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Stolzenberg, Ellen Bara; Hughes, Bryce – Liberal Education, 2017
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, transgender students in K-12 settings experience high rates of harassment (78 percent), physical assault (35 percent), and even sexual violence (12 percent). In response to the mounting evidence of discrimination, the Obama administration in May 2016 issued a "Dear Colleague"…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Social Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Bullying
Musil, Caryn McTighe – Liberal Education, 2013
After forty-one years in print, "On Campus with Women," the periodical publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Program on the Status and Education of Women (PSEW), has come to the end of its run. Caryn Musil writes that over the summer she has been preparing copies of all the issues published during her…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Females, Womens Education
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Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2012
This article addresses the broad-based reform movement led by state and federal policy makers and designed to increase dramatically the number of students graduating from the nation's colleges and universities. This movement--known as "the completion agenda"--aims to collect more and better data about students' educational progress toward degrees,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Policy
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Albertine, Susan – Liberal Education, 2012
Through its signature initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is promoting a vision for learning that begins in school: Starting in School . . . Rigorous and rich curriculum focused on the essential learning outcomes; comprehensive, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Productivity, General Education, Democracy, Colleges
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Berlowitz, Leslie – Liberal Education, 2010
Scientists have long recognized the value of having statistical data to measure the scope and vitality of education, research, and workforce development in their fields. Such data support evidence-based policy discussions in professional and governmental forums. Since 1982, the National Science Board has been required by law to publish…
Descriptors: Evidence, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demonstration Programs
Arcilla, Rene V. – Liberal Education, 2007
There is a certain kind of liberal educator who bases his or her practice on a particular attitude toward the "Big Questions." The questions of fundamental literacy in K-12 education, or of expertise in vocational and professional education, may be just as important, but they are seen as quite different in kind. Indeed, the questions of liberal…
Descriptors: General Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Liberal Arts, Teaching Methods
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Duster, Troy; Waters, Alice – Liberal Education, 2006
This article discusses a relatively new and decidedly healthy educational movement emerging across the United States, from grade schools to high schools, from community colleges to graduate programs at the nation's most prestigious universities. The movement goes by the name of "engaged learning." The authors describe two experiments to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Public Schools, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction