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US Department of Education, 2006
This non-regulatory guidance updates and expands upon the "LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance" issued on January 7, 2004. The revised guidance addresses new issues raised by State and local officials in light of their experiences in administering and carrying out the "School Restructuring" provisions authorized…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2004
Meeting the demanding requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) falls most heavily on the school principal. A variety of credible studies prove that schools with good library programs have students who do better academically as measured by standardized test scores. Administrators may not be aware that they have a powerful ally in the school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Instruction, Educational Improvement, Reading Programs
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2004
One of the key features of this legislation is an emphasis on teacher quality. A growing body of research has documented the importance of teacher knowledge and skill in improving student achievement. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 includes specific criteria for considering a teacher highly qualified, and other specific requirements…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement