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Arkansas Department of Education, 2017
This document reflects work that began prior to the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. In 2015 the Arkansas Department of Education began engaging with stakeholders to determine how the Department could better support students, educators, school and district leaders, and communities in their efforts to improve student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2015
This statewide Report Card to the Public is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2014-2015. Under state law, each school district also is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge pertaining to the school system is an important part of Alaska's accountability system. This report is…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2014
This statewide "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2013-2014. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge of the school system is an important part of Alaska's school accountability system. This report…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Lytle, James H. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
This article presents the author's views about the school district deconstruction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He discusses his 30-year experience as a principal and central office administrator with the School District of Philadelphia and his involvement in the efforts to lead urban school reform in the country. He also describes the reform…
Descriptors: School Districts, Charter Schools, Principals, Urban Schools
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2013
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2012-2013. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. Public knowledge of the school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Burke, Lindsey M. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
In August 2012, the White House released the report "Investing in Our Future: Returning Teachers to the Classroom" to bolster President Obama's call for massive new education spending. The report suggests that, absent an enormous infusion of more tax dollars, the nation's public schools will lose teachers and programs, damaging American…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Enrollment, Public Schools, Teacher Student Ratio
National Coalition on School Diversity (NJ1), 2012
This policy brief addresses several key provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that provide policy support and funding to states and localities seeking to deconcentrate poverty and reduce racial isolation in schools. These "choice" programs which include the Magnet Schools Assistance Program and the Voluntary School…
Descriptors: School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Ayers, Jeremy – Center for American Progress, 2011
The public usually thinks of large urban schools when it considers reforms to the American education system. But rural students account for a large and growing segment of the school-age population, and their needs have too often been overlooked in school improvement efforts. Policymakers and the public must make rural education a priority if the…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Rural Education, Educational Change, Urban Schools
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King, Jean A.; Rohmer-Hirt, Johnna A. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
From the 1980s to the present, educational accountability in the United States has grown dramatically. Such accountability in U.S. school districts, although driven primarily by external demands, has internal manifestations as well. The chapter traces the historical development of internal evaluation in American school districts, then highlights…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Testing Programs, Standardized Tests, School Districts
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Guthrie, James W.; Peng, Arthur – Education Next, 2010
If one relies on newspaper headlines for education funding information, one might conclude that America's schools suffer from a perpetual fiscal crisis, every year perched precariously on the brink of financial ruin, never knowing whether there will be sufficient funding to continue operating. Budgetary shortfalls, school district bankruptcies,…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Job Layoff
US Department of Education, 2010
To achieve President Obama's stated goal of making increased expectations for students and schools a national priority, 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…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Secondary Education, School Choice, Federal Legislation
US Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of this guidance is to provide comprehensive information on the Enhancing Education through Technology funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The guidance provides the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of various statutory provisions and does not impose any requirements beyond…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Disabilities, Guidance, Federal Legislation
Mass Insight Education (NJ1), 2009
Most public schools are funded through a combination of local, state, and federal sources. Each funding stream is often accompanied by a host of regulations on how schools and districts can use the funds. Often such regulations can be highly restrictive, limiting the ability of schools to align their budgets with their instructional programs.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Financial Support, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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