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Lake, Robin; Gross, Betheny; Denice, Patrick – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
Responding to concerns that charter schools do not provide equal access to students with disabilities, advocates in districts, states, and courts across the country have sought to improve such access. Adding to these concerns, the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report showing that charter schools, on average, serve a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Charter Schools, Special Education, Enrollment Influences
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper presents the U.S. Department of Education's Fiscal Year (FY) "2010 Summary of Performance and Financial Information." FY 2010 was a transition year for the Department as it moves to a new strategic plan. The Department is still firmly committed to its mission of promoting achievement and preparation for global competitiveness…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Strategic Planning, Student Loan Programs
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Simon, Jo Anne – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
For decades, postsecondary institutions have focused more on the line between compliance and noncompliance, balancing the rights and responsibilities of institutions with those of students with disabilities. The danger for postsecondary institutions in focusing on a "line in the sand" approach was to further perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Legal Problems, Colleges, Disabilities
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Glazerman, Steven; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This appendix describes the methods and provides further detail to support the evaluation brief, "Do Low-Income Students Have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers?" (Contains 8 figures, 6 tables and 5 footnotes.) [For the main report, "Do Low-Income Students Have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers? NCEE…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Equal Education, Middle Schools, Poverty
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Glazerman, Steven; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This brief describes the prevalence of highest-performing teachers in ten purposely selected districts across seven states. The overall patterns indicate that low-income students have unequal access, on average, to the district's highest-performing teachers at the middle school level but not at the elementary level. However, there is evidence of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Poverty, Income, Teacher Effectiveness