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Martin, Pamela – California Research Bureau, 2014
Few innovations have galvanized libraries, schools, and museums like the maker movement. "Makerspaces" are community centers that combine manufacturing equipment with education in a way that lets people collaborate, explore and innovate. In makerspaces, people apply scientific and engineering principles in a hands-on environment to…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Manufacturing, Community Centers
Lindsey, Tonya D.; Buttice, Matthew K. – California Research Bureau, 2013
Primary, secondary, and higher education organizations are tasked with, among other things, preparing people for careers. Until the later decades of the 20th century women were often openly discouraged from the study of certain subjects (e.g., science, mathematics) and from obtaining higher degrees. Policies enacted during this time period sought…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Womens Studies, State Surveys, Educational Attainment
Blanton, Rebecca E.; Foster, Lisa K. – California Research Bureau, 2012
In 2011, CalVet and the California Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) requested the California Research Bureau (CRB) conduct a second iteration of its 2009 survey of women veterans; identifying their needs, surveying their service utilization and gathering information on their demographics. This report provides the findings of the…
Descriptors: Females, Participant Characteristics, Veterans, Individual Needs
Blanton, Rebecca E.; Foster, Lisa K. – California Research Bureau, 2012
Women veterans' needs have been subsumed under the needs of veterans in general for many years. Because women veterans make up less than ten percent of the total current veteran population, their unique needs have been obscured by this, but this is beginning to change. The federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the California Department of…
Descriptors: Females, Veterans, Surveys, Services
Blanton, Rebecca E. – California Research Bureau, 2012
This study was mandated by SB537 (Simitian, Chapter 650, Stats. of 2007, codified at Ed. Code Section 47613), which requires the California Research Bureau (CRB) to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report on the key elements and actual costs of charter school oversight. Charter schools are public schools that are operated by entities other…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
Blanton, Rebecca E. – California Research Bureau, 2012
The Legislature mandated the California Research Bureau (CRB) explore known best practices for charter school authorizers and survey California authorizers about their practices and costs. Additionally, the Legislature mandated CRB provide an analysis of current reimbursement for charter school oversight and include suggestions for improving…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, Costs, State Legislation
Martin, Pam – California Research Bureau, 2009
As part of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 146 (Solorio), the California Research Bureau was asked to report on the programmatic and funding elements of an effective international student and faculty exchange program, including good practices nationally, with an emphasis on public higher education institutions in California and Mexico. The CRB…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
de Cos, Patricia L.; Mulcahy, Nicolina; Chan, Julie – California Research Bureau, 2009
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation all students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California's state and regional economies. The California Research Bureau (CRB) undertook this research at the request of a bipartisan group of members of the…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Education Work Relationship, Career Education, Career Exploration
de Cos, Patricia L.; Chan, Julie – California Research Bureau, 2009
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation all students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California's state and regional economies. The California Research Bureau (CRB) undertook this research at the request of a bipartisan group of members of the…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Career Planning, School Surveys
de Cos, Patricia L. – California Research Bureau, 2009
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation all students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California's state and regional economies. The California Research Bureau (CRB) undertook this research at the request of a bipartisan group of members of the…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills, Career Education
de Cos, Patricia L.; Salling, Katharine – California Research Bureau, 2009
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation all students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California's state and regional economies. The California Research Bureau (CRB) undertook this research at the request of a bipartisan group of members of the…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Career Exploration, Attitudes, Middle School Students
de Cos, Patricia L.; Chan, Julie; Salling, Katharine – California Research Bureau, 2009
The Careers Project is a study of the preparation all students in public middle and high schools receive to explore career options and the relationship between that preparation and California's state and regional economies. The California Research Bureau (CRB) undertook this research at the request of a bipartisan group of members of the…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Secondary Education, Focus Groups, Career Education
Simons, Charlene Wear – California Research Bureau, 2008
Student loans are a rapidly growing $85 billion a year industry fueled by the substantial higher economic returns associated with a college education, increased demand from students and their parents, and grant and scholarship funds that have not kept pace with rising school tuition and fees. This report describes federally subsidized and…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Industry, Student Financial Aid, College Students
Jones, Martha – California Research Bureau, 2008
What does the geographic distribution of state spending look like? Are there regions of the state that receive more than their "fair share" of state funds? How is a region's "fair share" defined and calculated? This report examines the geographic distribution of state spending across nine regions: the San Francisco Bay Area,…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics, Resource Allocation
Foster, Lisa K. – California Research Bureau, 2008
School districts are central players in the child care delivery system: they operate a mix of child care centers and programs, serve a range of children of different ages, and fund their programs from a variety of federal, state, and local sources. This report provides a range of programmatic and fiscal information about the federal and state…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, School Districts, Child Care Centers
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