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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
This study examined the history of band tournaments governed by the Michigan State Band Association (MSBA), beginning with the first competition in 1877 and ending with the disbandment of the Association and tournaments in 1884. The research focused specifically on the (a) organization, rules, and procedures of the tournaments; (b) details…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
Johnson, Jean – Kettering Foundation, 2014
At state and institutional levels, leaders are discussing and enacting policy changes that could shape the future of higher education for decades-especially public higher education. But when citizens talk about the mission of higher education today, their conversations are different from those of policymakers. How do their values and concerns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2011
In the passionate debates over providing equal educational opportunity for all children, it's frequently argued that large financial inequities create challenges for many public schools, particularly those in lower-income urban areas. This study compares the revenues and operating expenditures of Michigan's urban, suburban, town and rural school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Expenditures, Municipalities
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Teacher evaluations can be used by states and districts to support and develop an exceptional workforce. Accurate evaluations based on quality data can help differentiate teacher performance, inform feedback, improve professional development, provide opportunities for pay increases and advancement, and provide rationale for teacher dismissals. Yet…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Educational Trends
Rudloff, Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The accountability of No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2001) provided assurance that "all children (would) have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments" (Section 1001). According to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Education, College Entrance Examinations, Mathematics Achievement
Elliott, William; Chan, Monnica; Poore, Anthony – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Education provides one of the best opportunities for American children to build the capacity to climb up the economic ladder. It has even been called the "great equalizer" in American society. In today's tightened labor market, providing equal access to postsecondary education is more critical than ever. The Georgetown Center on…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Economic Impact, Educational Attainment, College Outcomes Assessment
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Green, Terrance L. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2015
For decades, research on geography of opportunity has indicated that where people live impacts their access to opportunities, especially education. Most research on geography of opportunity has focused on spatial inequality between low and high opportunity neighborhoods, which has unintentionally fostered narrow perspectives about low-opportunity…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Geographic Information Systems, Urban Schools, Educational Opportunities
Hess, Frederick M.; Loup, Cody – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008
In the era of No Child Left Behind, principals are increasingly held accountable for student performance. But are teacher labor agreements giving them enough flexibility to manage effectively? This study answers this question and others. It examines how much flexibility school leaders enjoy on key dimensions of management in America's fifty…
Descriptors: School Administration, School Districts, School District Size, Contracts
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Until recently, states focused on ensuring the presence of a "highly qualified teacher" in every classroom. Under the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this title described a teacher holding at least a bachelor's degree and the appropriate state license and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Qualifications
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Kearney, C. Philip; Chen, Li-Ju – Journal of Education Finance, 1990
Uses a time-series approach to investigate whether Michigan's school finance arrangements provide equal opportunity for Black minority students. Employing four relationship-based measures (the correlation coefficient, slope, elasticity, and adjusted relationship), the study found a generally positive relationship between Black student enrollment…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Minority Groups
Detroit Board of Education, MI. – 1962
This document presents the recommendations for equal educational opportunities prepared in 1962 by a citizens group appointed by the Board of Education in Detroit, Michigan. Also included are the Board's action on each recommendation, and comments by the staff of the Board. Covered are such areas as curriculum and guidance, organization and…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Curriculum, Educational Facilities
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Tandon, Pooja S.; Garrison, Michelle M.; Christakis, Dimitri A. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To describe and compare obesity prevention practices related to physical activity and beverages in home- and center-based child care programs. Methods: A telephone survey of licensed home- and center-based child care programs in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington between October and December 2008. Results: Most programs…
Descriptors: Obesity, Play, Physical Activities, Telephone Surveys
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Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity. – 1972
The Staff of the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity spent several months, during 1971, examining the Michigan Department of Education records of the Michigan Educational Assessment program--as well as visiting in various school districts of the State. The charts presented in this volume of the Committee's hearings are the result of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Finance
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – 2002
This is a collection of papers from a 2001 symposium at Harvard University entitled "State Merit Aid Programs: College Access and Equity." After a Foreword by Gary Orfield, the seven papers are (1) "State Merit Scholarship Programs: An Introduction" (Donald E. Heller); (2) "Merit Scholarships and College Access: Evidence…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Higher Education
Caesar, Gene; And Others – 1973
Under the plan described in this report--a so-called "Equal Yield" formula contained in Senate Bill No. 110--each district will have an equal opportunity to realize the same amount of revenue per pupil from each unit or "mill" of local tax levied in combined State and local funds. The publication examines in detail several key…
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Schools
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