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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe and compare individual state funding systems for public elementary and secondary education in the United States. States' major education funding systems are described as well as funding mechanisms for students with disabilities; English language learners (ELL); gifted and talented students; and low income…
Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Funding Formulas
Purinton, Ted; Khalil, Dalia – Educational Considerations, 2016
This paper is a case study of one leadership preparation program, utilizing US school leadership standards and practices, offered in Egypt. This case study illuminates how cultural and policy distinctions impact differing necessities of educational leadership, and how those necessities conflict or concur with the international standards and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar; Okhremtchouk, Irina – Educational Considerations, 2013
The K-12 student population is becoming increasingly diverse in the United States. In particular, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) rose from 4.7 million in 1980 to 11.2 million in 2009, more than doubling from 10% to 21% of the student population (U.S. Department of Education n.d.). At approximately 1.8 million, the state of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, State Aid
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Alexander, Nicola A. – Educational Considerations, 2012
This article is an update of a previous study by the author which examined the growth of elementary and public school revenues for school years 1982-1983 through 1991-1992 (Alexander 1997). Using the same framework, this study provides an analysis of the factors accounting for changes in real per-pupil revenues across the 50 states and the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Income, Economic Progress, Economic Development
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Banwart, Mary Christine; Winfrey, Kelly – Educational Considerations, 2009
The political arena, where historically women in the United States have been under-represented, provides an important laboratory for examining leadership and gender via the candidacy of now Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, who in 2008 was the first woman to run competitively for the Democratic presidential nomination. This study sought to…
Descriptors: Politics, Leadership, Sex Role, Females
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Hines, Mack T., III – Educational Considerations, 2008
The purpose of this study was to compare American and Scottish preservice principals' post-internship concerns about becoming a principal. The survey findings for this study showed that overall American preservice principals were more concerned about becoming principals than their Scottish preservice counterparts. Based on the groups' discussion…
Descriptors: Mentors, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
What are the realities of Latina adult learners? This question guided the design of this research project. Utilizing a focus group approach, six Latinas in Kansas City, Kansas, had the opportunity to speak freely about themselves and to share their stories with each other. In this article, the author focuses on the voices of these women without…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students