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Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
In 1997, policymakers in Kentucky enacted perhaps the most sweeping higher education reform legislation of any state in the past two decades. Kentucky's Postsecondary Education Improvement Act (House Bill 1) has been heralded by many higher education leaders across the U.S. as one of the great success stories--a rare instance when a state's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2010
In February 2009, President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress: "By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world". Higher education policymakers across the country were immediately encouraged by this statement, and a variety of policy organizations quickly set out to calculate the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Politics of Education
Jones, Dennis P.; Ewell, Peter T. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2009
The College Access and Completion Innovation Fund proposed by the Obama administration in the FY 2009-10 budget holds considerable promise as a tool to leverage badly needed change in higher education nationally--and especially in California. It is potentially the most flexible tool among those currently available to promote attainment of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Attainment, Databases
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2008
A central objective of state policy is to move larger numbers of citizens through the "educational pipeline" to attain a college degree. In part this objective recognizes that the U.S. is losing its historic dominance in the proportion of young adults with a postsecondary credential (OECD, 2007). Equally important in stimulating change…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Educational Attainment
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2005
At a time when many states are becoming increasingly diverse, the need for more complete and useful measures of educational equality among ethnic and gender groups is critical. This study--funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education--examines disparities in educational attainment among race/ethnic and gender groups in the U.S. and within each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences