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Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 1997
School staff can use information on risk factors to identify student needs and assess the ability of the school to address these needs. It is also important to identify protective factors that promote successful development or buffer risk factors that might otherwise compromise development. Three key factors that have been identified as fostering…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts
1995
The Goals 2000: Educate America Act is based on the notion of building individual community strengths, creating partnerships, and developing world-class standards for every child. Individuals interested in helping to put the act's educational objectives into action at the local level will find suggestions in this document. The publication contains…
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Community Support, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
NABE News, 1996
Volume 19 of the newsletter of the National Association for Bilingual Education, which spans the period from September 1995 to August 1996, contains a variety of articles on issues and developments in bilingual education policy and programs, including: two way bilingual education; language information from the 1990 Census; cultural influence and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans
Immroth, Barbara; Ash-Geisler, Viki – 1995
The U.S. National Education Goals were enacted into federal law in 1994 as the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act." The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin is addressing the first of these goals, which states that by the year 2000 all children will enter school ready to learn. This paper…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Language Usage, Learning Readiness
ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC. – 1996
Through a series of organizational and instructional changes, comprehensive planning aims to make it possible for all children to reach the same high academic standards. Educators and parents of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, as well as other members of tribal communities, must participate in this planning to ensure that the…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Control, Educational Change, Educational Planning
Stahler, Theresa M. – 1995
This paper describes a project that examined the six national education goals established by the National Governor's Association in 1990 and then included in the Goals 2000 Educate America Act. As part of a graduate seminar, 20 classroom teachers and 1 student teacher undertook to determine if these goals were attainable and how they could best be…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Stout, Connie – 1995
This report summarizes the findings and presents data from a nationwide survey conducted by the Texas Education Network (TENET) from July 25 to September 30, 1994. In response to a TENET questionnaire, representatives from 46 of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs reported on the status of telecommunications networks…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Educational Finance
Wills, Joan – 1997
A review of the standards developed through 22 national occupational skill standards pilot projects funded by the Departments of Education and Labor focused on how they are being used in education and how to improve their use. Although occupational clusters have long played a role in education, the mix of clusters and the use of them varies widely…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Career Education, Evaluation Methods, Industry
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1998
The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 called for the U.S. Department of Education to prepare an Annual Performance Plan which links the Department's budget request with its Strategic Plan. To meet that directive, Volume 1 of the Department's Strategic Plan for 1999 is presented here. It includes objective performance plans and shows…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Technology
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1998
The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 called for the U.S. Department of Education to prepare an Annual Performance Plan which links the Department's budget request with its Strategic Plan. To meet that directive, Volume 2 of the Department's Strategic Plan for 1999 is presented here. It includes the program performance plans that…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Research
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1999
This Congressional report discusses recent accomplishments and continuing issues in the federal role in helping states and localities improve K-12 education. The panel that prepared the report consisted of state and local educators, researchers, and other citizens committed to education. The document focuses on the implementation of major federal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation
Wynn, Lucy – 1998
This booklet provides technical assistance for those interested in the collaboration process for early childhood programs and is based on the experiences of Collaborative Partnerships in Florida. Section 1 of the document describes the collaborative grant process in Florida with the goal of improving early childhood services and outlines eight key…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Cooperation
Elliott, Judith L.; Thurlow, Martha L. – 1997
This document discusses educational assessment and accountability in current educational reform efforts and the implications for students with disabilities. A preface addresses common educational reforms, new laws promoting education reform, and how today's reforms fit with special education. The paper then describes three types of assessment:…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
Elliott, Judith L.; Thurlow, Martha L. – 1997
This document discusses educational reform and the implications of educational standards on students with disabilities. Topics addressed include: (1) common educational reforms; (2) new laws promoting education reform; (3) how today's reforms fit with special education; (4) the different types of standards, including content standards and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Hannaway, Jane; Kimball, Kristi – 1997
The passage of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1994 represented a fundamental shift in the character of federal aid to education and demanded new roles and responsibilities for states, districts, and the federal government. This handbook presents findings from a…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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