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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, 2004
Recognizing the universal importance of education, the federal government assumed a larger role in financing public schools with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965. Through subsequent reauthorizations, ESEA has continued to assist the states. In 2001, the reauthorization included "No Child Left Behind," which…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Legislation, Federal Government, Federal Legislation
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