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Stewart, Sarah – Hezel Associates, 2015
Acting as the lead agency for the "National STEM Consortium" (NSC), Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) engaged Hezel Associates to provide an independent program and impact evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded STEM certificate initiative. This report is comprehensive and covers the findings from all 4 years of the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Program Evaluation, Consortia, Community Colleges
Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2011
The cost of college continues to outpace inflation, even as average household income has declined over the past decade. Since 2008, StraighterLine has offered a new way of reducing the cost of a college degree: self-paced, pay-as-you-go introductory level college courses. The underlying philosophy of the program is that students can get an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Income, Educational Experience, Student Surveys
Knestis, Kirk; Smoke-Zur, Naomi; Gibson, Rachel; Pike, Jessica Yusaitis; Higgins, Cathy – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2011
The Title II-D grant program, "Enhancing Education Through Technology," (EETT) provides financial assistance to higher poverty school districts that have the greatest need for technology support or have been identified as being in need of improvement. In 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) provided an additional $650…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology
Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2010
This guide is based on a study funded by Lumina Foundation for Education and conducted by Hezel Associates and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Designed to aid policymakers and others, this report takes a state-by-state look at practices related to transfer and articulation between two- and four-year public…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Articulation (Education), Student Mobility, Academic Persistence
Knestis, Kirk; Smoke-Zur, Naomi; Higgins, Cathy – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2010
The Title II-D grant program, "Enhancing Education Through Technology," (EETT) provides financial assistance to higher poverty school districts that have the greatest need for technology support or have been identified as being in need of improvement. In 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) provided an additional $650…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Educational Opportunities
Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2009
Lumina Foundation For Education has funded many efforts to improve the educational outcomes of students, institutions and agencies in higher education. In addressing systemic issues in education achievement--and specifically college completion--Lumina has been a leading organization supporting initiatives to understand and overcome the many,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Articulation (Education)
Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2009
In a time of evolving Algebraic standards and expectations for Minnesota teachers and students, the establishment of quality professional development and technical assistance can help educators move more confidently toward greater mathematics understanding and, subsequently, successful teaching and learning. To this end, the Minnesota Department…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Science Teachers, Professional Development
Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2007
PBS TeacherLine, an initiative funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Teach program, is designed to provide high-quality online professional development for K-12 teachers. Through the first five-year grant cycle, ending in 2005, PBS TeacherLine produced approximately 100 online facilitated courses in reading, mathematics,…
Descriptors: Public Television, Federal Programs, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Bedigian, Betsy – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2006
In a recent survey of continuing and professional education leaders, the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) reported that marketing budgets are steadily rising with institutions spending an average of $319 million on an integrated marketing mix that targets would-be students. What the numbers do not tell is the potential benefit of…
Descriptors: Service Occupations, Professional Education, Continuing Education, Alumni
Dominguez, Paula Szulc; Nicholls, Craig; Storandt, Barbara – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2006
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) sought to build on the strengths of high quality professional development through an online venture funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Teach (RTT) program. PBS TeacherLine was designed to provide high-quality, facilitated online professional development for K-12 teachers nationwide.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Mathematics Curriculum
Dominguez, Paula Szulc; Nicholls, Craig; Storandt, Barbara – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2006
To shed light on how states can use school performance data to support failing schools, the present study examined a subset of underperforming schools in South Carolina in the wake of a series of state-supported interventions. The study, part of a comprehensive evaluation of the South Carolina External Review Team Program, made extensive use of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Intervention, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Hezel Associates (NJ3), 2005
E-learning is the fastest-growing sub-sector of a $2.3 trillion global education market, and the market for online higher education is estimated to exceed $69 billion by 2015. One way to minimize risk in marketing and selling courses and programs overseas is to understand the environmental factors in taking programs to market in any selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Marketing
Hezel, Richard T.; Mitchell, Josh – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2005
To be successful, institutions marketing courses and programs overseas will confront a myriad of issues. Where should the savvy higher education institution begin the process of exploring and selling into the market? This document provides guidance by sketching a planning process that is vital to the successful development of a global presence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Environment