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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dinkes, Rachel; Sonnenberg, William; Cornman, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
In 1965, Congress established Title I, Part A (herein referred to as Title I) as a part of the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Congress noted two issues that it hoped to address through Title I funding: schools needed additional financial assistance to provide services to children in low-income families, and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Dudley, Thomas Pettit, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Introduced in the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and continued with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to assess students in English Language Arts. The Mississippi Department of Education, in accordance with NCLB and later ESSA, developed the statewide accountability and accreditation model to measure student progress…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
Reff, Audrey Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While top down federal policy processes continue to deliver policy as grand solutions to real and imagined problems within the nation's public schools, states continue to churn out their own layers of educational accountability policy. But it is no secret that state and federal policies and programs like No Child Left Behind and Reading First have…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy, Educational Change