ERIC Number: ED467444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
"No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" and Implications for the Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States. PREL Briefing Paper.
Heine, Hilda C.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) prepared a summary and brief analysis of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB) and its implications for education for the American Pacific region. This briefing paper is intended to help educational leaders understand the law and its expectations and implications for schools, educators, parents, and children. The NCLB is based on stronger accountability for results, greater flexibility and local control, expanded options and choices for parents, and emphasis on teaching methods that work. Freely Associated States' eligibility for grants under NCLB has been reduced. For Hawai'i, federal education funding is increased to more than $194.6 million, Title I funding is increased to more than $38.6 million, and more than $13.6 million is provided to train and retain skilled educators. For U.S.-Affiliated Territories, benefits include substantial set-asides in the new legislation and an increase in federal dollars overall. The territories also gained a Coordinator for the Outlying Area within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. A table provides a bird's-eye view of funding by title and lists the implications for education in the state of Hawai'i, the territories, the Freely Associated States, and for PREL. (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, 1099 Alakea Street, 25th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Tel: 808-441-1300; Fax: 808-441-1385; Web site: http://www.prel.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001