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Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How might policymakers and educators utilize the work already being done as states redesign their accountability systems? The 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), brought much needed attention to the performance of traditionally underserved subgroups of students. Supported by greater flexibility under ESEA…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Ahart, Thomas M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The challenge of improving the performance of public schools has been given attention from a variety of advocacy groups, researchers, government agencies, education organizations and schools. Since the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002, titled No Child Left Behind, the stakes for public schools are higher.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, High Achievement
Hanna, Robert – Center for American Progress, 2013
Since Congress enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965, the federal government has emphasized states' shared responsibility for improving student achievement. When Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind Act, it called upon states to provide technical support to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, State Policy, State Government
Council for American Private Education, 2012
Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national associations serving private schools K-12. "Outlook" is published monthly by CAPE. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Repeal of Blaine Amendment on Florida Ballot in November; (2) Top Private Education Events of 2011; (3) New Guidance Issued on ESEA…
Descriptors: Private Education, State Legislation, Constitutional Law, Religious Discrimination
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012
Blueprints for education reform have become trendy. Over the last few years, President Obama, governors, chief state school officers, local superintendents' associations, policy institutes, foundations, and business leaders have formulated such documents to guide school improvement. This brief highlights: (1) the focus of current blueprints; (2)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Barriers, Educational Policy
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; Reid-Brossard, Paki; Ho, Andrew D.; Furgol, Katherine – US Department of Education, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiated the Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) in November 2005 with the goal of approving up to ten states to incorporate growth models in school adequate yearly progress (AYP) determinations under the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"). After extensive reviews, nine states…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement, Economically Disadvantaged
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Adelman, Howard; Taylor, Linda – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2011
Clearly, low performing, and especially failing schools, are a high priority concern for policy makers. And it is evident that fundamental systemic changes are necessary. The authors contend that it is essential that policy makers move to a three-component framework for turning around, transforming, and continuously improving schools. The third…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Intervention
Dunlap, Allison – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
As the deadline set forth by No Child Left Behind approaches, it is clear that the goal of proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for all students by 2014 will not be met. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education has offered states the option of applying for flexibility on parts of the law. This policy brief outlines those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
Mattson Almanzán, Heather; Sanders, Nancy; Kearney, Karen – WestEd, 2011
Research and professional leadership standards identify specific ways in which principals directly influence school organization and community relationships and exert less direct, but critically important, influence on teaching quality and instructional effectiveness. Principals' roles are central to supporting and supervising teachers'…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, State Policy, Program Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Obama Releases FY 2011 Budget: Obama's 7.5 Percent Increase for Education Programs Signals Commitment to Reauthorize…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Budgets
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Hedberg, E. C.; Brown, Kevin L.; Halverson, Marie L.; McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn – US Department of Education, 2010
The Growth Model Pilot Project (GMPP) was initiated to allow states to experiment with adjustments to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) status accountability system in order to improve the validity of AYP determinations by giving schools credit for students who are making significant growth. The pilot allowed states, districts, and schools to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Pilot Projects, Educational Improvement
US Department of Education, 2006
This workbook, submitted by the State of Iowa 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
Linn County Board of Education, Cedar Rapids, IA. – 1968
This document is an end of the budget period report of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III Inservice Education and Curriculum Project conducted by the Linn County Board of Education in conjunction with seven other Iowa counties in order to "assist local schools in improving the school program in selected academic and service…
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Annual Reports, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation