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Southern Education Foundation, 2015
For the first time in recent history, a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation's public schools come from low income families. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), evidence that 51 percent of the students across the nation's public schools were low income in 2013. The…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Low Income Groups, National Surveys, Poverty
Hector, Gerald – Southern Education Foundation, 2014
Serving on the board of any nonprofit organization has taken on added significance in recent years. There is greater accountability for trustees and for the overall mission and effectiveness of the organizations that they have the ultimate fiduciary responsibility to maintain. The changes have challenged not only the personal commitment that board…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Group Students, Educational Finance, Financial Exigency
Jones, Tiffany – Southern Education Foundation, 2014
States are increasingly funding higher education institutions based on their performance or outcomes instead of relying solely on student enrollment to determine funding formulas. Performance Funding (also called Performance-Based and Outcomes-Based Funding) policies provide state support to public colleges and universities based on outcome…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Colleges, Performance, Financial Support
Southern Education Foundation, 2014
This brief summarizes the findings of the larger study, "Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective Educational Systems. A Study of Juvenile Justice Schools in the South and the Nation." With awareness growing that schools are disciplining and suspending minority students at alarming rates, the…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Institutionalized Persons
Suitts, Steve; Dunn, Katherine; Sabree, Nasheed – Southern Education Foundation, 2014
With awareness growing that schools are disciplining and suspending minority students at alarming rates, the report provides powerful evidence that young people placed in the juvenile justice system-predominately minority males incarcerated for minor offenses-are receiving a substandard education. The report, "Just Learning: The Imperative to…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Institutionalized Persons
Beld, Jo Michelle – Southern Education Foundation, 2013
In recent years the higher education community has wrestled more intensely with the challenge of producing better, more robust, assessments of student learning. In addition to the national push to dramatically increase the number of Americans with post-secondary credentials, there is also considerable concern about being able to assure the quality…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Minority Group Students, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Parker, Tara L. – Southern Education Foundation, 2012
This report provides an overview of developmental education, describes the current policy environment, examines innovations at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and considers the implications for students and the national college completion agenda. While some states have moved away from racial/ethnic access and equity goals, MSIs have an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Colleges, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
Southern Education Foundation, 2011
Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. Georgia's law was enacted in May 2008 in order to assist low income students to transfer out of low performing public schools. Operations under the new act began in late 2008. The law permits taxpayers in Georgia to reduce their annual state taxes…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, Private Schools, Students
Southern Education Foundation, 2011
Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. The law permits individual taxpayers in Georgia to reduce annual state taxes up to $2,500 for joint returns when they divert funds to a student scholarship organization (SSO). Georgia's law providing tax credits for private school tuition grants or…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, Private Schools, Students
Suitts, Steve – Southern Education Foundation, 2010
This report finds that the South's public schools have a majority of students of color for the first time in history. In the school year ending 2009, African American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, American Indian, and multi-racial children constituted slightly more than half of all students attending public schools in the 15 states of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Low Income Groups
Suitts, Steve – Southern Education Foundation, 2010
The numbers of poor and low income students in the public schools of the South and nation have substantially increased during the last decade. Today a majority of the South's public school students are low income, and nationwide more than 45 percent of the public school children are also eligible for free or reduced lunches due to low family…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Poverty, Low Income Groups, Family Income
Southern Education Foundation, 2010
More than 5.7 million children lived in extreme poverty in the United States in 2008--surviving on less than $7 or $8 per day. Almost 1 in every 12 children was in a household with an income below 50 percent of the federal poverty line. These children belonged to households in every state of the Union, but they were largely concentrated in the 15…
Descriptors: Poverty, School Districts, Educational Policy, Public Education
Suitts, Steve – Southern Education Foundation, 2010
This report by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) finds that high-quality pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) is the "first, essential step towards building the educated workforce that will enable a better economic future for Mississippi." The report calls on Mississippi leaders to establish a blue-ribbon, bipartisan commission to develop a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Program Effectiveness
Southern Education Foundation, 2010
This Southern Education Foundation (SEF) report warns Southern states against endangering critical, hard-earned gains in early childhood education--the South's most effective innovation in public education--as state legislatures in the region consider substantial cuts to education programs. The SEF report reviews how the South continues to lead…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Education, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis
Southern Education Foundation, 2009
Released in June, 2010, this publication features excerpts from presentations by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) trustees, chancellors and presidents as well as other education experts who candidly discuss issues surrounding accreditation at a unique meeting sponsored by the Southern Education Foundation. The Southern…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Presidents, Seminars, Black Colleges
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