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Chris M. Riley – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
This article traces the evolution of higher education accreditation and the impact of modern partisan critiques that challenge its traditional values. For example, the Trump-led Department of Education (ED) introduced new rules resulting in the end of regional boundaries related to accreditation. Moreover, questions have emerged related to…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), State Regulation, Government School Relationship, Federal State Relationship
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Tamtik, Merli; Colorado, Cara – Research in Education, 2022
Education policies are increasingly characterized as complex and dynamic, involving a multitude of actors and policy networks. As a result, there is a growing demand in education for research approaches that can help make sense of this complexity. This paper examines the applicability of multi-level governance (MLG) framework as a tool of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Marak, Andrae – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2021
After the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), the Mexican government sought to establish a series of frontier schools along the United States-Mexico border in an attempt to keep what officials believed were its most economically valuable citizens from migrating to the United States in search of improved economic and educational opportunities. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Federal State Relationship, Municipalities
Wong, Nancy – Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
Racial and economic equity gaps persist in access to college, degree attainment, and employment outcomes despite attempts to close them over multiple decades, and systemic barriers make it more difficult for BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] students and students from low-income backgrounds to not only complete their degree but receive…
Descriptors: Federal State Relationship, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Data Use
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Stephanie Aguilar-Smith; Erin Doran – Educational Policy, 2024
Understanding the development of major educational policies is essential, especially federal policies integral to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)--one of the fastest-growing types of postsecondary institutions in the United States, which collectively serve over two-thirds of Latina/o/x-identified college students. Accordingly, in this…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Natow, Rebecca S.; Reddy, Vikash; Ioannou, Victoria – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2023
In the United States, higher education institutions must be authorized as postsecondary education providers -- through a process known as state authorization -- to be eligible to receive federal student financial aid funds. Through state authorization policies, state governments play a key role in maintaining accountability for higher education.…
Descriptors: Responses, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Kelsey Kunkle; Thomas Harnisch; Rachel Burns – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2023
Growing concerns over student debt have led to a series of sweeping policy proposals from higher education associations, think tanks, and policymakers over the last decade to align state and federal higher education financing policy. The existing framework, in which states primarily subsidize institutions and the federal government primarily…
Descriptors: Federal State Relationship, State Federal Aid, State Departments of Education, Public Colleges
Barnico, Thomas A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education is poised to reverse Trump-era rules governing claims of sexual misconduct on campus. One could forgive weary college counsel for a case of vertigo: The Trump rules themselves reversed the Obama rules, and Biden's 2021 nominee to enforce the rules--Catherine Lhamon--held the same office at the Education Department…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Sexual Abuse
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Regenstein, Elliot – State Education Standard, 2023
States have increasingly sought to house pre-K and child care in the same agency--often including the Head Start collaboration office and other early childhood services. This article discusses three major approaches: (1) Creating a new agency focused on early childhood; (2) Consolidating functions in a human services agency; and (3) Consolidating…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Governance, Early Childhood Education, Federal State Relationship
Sandy Baum; Jason Cohn – Urban Institute, 2023
Funding for community colleges varies significantly, even within the same state. Several factors account for these differences, including more generous funding for smaller institutions to compensate for their higher costs per student, unequal local funding from property tax revenues, and political forces. In theory, this variation could lead to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Support, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Grace Adams-Square – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Cyberbullying has been called a public health concern (Achuthan et al., 2023; Cheng et al., 2023; Patchin et al., 2023) and continues to be an issue that plagues students throughout the country (Hindu et al., 2022). The purpose of this study was to investigate the guidance and policy offered by federal legislators, state legislators, and school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Internet, State Action, Federal Government
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Esther Cyna – History of Education Quarterly, 2023
How can we better situate resource inequities between schools in the longer history of racial oppression and discrimination in the United States? This article provides both a historiographical panorama of the field on a range of topics related to school finance and a roadmap of archival and research paths. It seeks to sketch out the contours of a…
Descriptors: Racism, Educational History, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Anderson, Robert E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
The unstable funding of higher education exacerbated by current damaging environmental contexts has created a need to rethink current approaches and opportunities regarding the financing of higher education. States and campuses must strategically leverage the current significant federal investments to meet their postsecondary objectives including…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2020
A classroom examination of the featured historical article announcing North Carolina's ratification of the Constitution can springboard into a lesson on federalism, the Bill of Rights, and the ratification process.
Descriptors: State History, Newspapers, History Instruction, Constitutional Law
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