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US Department of Education, 2014
ED"Facts" is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiative to govern, acquire, validate, and use high-quality, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) performance data for education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students. ED"Facts" centralizes data provided by state…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection, Access to Information
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Guernsey, Lisa – New America Foundation, 2011
As the 112th Congress gets to work, its members face an important opportunity to make lasting changes to public education. With the pending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also currently known as No Child Left Behind) lawmakers could enact significant improvements to strengthen early learning, as they also…
Descriptors: Legislators, Federal Government, Public Education, Early Childhood Education
Schweitzer, Sherry, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Education's online newsletter "The Education Innovator" is to promote innovative practices in education; to offer features on promising programs and practices; to provide information on innovative research, schools, policies, and trends; and to keep readers informed of key Department priorities and…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Weil, Marty – Tech & Learning, 2009
Pamela Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (Virginia) public schools, sees ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) as a once-in-a-lifetime chance. "I don't think that in the history of public schools--certainly since I entered them in the 1970s--there has been an opportunity such as this," she says. "The last time there…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Taxes, Elementary Secondary Education
Moss, Marc; Fountain, Alyssa Rulf; Boulay, Beth; Horst, Megan; Rodger, Chris; Brown-Lyons, Melanie – US Department of Education, 2008
The "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (PL 107-110) established the Reading First (RF) Program (Title I, Part B, Subpart 1), a major Federal initiative designed to help ensure that all children can read at or above grade level by the end of third-grade. The legislation (Section 1205 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) requires…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Exhibits