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Schultz, Laura; Backstrom, Brian – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2021
As did the vast majority of higher education institutions, SUNY implemented test-optional admissions policies across all campuses for students applying to enroll in Fall 2021. SUNY and its peers made this decision in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which reduced applicants' access to SAT/ACT testing. A majority of these schools have…
Descriptors: College Admission, Educational Policy, College Entrance Examinations, Program Implementation
Backstrom, Brian – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2021
Nearly 43 million college student borrowers across the United States owe more than $1.56 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. The number of student borrowers in the country has increased by 1.3 million, or 3.1 percent, over the past five years, while the amount of outstanding student debt in the country has increased by a whopping $…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, College Students
Natow, Rebecca S. – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2021
Broadly conceptualized, federal-state partnerships refer to collaborations between the federal government and states to create or implement policy. In the higher education policy arena, such partnerships have the potential to transform how higher education is funded and regulated, making college more affordable and more accessible to a larger…
Descriptors: Federal State Relationship, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Partnerships in Education
Clayton, Katy; Backstrom, Brian – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2021
College tuition at public institutions across the country rose by 36.2 percent on average over the decade 2008-09 to 2018-19. The average total cost of college, accounting for all expenses such as room and board, across all institutions public and private grew by 22.4 percent. Students and their families are borrowing an enormous amount of money…
Descriptors: Tuition, Paying for College, Costs, State Universities
Gais, Thomas; Backstrom, Brian; Frank, Jamie; Wagner, Alan – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2019
There has been an ongoing dialogue among education stakeholders across the nation about impending teacher shortages, and individual states have been grappling with how to properly detect and deal with potential gaps. But are there really shortages? If so, in what regions of the country or in states and to what degree of severity? What type of…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Student Ratio
Backstrom, Brian – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2019
Over the past half-century, billions of dollars have been spent across the nation on efforts to transform low-performing public schools -- most of them urban, most of them low-income, and most of them disproportionately enrolled with students of color -- into models of success. It hasn't worked. The failure of attempts to remedy the state of urban…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Failure
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook; Cobanoglu, Ayse; O'Connor, Michael – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2019
The balanced development of cognitive and noncognitive skills is crucial not only for well-rounded child development in schools but also for career and life success. Unlike academic learning standards, however, there are rarely comparable "socioemotional learning" (SEL) standards. Under the pressure of high-stakes testing policies…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Social Development, Emotional Development
Craft, Trevor; Gonzalez, Nicholas; Kelleher, Kevin; Rose, MIKI; Takor, Ofu – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2019
College-in-prison programs are run by accredited universities and colleges, and allow participants to earn college degrees intended to facilitate positive real-world outcomes outside of the criminal justice system. Reduced rates of recidivism and increased employment opportunities are among the most cited benefits of providing higher education to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Postsecondary Education, Institutionalized Persons
Gais, Thomas; Backstrom, Brian; Malatras, Jim; Park, Young Joo – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
The Rockefeller Institute of Government is conducting a multistate examination of potential supply and demand issues for teachers. In other words, are states facing teaching shortages around the country? This report, the second state-specific review, is an initial overview of the P-12 teacher labor market in New York State (NYS). It examines the…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Student Ratio
Sorensen, Lucy; Frank, Jamie; Gais, Thomas; Sun, Hao – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
States and school districts across the United States have reported grappling with teacher shortages. Teacher preparation program enrollments and graduates have dropped at the national level, while the number of public school students has steadily risen. Teacher labor markets, however, differ greatly from state to state as well as between…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Malatras, Jim – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
There is a widening college access gap in the United States. The ever-rising cost of higher education, coupled with diminished government financial support and growing income inequality, have put college out of reach for many at a critical juncture when postsecondary education is essential for enhancing career prospects. The situation has been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Innovation, State Programs
Malatras, Jim; Park, Young Joo; Klancnik, Urska – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
The link between education funding levels and student outcomes is a matter of continuing debate, including in New York State. State education aid in New York follows a progressive formula that targets more aid to lower-income, higher-need school districts, yet these districts continue to dominate lists of the state's lowest performing schools. The…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Expenditures, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
Loss, Christopher P.; McGuinn, Patrick J. – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
In a recent volume published by Harvard Education Press, "The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era" (see ED568824), Christopher Loss and Patrick McGuinn gathered a group of researchers to explore the "convergence" of US education policy fifty years after the passage of the Elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education
Schultz, Laura – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
The State University of New York (SUNY) is one of the nation's largest public systems of affordable quality higher education. What is the economic impact of SUNY as an employer and manager of sixty-four campuses and three hospitals across New York? What is SUNY's overall contribution to the innovation infrastructure and labor force in New York?…
Descriptors: Public Education, State Colleges, Economic Impact, Industry
Malatras, Jim – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2018
Every school district in New York spends more per student than the national average. Yet, there are variations among districts -- largely depending on communities' relative wealth to help fund their school district. State aid attempts to equalize local wealth capacity among districts, which is evident by the fact that more than 72 percent of the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, School Districts, State Aid
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