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Torrez, Larriann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this Policy Delphi Study was to identify the perceptions of California adult school administrators regarding the impacts of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) on the operation of the adult education system, to rate the impacts as to their importance, and to identify strategies for addressing the impacts on existing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Block Grants, Administrator Attitudes, Delphi Technique
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
"PreK-3 Alignment in California's Education System: Obstacles and Opportunities" by Rachel Valentino and Deborah J. Stipek reviews the opportunities and challenges that must be addressed to better align PreK-3 education in California. The report describes policies and practices that districts have implemented to strengthen alignment, and…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Ellis, Addie Lucille; Geller, Kathy D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This narrative study is based on stories told by African American adolescents experiencing homelessness. It offers insights into their lived experiences and describes the challenges faced in negotiating the urban education system. African American youth are disproportionately represented in the adolescent homeless demographic. "Unheard and…
Descriptors: Housing, African American Students, Adolescents, Disproportionate Representation
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Marginson, Simon – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
In the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, California in the United States famously combined the principles of excellence and access within a steep three-tiered system of Higher Education. It fashioned the world's strongest system of public research universities, while creating an open access system that brought college to millions of American…
Descriptors: Master Plans, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Access to Education
Bell, Courtney A.; White, Rachel S.; White, Melissa E. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
California's students have generally been making slow gains on nationally representative tests over the better part of the last 10 years. While these improvements are important, the gaps between subgroups of students are large and overall achievement places California in the lowest 10 percent of states (NCES, 2015). Given that teachers matter more…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Alignment (Education), Beginning Teachers
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Phillips, Meredith; Reber, Sarah; Rothstein, Jesse – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Modern computing technology makes it possible for governments at all levels to use the data they already collect to improve service coordination and delivery, and to conduct research and evaluation to inform policymaking. California is well behind other states in taking advantage of this opportunity, in education and in other fields. The state has…
Descriptors: Data Use, Educational Improvement, State Programs, Information Systems
Wilson, Stacy; Fuller, Ryan; Mykhaylichenko, Olena – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2011
In this report the authors use key outcome measures to summarize student performance within each higher education system; describe the degree of progress derived from system-level initiatives; and offer recommendations to address impediments and reduce demographic disparities. This report is a starting point for determining how everyone can…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Success, Educational Improvement, Student Improvement
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Santos, Jose L.; Acevedo-Gil, Nancy – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
The article examines the status of leadership in two California public higher education systems: California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) from 2001 to 2009. Findings reveal that the representation of Latina/o faculty and administrators does not reflect the density in the Latina/o undergraduate student and general…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Higher Education, Leadership, Community Colleges
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Hanley, Lawrence Francis; Bonilla, Diego – Open Praxis, 2016
California's three public higher education systems (University of California, California State University, the California Community College System) enroll nearly 3 million undergraduate students and employ almost 100 thousand faculty. In 2012, the California State Legislature directed the three systems to create an online library of open…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2016
This publication is an overview of Higher Education in California to provide readers with a deeper understanding about how the public systems work. The primer outlines the mission, enrollment, cost of attendance, and governance and funding structure of each of California's public higher education systems. This resource also provides critical facts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, State Colleges
Warren, Paul – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
As postsecondary education has become increasingly important to California's economy and quality of life, the state has been considering how best to meet student and workforce needs over the long term. State leaders recognize that coordination across educational sectors is crucial to addressing these needs. The now-defunct California Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Coordination, Educational Planning, Statewide Planning
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Tierney, William G. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Postsecondary institutions always have been in a state of change. The author discusses four key areas of higher education--systems of tertiary education, privatization, academic work, and technology--that demand careful analysis that have always been of concern but now are entering a new phase of change. The author offers an interpretation of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Privatization
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Araque, Juan Carlos; Wietstock, Cathy; Cova, Heather M.; Zepeda, Steffanie – School Community Journal, 2017
The current pilot study examines the impact of the "Ten Education Commandments for Parents" program on (1) new immigrant Latino parents' knowledge of the U.S. public education system, (2) parent engagement, and (3) their children's academic achievement. Utilizing a pre-experimental, pre- and post-test research design, four schools with…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parents, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
Valentino, Rachel; Stipek, Deborah J. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
Empirical evidence that horizontal alignment of policies and practices from preschool through the early elementary grades sustains the effects of quality preschool and contributes to children's learning is scarce, as discussed above, but there are nevertheless good reasons to expect benefits to such alignment. Moreover, many districts and schools…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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