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US Congress, 2015
The STEM Education Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-59) was put in place to define Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to include computer science, and to support existing STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation. The act is organized into the following sections: (1) Short Title; (2) Definition of STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Federal Legislation, Definitions, Scholarships
US Congress, 2015
The Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-44) was put in place to improve and reauthorize provisions relating to the application of the antitrust laws to the award of need-based educational aid. The contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Short Title; and (2) Extension Relating to the Application of the Antitrust Laws to the…
Descriptors: Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Financial Policy, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
US Senate, 2015
The roundtable discussion transcribed in this report focuses on how students with disabilities are accessing and succeeding in post-secondary education. It marks the sixth in a series to examine issues the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions plans to address in the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Statements…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
US House of Representatives, 2015
This document records testimony from a hearing held on February 4, 2015, on the topic of "Expanding Opportunity in America's Schools and Workplaces." The hearing includes Statements of Members: (1) Honorable John Kline, Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives; and (2) Honorable Robert C.…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials
US Senate, 2015
In 2012, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions launched a series of hearings to examine the challenge of college affordability. In the first three hearings, the Committee heard from the administration, from both traditional and online universities and community colleges, from State officials, higher education associations,…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Hearings, Federal Legislation, Legislators
US Senate, 2015
The Federal Government currently funds a number of programs to support early childhood education and care. However, they are well short of meeting existing needs. The Strong Start for America's Children Act significantly expands investments at the Federal level to accelerate the work being done in States to support high-quality pre-K. It also…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education
US Senate, 2015
This hearing serves as a first in a set of hearings focusing on early learning. In his opening statement, Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, strongly encouraged members of this committee on both sides of the aisle to hold roundtables and have discussions on early learning in their local…
Descriptors: Hearings, Laws, Legislation, Federal Government
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2015
Legislation introduced in 2015, including Senate Bill 806, sought to amend the "Code of Virginia" regarding fixed four-year tuition and other costs. Eventually, Senate Bill 1183 was incorporated into Senate Bill 806; the substitute amendment directed the board of visitors of each four-year public institution with an in-state…
Descriptors: Tuition, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Public Colleges
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) would like to express its appreciation for the recommendations made on funding for K-12 education in the past two reports of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The BCTF does not like to be repetitive, but the situation with funding of public education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) has taken an active role in addressing both youth and teacher mental health issues in recent years, and will continue to do so. The BCTF is a participant in the British Columbia (BC) School-Based Mental Health Collaborative, has a web page with resources to support teachers in understanding mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Children, Youth
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
This report presents a summary of the findings of fiscal year (FY) 2015 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirements found in Sections 641A(f) and 650(c)(2) of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2015 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
US Congress, 2015
The Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-105) was put in place to extend temporarily the Federal Perkins Loan program, and for other purposes. The act is organized into the following sections: (1) Short Title; (2) Extension of Federal Perkins Loan Program (Authority to Make Loans--In General: Section 462 of the Higher…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Office of Child Care, 2015
This Report to Congress is required by Section 658L of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act as amended. The report provides information about the role of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which is authorized under the CCDBG Act, in improving access to high-quality child care in states, territories, and tribes. This…
Descriptors: Child Care, Block Grants, Grants, Federal Aid
US Congress, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95) was put in place to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves. The Act includes the following titles: (1) Improving Basic Programs Operated by State and Local Educational Agencies; (2) Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Laws, Elementary Secondary Education
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2015
"Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016" contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and summary tables. The ideas offered by President Obama in this 2016 Budget are designed to bring middle-class economics into the 21st Century. They are intended to help working families…
Descriptors: Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity
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