ERIC Number: ED427440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Educational Excellence for All Children Act of 1999: An Overview of the Clinton Administration's Proposal To Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This volume discusses "Educational Excellence for All Children Act of 1999, the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was established in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" program. The proposed 1999 Act builds upon the 1994 reauthorization of ESEA titled "Improving America's Schools Act" and the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act." The four guiding principles for ESEA in 1999 are: (1) high standards in every classroom; (2) improving teacher and principal quality; (3) strengthening accountability; and (4) ensuring that all children can learn in environments that are safe, disciplined and drug-free and where their parents feel welcome and involved. The discussion of each of the 11 Titles in the proposed legislation includes a summary of: "What's New"; "What We've Learned"; and "What We Propose." In the Act are the following: Title I--Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards (covering basic grants, comprehensive school reform, Even Start Family Literacy, education of migratory children, neglected or deliquent children and youth, reading excellence); Title II--High Standards in the Classroom (covering teaching to high standards, transition to teaching--troops to teachers, early childhood educator professional development, and technical assistance); Title III--Technology for Education; Title IV--Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; Title V--Equity, Excellence, and Public School Choice (covering magnet schools, public charter schools, OPTIONS--Opportunities to Improve Our Nation's Schools, and the Women's Educational Equity Act); Title VI--Class-Size Reduction; Title VII--The Bilingual Education Act; Title VIII--Impact Aid; Title IX--Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education; Title X--Programs of National Significance (covering the Fund for the Improvement of Education, gifted and talented students, international education, arts in education, inexpensive book distribution, civic education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, elementary school foreign language assistance, and the National Writing Project); and Title XI--General, Provisions, Definitions, and Accountability. A discussion of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act--Education for Homeless Children and Youth concludes the volume. (Contains 209 references.) (RJM/AA)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act