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Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – American Journal of Education, 2013
This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role
Gottfried, Michael A.; Stecher, Brian M.; Hoover, Matthew; Cross, Amanda Brown – RAND Corporation, 2011
U.S. educators and policymakers are concerned about the poor performance of the public schools, particularly schools that serve students from low-income families. Although education is primarily a state function, the federal government also has a longstanding interest in improving education for disadvantaged students, and it targets funding to…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
Levine, James A.; And Others – 1981
This report examines the relationship between the federal government's child care programs and policies and the federal government's goal of equal opportunity for women. Specifically, the report reviews three dimensions of federal child care activities: programs and policies whose primary purpose is to assist families with child care; the…
Descriptors: Day Care, Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women
Archambault, Francis X. – 1986
The papers presented at this conference review current research on effective educational practices for low-achieving students and identify those that might be applied to programs funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (the successor legislation to Title 1 of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education
Calfee, Robert – 1986
This paper discusses the concept of literacy and proposes several theses with regard to the difficulty experienced by youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in acquiring literacy in present-day school environments. It recommends studies to explore the funding of programs designed to improve schools as educational organizations, rather than…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors
Askins, Billy E. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1984
The Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA), which replaced the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, significantly changed the federal government's role in education. The ECIA is part of a program to consolidate and simplify federal programs, cut federal spending, and transfer power to state and local governments. Fiscal,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education