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Swail, Watson Scott – Educational Policy Institute, 2019
In 2013, the Arizona State University (ASU) Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) was awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The district applied with an ambitious grant designed to innovate programming for a total of six schools: two elementary (one Kindergarten through grade 5; one Kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Program Effectiveness
Swail, Watson Scott; Fung-Angarita, Maly – Educational Policy Institute, 2018
The issue of student retention and graduation from postsecondary institutions has grown in stature over the past decade. While the last 40 years of federal and state policies have focused largely on access to college, there is now a very real interest in not only getting students into college but also helping them earn baccalaureate and other…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Postsecondary Education, College Students, School Holding Power
Raisman, Neal A. – Educational Policy Institute, 2017
A survey on the state of academic customer service for students found that academic customer service provided on the nation's campuses is fair or weak at best and is a cause of many students leaving a college. Basic service functions such as training, telephone skills, and returning voice mails and emails are rudimentary service functions that are…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Holcombe, Lee – Educational Policy Institute, 2016
The Educational Policy Institute released a new report today about the ability of state and national databases to meet the policy needs related to higher education affordability. Written by EPI Senior Research Associate Lee Holcombe, the report finds that although states are establishing ambitious higher education participation and success targets…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, College Students, Student Financial Aid
Levine, Arthur; Swail, Watson Scott – Educational Policy Institute, 2014
On March 21 2013, the "Educational Policy Institute" held the first day of the EPI Forum on Education & the Economy in Orlando, Florida. The Forum was designed to discuss critical issues related to the nexus of education and the workforce. This document presents the transcribed session that featured two of the authors of the Teachers…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Documentaries, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Swail, Watson Scott – Educational Policy Institute, 2014
This EPI Policy Perspectives covers a presentation given at the European University Association Annual Convention (March 20, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic) that addresses the Bologna process in the European Union. The process raised many questions regarding the role of the university, and the entire tertiary/postsecondary system of education.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Barriers, Educational Policy, College Role
Raisman, Neal – Educational Policy Institute, 2013
This report, an analysis of 1669 U.S. institutions, is a first-time study of the relationship of attrition to revenues lost in four-year public, private, and for-profit colleges and universities on an annual basis. The report is the result of a study investigating the financial impact of attrition on four-year colleges and universities. Other…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Costs, Income, Public Colleges
Usher, Alex – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2009
The purpose of this document is to examine the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of both the existing system of program delivery and a trio of alternative delivery mechanisms. It does not issue any recommendation with respect to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid, Canada Natives, American Indian Education
Usher, Alex; Dunn, Ryan – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2009
With the global recession in full effect, post-secondary education in Canada is about to face some very significant challenges. The purpose of this report is to outline the likely main effects of this global recession on the Canadian post-secondary education (PSE) sector, as well as suggest a series of measures that governments can take to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Economic Climate, Financial Problems
Usher, Alex; Duncan, Patrick – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2008
In 2006 the Educational Policy Institute released the first edition of "Beyond the Sticker Price: A Closer Look at Canadian University Tuition Fees." The report presented a new way by which to look at the prices and costs associated with university tuition, an alternative to the annual tuition fee report produced by Statistics Canada…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Credits, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2008
On October 14, 2008, Canadians will travel to the polls for the 40th Canadian General Election--only two years since the 2006 election which brought the Conservative Government to power. In preparation for the election, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) is publishing a series of election-related papers, including an overview of the top…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid, Educational Policy, Investment
Junor, Sean; Usher, Alex – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2008
Technological advances in communication and transportation have increased educational opportunities for post-secondary education students around the globe. Individuals and information now travel quicker and cheaper between countries and continents. Post-secondary institutions no longer have a local, jurisdictional or even domestic focus; their…
Descriptors: Credits, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Educational Opportunities
Junor, Sean; Usher, Alex – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2007
There was a major change in Canadian student aid in the late 1990s, due largely to a package of measures adopted by the Government Canada as part of its "Canada Opportunities Strategy". At the time, what aroused the most comment was the creation in 1998 of the $2.5 billion Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (Foundation). But while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Swail, Watson Scott; Hosford, Sarah – Educational Policy Institute (NJ1), 2007
In spring 2005, the Educational Policy Institute was contracted by an anonymous, non-profit, Missouri-based organization to conduct analysis of data from a series of focus groups of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students. The purpose of the focus groups, conducted by the Change and Innovation Agency in Jefferson City, was to examine the postsecondary…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Grade 11, Career Counseling, Educational Opportunities
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accountability, Case Studies
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