ERIC Number: ED352170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Neighborhood Schools Improvement Act. Conference Report [To Accompany S.1]. House of Representatives, 102d Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
The Committee of Conference report on a Senate bill to promote educational reform is reported in this document. The purposes of the bill, cited as the "Neighborhood Schools Improvement Act," are to: promote achievement of the National Education Goals; measures progress toward these goals; develop national education standards and voluntary assessments; and encourage the comprehensive improvement of neighborhood public schools to improve student achievement. It is reported that the Senate recedes from its disagreement with the House of Representatives about the proposed House amendments to the bill, and that the amendments are substantially accepted. This document highlights the agreed-upon revisions, restating sections that have been changed. A joint explanatory report from the House and Senate comments briefly on the origin of each change. Areas of amendment include: (1) inclusion of a title and a table of contents; (2) a statement of findings and the purpose of the Act in providing resources to assist in education reform; (3) amendments to Title 1 to list the six National Education Goals; (4) restructuring of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to insert Title 8 (creation of a National Education Goals Panel and National Education Standards and Assessments Council), with details of their structure, and to insert "Part B, Neighborhood Schools Improvement" provisions that clarify state and federal relationships; (5) amendment through Title 3 to the General Education Provisions Act, with a redefined role for the National Assessment of Educational Progress; (6) amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act; (7) amendment to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act; and (8) miscellaneous amended provisions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Neighborhood Schools, Public Schools, School Restructuring, State Aid
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.