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Burke, Lindsey; Bedrick, Jason – EdChoice, 2018
In 2014, Florida became the second state to enact education savings accounts (ESAs), a relatively new form of educational choice that empowers families to utilize state funding to customize K-12 schooling options beyond just private school tuition, which is all that's allowable under a more traditional voucher program. Now called the Gardiner…
Descriptors: Money Management, Parents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Vandivere, Sharon; Malm, Karin – Child Trends, 2015
One factor that may facilitate a successful reunification of children in foster care with their parents--or failing that, provide an alternate route to permanency through adoption or guardianship--is children's connections with extended family. However, because foster care frequently disrupts social connections, practitioners may need to take…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Barriers, Family Relationship, Child Welfare
Browne, Daniel – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
A new RAND Corporation study shows that voluntary summer programs can benefit children from low-income families, particularly those with high attendance. Programs studied in five school districts had several elements in common: a mix of academics and enrichment activities, certified teachers, small class sizes, full-day programming provided five…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
Mayer, Alexander K.; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Diamond, John – MDRC, 2015
Access to college has increased substantially over the last 50 years, but student success--defined as the combination of academic success and degree or certificate completion--has not kept pace. Student success, moreover, generally correlates with students' financial resources: Students from high-income families attend and complete college at…
Descriptors: Innovation, Access to Education, College Preparation, Advisory Committees
Mattox, William R., Jr. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
Most parents want two things: (1) to protect their children from being immersed in a school culture that is at odds with their family culture or philosophical world view and (2) for their children to be sufficiently exposed to people who are different from them that they will be well prepared for success and influence in the real world.…
Descriptors: School Culture, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Home Schooling
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2017
Persistently large achievement gaps between high-social-class and low-social-class children in America, and the disparities in opportunity that drive these achievement gaps, threaten the very notion of the American Dream. The lack of true equality of opportunity calls for much more comprehensive interventions to tackle those gaps. This report…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Policy
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Haardörfer, Regine; Melanson, Taylor; Allen, Lindsey; Bundy, Lucja T.; Kreuter, Matthew W.; Williams, Rebecca S.; Hovell, Melbourne F.; Mullen, Patricia Dolan – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Scalable interventions remain effective across a range of real-world settings and can be modified to fit organizational and community context. "Smoke-Free Homes: Some Things are Better Outside" has been effective in promoting smoke-free home rules in low-income households in efficacy, effectiveness, generalizability, and dissemination…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Family Environment, Intervention
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation's public school students. The importance of these "Mega-States" goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They now serve more than half of the nation's English language learners (ELL), as well as some of the largest concentrations of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Federal State Relationship, English Language Learners
Carr, Andrea – 1978
The report examines the operation of Florida's child protective service system based on analysis of 2,889 representative cases of child abuse or neglect received by the State of Florida Child Abuse Registry from 1970 thru midsummer of 1977. Associations were investigated between antecedent variables (child's sex, race and age, and family structure…
Descriptors: Age, Case Records, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
Hall Giesinger, C.; Adams Becker, S.; Davis, A.; Shedd, L. – New Media Consortium, 2016
Higher education is ripe for innovation. While emerging technological developments such as digital courseware and mobiles apps have made it easier than ever for people to engage with learning resources, significant issues of access and equity persist among students from low-income, minority, single-parent families, and other disadvantaged groups.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Osgood, D. Wayne; Chambers, Jeff M. – Juvenile Justice Bulletin, 2003
Social disorganization is the primary theory by which criminologists account for crime rates. Current versions of social disorganization theory assume that strong networks of social relationship prevent crime and delinquency. A community's capacity to develop and maintain strong systems of social relationship is influenced by residential…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Crime, Delinquency, One Parent Family
Greene, Jay P.; Winters, Marcus A. – Center for Civic Innovation, 2005
This study evaluates the effect that the size of a state's school districts has on public high school graduation rates. The authors calculate the graduation rate over the last decade and examine the relationship between these graduation rates and changes in each state's average school district size. The study finds that decreasing the size of…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High Schools, Educational Change, School District Size
MDC, 2018
In every state in the South, the percentage of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher who were born outside the state exceed the percentage born in-state, reflecting their dependence on imported talent over building their own talent-development systems. In Virginia, the Southern state with the highest percentage of residents with a B.A. or…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Demography, Academic Achievement, Income
Andrews, Wilbur Drew – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this investigation was (a) to determine the level of satisfaction that exiting high school students felt regarding the job preparation and training they received in high school, (b) gather data on work experiences during high school, (c) gather data on job training experiences during high school, and (d) gather data on students…
Descriptors: Wages, Investigations, Ethnic Groups, Job Training
Poliakoff, Michael; Alacbay, Armand – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2013
The State University System of Florida has in recent years faced major budgetary challenges, remarkable for the size of its reductions in state funding, even when compared to the large cuts seen in so many states struck by the recession of 2008. What is more surprising in the world of higher education, however, is the progress that Florida's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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