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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2019
This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year 2018-2019 "Parental Right to Know Guide" informs parents on their rights with regard to the following: (1) Notice of Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation; (2) Teachers and Paraprofessionals; (3) Student Achievement (PARCC Data); (4) Student Records; (5) Unsafe School Choice Option;…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Public Schools, Access to Information, Guides
UnidosUS, 2018
This report features components of Florida's submitted plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act that impact the 290,000 English learners in the state regarding testing, accountability, and stakeholder engagement. Advocates can use this information to engage administrators and policymakers around improving outcomes for English learners and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
This guide delves into often-overlooked federal funding sources that can be used to support local efforts to pursue rapid turnaround. Although focused on spending at the district and school levels, this guide is appropriate for those involved in school improvement at the state, district, or school level because policies and procedures at all those…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Federal Aid, School Turnaround, Federal Legislation
Skinner, Rebecca R.; Rosenstiel, Leah – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was comprehensively reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95) on December 10, 2015. The Title I-A program is the largest grant program authorized under the ESEA and is funded at $15.8 billion for FY2018. Title I-A of the ESEA authorizes aid to Local education agency's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Resource Allocation
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Hakuta, Kenji; Pompa, Delia – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, state teams have been preparing their state plans aligned with ESSA for submission in April or September 2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. Because ESSA lands much of the decision-making and responsibility in education at the state and local levels, state education leaders…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Programs, Accountability, Educational Legislation
von Ravensberg, Heidi; Blakely, Allison W. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2017
New to the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" of 1965, as amended by the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) of 2015, is specific language supporting state and local educational agencies in implementing schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS). According to U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
Gayl, Chrisanne L. – Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity for states and local education agencies (LEAs) to rethink the goals and policies that they have in place for public education. Under the new law, education leaders have greater flexibility to define student success and to design their own systems and programs to ensure educational…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Statewide Planning, Educational Planning
US Department of Education, 2017
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness. In addition, there are substantial economic benefits to high school completion. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, High School Students, Graduation Rate
US Department of Education, 2017
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and implementing regulations maintain requirements for State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs) to prepare and disseminate report cards that provide information on State, LEA, and school performance and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Progress Monitoring
de Azúa, Ramón L.; Keleher, Julia – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2017
In 2017, the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) released its first in a series of professional development briefs that focus on the professional development needs and interests of Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) State coordinators, correctional educators, and providers of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Delinquency, Child Neglect, Youth Programs
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Dotson, Lauren; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This paper provides a history of the standardized testing and accountability movement, the curriculum standards attached to the accountability movement, and the attempted shift to common core. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement are the focus of this paper. Recognizing the impact of poverty on student achievement as measured by…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Standardized Tests
Parsi, Ace; Duffield, Barbara – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
As state and district leaders evaluate characteristics of their student populations, many will find one number particularly startling: The number of homeless students has doubled in less than a decade. States can take several actions to serve these students better, some of which are incorporated in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Some of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
Representing an estimated 4.4 million students in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of the public school population and yet are twice as likely to drop out of high school and significantly less likely to attend and complete postsecondary education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Language Proficiency
Gordon, Nora – Hamilton Project, 2016
Public discussion leading up to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 focused on the controversial testing, standards, and teacher evaluation provisions of the previous reauthorization, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; 2002), and its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Resource Allocation
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