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US House of Representatives, 2011
The purpose of this hearing was to examine the burdensome regulations imposed on institutions of higher education and accrediting bodies by the Department of Education. In late 2010 the administration introduced regulations on 14 separate higher education issues. While many of these new regulations inject the federal government into areas that…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
US House of Representatives, 2011
The U.S. is facing a historic fiscal crisis. After years of neglect and mismanagement, the national debt has exceeded $14 trillion and continues to climb at a rapid pace. Despite this year's projected budget deficit of $1.6 trillion, the administration has put forward a plan for the next decade that includes $8.7 trillion in new spending, $1.5…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Debt (Financial)
US House of Representatives, 2011
This paper presents the Committee on Education and the Workforce's hearing on the challenges and opportunities facing America's classrooms. Members testifying before the committee were: Honorable John Kline, Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and Honorable George Miller, senior Democratic member, Committee on Education and the…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Legislation, Achievement Rating, Global Approach
US House of Representatives, 2011
This paper presents the Committee on Education and the Workforce's hearing examining the adverse impact extensive federal regulations and reporting requirements have on teachers, administrators and students in elementary and secondary schools. Too many schools and school districts are overwhelmed by unnecessary paperwork requirements. Currently,…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Role
US House of Representatives, 2011
Over the last several months, the Committee on Education and the Workforce has been actively examining the current state of education in the nation. Everyone has listened to state and local leaders who are working to improve the quality of education the children receive. Through a series of hearings, they have heard stories of both challenges and…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Legislation, Status, Educational Practices
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2011
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Certification, Librarians, Elementary Schools
Hiller, Stephen C.; Spradlin, Terry E. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2011
The May primary election added seven school district referenda to the total number occurring in Indiana since 2008, three of which passed and four of which were rejected by voters. In the 2011 primary election, there were five General Fund referenda and two construction referenda. Of General Fund referenda, two passed (Crown Point Community School…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, School Budget Elections
US Congress, 2011
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-377) was put in place to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve educational assistance for veterans who served in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Veterans, Compliance (Legal), Funding Formulas
US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
Head Start monitoring assesses grantee compliance with requirements governing Head Start programs, including those specified in the Head Start Act (original authorizing legislation in 1965 and its subsequent amendments, most recently in 2007), Head Start Program Performance Standards, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
Head Start is the largest federal investment in early childhood education, serving nearly one million of our nation's most vulnerable young children and their families. It is the federal government's responsibility to make sure that these children and families get the highest quality services possible. Section 641(c)(1) of the Head Start Act…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
National Archives and Records Administration, 2011
This Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge Notice invites applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2011 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.412). To assist States in preparing the application and to respond to questions, the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Saunders, Marisa; Chrisman, Christopher A. – National Education Policy Center, 2011
Many states are currently developing high school reforms labeled "Linked Learning" (formerly known as Multiple Pathways) built on the fundamental insight that career and technical education can be academically rigorous. Linked Learning policies also allow students to gravitate to schooling themes that are personally relevant, and they…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Difficulty Level
US Government Accountability Office, 2011
U.S. compacts with the freely associated states (FAS)--the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, and Palau--permit FAS citizens to migrate to the United States and its territories (U.S. areas) without regard to visa and labor certification requirements. Thousands of FAS citizens have migrated to U.S. areas (compact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Immigrants, Costs
US Department of Justice, 2011
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice issued this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, postsecondary institutions can voluntarily consider race to further the compelling interest of achieving diversity. It replaces the August 28, 2008 letter issued by ED's Office for Civil…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Race, Racial Factors, Student Diversity
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