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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
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2016
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since the year 2000. This report is issued in the context of a change in focus for the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the federal agency which oversees the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) implementation in each state. OSEP's new accountability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Alignment (Education), Federal Government
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
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This report presents a summary of the findings of fiscal year (FY) 2016 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement in Section 641A(f) of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2016 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Miller, Laura L.; Buryk, Peter; Wenger, Jennie W. – RAND Corporation, 2015
This testimony was presented before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on March 17, 2015. To inform the Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' administration of its education programs, and the educational and training needs of post-9/11 veterans, the presenters offered the statement in…
Descriptors: Hearings, Veterans Education, Military Personnel, Veterans
US House of Representatives, 2015
This paper presents the first joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The subcommittees met to examine data collection…
Descriptors: Privacy, Data Analysis, Information Security, Computer Security
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015
"Title III" of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") provides formula grants to states to help support the educational needs of students identified as English learners (ELs). In school year (SY) 2011-12, ELs served by "Title III"-funded activities comprised approximately 9 percent of the…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
Virginia Department of Education, 2015
The Virginia Board of Education's "Student Conduct Policy Guidelines" were first developed in 1994 in response to action by the 1993 General Assembly requiring the Virginia Board of Education to establish such guidelines. In 2004, the "Guidelines" underwent a major revision in response to requirements of § 22.1-279.6. of the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Discipline Policy, School Policy, State Policy
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2015
MDRC is pleased to have this opportunity to provide additional information for the consideration of Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, and members of the Committee on ways research can be used to improve the academic success of low-income college students. The goal of this additional testimony is to reiterate the second recommendation in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Success, Student Improvement, Hearings
Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2015
The Commission to Study the Adequacy and Equity of Certain Cost Components of the School Funding Formula was created in legislation crafted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education of the 126th Legislature (the "Education Committee"). The legislation was enacted as Resolve 2014, chapter 114. Creation of the Commission is the latest…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School Funds, Costs, Educational Equity (Finance)
Mayer, Alexander K.; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Diamond, John – MDRC, 2015
MDRC is pleased to provide testimony on college access and completion to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Access to college has increased substantially over the last 50 years, but student success--defined as the combination of academic success and degree or certificate completion--has not kept pace. Student success,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Graduation, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2015
This document presents the testimony of MDRC's Lashawn Richburg-Hayes before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee regarding evidence-based ways to improve the academic success of low-income college students. Richburg-Hayes makes four primary points based on existing research: (1) Comprehensive and integrated programs…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, College Students
Michalopoulos, Charles; Lee, Helen; Duggan, Anne; Lundquist, Erika; Tso, Ada; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Burrell, Lori; Somers, Jennifer; Filene, Jill H.; Knox, Virginia – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
"The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program--A Report to Congress" presents the first findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), the legislatively mandated national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Evaluation, Mothers, Infants
National Archives and Records Administration, 2015
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education adopts final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, authorized under section 1003(g) of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). These final requirements make changes to the current SIG program requirements and implement…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants
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