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Weisenfeld, G. G. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
A state department of education requested information about other states' efforts implementing Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs). Reviewing experiences from other states implementing KEAs will help inform stakeholder discussions and decision points as they procure a KEA tool; specifically, identifying key data points and reporting; and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Barriers
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
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
This study aims to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in ten case study states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in other states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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
Voices for America's Children, 2008
This report showcases advocacy efforts of 11 member organizations in 10 states that recently passed an early care and education (ECE) legislative initiative. The aim of the report is to provide advocates with proven strategies for advancing progress in securing access to ECE and expanding the opportunity for all children to start school prepared…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Strategic Planning
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
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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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
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
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2009
A 50-state analysis of postsecondary correctional education policy conducted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) in 2005 found that 68 percent of all postsecondary correctional education is provided by community colleges. The IHEP findings were the basis for this review of partnerships between community colleges and prisons. This…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education
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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