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McCarthy, Glen – Teaching Music, 2013
The growth of guitar education in schools has been dramatic. From regional, specialized, and isolated programs just a few years ago to a broad-based movement with strong support from administrators, parents, and students, guitar classes are taught today all over North America. Colleges now offer guitar education. A dramatic indicator of guitar's…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
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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
Bushong, Steven – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The downturn in the economy has coincided with enrollment increases at many community colleges. However, although enrollment at two-year institutions is up, several states have trimmed--or even chopped--appropriations for higher education. Florida, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Tennessee have each cut financing for 2009 by at least 5 percent,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Enrollment Trends, Community Colleges
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Vasquez, Selina – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2004
M.Y. Math Project is a developmental mathematics program that is aimed at: (1) fostering fundamental and problem-solving skills in developmental mathematics students by helping them to learn when and how to create and use algorithms; and (2) providing on-the-job training for developmental mathematics instructors through an instructional framework…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Higher Education, Graduate Students
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
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
A central dream of American parents is sending their kids to college. What used to be unusual has now become a necessity if young people are to have a secure life in the middle class in a post-industrial economy. As such, one basic goal of higher education policy should be to make certain that this opportunity is not foreclosed by a family's…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – 2002
This is a collection of papers from a 2001 symposium at Harvard University entitled "State Merit Aid Programs: College Access and Equity." After a Foreword by Gary Orfield, the seven papers are (1) "State Merit Scholarship Programs: An Introduction" (Donald E. Heller); (2) "Merit Scholarships and College Access: Evidence…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Higher Education
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 1978
A variety of viewpoints were represented in this symposium for chief state school officials and senior staff of state departments of education. Russell Vlaanderen, Education Commission of the States, opened with a national overview: "The Policy Implications of Minimum Competency Testing: The Case of the Standardized Student." Attorney…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Conference Reports
Miller, Greg, Ed. – 2000
These proceedings contain 48 presentations and 15 poster abstracts. Papers include "Computer Tasks Required in Selected Undergraduate Agriculture Courses" (Johnson, Ferguson, Vokinnns, Lester); "College of Agriculture Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Technologies in Teaching" (Dooley, Murphy); "Steering Through Turbulent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences