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US House of Representatives, 2016
This document records testimony from a hearing held on April 22, 2015 on the topic of challenges that are faced by Native American schools. Nearly a century ago the Federal Government made a promise to deliver to Native American children a quality education that just doesn't teach math and science, but preserves their customs and culture.…
Descriptors: Hearings, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Federal Government
US Senate, 2016
This field hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, focused on discussing new ways to use technology in the classroom. The committee met on Friday, November 22, 2013, in the media room, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology with Hon. Kay Hagan presiding. Opening remarks by Honorable Kay R. Hagan began with her stating…
Descriptors: Hearings, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Homeless youth and youth in foster care are often unprepared for the transition to adulthood. Given the economic benefits of college, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the college experiences of these vulnerable youth. GAO examined: (1) college enrollment and completion for foster and homeless youth; (2) the extent to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
US House of Representatives, 2016
This document records testimony from a hearing held to learn what actions the Department of Education intends to take to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act and to help ensure the department acts in a manner that strictly adheres to the letter and intent of the law. Under the new law, authority over accountability, teacher quality, and school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Research has shown that early intervention can greatly improve the development of a child with autism. Children with disabilities--including children with autism--can receive intervention services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Low income children may also receive intervention services through Medicaid or the State…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Enacted in 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) brought numerous changes to existing federal employment and training programs, including requiring the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Education (Education) to implement a common performance accountability system across the six WIOA-designated core programs. WIOA…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Legislators, Accountability, Job Training
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Beginning in 2011, the Department of Education (Education) used its statutory authority to invite states to apply for waivers from certain provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through its Flexibility initiative. To receive Flexibility waivers, states had to agree to meet other requirements related to college- and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $1.763M for Fiscal Year 2014 to create a statewide system for special education paperwork. In 2014, the Legislature greatly expanded the requirements of the system but did not appropriate additional resources to maintain ongoing operation of the system. The 2014 legislation codified the system in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
As required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8, the commissioner of Education must research existing one device to one student (1:1) device programs in Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools implementing 1:1 device programs. The commissioner must develop and publish…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
US Senate, 2016
This hearing is the third in a series examining critical issues in postsecondary education as the committee looks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The topic discussed is of paramount importance and is arguably the bedrock of Federal higher education policy, that is, the Federal financial aid programs and their effectiveness in providing…
Descriptors: Hearings, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
Hunter, Lillian; St. Pierre, Leslie – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
Online learning plays an important role in the state's education landscape. Both students and schools benefit from online courses by: (1) Allowing students to enroll in courses that are not available at their school; (2) Ensuring that students are able to earn credits needed for graduation; (3) Providing schools with a wide array of educational…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Annual Reports, Educational Benefits
Johnson, Cinda – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2016
This report analyzes data for secondary special education students in Washington who left high school during the 2013-14 school year. These data were collected by the state starting on June 1, 2015, from all 233 districts with high schools: 230 districts, two state schools, and one educational service agency (a collection of 27 small districts…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs Students, High School Graduates
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2016
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is pleased to have the opportunity to present its views on priorities for the 2017 provincial budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The BCTF represents 41,000 members who are teachers and associated professionals in public schools across British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Elementary Secondary Education
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are intended to enhance the nation's global competitiveness. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported in 2012 that there were more than 200 federal STEM education programs in fiscal year 2010. Since then, this portfolio of programs has changed. GAO was…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2016
"Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017" contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and summary tables. President Obama's 2017 Budget makes critical investments while adhering to the bipartisan budget agreement he signed into the previous fall, and it lifts sequestration in…
Descriptors: Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity
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