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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
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2017
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Resource Materials, Educational Legislation
Florida Department of Education, 2014
This Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) is designed to keep Florida moving forward toward national and international competitiveness. Florida will compare its National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores to those of the top five states and its Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), National Competency Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
US Department of Education, 2014
ED"Facts" is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiative to govern, acquire, validate, and use high-quality, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) performance data for education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve outcomes for students. ED"Facts" centralizes data provided by state…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection, Access to Information
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
Arizona Department of Education, 2009
This publication provides instructions for completing the State of Arizona's Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The first part provides an overview of States' implementation of the critical elements required for approval of their State accountability systems. The second part presents the state's response and activities for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workbooks, Accountability, Guidelines
Kentucky Department of Education (NJ1), 2008
The Kentucky System of Intervention (KSI) is a framework for providing systematic, comprehensive services to address academic and behavioral needs for all students, preschool through grade 12. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed this guidance document to provide resources in planning and decision making as districts and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Decision Making, Guidance
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is authorized by section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Under section 1003(g)(1) of the ESEA, the Secretary must award grants to States to enable the States to provide subgrants to local educational agencies for the purpose of providing assistance for school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance
US Department of Education, 2004
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public elementary or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Choice
Council for American Private Education, Washington, DC. – 1974
This handbook is designed for heads of private (nonpublic) elementary and secondary schools. As used here, the term private school means an elementary or secondary school, not under the jurisdiction of a public school board, that complies with race and sex discrimination regulations of the federal government. This includes schools operated by…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM. – 1974
The product of a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) workshop (1968) on American Indian community involvement in educational programs, this handbook is designed to aid local school board members in assuming educational leadership roles. The following topics are covered: (1) the beginnings of an educational program (philosophy, policy, and educational…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, American Indians, Board of Education Role, Community Involvement
National Education Association, Washington, DC. – 1975
This guide is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides the purpose and goals of ethnic studies and explains how to use the guide. Part 2 contains eight units for the study of ethnic experiences. These include (1) Native American, (2) Mexican American, (3) Black American, (4) Jewish American, (5) Italian American, (6) Polish American, (7) Japanese…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Ethnic Groups