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Dietz, Michael E. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Winter deicing results in substantial export of road salts to fresh waters and causes numerous ecological problems. Extension faculty and other educators at the University of Connecticut implemented New Hampshire's Green SnowPro program, a voluntary training program for salt applicators. University of Connecticut facilities staff applied 3,479…
Descriptors: Weather, Environmental Influences, Job Training, Economic Impact
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Gerrard, Jessica; Barron, Rosie – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2020
This paper focuses on an area of privatisation that has not to date received significant attention in educational research: the privatisation of infrastructure, facilities and maintenance, and in particular the labour of cleaning. Analysing the case of Victoria, Australia, we demonstrate how successive governments have defended the privatisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Privatization, School Maintenance
Emeribe, Kelechi Victoria; Asuquo, Michael Ekpenyong – Online Submission, 2020
The paper investigated inclusive entrepreneurship education programme and its implications for university system effectiveness in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Two research questions were formulated to give direction to the study. The population of the study was made up of all final year students that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
Henderson, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The County School Facility Sales Tax (CSFT) has been a supplemental funding source for some Illinois school districts since its inception in 2007. CSFT offers districts an alternative source of revenue targeted specifically for school facilities and for paying off existing debt without relying on local property taxes. This study explores and…
Descriptors: Taxes, Counties, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance
Hohman, James M.; Minor, Hank – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2020
This is the 18th edition of the Mackinac Center's annual school privatization survey. The Center asks every school district in the state if they outsource one of the three main noninstructional services -- custodial, transportation and food services. Responses from officials in all 539 public school districts between June 2 and September 24 were…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Privatization, School Districts, Educational Resources
Cook, Kevin; Murphy, Patrick; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
State funding for higher education has increased in recent years. Per student funding for the California Community Colleges (CCC) is at an historic high and the Cal Grant program is larger than ever. But the state's investment in its public universities remains far lower than in the past. Indeed, California invests less per student (adjusted for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Community Colleges
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 2020
This paper features an expanded Web-based "Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Report." The purpose of APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA's) Facilities Performance Indicators is to provide a representative set of statistics about facilities in educational institutions. The goal for this year was to…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Data Interpretation, Classification, Regional Characteristics
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Ruhyana, Nugrahana Fitria; Aeni, Ani Nur – Elementary School Forum (Mimbar Sekolah Dasar), 2019
This research aims at identifying the effect of educational facilities and infrastructure in primary schools on the students' learning outcomes. This was based on the data from the Education Data Centre (Dapodik -- "Data Pokok Pendidikan") of 2017/2018 Academic Year, indicating that high level of damage to educational facilities and…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Outcomes of Education
Hohman, James M.; Slasinski, Chase – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2019
Public school districts use private contractors to provide support services in an effort to save money, improve services and better prioritize district resources. The Mackinac Center has surveyed school districts about their use of contractors since 2001. This year's survey revealed that 69.7% of schools contract out for food, custodial or…
Descriptors: School Surveys, State Surveys, Privatization, Public Schools
Beauregard, Michael A. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Public institution facility operations and maintenance is a significant factor enabling an institution to achieve its stated objectives in the delivery of public service. To meet the societal need, Facility Directors must make increasingly complex decisions managing the demands of building infrastructure performance expectations with limited…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Facilities Management, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Support Systems
Ayllon, Miguel – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Using a narrative methodology of inquiry framed by an intersectionality theoretical framework, the purpose of this qualitative research study was to use "testimonios" to explore and describe the experiences of Latino/a non-academic employees (i.e., staff who work in service/maintenance jobs) at MU. This research study ultimately…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, School Personnel, School Maintenance, Universities
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a prominent role in the nation's higher education system. For example, about one-third of African Americans receiving a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics received undergraduate degrees from HBCUs. To help HBCUs facing challenges accessing funding for capital…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation, Federal Aid
Awwad, Yousef; Burnham, John W.; Wilton, Courtney – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Portland Public Schools serves nearly 50,000 students in 90 schools averaging 77 years of age. Building age combined with decades of deferred maintenance created serious health and safety issues, numerous unfavorable media reports, and an irate public. In response, PPS Board of Directors commissioned an independent evaluation of various…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Trust (Psychology), Public Opinion, School Buildings
Hohman, James M.; Cammenga, Janelle – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2017
In 2001, contracting out for school support services by Michigan school districts was a rare practice. Less than one in three districts used private providers for food, custodial or transportation services. Today, 16 years later, the tables have completely turned: it is more unusual to find a district that does not outsource at least one of these…
Descriptors: School Surveys, State Surveys, Privatization, Public Schools
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Montiel, Isabel; Mayoral, Asunción M.; Navarro Pedreño, José; Maiques, Silvia; Marco Dos Santos, Gema – Education Sciences, 2020
The present paper deals with a wide range of issues related to the environmental quality in learning spaces, such as thermal and visual comfort, as well as energy efficiency. All of these issues fall under the umbrella of the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Upon reviewing publications of past studies, interviews were…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Physical Environment, Lighting, Educational Environment
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