002 U.S. Census Department data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
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