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Boone, Christopher P. D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Background: The U.S. health care system has been under immense scrutiny for ever-increasing costs and poor health outcomes for its patients. Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) has emerged as a generally accepted practice by providers, policy makers, and scientists as an approach to identify the most clinical- and cost-effective interventions…
Descriptors: Public Health, Cost Effectiveness, Health Services, Access to Health Care
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Chiverton, Scott – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Those of us in North America, Europe, many parts of Central and South America, and eastern Asia live in a digital world, and there has been ongoing debate about technology and learning. In other parts of the world, such as the African continent and much of central and south central Asia, there is evidence of a digital invasion, but it is still not…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Cost Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
Kazis, Richard; Snyder, Nancy – Boston Foundation, 2019
This paper asks the question: Is now the right time to consider a statewide policy initiative to support increased access for Massachusetts community college students to paid internships that can help them improve their employment and earnings trajectory? Is this something that employers, colleges, and state leaders would see as a welcome…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, State Policy, Internship Programs
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
Ten years have passed since New York's highest court ruled in the landmark school-funding and educational-rights case, "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," that the state was violating students' constitutional right to the "opportunity for a sound basic education" and ordered significant reforms of the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Accountability, Educational Opportunities, Student Rights
Lawrence, Peter – School Business Affairs, 2013
Transporting students with special needs can be a costly proposition. However, school business officials can help mitigate those costs by focusing on four specific areas: relationships, information sharing, safety, and time lines. Although these areas may seem a bit far removed from the numbers we love to crunch, they do affect your…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Student Transportation, Critical Path Method, Coordination
Pritzker, J. B.; Bradach, Jeffrey L.; Kaufmann, Katherine – Bridgespan Group, 2015
When every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, families, communities, and the nation's economic future strengthens. Remarkably, one in four American children come from low-income families and enter kindergarten not ready to learn and, as a result, fall behind from the very start. The nation pays a heavy price through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Evans, David K.; Yuan, Fei – World Bank, 2019
In the past decade, hundreds of impact evaluation studies have measured the learning outcomes of education interventions in developing countries. The impact magnitudes are often reported in terms of "standard deviations," making them difficult to communicate to policy makers beyond education specialists. This paper proposes two…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Intervention
Brazington, Alicia – Campus Technology, 2012
Recruitment is an expensive business: In 2010-2011, the median cost to recruit an undergraduate was $2,185 among private colleges and universities, according to Noel-Levitz, an enrollment management consultancy. In these tough fiscal times, admissions departments are under pressure to keep those costs down even as they pursue higher enrollment and…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Educational Change, Student Recruitment, Change Strategies
Hailu, Alemayehu – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Adoption of new technology has complicating components both from the selection, as well as decision-making criteria and process. Although new technology such as cloud computing provides great benefits especially to the developing countries, it has challenges that may complicate the selection decision and subsequent adoption process. This study…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Adoption (Ideas), Influences, Developing Nations
Bartik, Timothy J. – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2011
Early childhood programs, if designed correctly, pay big economic dividends down the road because they increase the skills of their participants. And since many of those participants will remain in the same state or local area as adults, the local economy benefits: more persons with better skills attract business, which provides more and better…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Cost Effectiveness
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Mitchell, Vincent – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Research impact features heavily in debates about 'the measured university' and is now formally assessed by governments in the UK and Australia. Yet clear guidance on how impact can be measured in non-monetary ways is often lacking because of confused thinking and the context-specific nature of outcomes. To help resolve this, we first propose a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Business Schools, Cost Effectiveness
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Stephen Nielsen, Deputy Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools, requested that the Council of the Great City Schools provide a high-level management review of the school district's student transportation program. Specifically, he requested that the Council: (1) Review and comment on the existing organizational structure, business processes,…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Bus Transportation, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Mwandosya, Godfrey Isaac; Mbise, Esther Rosinner – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
This paper presents the findings of the evaluation feedback on the functionalities of a mobile education tool (MET) prototype at the College of Business Education (CBE) known as the CBEMET Prototype, in Tanzania. The paper also describes the extent to which the CBEMET Prototype adheres to the traits and ideas of Design Science Research (DSR). To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests, Teacher Attitudes
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MacCormack, Penny; Reilly, Kevin P.; Brailow, David G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Graduating from a liberal arts college leads to meaningful economic mobility (Hill & Pisacreta, 2019). College graduates typically lead longer and healthier lives, are more engaged civically, and generate more economic output (Committee on Education and Labor Report, 2019). Despite these facts, there continues to be widespread doubt about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, College Graduates, Teacher Role
Pereus, Steven C. – School Business Affairs, 2012
For most districts, budgeting has become a cost-cutting exercise designed to close the gap between revenues and expenses. During this process, decision makers inherently assume that existing operations are efficient and effective--an assumption that is rarely validated by facts. Cutting programs and services balances budgets but does not…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness
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