ERIC Number: ED493419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-21
LEA and School Improvement. Non-Regulatory Guidance. Revised
US Department of Education
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 in NCLB and provides additional clarification and rationale about "School Restructuring" for which the Department received inquiries from the field. This guidance does not impose any requirements beyond those that the law specifies and, where possible, it encourages varying approaches and focuses on what can be done rather than on what cannot be done. The guidance in this document supersedes all prior non-regulatory guidance issued by the Department for LEA and School Improvement. Any requirements referred to in this guidance are taken directly from the statute and the Title I regulations, with citations provided throughout. Except for explicit statutory and regulatory requirements, State and local recipients are free to implement the "LEA and School Improvement" requirements based on their own reasonable interpretations of the law. This document includes a number of new questions to address issues that were undeveloped or did not appear in the previous guidance. Responses to other questions are revised for clarity or responsiveness to issues based on experience gained from the implementation of the Title I school improvement provisions. Appended is: Chart Illustrating School Improvement Process.
Descriptors: Guidelines, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, State Departments of Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Compliance (Legal), School Districts, School Restructuring, Technical Assistance, Educational Improvement, Governance
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001