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Aladjem, Dan; von Glatz, Adrienne; Hildreth, Jeanine; McKithen, Clarissa – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2018
Policymakers and practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels have invested considerable time and energy into solving the problem of turning around chronically low-performing schools. As the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has refined the federal effort to support states and districts to turn schools around, it has adopted…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Low Achievement, School Districts
Johnson, Mark – Hunt Institute, 2016
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. ESSA reauthorizes the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" (ESEA), which was first enacted as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." Since 1965, ESEA has represented the federal government's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) provides recommendations to early childhood systems and programs on family engagement. Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children's development, learning, and wellness,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Child Development
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
McMurrer, Jennifer; Frizzell, Matthew; Yoshioka, Nanami – Center on Education Policy, 2015
Many low-performing schools across the nation have increased learning time in response to federal requirements for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. The conditions governing federal waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also require certain schools to redesign the school day, week, or year to include additional…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Educational Improvement, Grants
US Department of Education, 2015
Each year, about 4 million children enter kindergarten in the United States. All parents hope their child will start school ready for success, and many parents turn that hope into action, seeking out supportive and high-quality early learning opportunities. Unfortunately, not every parent finds those opportunities, and access differs based on…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Readiness
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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Rogers-Chapman, M. Felicity – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Policy makers' attempts to improve low-achieving schools through reform measures are not new to the 21st century. Research asserts that this policy churn has done little, if anything, to change student achievement levels. Based on the research, I assert that policy reforms such as teacher evaluations and test-based assessment, and school…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Federal Programs, Politics of Education, Educational Change
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of the District of Columbia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Georgia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. To support implementation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 4 Race to the Top implementation. Hawaii made tremendous progress over the course of the grant period in implementing its Strategic Plan and six priority strategies and creating an aligned organization focused on increasing student outcomes. Among some of the other…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Some highlights of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Rhode Island's Year 3 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Building upon the successes of Years 1 through 3, in Year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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