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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
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2013
This is the fourth biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act's" Title III State Formula Grant Program (also known as the English Language Acquisition State Grants Program). This report provides information reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education regarding services…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2012
This is the third biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act's" Title III State Formula Grant Program (also known as the English Language Acquisition State Grants Program). This report provides information regarding the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to hold states accountable…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
US Senate, 2011
Among the topics discussed in this hearing were: what constitutes green energy, how workers can best be provided the skills to thrive in green industries, and the future of America's energy and environmental policies. Statements were presented by: Honorable Patty Murray, a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, opening statement; Honorable…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Legislators, Labor, Presidents
US House of Representatives, 2011
The purpose of this hearing was to shed light on wasteful federal government spending. At a time when the nation faces a historic fiscal crisis, everyone must make a concerted effort to reduce federal spending. A necessary step in this process is to eliminate and streamline federal programs. Now more than ever, it is critical to ensure taxpayer…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Government, Duplication
US House of Representatives, 2011
This hearing reviewed ways individuals can make federal job training programs more efficient and effective. Such programs are critical to fostering a competitive workforce and assisting unemployed citizens. However, serious concerns about program fragmentation and potential duplication exist that could result in significant waste. This Committee…
Descriptors: Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Competition
US House of Representatives, 2011
The U.S. is facing a historic fiscal crisis. After years of neglect and mismanagement, the national debt has exceeded $14 trillion and continues to climb at a rapid pace. Despite this year's projected budget deficit of $1.6 trillion, the administration has put forward a plan for the next decade that includes $8.7 trillion in new spending, $1.5…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Debt (Financial)
US House of Representatives, 2011
This paper presents the Committee on Education and the Workforce's hearing on the challenges and opportunities facing America's classrooms. Members testifying before the committee were: Honorable John Kline, Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and Honorable George Miller, senior Democratic member, Committee on Education and the…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Legislation, Achievement Rating, Global Approach
US House of Representatives, 2011
Over the last several months, the Committee on Education and the Workforce has been actively examining the current state of education in the nation. Everyone has listened to state and local leaders who are working to improve the quality of education the children receive. Through a series of hearings, they have heard stories of both challenges and…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Legislation, Status, Educational Practices
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2011
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Certification, Librarians, Elementary Schools
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Makos, Jeffrey J., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2010
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. Appended are: (1) How to…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Teacher Certification, Secondary Schools, Counselor Certification
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New Directions for Student Services, 2010
This article describes the Development, Relief, and Educational for Alien Minors Act of 2009 or the "DREAM Act of 2009." The authors of the bill aim to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Immigration, Federal Legislation, Place of Residence