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Alexander, F. King – Journal of Education Finance, 2011
A Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provision for higher education was first adopted in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and was included as a requirement for states to participate in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The information in this article was presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Paying for College, State Aid
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Mathis, William J. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
This is a section of "Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking," a multipart brief that takes up a number of important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research. Each section focuses on a different issue, and its recommendations to policymakers are based on the latest scholarship. A founding premise of charter…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
Jackson, Sonia; Cameron, Claire – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on new original research, the book examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
Ten years have passed since New York's highest court ruled in the landmark school-funding and educational-rights case, "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," that the state was violating students' constitutional right to the "opportunity for a sound basic education" and ordered significant reforms of the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Accountability, Educational Opportunities, Student Rights
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Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter; Verhoeven, Jef C.; Buvens, Ina – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
Schools are increasingly expected to take responsibility for aspects of educational quality assurance. The fact that the Flemish government requires its schools to conduct self-evaluations of their equal opportunities policies is an example of this. This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the quality of these school…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Baker, Bruce D.; Sciarra, David G.; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2015
While the United States was recovering from the recent economic stress caused by the Great Recession, individual state economies were improving at a slow pace. In 2012, state education budgets came to a crossroads, as most states had exhausted their allocations of federal stimulus dollars. Prior editions of this report noted how many states used…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Martin, Barbara – Trentham Books Ltd, 2011
This captivating book illuminates our understanding of how young children develop gender identities. A two year longitudinal research project on children's own understandings of gender casts new light on how 3 and 4 year old newcomers in early years classes learn rules for gendered behaviour from older children, in their imaginative and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Play, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education
Darden, Edwin – Appleseed, 2011
This project focuses on the policies and practices of school boards (or mayors or others who govern public schools), and how their priorities can make a tangible difference in the academic success of kids living in poor communities. Instead of focusing on deficits of poverty, the researchers wanted to stress school board action as an effective…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests, Public Schools
Eaton, Susan; Chirichigno, Gina – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the third in a series of briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by Professors…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Public Schools, Social Influences, Academic Achievement
Eaton, Susan – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the first in a series of three research briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Public Schools, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Eaton, Susan – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the second in a series of briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by Professors…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Public Schools, Correlation
Washington State School Directors' Association (NJ1), 2011
Governing public schools is one of the most important responsibilities a citizen can undertake. School board members work on behalf of all the families in their community, with fellow board members and with other community partners, to ensure that each student has equal and ample opportunities to reach his or her greatest potential. This guide…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Governance, Public Education, Local Issues
Komer, Richard D.; Neily, Clark – Institute for Justice, 2007
This report, for the first time ever, provides a state-by-state breakdown of the key elements a policymaker needs in order to understand the legal environment for school choice in any given state--and to craft appropriate legislation to expand educational opportunity. This guide is intended to arm policymakers and advocates with the essential…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Opportunities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Neal, Sarah – 1998
This book addresses the ways in which British higher education institutions have responded to equal opportunities issues, particularly race issues. The book is organized around four university case studies conducted in 1992 and 1993. The case studies involved analyses of equal opportunities policy documents of each university and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Change, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering. – 1989
This is the fourth report to the Congress of this committee; formerly known as the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Technology. This report summarizes work accomplished since the April, 1986 report. The report contains recommendations for action to ensure the continued and expanded participation of women, minorities and the…
Descriptors: College Science, Disabilities, Engineering, Engineering Education
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