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US Department of Education, 2012
Today, the U.S. Department of Education joins the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, the American Commonwealth Partnership, and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools in a new national call to action to infuse and enhance civic learning and democratic engagement for all students throughout the American…
Descriptors: Community Problems, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
US Department of Education, 2010
To help achieve President Obama's stated goal of ensuring that all students will be able to contribute as citizens in the U.S. democracy and to thrive in a global economy, the administration has designed a blueprint for a reenvisioned federal role in education through the reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act"…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Professional Development, Educational Improvement
US Department of Education, 2010
The United States Department of Education's "Annual Performance Report" (APR) for fiscal year (FY) 2009 provides detailed information on how the outcomes of the strategic performance measures identified in its "FY 2007-2012 Strategic Plan" and updated in the "Fiscal Year 2008 Performance and Accountability Report"…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Finance, Activities, Compliance (Legal)
US Department of Education, 2010
The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), Committee on Accreditation (COA), is a national specialized accrediting agency. Its current scope of recognition is the accreditation of institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in funeral service or mortuary science. ABFSE is, therefore, both an…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Associate Degrees, Accreditation (Institutions), Student Financial Aid
US Department of Education, 2010
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC or the agency) is a regional institutional accreditor that accredits (or preaccredits) over 1,000 degree granting institutions in 19 states, tribal institutions and including those programs offered via distance education within these institutions. Most of the institutions accredited by HLC use the Secretary's…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Distance Education, Governing Boards, Accreditation (Institutions)
US Department of Education, 2010
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) was created in response to massage therapy and bodywork educators' desire that rigorous standards be applied to institutions of massage therapy and bodywork. COMTA has conducted accrediting activities since 1992. In 1996, an elected commission was seated. Since 1996, COMTA has granted…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Distance Education, Associate Degrees, Foreign Countries
US Department of Education, 2010
The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) is a national accreditor whose scope of recognition is for the accreditation throughout the United States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy. The agency accredits approximately 1,300 institutions offering…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cosmetology, Accreditation (Institutions), Student Financial Aid
US Department of Education, 2010
The Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation (MACTE) is a national programmatic and institutional accreditor. The agency currently has 68 freestanding institutions and 13 programs located throughout the United States. The agency's recognition enables its institutions to establish eligibility to receive…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Advisory Committees, Montessori Method, Educational Policy
US Department of Education, 2010
To achieve President Obama's stated goal of including all of America's students in leading the world in education, the administration has designed a blueprint for a reenvisioned federal role in education through the reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"). The new "ESEA" will ensure…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Migrant Education, Homeless People, Delinquency
Boyle, Andrea; Taylor, James; Hurlburt, Steven; Soga, Kay – US Department of Education, 2010
"Title III Accountability: Behind the Numbers" (2010) summarizes data reported by states in their Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPRs) for 2004-05 through 2007-08. The CSPRs are annual reports required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that states use to submit information to the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Politics of Education, Accountability, Language Proficiency
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Anderson, Lindsay – US Department of Education, 2010
"Title III Accountability and District Improvement Efforts: A Closer Look" (2010) summarizes findings from interviews with six Title III Directors and nine Title III district-level directors in the spring of 2009. States and districts were selected in order to collect information from some entities with a long history of serving English…
Descriptors: State Officials, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Ramsey, Andrea; O'Day, Jennifer – US Department of Education, 2010
"Title III Policy: State of the States" (2010) discusses state implementation of the Title III accountability requirements based on phone interviews with six state Title III Directors in the spring of 2009, interviews with six experts and university-based researchers who work on education for English Learners, and based on earlier data…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Testing, Second Language Learning