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Straut, Diana; Fuerstenau, Chari; Martin, Ann – 1999
The evaluation of a Goals 2000 initiative in New York state is explored through these four dimensions: focus, innovation, involvement of teachers in program evaluation, and the relevance of program evaluation to educational practice. In central southern New York state, seven public and six nonpublic schools are collaborators in the Goals 2000…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Koehler, Holly – 1999
Academics 2000 First Things First is the Texas initiative under the Goals 2000 Act. The purpose of Academics 2000 is to raise the academic achievement of all Texas students by ensuring that each child achieves grade level mastery of the foundation subjects by the end of the fourth grade. In 1996-97, three Academics 2000 grants were received by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Chambers, Jay; Lieberman, Joanne; Parrish, Tom; Kaleba, Daniel; Van Campen, James; Stullich, Stephanie – 1999
The study of Educational Resources and Federal Funding (SERFF) examines the allocation and use of funds provided to school districts and schools through Goals 2000 and five of the largest Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs for the 1997-98 school year. It also examines how program funds are used for various strategies for…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Palmer-Moloney, Jean – 1999
This paper addresses state and local level issues linked with Goals 2000 in Colorado and seeks to shed light on the development of geography content standards in one Colorado school district. The paper begins with a succinct review of Colorado's standards-based educational reform and the creation of the state's model content standards. After a…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Mitchell, Antoinette; Raphael, Jacqueline – 1999
This book highlights the reform policies, practices, and procedures of nine promising Goals 2000 subgrantees. It describes how Goals 2000 and/or Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) grants are being used to start, support, and/or sustain these reforms. The report examines the nine subgrantees' reform efforts using a multiple case-study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service. – 1999
This report summarizes changes to existing federal education programs contained in the Improving America's Schools Act, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act. The publication looks at various programs that serve the broad educational priorities set forth in the Department of Education's Strategic Plan. The…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Politics of Education
Riddle, Wayne; Stedman, James; Irwin, Paul – 1999
This document provides an overview of primary, cross-cutting issues that are likely to arise as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Goals 2000; the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act; and the National Education Statistics Act are considered by the United States Congress for reauthorization in the future.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. – 1998
These hearing transcripts present testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the 105th Congress on early childhood education and related services. Participants provided different perspectives on early education, focusing on the academic achievement of American students, especially in comparison to students in other countries;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Benchmarking, Caregiver Training
Landsverk, Ruth Anne – 1995
This parents' and teachers' guide presents ways that parents and families of elementary and high school students can become involved in their children's academic progress and can enhance conditions for development of all children in their community. Topics covered in this issue are family involvement, family centers, homeless children, family…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Homeless People
Northrup, Pamela Taylor; Pilcher, Janet K. – 1998
Support for Teachers Enhancing Performance in Schools (STEPS) is a World Wide Web and CD-ROM electronic performance support system (EPSS) designed for preK-12 and preservice educators to assist in designing and developing lessons, units, or curricula; this tool was developed around school reform and accountability initiatives in Florida. To…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J. – 1998
This study used a cross-sectional survey design to determine the extent to which technology has been integrated in the schools with each of the eight National Education Goals as reported by elementary and secondary school principals from urban, suburban, and rural schools. The eight national goals are defined in the Goals 2000 legislation enacted…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Meyers, Ronald, Ed. – 1998
This resource text was developed to assist parents, teachers, school administrators, school board personnel, and other concerned citizens in their efforts to develop and implement local education standards. Having drawn heavily upon Internet-accessible resources for the development and implementation of educational standards, the text is intended…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. – 1998
The Goals 2000: Educate America Act, which became law in 1994 and was amended in 1996, emphasizes student learning through a long-term, broad-based effort to promote coherent and coordinated improvements in education. A report of this act's influence on education is presented here. The text provides a history of Goals 2000, including the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Norton, Priscilla; Sprague, Debra – 1998
Belen Public Schools (New Mexico) received a Goals 2000 grant for teacher education and technology integration. The Belen Goals 2000 professional development project established two three-day teachers-teaching-teachers workshops. The first focused on using an integrated software package and the second focused on using e-mail and the Internet.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Curriculum Development
Landsverk, Ruth Anne – 1998
The goal of the Families in Education Program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is to increase awareness of the need for schools to involve parents as partners in the education of their children. This Spring 1998 parents' and teachers' guide encourages school staff to reflect on how well their school or district offers…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Fathers
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