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Viramontes Le, Desiree – Texas Education Review, 2019
The current Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which contains the most recent reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act (M-V), places a focus on homeless youth that is intended to facilitate access to K-12 education, higher education and eliminate barriers in-between the two. Through each reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act since its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People
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Charran, Chelseaia; Bicak, Ibrahim; Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Although a wealth of research has explained how postsecondary institutions can support students with disabilities, no studies have articulated which postsecondary institutions are best suited to enroll students with disabilities through quantitative measures over long periods of time. Given the contentious history of special education in Texas, it…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Student Needs, Special Education
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Williams, Ashley – Texas Education Review, 2019
Postsecondary student demographics are dramatically shifting in the state of Texas, resulting in an increased need for state government resources to ensure college access affordability in the state. It is critical that lawmakers prioritize higher education to allow Texans from all backgrounds access to afford higher education. This editorial is an…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education, Costs
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Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Beginning January 18, 2018, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act required all U.S. postsecondary institutions receiving Title IV funds to publish accessible websites, adherent to Level AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This case study examines the web accessibility of all postsecondary institutions in Texas immediately after the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities, Civil Rights Legislation
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Fenton, Tara-Jeneil S. – Texas Education Review, 2018
The constituencies of the street economy (including itinerant labor, sex work, the selling and distribution of narcotics) serve as a suitable though non-ideal substitute to the formal economy (the macro, traditional, socially acceptable and politically approved labor market) for the purpose of acquiring monetary resources. The prerequisites for…
Descriptors: Economics, Public Education, Access to Education, Child Abuse
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Pierce, Christian; Siraco, Justin – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper examines the New York State Excelsior Scholarship and the criteria that must be met for students to be eligible to receive it. The main focus of this examination is how this scholarship aims to address access issues faced by students from low income families and how the program can be improved to better address their needs. Comparisons…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, Eligibility, Low Income Students
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Charran, Chelseaia – Texas Education Review, 2018
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which publicly-funded special education services are available and accessible to students with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago. Seventy participants completed a survey pertaining to the type and intensity of special education services available to their children, the extent to which they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Public Education, Access to Education
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Bradley, Dwuana – Texas Education Review, 2018
This backgrounder details the scope of the following critical forum concerning Texas House Bill 51 (TX HB 51) of the 81st Legislature, also referred to as the emerging research university bill. In its totality the journal issue considers the impact of TX HB 51 on the organizational behavior of comprehensive regional institutions in the state of…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Research Universities, State Policy
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Merrifield, John D. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the many dramatically different forms of school choice proposals, warning against implementing sharply limited and regulated school choice plans and arguing that if the failure of school choice is wrongly attributed to too much choice rather than too little, broader and freer experiments in choice could be politically doomed. Focuses on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support