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Excelencia in Education, 2019
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth, almost two years ago (September 2017) and most educational institutions were severely impacted. Many are still recovering. As those on the island look to rebuild, it is important potential allies on the mainland are more aware of the enrollment and completion, funding patterns, and future…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Educational Attainment
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Carroll, Kevin S.; Mazak, Catherine M. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
This paper investigates the relationship between meso university language policies in Puerto Rico and their micro instantiations in an undergraduate psychology classroom. We describe a typology of language policies used by 38 universities and campuses in Puerto Rico where their openness allows for flexible implementation of everyday micro policy.…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Higher Education, Universities, School Policy
Labandera, Emily; Santiago, Deborah; Laurel, Julie – Excelencia in Education, 2021
"Excelencia" in Education conducted an environmental scan of Puerto Rico to better understand the community and context of higher education, as colleges and universities transform to better serve their Latino students. This environmental scan identifies and includes a profile of the community overall, the socio-economic profile and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Enrollment
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Bischoff, Shannon – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
The goal of this paper was to address the question, "Have the austerity measures enacted due to the global economic crisis impacted student enrollments at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez?" as Rodríguez (2011. "Social protest and the future of Higher Education in Puerto Rico." "Academe" 97(4).…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Private Colleges, Costs
Lopez, Carol; Younge, Odelia – Digital Promise, 2021
Digital Promise and Global Education Exchange Opportunities (GEEO) established a partnership in May 2020 to support and expand educator professional learning and use of technology in Puerto Rico through coaching and micro-credentials. Together, the organizations identified an opportunity to address the gaps in coaching structures and pilot a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Technological Literacy
Zenere, Frank J. – Communique, 2018
On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm packing winds of 185 miles per hour skirted the northern coast of Puerto Rico, leaving 1 million residents without electrical power. Schools were closed for 5 days, but a major calamity was narrowly avoided. Overall, residents were grateful for their good fortune, but the same could not be…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Mental Health, Psychologists
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Jernigan, J. A. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This essay considers U.S. civics education policy in Puerto Rico from 1900 to 1904. Civics education in Puerto Rico during these years offers a particularly unique context for exploring education at the edge of empire during the dawn of the twentieth century. The article begins with a discussion of civics education in the United States around that…
Descriptors: Civics, Educational Policy, Educational History, Acculturation
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Therriault, Susan; Li, Yibing; Bhatt, Monica P.; Narlock, Jason – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
High school graduation is a critical milestone for students as it has implications for future opportunity and success on both individual and societal levels. In Puerto Rico recent changes in how high school graduation rates are calculated have drawn closer attention to the issue of high school graduation and thus a growing interest in…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, High School Students, Graduation, Correlation
Excelencia in Education, 2021
In 2019-20, there were 569 HSIs located in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These institutions represented 18% of all institutions of higher education and enrolled 67% of Latino undergraduates. In this fact sheet, we provide a summary of HSIs, Emerging HSIs (eHSIs), and HSIs with Graduate Programs (gHSIs).
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Institutional Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
Gonzalez, Jacqueline Bocachica – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The phenomenon of school leadership in Puerto Rico is explored in this study, which was an examination of the perceptions and practices of 12 elementary school principals. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory that functions within a unique political structure yet is held to the same standards as all U.S. districts. The primary method of data collection…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Accountability
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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.; López de Méndez, Annette – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Through a collaboration between a university in the US Southeast and a university in Puerto Rico, the researchers explored the use of primary sources to challenge mainstream assumptions and views of Puerto Rico and support application of content and pedagogic approaches into early childhood and elementary classrooms among preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Material Selection, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Rodriguez, Awilda; Rosario-Ramos, Enid; Clasing Manquian, Paula; Rosario Colón, Adriana – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
After Hurricane María, approximately 3,500 students enrolled in on Florida's school district from Puerto Rico. Displaced Puerto Rican high schoolers incurred the transitional costs of forced migration at a time in their educational trajectories when they are formulating their postsecondary plans. While student mobility is not uncommon, prevailing…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Natural Disasters, Trauma
Education Commission of the States, 2019
Education Commission of the States researched Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) policies in all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to provide this comprehensive resource. Over the course of six rounds of funding, the National Center for Education Statistics awarded SLDS Grants to 47 states, the District of Columbia and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, State Programs, State Policy, Federal Aid
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Matos-Díaz, Horacio – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Faculty members and their corresponding academic fields at the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón are classified with regard to grading practices over time. Based on the effects on the intercept of the equations that predict the GPA and the proportion of student withdrawals observed in each of the 39,337 courses offered during 41 consecutive…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Policy, Educational History, College Faculty
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