ERIC Number: ED464422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students To Be First in the World: Recommendations for Federal Action on Legislation, 107th Congress.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) created a series of recommendations to the federal government and President for a 4-year federal investment in improving elementary and secondary education. These recommendations incorporate new initiatives with the reauthorizations of ESEA, OERI, and IDEA. The national objective is set to establish the purpose of federal funding and the order of priority and magnitude of federal commitment. Academic progress is to be accelerated for students in both public and private schools in greatest need of help through the use of Title I funds and the fulfillment of the federal commitment to share 40 percent of the cost of education for disabled students. Teacher quality is to be improved through professional development and incentives with emphasis on mathematics, science, and technology. States, local districts, and schools will also have flexibility in using federal funds through comprehensive plans. Mechanisms will be established to ensure accountability in the use of these funds. Research to improve education will also be supported. Four sections in this document cover vision and context, the goals for the nation, legislative specifications, and federal education policy and funding recommendations. A list of CCSSO Board of Directors and members concludes the document. The summary report is appended. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Council of Chief State School Officers, Attn: Publications, One Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-336-7016; Fax: 202-408-8072. For full text: http://www.ccsso.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.