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Edwards, Brent, Jr.; Loucel Urquilla, Claudia Elizabeth – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
During the 1990s and 2000s, a policy known as Education with Community Participation (EDUCO) not only became the cornerstone of education reform in El Salvador but also became a global education policy, one which is known for decentralizing to rural families the responsibility for hiring and firing teachers. As is shown in this paper, its rise to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
When Fayette County (Kentucky) school officials began putting together estimates for upcoming renovation projects at two elementary schools, they based their projections on their district construction projects from 2007. But by February, when construction bids were opened for the renovations of Cassidy and Russell Cave elementary schools, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Finance, Costs, Educational Facilities
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that the crisis besetting U.S. and world financial markets is hitting school districts hard, as they struggle to float the bonds needed for capital projects, borrow money to ensure cash flow, and get access to investment funds locked up in troubled institutions. Some schools districts depend heavily on borrowed money to pay…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Credit (Finance)
Li, Yiqiong; Sheldon, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article examines collaborative initiatives individual foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) develop with China's vocational education and training (VET) schools amid localised shortages of skilled workers. It thus focuses on employer initiatives in responding to VET system weaknesses rather than, as is common, those weaknesses. Using Suzhou…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Skilled Workers
Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2010
This research explores the role of "advancement-enabling" technology in helping institutions meet their development and alumni relations goals. It includes data on how technology is being used, barriers to effective use of technology, and strategies for effective deployment of technology. The report is based on data provided by 357…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Technology Uses in Education, Alumni Associations, Alumni
Beadie, Nancy – Cambridge University Press, 2010
This book argues that schools were a driving force in the formation of social, political, and financial capital during the market revolution and capitalist transition of the early republican era. Grounded in an intensive study of schooling in the Genesee Valley region of upstate New York, it traces early sources of funding and support for…
Descriptors: Investment, Discipline, Trust (Psychology), Economic Change
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Harris, Mary H.; Munley, Vincent G. – Education Finance and Policy, 2011
One distinction between the markets for corporate and municipal bonds involves institutional constraints that apply to some municipal bond issues. This research focuses on how public finance institutions, in particular explicit debt limits and referenda requirements, affect the borrowing cost of individual school district bond issues. The…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Bond Issues, School Districts, Costs
Ludes, Jake, III; Kampits, Eva I.; Alam, Nadia – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2008
As a receding economy contributes to public anxiety about jobs and an uncertain financial future, education becomes a target of state and local cuts. Reducing education funding does not help solve economic woes, however. According to the most recent economic impact report of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), cuts in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Schools, Economic Impact
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Croninger, Robert G.; Mao, Lillian Xiulin; Stapleton, Laura M.; Woolley, Michael E. – Grantee Submission, 2015
The rapid growth in "digital connectivity" has dramatically altered how we interact with each other as citizens, students and educators. Along with this change has been the creation of new ways to deliver educational content to students at all levels of education, including online courses, programs, and even virtual schools. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Trends
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Greenspan, Alan – Social Education, 2005
Today's financial world is highly complex as compared with that of a generation ago. Twenty-five years ago, knowing how to maintain a checking and savings account at a local financial institution was sufficient for many Americans. Today's consumers, however, must be able to differentiate among a wide range of products, services, and providers of…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Financial Services, Money Management, Computers
Smeeding, Timothy M., Ed.; Erikson, Robert, Ed.; Jantti, Markus, Ed. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2011
Americans like to believe that theirs is the land of opportunity, but the hard facts are that children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich. Other countries have shown more success at lessening the effects of inequality on mobility--possibly by making public…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Income, Persistence, Family Characteristics
Lovenheim, Michael F.; Reynolds, C. Lockwood – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
The higher education system in the United States is characterized by a large degree of quality heterogeneity, and there is a growing literature suggesting students attending higher quality universities have better educational and labor market outcomes. In this paper, we use NLSY97 data combined with the difference in the timing and strength of the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Labor Market, Housing, Educational Quality
Hernandez, Alex – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
For decades, for-profit educational provision has been merely tolerated, often grudgingly. In the world of charter schooling, for-profit providers are lambasted and sometimes prohibited. In higher education, for-profit institutions have grown rapidly, enrolling millions of nontraditional students and earning enmity, suspicion, and now…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Higher Education, Charter Schools, Cost Effectiveness
OECD Publishing, 2013
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in more than 40 countries, including OECD members and G20 partners. Featuring more than 100 charts, 200…
Descriptors: Adults, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, College Students
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD's 34 member countries, as well as a number of non-member G20 nations. Featuring more than 140…
Descriptors: Adults, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, College Students
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