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Herndon, Keith; Krueger, Vicki – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
This application brief explains the creation and execution of a leadership training program within the context of journalism education. The news media has experienced profound changes in an era of digital disruption. Massive job loss, financial distress, and ownership consolidation have resulted in a chaotic industry. Promising young journalists…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Industry, News Media, Journalism Education
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Heijstra, Thamar Melanie; Steinthorsdóttir, Finnborg Salome; Einarsdóttir, Thorgerdur – Gender and Education, 2017
Internationalisation, competition and performance orientation are nowadays essential in the managing and financing of universities. This pattern has intensified with the austerity measures and fiscal consolidation that followed the financial crisis in 2008. This article examines the academic labour process and career making of academics from a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Work Environment, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes
Shakrani, Sharif M. – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2011
The author's "School District Consolidation Study in 10 Michigan Counties" study was published in August, 2010 by The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. It was intended to measure the financial impact of consolidation of schools at the county level akin to other states like Virginia, Florida and Maryland. The study was…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Counties, School District Reorganization
Stewart, Marvin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined financial aspects of the consolidation or annexation of 12 pairs of school districts in Texas during the period 1996-2006. Nine of the twelve districts consolidated by mutual agreement of the two school boards and three annexations were by order of the Commissioner of Education of Texas. Financial criteria studied were: (a) per…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Criteria, Transportation, State Aid
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Mann, Odessa Yanisha; Novey, Daniel; Lewis, Travis – Education Leadership Review, 2021
This study explored the impact of rural school district consolidation in eastern North Carolina. Wilkins County is a low-income, low-performing county with an average daily membership (ADM) of 1,501 students. This case study reviews the process of consolidation one year after the 2017-2018 consolidation in terms of academic, financial, and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Consolidated Schools, School Districts, Outcomes of Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
Growing concern over the complexity of the federal financial aid system and a push toward simplification has led to increased attention toward streamlining the federal student aid programs. Specifically, several proposals and policy papers have recommended consolidating the federal aid programs into one grant program and one loan program, commonly…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Finance Reform, Program Proposals
Shakrani, Sharif M. – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2010
As Duncomb and Yinger (2001) have stated, "School consolidation represents the most dramatic change in education governance and management in the United States in the twentieth century. Over 100,000 school districts have been eliminated through consolidation since 1938, a drop of almost 90 percent (NCES 1999, Table 90). This longstanding…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Districts, Consolidated Schools, Counties
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Olaopa, Olawale R. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2022
In Africa, the processes of democratic consolidation are endangered in spite of various administrative and financial reforms having been implemented to reinforce fiscal consolidation and strengthen governance in the public sector. This then requires investigating the efficacy of these ingenuities in situations where the policy-makers wield…
Descriptors: Prevention, Deception, Money Management, Federal Aid
Saron, Bradford G.; Birchbauer, Louis J. – School Administrator, 2011
Sadly, the fiscal condition of school systems now not only is troublesome, but in some cases has surpassed all expectations for the worst-case scenario. Among the states, one common response is to drop funding for public education to inadequate levels, leading to permanent program cuts, school closures, staff layoffs, district dissolutions and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Boards of Education, Superintendents, Public Education
Kerrigan, Steven M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current study seeks to identify a possible connection between the consolidation and reorganization of public school districts and schools and state-level legislation throughout the United States from 1993 through 2012. A mixed methods approach was utilized. Quantitative analysis of statewide public school district data identified states…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Consolidated Schools, School Organization
Reich, Robert B. – American School Board Journal, 1992
For U.S. workers to have jobs that add value to world economy, resulting in higher living standard, they need to learn problem-solving skills while in school. This will require larger federal financial roles; consolidation of some school districts; and more support from the private sector in working with schools to provide a school-to-work…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Status, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality
Gordon, Nora; Knight, Brian – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006
This paper examines the forces behind political integration through the lens of school district consolidations, which reduced the number of school districts in the United States from around 130,000 in 1930 to under 15,000 at present. Despite this large observed decline, many districts resisted consolidation before ultimately merging and others…
Descriptors: School Districts, Incentives, Rural Schools, Resistance to Change
Smith, Brandy Dyan – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Faced with unprecedented budget cuts, Western University had implemented vertical cuts in the Spring of 2010 resulting in the elimination of two departments within their College of Education. Western University was not alone in its struggle. Institutions nationwide were coping with similar financial constraints, with freezes, consolidations, and…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Case Studies, Universities, Schools of Education
Engelhardt and Engelhardt, Inc., Purdy Station, NY. – 1970
This document explores the feasibility of consolidating three North Carolina school districts into a single administrative unit. Factors analyzed include future population and enrollment growth, existing buildings and school building needs, program offerings, staff qualifications, administrative organization, and financial considerations of…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Consolidated Schools, Construction Needs, Educational Facilities
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Santos, Vinícius A.; Barreira, Matheus P.; Saad, Karen R. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2022
The consolidation of technology as an alternative strategy to cadaveric dissection for teaching anatomy in medical courses was accelerated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the need for social distance policies and the closure of laboratories and classrooms. Consequently, new technologies were created, and those already been developed…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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