ERIC Number: ED479527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing America's Future: Community Colleges in the Era of No Child Left Behind.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This document from the U.S. Department of Education describes the role of the No Child Left Behind Act in the community college. The U.S Department of Education's 2002-2007 Strategic Plan includes a major goal focused on enhancing the quality of and access to postsecondary and adult education. Recognizing the importance and the potential of community colleges in supporting the economic vitality of communities and their inhabitants, the federal government provides both direct and indirect support. In FY 2002, the U.S. Department of Education is providing more than $4.5 billion to community or technical colleges through direct funding, grants, and financial assistance, as well as $1.5 billion in federal loan programs. More than 5.4 million students in the U.S., or nearly half of all undergraduates, are enrolled in credit-bearing courses at 1,600 community and technical colleges. Nearly half of the nation's minority undergraduate students attend community or technical colleges. The document describes departments within the U.S. Department of Education that support community colleges, including: (1) Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE); (2) Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE); and (3) Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (OSFAP). The document also offers a listing of U.S. Department of Education and other departments' funding programs for community colleges. (NB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Comprehensive School Reform, Economic Impact, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Job Training, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
For full text (MS Word): http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/cclo/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001