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Endowment definition

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins with a discussion of educational endowments, focusing on those of the colleges and universities in the UK. It presents a background of educational endowments of the universities ... More


Elite Dropouts

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter examines how elite private schools rejected the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Advanced Placement emerged in large part from the labors of a small cadre of representatives from ... More


Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

David L. Kirp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can ... More


The Formative Years

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes Robert Butler's experiences growing up in the Great Depression. He suffered extended bouts of poverty, separation from parents, a grandfather's sudden passing, and his own ... More


Introduction

Christy Clark-Pujara

in Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479870424
eISBN:
9781479822898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870424.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction opens with the story of how ivy league universities, Brown in particular, have dealt with their connections to slaveholding. It defines the business of slavery and explains how and ... More


Reading the Questions, Understanding the Answers

Arthur Lupia

in Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190263720
eISBN:
9780197559598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263720.003.0021
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many people comment on the public’s political ignorance. Some blame it for the defeat of a favored candidate. Some cite it as the reason for changing ... More


The College

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

At the heart of Harvard lay the College. Half of the University’s students were there, as was most of the history that fueled the Harvard mystique. ... More


“Lesser Breeds”

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

When Conant became president, Harvard College students were male, almost all white, primarily Unitarian, Congregationalist, or Episcopalian in religion, ... More


One Depression Cured, Another Prevented: Planning for War and. Postwar

David Nasaw

in Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025293
eISBN:
9780197559956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025293.003.0019
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The depression burst upon the nation in the summer of 1929 and did not subside for a decade. Unemployment was computed officially at 8.7 percent in 1930, ... More


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