State-Level English Language Learner Policies discussed by ECS and National Experts (Source: ECS)

On March 25, 2015, in ELL, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From the Education Commission of the States comes a new policy brief that discusses the current state of ELL policies across the nation. Discussion from a Dec, 2014 meeting of experts and the ECS includes issues such as Finance, Identification and Reclassification, Education Quality, Pre-K Services, and Parent and Family Involvement. Find the full PDF […]

The Politics of Higher Education Finance (Source: UC Riverside)

On March 24, 2015, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the University of California’s Riverside Campus is their Winter Edition of Policy Matter, which looks at the position of States and Institutions and the role they play in financing public education. Find the full article here.

Competency & Project Based Education Framework

On March 5, 2015, in School Reform, by Jim Shon

Competency and project based learning policy paper Basic Policy Questions There are many complex layers to implementing competency-based and project-based learning, including creation of authentic assessments. This paper focuses on analysis and strategies that might be considered without needing to completely dismantle the current public school system. The kind of school. Is there a difference […]

HEPC Testimony HB 811 Relating to Education

On March 2, 2015, in HEPC Legislative Testimony 2015, by Jim Shon

HB 811 HD1 provides funding for two FTE graduate students for HEPC.  Testimony is for House Committee on Finance for March 4, 2015.  Remarks contain background on HEPC history, purpose, and projects. HEPC Testimony for HB 811 HD1 Mar 4 2015

Growth in Division 1 Athletics Expenses Outpaces Revenue Increases. (Source: NCAA)

On February 11, 2015, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the NCAA comes new data that shows revenue generated by athletics through ticket sales, broadcast agreements and other sources continues to rise among Division I schools, but athletics-related expenses are climbing at a quicker pace, according to a report detailing revenues and expenses among NCAA institutions in 2013. Expenses exceeded generated revenue at all but […]

Competency Based Credentials: A Trend on the Rise.

On January 29, 2015, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From The Atlantic comes an investigation looking at the rising trend of Occupational Certifications, and the decline of the traditional university degree. Find it here.

Shidler College of Business releases Report of Athletics Department’s Economic Impact.

On January 27, 2015, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

Earlier in January, The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, released a report on the Economic Impact of UHM’s Athletic Department. Examining the budget and revenue of the Department, in comparison with other Athletic Departments around the nation. Find the full report here.

HEPC’s Analysis of CBAs in Regards to School Empowerment

On January 5, 2015, in News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

HEPC Director Jim Shon has recently conducted an analysis of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for seeking how much decision making power it gives to schools and personnel. HEPC’s Analysis of CBAs RE; School Empowerment

HEPC student survey analyzed.

On December 17, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

HEPC recently conducted an online and anonymous student survey on the rising tuition costs at UH and the general high price of living in Hawai’i. We have complete our analysis on the data. Check it out below. Analysis of HEPC Student Survey

HEPC Analyzes BOR Policies Regarding School Empowerment

On December 3, 2014, in K-12, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

In 2002, HEPC conducted an analysis of Hawaii BOR policies when it comes to school empowerment. After revisiting them, we have found them to be still applicable to many of today’s policies. Take a look! HEPC- Analyzing BOE Policies RE School Empowerment

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