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US Department of Justice, 2015
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that in order for public schools to comply with their legal obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), they must take affirmative steps to ensure that students with limited English proficiency (LEP) can meaningfully participate in their educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Limited English Speaking, Parents, Civil Rights
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
This report is provided in response to a mandate by Congress in the Head Start Act, §650(b), as amended on December 12, 2007. The Act requires that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services submit a report on the facilities of Indian Head Start agencies to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
In comments submitted April 7, 2014, the Alliance for Excellent Education called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize the federal E-rate program in order to lay the foundation for expanding the program through increased funding. These comments are in response to an E-rate Public Notice issued by the FCC on March 6, 2014…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Financial Support, Federal Aid, Federal Government
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American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2014
Developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education, "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" (Revised 2014) addresses professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology, and…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Testing, Psychological Testing, Test Construction
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
As of September 2013 about $94 billion--over 11 percent of federal student loan volume in repayment--was in default. Loan rehabilitation allows borrowers who make nine on-time monthly payments within 10 months to have the default removed from their credit reports. Department of Education (Education) contracts with collection agencies to assist…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Loan Default
National Archives and Records Administration, 2014
The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2013, revisions to those reports, and revisions to prior fiscal year reports. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Statistics, Expenditures, Annual Reports
Thomsen, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent violence in schools and on college campuses has brought into sharp focus the need to address mental health issues in educational settings. Getting students with mental health problems the help they need, without stigmatizing mental illness, may help prevent future tragedies. Children with mental health problems face a host of challenges,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, State Legislation, Suicide
National Archives and Records Administration, 2014
The purpose of this regulatory action is to amend the regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program (§ 685.200 of title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)). These regulations strengthen and improve administration of the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs
US Senate, 2014
Nearly half a century ago, the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 during the 88th Congress. In October 2011, this committee passed a reauthorization of ESEA, preserving the reporting and transparency components of No Child Left Behind and continuing to emphasize strategies to close the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Achievement Gap
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2014
For the last several years, manufactured crises in Washington have hindered, rather than helped, economic growth and opportunity. Earlier this year, however, Democrats and Republicans came together to produce a 2014 budget that invests in key areas of innovation, education, and infrastructure--investments that will help grow the nation's economy,…
Descriptors: Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
This report presents a summary of the findings of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement, Section 641A(f), of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2014 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in FY…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This year reports the context of a major change in the way state systems of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Alignment (Education), Federal Government
Lhamon, Catherine; Gupta, Vanita – US Department of Justice, 2014
Although the overall number of youth involved in the juvenile justice system has been decreasing, there are still more than 60,000 young people in juvenile justice residential facilities in the United States on any given day. With the support of grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
Bureau of Indian Education, 2013
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funds schools located on 63 reservations in 23 states across the nation. Of the 183 schools, 59 are Bureau operated and 124 are tribally controlled. One-hundred and sixteen schools provide instructional programs, 55 provide instructional as well as boarding services and 12 peripheral dormitories provide only…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Tribally Controlled Education
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