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US Department of Education, 2011
In March, 2009, President Obama proposed the American Graduation Initiative, which established the goal that by 2020 the United States will regain its position as the nation with the highest percentage of its population holding post-secondary degrees and credentials. The College Completion Toolkit provides information that governors and other…
Descriptors: Credentials, College Graduates, Graduation, Postsecondary Education
US Department of Education, 2010
The Race to the Top program is authorized under sections 14005 and 14006 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Race to the Top is a competitive grant program to encourage and reward States that are implementing significant reforms in the four education areas described in the ARRA: enhancing standards and assessments,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
US Department of Education, 2006
Every eligible program, including graduate programs, must have a defined academic year. Award limits are generally connected to a period of time. For instance, all of the programs except Federal Work-Study have a maximum amount that can be awarded for an academic year or award year. This handbook is a resource for learning about Federal Student…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, School Schedules, Paying for College, Student Costs
US Department of Education, 2006
This guide presents information on the procedures for peer review of grant applications. It begins with an overview of the review process for grant application submission and review. The review process includes: (1) pre-submission procedures that enable the Institute to plan for specific review sessions; (2) application processing procedures; (3)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grants, Grantsmanship, Eligibility
US Department of Education, 2006
Under the Education Sciences Reform Act, all research, statistics, and evaluation reports conducted by, or supported through, the Institute shall be subject to rigorous peer review before being published or otherwise made available to the public. Prior to review and approval by the NCEE Commissioner, NCEE reports are reviewed internally by the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Scientific Research
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
This informational booklet contains background materials regarding the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) initiative to redesign its monitoring system. The booklet is intended to expand the knowledge and understanding of those individuals selected to participate in the RSA-sponsored monitoring conference that was held August 24 and 25,…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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 promise charter schools hold for public school innovation and reform lies in an unprecedented combination of freedom and accountability. Underwritten with public funds but run independently, charter schools are free from a range of state laws and district policies stipulating what and how they teach, where they can spend their money, and who…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Accountability, Charter Schools, Freedom
US Department of Education, 2004
Raising academic standards for all students and measuring student achievement to hold schools accountable for educational progress are central strategies for promoting educational excellence and equity in our schools. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reformed Federal educational programs to support state efforts to establish …
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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