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Reynolds, Alison M.; Burton, Suzanne L. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Serve-and-return interactions between a young child and caregiver are cited as integral to healthy child development and language development. In this article, the authors assert that serve-and-return interactions offer a relevant model for policy development in early childhood music education. They share contemporary evidence that music learning…
Descriptors: Interaction, Music Education, Stakeholders, Educational Policy
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2017
In 2009, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) launched its "Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research" (ED509368), providing a framework to guide the efforts of Federal and private funders of autism research. The "IACC Strategic Plan," developed with extensive input from a broad array of Federal and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Strategic Planning, Portfolio Assessment
Santos, Jose Luis; Haycock, Kati – Education Trust, 2016
In response to mounting concerns about the cost of college, lawmakers have proposed major new partnerships between the federal government and states to tackle college affordability. The Education Trust maintains that any new federal-state proposal aimed at making college more affordable must also simultaneously address completion problems by…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Federal State Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Graczewski, Cheryl; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Dragoset, Lisa; Hallgren, Kristin – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
One objective of the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) School Improvement Grants (SIG) and Race to the Top (RTT) program is to help states enhance their capacity to support the turnaround of low-performing schools. This capacity may be important, given how difficult it is to produce substantial and sustained achievement gains in low-performing…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Grants
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James-Burdumy, Susanne – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 injected $7 billion into two of the Obama administration's signature competitive education grant programs: Race to the Top (RTT) and School Improvement Grants (SIG). While RTT focused on state policies and SIG focused on school practices, both programs promoted related policies and practices,…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of the District of Columbia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Georgia's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. To support implementation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 4 Race to the Top implementation. Hawaii made tremendous progress over the course of the grant period in implementing its Strategic Plan and six priority strategies and creating an aligned organization focused on increasing student outcomes. Among some of the other…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Florida's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Some highlights of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Rhode Island's Year 3 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Building upon the successes of Years 1 through 3, in Year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of New York's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. In Year 4, New York…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Maryland's Year 4 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from the implementation process from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. During Year 4, Maryland supported educators as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
US Department of Education, 2015
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Massachusetts' annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. In Year 4,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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