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Onyeneke, James C. E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research Focus: The purpose of this study was to explore the role that mentoring played in the professional development of minority faculty in the Texas State higher education system. Research Methods: A phenomenological qualitative research design was employed for this study. Data was collected using open ended in-depth interviews with eight…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
Parker, Emily – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Within the constitution of each of the 50 states, there is language that mandates the creation of a public education system. The authority for public education falls to states because of a 1973 Supreme Court case which determined that the federal government has no responsibility to provide systems of public education. These constitutional…
Descriptors: Public Education, Constitutional Law, State Government, Court Litigation
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
Laine, Richard; Cohen, Marjorie; Nielson, Kate; Palmer, Iris – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2015
The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training, and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living. Because the education system has failed to attain hoped-for outcomes, some states are investigating new systems,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Fulton, Cheryl L.; Greene, Jennifer H.; Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand; Blalock, Sarah M.; Haiyasoso, Maria – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
Leadership programs and services have burgeoned over the past decade to encourage greater representation in leadership among girls and teens. Yet, little is known about the prevalence and type of girls' leadership programs or services adopted in secondary schools, whether they are perceived as important or effective by school counselors, or what…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Secondary School Students
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Page, Larkin – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
Educators continue to advocate for increased family involvement in the education system, so there is value in understanding the reading and literacy histories, beliefs, and actions of parents. It is important for educators to recognize these dynamics because parents not only bring their children to school but they also "bring" the prior…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Parent Attitudes, Hispanic Americans, Literacy
Texas Business Leadership Council, 2013
Texas' ability to create an education system that delivers on workforce and post-secondary readiness for all students is crucial to our long-term prosperity. We must fully transform our state's education system to meet the challenges and opportunities so clearly evident today. Yet, according to a report commissioned by the Houston Endowment from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Graduation, Public Education
Texas Education Agency, 2016
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2004-05 through 2014-15 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Public Education Information Management System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for special populations…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Rate, Management Information Systems
Texas Education Agency, 2016
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2005-06 through 2015-16 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Public Education Information Management System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for special populations…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Enrollment Trends, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2019
Education is the bedrock of an informed democracy and the bridge to lifelong learning. To ensure that every Texan reaches their full potential, it's important that all families have access to high-quality education--regardless of their ZIP code. However, efforts to expand educational options for Texas families in the form of charter schools have…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, State Aid, State Government
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Hodara, Michelle; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Stevens, David; Mazzeo, Christopher – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Problems with credit mobility, or the transfer of credits from a sending to a receiving institution, may be one reason why community college transfer students have low rates of bachelor's degree completion. This study investigates different policy approaches to credit mobility and how college staff and students experience transfer at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, College Credits
Morse, Andrew; Sisneros, Lauren; Perez, Zeke; Sponsler, Brian A. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2016
"Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action" offers a detailed summary of state legislative action and higher education system policy decisions that have occurred in two specific categories: (1) States that have permitted or are seeking to permit guns on campus; and (2) States that have prohibited or are seeking…
Descriptors: Weapons, Gun Control, Educational Policy, Public Policy
Dauter, Luke; Olivieri, Samantha – Education Cities, 2018
The Education Equality Index (EEI), created through a unique collaboration of GreatSchools and Education Cities, is a nationally comparative measure that looks at how well students from low-income families are achieving in schools, cities, and states across the country and The EEI taps GreatSchools' national school information database and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Measures (Individuals), Low Income Students, Academic Achievement
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Black, Sandra E.; Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We investigate the efficacy and equity of college admissions criteria by estimating the effect of multiple measures of college readiness on college performance in the context of race-blind automatic admissions policies. We take advantage of a unique institutional feature of the Texas higher education system to control for selection into…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Readiness, Affirmative Action
Waller, Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The majority of tenured faculty members, full professors, and senior level administrators, such as presidents, provosts, and deans, are likely to be men (Hammond, 2015). Given that there are an equal or even higher number of women in academic employment, the concern becomes why men still dominate higher ranking positions within American colleges…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Databases
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