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Torney-Purta, Judith; Barber, Carolyn H.; Wilkenfeld, Britt – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Many studies have reported gaps between Latino and non-Latino adolescents in academic and political outcomes. The current study presents possible explanations for such gaps, both at the individual and school level. Hierarchical linear modeling is employed to examine data from 2,811 American ninth graders (approximately 14 years of age) who had…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Grade 9, Classroom Environment, Adolescents
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
High schools are a cornerstone of America's rural communities. When they are strong, rural secondary schools provide twenty-first-century students with the high-level knowledge, skills, and technology they need to succeed in college, careers, and life. In too many rural communities, however, high schools are in trouble. In fact, more than one…
Descriptors: High Schools, Rural Schools, Educational Attainment, Educational Change
Business Roundtable, 2009
By providing an affordable way to build and maintain a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, noncredit courses add value to people and their communities. Still, government leaders and other decisionmakers want to know: Exactly how much value do they add? Who benefits? What is the return on investment? Which programs are most effective and most…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Labor Force Development
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. – 2000
This report responds to Delaware state legislation requiring the development of proposed revised regulations for the classification of students as learning disabled (LD). The report first describes the current system, noting that in 1997 15 percent of the student population were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and over…
Descriptors: Definitions, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office of Family Assistance. – 2000
This guide suggests ways that states may expend their federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) funds. The guide is organized into these seven sections: (1) "Introduction" provides background information, explaining the progress that has been made on welfare reform, what the funding…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adults, Block Grants, Children
Nichols, Kathryn; Rennie-Hill, Leslie – 2000
This report addresses forces affecting Oregon's benchmark goals for education, recommendations about future measurement of the benchmark, research about best practices for improving these standards, and services and programs involved in addressing them. It describes the state of youth and education in Multnomah County through statistics on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Developmental Continuity