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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
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, 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
Oregon Department of Education, 2018
This annual report is a snapshot of Oregon's education system that includes important statewide data about the state's students, teachers and schools. The 2017-18 Statewide Report Card includes: (1) Graduation and dropout rates; (2) Early childhood data; (3) Attendance and regular attender data; (4) Student demographics and information on specific…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
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: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Atchison, Drew; Baker, Bruce; Levin, Jesse; Manship, Karen – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
Concerns about the equitable distribution of school funding within and across school districts have led to new federal data collections on school-level expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) required states to collect and report, for the first time, school-level data on both personnel and non-personnel expenditures…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Expenditures, School Districts, Data Collection
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on innovation to better meet the needs of students. The questions addressed are: (1) What is your State, district, or school doing to implement innovative approaches to improve academic outcomes for students, particularly low-income and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Student Needs
Aragon, Stephanie; Griffith, Mike; Wixom, Micah Ann; Woods, Julie; Workman, Emily – Education Commission of the States, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December 2015, is the latest reauthorization of one of the most influential pieces of federal education legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The law had not been reauthorized since 2001 when the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed, and ESSA is the result of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Loss, Christopher P., Ed.; McGuinn, Patrick J., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education," two leading scholars of education policy bring together a distinguished and varied array of contributors to systematically examine the growing convergence between the K-12 and higher education sectors in the United States. Though the two sectors have traditionally been treated as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education)
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Cornman, Stephen Q. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This documentation is for the provisional version 1a file of the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) for school year (SY) 2013-14, fiscal year 2014 (FY 14) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) . It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, Public Schools, Private Schools
Farbman, David; Davis, Jennifer; Goldberg, David; Rowland, Julie – Education Commission of the States, 2015
The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), an organization dedicated to redesigning and expanding school time to improve opportunities and outcomes for high-poverty students, has again teamed up with the Education Commission of the States (ECS), whose mission it is to foster the exchange of ideas on education issues among the states, to…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Change
Niebling, Rachel Bird; Lovell, Phillip – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002, the U.S. national high school graduation rate was 72.6 percent. Today, the national high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 81 percent and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools has declined considerably. While this progress is notable,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
Summer learning loss creates a permanent drag on the US education system. With the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) developed "Moving Summer Learning Forward: A Strategic Roadmap for Funding in Tough Times" to provide out-of-school time programs, school districts,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Stakeholders
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
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