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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
Rentner, Diane Stark; Price, Olga Acosta – Center on Education Policy, 2014
Federal education funding has often been overlooked by districts in search of sources of support for prevention. This guide is intended to help school districts take advantage of those funds by identifying K-12 grant programs in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that could be used to implement prevention efforts in elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
Rentner, Diane Stark; Ferguson, Maria – Center on Education Policy, 2014
This report looks specifically at the information and data needs of policymakers related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the types of research that could provide this information. The ideas in this report were informed by a series of meetings and discussions about a possible research agenda for the Common Core, sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
McMurrer, Jennifer; Yoshioka, Nanami – Center on Education Policy, 2013
On February 9, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted 10 states waivers of key accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. One year later, applications for this ESEA flexibility, also known as NCLB waivers, had been approved for an additional 24…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Federal State Relationship
Rentner, Diane Stark – Center on Education Policy, 2013
This report, based on a winter/spring 2013 survey of 40 Common Core State Standards-adopting states, examines state education agency (SEA) officials' views on the federal role in implementing the standards. The report finds that, although a direct federal role in implementing the Common Core State Standards has been controversial, a majority of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, State Departments of Education, Federal Government
Kober, Nancy; Riddle, Wayne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
In September 2011, the Obama Administration invited states to apply for waivers of key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The Administration's waiver initiative offers states the flexibility to move away from the flawed provisions of NCLB, including several…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Riddle, Wayne; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
When Congress reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), much of the debate will undoubtedly focus on the accountability requirements added to Title I by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Title I authorizes federal aid to school districts to educate low-achieving children in low-income areas. Among the most…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Kober, Nancy; Jennings, Jack; Peltason, Jody – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Two years ago, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization known for its comprehensive studies of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and related issues, began a research-based review of the federal role. As part of this process, the authors examined an extensive body of research from a wide range of sources. They also…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Nonprofit Organizations, Federal Government