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Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This update discusses what states are doing to mitigate the trend of parents keeping their children out of statewide assessments. Over the last few years, the United States has seen growing opposition to statewide assessments, as evidenced in the increasing numbers of parents (or guardians) who are deciding not to have their children participate…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Parent Attitudes
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about the innovative work with family child care providers that is being done in RTT-ELC Phase 2 States (Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin) and Phase 3 States (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
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Roberts, Julia Link; Pereira, Nielsen; Knotts, J. Dusteen – Gifted Child Today, 2015
Legislation and policy lead to action. In the absence of law or policy, situations are addressed on a case-by-case basis or they are sometimes ignored. Legislation and policy become extremely important when they relate to groups that have traditionally been marginalized, such as students with disabilities or students with gifts and talents, and…
Descriptors: Gifted, State Legislation, Educational Policy, Advocacy
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2015
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about which RTT-ELC States are using the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The State also requested information about other projects States have designed to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Infants, Toddlers
Sopko, Kimberly Moherek – Project Forum, 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), most recently reauthorized in 2004, requires the inclusion of transition services in an individualized education program (IEP) for students with disabilities by the time they reach their 16th birthday, or earlier if determined appropriate by the IEP team. The IEP must include "(1)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Individualized Transition Plans, Disabilities
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Family members are a child's first and most important teachers. A growing body of research demonstrates that when families are actively engaged in their child's learning, children are better prepared for school and achieve at higher levels. Increased participation by families in pre-kindergarten programs has also been linked to greater academic…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Family School Relationship