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Haynes, Carolyn; Leonard, Jeannie Brown – Journal of Higher Education, 2010
As educators in academic programs featuring interdisciplinary learning, the authors can attest that helping undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary studies major engage in interdisciplinary learning--that is, draw from two or more disciplines to advance understanding of a problem, question, or phenomenon--is no mean feat. Consequently, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Development, Educational Experience
Mogel, Wendy – Independent School, 2013
In this article, Wendy Mogel describes a time in a child's life that many parents need to be reminded of--"joyful secrecy." It is an essential part of growing up, just like the carefree days described in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (Mark Twain). Healthy children's development still requires it even if we are…
Descriptors: Child Development, Privacy, Imagination, Freedom
Harris, Douglas N.; Farmer-Hinton, Raquel; Kim, Debbie; Diamond, John; Reavis, Tangela Blakely; Rifelj, Kelly Krupa; Lustick, Hilary; Carl, Bradley – Brookings Institution, 2018
The price of college is rising, making college feel out of reach for a rising share of Americans. Families can borrow to be sure, but with total student loan debt now above $1 trillion nationally, the situation seems unsustainable. It is no surprise then that in the campaign for U.S. President in the 2016 election, nearly all candidates of both…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Tuition, Costs
Weber, Judith Eichler – 1994
Discussing the different ways people (including Chinese, Greek, African-American, English, and Cuban) celebrate with food, this book presents a brief account of various celebrations followed by a short story involving each celebration. Celebrations discussed in the book are family parties, birthday parties, school parties, surprise parties, and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cooking Instruction, Cultural Activities, Cultural Differences
Kothari, Himanshu – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2011
Like most everyone, schools have been forced to tighten their belts to survive in today's economic downturn. School leaders have been cutting budgets for afterschool activities, classroom equipment, and staff, all in an era of increasing academic expectations. It is little surprise, then, that facilities issues have been relegated to the bottom of…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Economic Impact, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
As the governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Mitt Romney championed aggressive education policies later embraced by the Obama administration and by other states. But for most of his second run at the Republican presidential nomination, voters have heard little about his education record in Massachusetts or initiatives that Mr. Romney was…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Political Candidates, Politics of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Every college president's success depends on building good relationships with outside groups, whether donors, alumni, or legislators. Presidents of Roman Catholic colleges have one more party to please: the local bishop. In recent months, the bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, asked colleges in his diocese to assure him that they were not providing…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, College Presidents, Clergy
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Cesarini, Lisa McHugh; Cesarini, Paul – Journal of Technology Studies, 2008
When Lars Ulrich, drummer for the rock group Metallica, testified before Congress about his group's lawsuit against Napster in 2000, many people who followed copyright issues in the music industry were not surprised (Ulrich, 2000). Ever since downloading audio files became as easy as clicking a few buttons on a personal computer, charges of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Problems, Music, Copyrights
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2005
As a bright and ambitious youngster growing up poor in Southside Chicago, Deval L. Patrick won a scholarship to Milton Academy, a private Massachusetts boarding school, courtesy of the acclaimed "A Better Chance" initiative. Attending the prestigious and rigorous prep school altered the course of Patrick's life. He flourished at Milton…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Civil Rights, Interviews, Developmental Programs
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Clark, Cal; Clark, Janet – Great Plains Quarterly, 1991
Examines two recent Wyoming elections in which Democrats did much better than expected. Discusses the economic and political context of Wyoming, the two campaigns, and why different types of voters supported specific candidates. Suggests that election results were influenced by economic crisis, political alienation, and candidates' political…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Elections, Political Attitudes, Political Campaigns