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Delaney, Jennifer A.; Kearney, Tyler D.; Hemenway, Bradley – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
As tuition levels rise, predictability is an increasingly important consideration of college financing. In this article, the authors explore contemporary policy tools intended to enhance tuition predictability. They specifically consider guaranteed tuition plans. The authors begin their discussion by considering the prevalence of guaranteed…
Descriptors: Tuition, At Risk Students, Educational Policy, Student Costs
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Springer, Andrew E.; Kelder, Steven H.; Byrd-Williams, Courtney E.; Pasch, Keryn E.; Ranjit, Nalini; Delk, Joanne E.; Hoelscher, Deanna M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
The Central Texas Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Middle School Project is a 3.5-year school-based project aimed at promoting physical activity (PA), healthy eating, and obesity prevention among public middle school students in Texas. This article describes the CATCH intervention model and presents baseline findings from spring 2009.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Eating Habits, Obesity, Prevention
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Luke, Douglas; Justice, Madeline – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Adult enrollment in higher education institutions has grown significantly during the last decade, with students aged 25 and older attending 4-year institutions at higher rates than before. In the 21st century, few can improve their socioeconomic status or advance professionally without higher education. Colleges and universities must consider this…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Business Administration Education, Accounting, Finance Occupations
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Trevino, Roberto P.; Pham, Trang; Mobley, Connie; Hartstein, Jill; El Ghormli, Laure; Songer, Thomas – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Food service directors have a concern that federal reimbursement is not meeting the demands of increasing costs of healthier meals. The purpose of this article is to report the food option changes and the annual revenues and expenses of the school food service environment. Methods: The HEALTHY study was a 3-year (2006 to 2009)…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Dining Facilities, Costs
McCarty, Nolan M. – 1990
In 1989, the Midland College Business and Economic Development Center conducted a survey of manufacturing and oil-related businesses in the Midland area of Texas who were members of the Midland Chamber of Commerce. A comparable study was conducted in 1990 of businesses who were members of the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce. For the Midland survey,…
Descriptors: Business, Business Cycles, Community Colleges, Competition
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development. – 1981
This document describes Texas' natural resources and suggests ways to correlate conservation instruction into the existing curriculum. Resources discussed include: 1) soil (soil formation; properties of soils; soil survey, soil use in agriculture; soils and the state economy, land value; specific soil resources); 2) air (principal pollutants and…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
Johnson, Johnny M.; Webb, Earl S. – 1969
To determine what should be taught to persons preparing for employment in the horticultural industry, 30 nursery owners or operators chosen from five geographic areas of nursery concentration in Texas were interviewed. The specific objectives were to determine: (1) the most important competencies, (2) the influence of geographic location and size…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Job Skills