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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
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Lehman, Paul R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
This article provides the author's thoughts concerning nine major events, reports, and pieces of legislation that have shaped American education over the past 65 years. It also lists several lessons he has learned from these efforts. In addition, a number of proposals are offered for achieving genuine reform in education, and for strengthening the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
West Virginia Department of Education, 2018
The purpose of the report is to give a review of public education and depict how the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) are addressing the needs of students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. The report highlights successes achieved during the 2017-2018 school year through the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Trends, State Boards of Education, Graduation Rate
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education
Bowman, Nicole; Reinhardt, Martin – Midwest Comprehensive Center, 2018
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), some districts are required to consult with tribal governments on the development of their education plans. This practice brief is intended to serve as an overview of district-level ESEA tribal consultation requirements and as guidance for local education agencies (LEAs). This brief does not…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Tribally Controlled Education
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Granovskiy, Boris – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The term "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education refers to teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It typically includes educational activities across all grade levels--from pre-school to post-doctorate--in both formal (e.g., classrooms) and informal (e.g.,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Thompson, Doris L.; Thompson, Sherwood – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This paper discusses the importance of equity and quality education in K-12 schools and how employing equity and quality strategies in classroom instructional practices and school culture can positively change children's lives. Educational achievement is a matter of the home, school, and community working in concert to build confidence in a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Gregory, Anne; Fergus, Edward – Future of Children, 2017
Beginning as early as preschool, race and gender are intertwined with the way US schools mete out discipline. In particular, black students and male students are much more likely than others to be suspended or expelled--punishments that we know can hold them back academically. These disparities, and the damage they can cause, have driven recent…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Equal Education, Discipline Policy
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Laverdure, Patricia – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
The Policy-Advocacy-Leadership (PAL) column is developed to initiate and facilitate important dialogue about health care and educational policy, and develop and share the knowledge, tools, and resources that enable all of us to be effective advocates for our clients and our practice and leaders in our practice settings and profession. In this…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Advocacy, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
von Ravensberg, Heidi; Blakely, Allison W. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2017
New to the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" of 1965, as amended by the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) of 2015, is specific language supporting state and local educational agencies in implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS). According to U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
To comply with Section 1111(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to submit evidence associated with their assessment systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Thirty-eight states submitted evidence for their assessment…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Assessment, Compliance (Legal)
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's review of state assessment systems is an evidence-based, peer review process for which each state submits evidence to demonstrate that its assessment system meets a set of established criteria, called Critical Elements. Critical Elements represent the Elementary and Secondary Education Act statutory and…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, State Standards, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Assessment
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2017
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights, Guidance
Forte, Ellen – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Large-scale academic assessments have played a dominant role in U.S. federal and state education policies over the past couple of decades. Among the many validity issues that presently concern test users is the evaluation of alignment among large-scale assessments and the academic content and performance standards on which they are based. This…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Measurement, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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