ERIC Number: ED399649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Research supports the following four key elements of any comprehensive education-improvement effort: (1) high standards for all students; (2) teachers better trained for teaching to high standards; (3) flexibility to stimulate local reform, coupled with accountability for results; and (4) close partnerships among families, communities, and schools. By focusing resources on these key elements of education improvement, the Improving America's Schools Act (IASA), the law that reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), substantially contributes to advancing the quality of teaching and learning for all students. This brochure describes how the IASA contributes to each of the elements of comprehensive education improvement. For example, the IASA provides resources to states, districts, and schools to support their efforts to help students reach high state standards. The IASA created the new Eisenhower Professional Development program as well as programs funded by the new Title I and by Title VII. The IASA revises the ESEA to provide broad flexibility to states, school districts, and schools in their implementation of federal programs. The IASA simultaneously calls for strategies to hold school districts and schools accountable for improved student achievement. Title I promotes greater family-school and community-school connections. The brochure also describes activities aimed at achieving the Department of Education's goal of coordinating efforts to implement reform legislation. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994