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US Department of Education, 2006
Spurred by the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, virtually every educational reform program now includes an accountability component that requires sound data collection and reporting. Improving data quality has thus emerged as a high priority for educators and policymakers across the country. The list of programs for which data quality…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Federal Legislation, Improvement
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
US Department of Education, 2006
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB), provides for "supplemental educational services" for disadvantaged students. Supplemental educational services (SES) are tutoring and other academic enrichment provided outside of the regular school day to eligible…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance
US Department of Education, 2005
In many places across the country, public school students no longer automatically attend their neighborhood school. Instead, parents may decide that their child's needs are better met elsewhere, for example, at a small alternative school, an arts magnet school, a charter technology high school, or a media academy operating within a larger school.…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Innovation, School Desegregation, Public Schools
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