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Whitehurst, Grover J. – Education Next, 2012
Washington is at a crossroads on K-12 education policy. Policymakers can (1) continue down the path of top-down accountability; (2) devolve power to states and districts, thereby returning to the status quo of the mid-1990s; or (3) rethink the fundamentals, do something different, and empower parental choice. This article discusses how the federal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Governance, Government School Relationship
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
Four months after President Barack Obama made education a centerpiece of his State of the Union address, lawmakers charged with reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are beginning to sketch out their own visions for aspects of the law's renewal. The prospects that Congress will meet the president's goal--a comprehensive,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Standard Setting
Riddle, Wayne; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
When Congress reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), much of the debate will undoubtedly focus on the accountability requirements added to Title I by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Title I authorizes federal aid to school districts to educate low-achieving children in low-income areas. Among the most…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Family members are a child's first and most important teachers. A growing body of research demonstrates that when families are actively engaged in their child's learning, children are better prepared for school and achieve at higher levels. Increased participation by families in pre-kindergarten programs has also been linked to greater academic…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Family School Relationship
Ashby, Cornelia M.; Dorn, Terrell G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
State and local governments spend billions of dollars annually on the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public school facilities, yet concerns persist about the condition of some school facilities, particularly in school districts serving students residing on Indian lands. The Department of Education's (Education) Impact Aid Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Public Schools, Private Schools, Taxes
Christensen, Laurene L.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Wang, Ting – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2009
This document presents a five-step process for schools, districts, and states to use in monitoring accommodations for instruction and assessment. This document was designed to be a companion to the "Council of Chief State School Officers' Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Guidance Programs
Christensen, Gayle S. – US Department of Education, 2007
The reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" ("NCLB") relied on two notable policy instruments to improve education: accountability and flexibility. "NCLB" complements accountability with several new flexibility…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Demonstration Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation
Christensen, Gayle S.; Feehan, Kathleen; Loss, Daniel – US Department of Education, 2007
Perhaps the most ambitious example of the way in which flexibility and accountability have been brought together can be found in the State Flex and Local Flex demonstration programs. Although no additional resources are provided to participating states and districts, the enhanced flexibility granted under State Flex and Local Flex allows…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grants, Educational Technology, Educational Improvement
US Department of Education, 2006
This workbook, submitted by the State of Washington to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts
Schuckett, Sandy – Library Media Connection, 2005
The brief history and background of the Library Association that sponsored the National Library Legislative Day in Washington is outlined. The specific issues, such as ESEA, the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), Copyright, and E-Rate, are discussed.
Descriptors: Professional Associations, School Libraries, United States History, Advocacy
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is not going away. In fact, it might not even undergo more than minor modifications before it comes up for reauthorization in a couple of years. The nomination of Margaret Spellings to replace Rod Paige as U.S. secretary of education foretells not only a single-minded focus on test-based accountability but also an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Schools, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education