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Butcher, Jonathan; Menon, Vijay – Heritage Foundation, 2019
The National School Lunch Program's (NSLP) original goal was to help students in need, but policy changes in the past decade have made students from middle-income and upper-income families eligible for federally funded school meals. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an expansion of the NSLP enacted in 2010, effectively created a federal…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Student Needs, Low Income Students, Educational Policy
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Ling, Jiying – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
The aim of the study was twofold: (a) describe behavioral and psychosocial characteristics of Head Start childcare providers including technology use, physical activity, nutrition, depression, and quality of life and (b) examine associations among these characteristics. Using a cross-sectional design, a nonrandom sample of 80 Head Start childcare…
Descriptors: Child Care, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Depression (Psychology)
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for examples of developmental screening activities in Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States. This information will be helpful to States as they consider how to identify and address health, behavioral, and developmental needs of children with high needs. To address this request, ELC TA reviewed…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Development, Staff Development
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information about how the six Phase 3 ELC States (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont) are leveraging ELC funds and other State funds to support inclusion. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase the quality…
Descriptors: State Aid, Funding Formulas, Special Needs Students, Related Services (Special Education)
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for an Early Learning Challenge (ELC) State in response to a request for information about initiatives to improve the quality of child care and early education provided by family, friends, and neighbors in the 20 RTT-ELC States. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Annual Reports, Family Programs
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2016 describes Michigan's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Michigan will implement to address those challenges. Strengthened investment in high-quality early learning and development continues to energize educational…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Lubienski, Christopher; Lee, Jin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Policymakers often advance charter schools as an education reform model that can offer more diverse educational alternatives for families. Yet, as these schools compete for students, questions arise about how they respond to the competitive incentives in differentiating themselves through marketing distinct options for learners. The way these…
Descriptors: Incentives, Charter Schools, Institutional Mission, Educational Indicators
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Ariela; Hawkinson, Laura; Metzger, Ivan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
This report describes common and unique approaches that Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Region states have adopted in developing and implementing their quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). A QRIS is a method for assessing, improving, and communicating the quality of early childhood education and care providers. The study…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Grants, Quality Assurance
Hasin, Afroza – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously "food stamps"), is the nation's largest federal entitlement nutritional assistance program which assists individuals and households living below the federal poverty level in order to reduce the amount of money they spend on food. With the conversion of food stamps coupons to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Federal Programs, Innovation, Information Technology
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2015 describes Michigan's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Michigan will implement to address those challenges. Michigan was awarded $51,737,456 for the purposes of improving early learning and development in the state over…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about the innovative work with family child care providers that is being done in RTT-ELC Phase 2 States (Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin) and Phase 3 States (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information about the innovations and lessons learned as the result of the investments States have made in transforming their workforce using their Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants. These strategies and accomplishments will be helpful to other States as they…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Davis, Thomas E. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2015
Background: The Ohio School Facilities Commission was set up in response to litigation compelling the state to achieve a more equitable distribution in the quality of school facilities. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was a federal policy to stimulate the United States economy and support school facility construction. These two…
Descriptors: State Policy, Public Policy, School Construction, Comparative Analysis
McGuinn, Patrick – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2015
It has been three years since Race to the Top grant-winning states piloted new teacher evaluation systems and many of them have made considerable progress, yet according to media coverage and a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in April 2015, struggles remain and most grantees have asked to extend the timetables for…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, State Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation
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