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Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) designed the Interactive Data Tools to provide users with access to state and national data that can be helpful in assessing the qualifications of teachers in the states and the extent to which a state's teacher policy climate generally supports teacher quality. The Interactive Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
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Ramaswami, Rama – T.H.E. Journal, 2008
A K-12 educator traveling down the information superhighway will likely to hit some speed bumps. The biggest of those will be a lack of money. While legislators proclaim the need for 21st-century skills in education, federal funding for technology--the underwriter of those skills--is shrinking. According to the 2008 "National Trends"…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Technology, Internet
US Department of Education, 2007
Online learning is becoming an important facet of K12 education in meeting the requirements for highly qualified teachers in every classroom, in providing professional development for teachers and school choice and in tutoring options to students and parents. This fact sheet provides statistical data and U.S. Department of Education (USED) Office…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice, Online Courses
Cashman, Joanne; Rosser, Mariola; Linehan, Patrice – Idea Partnership, 2007
The Communities of Practice approach offers state agency personnel a lens for exploring the human aspects of problems. They can be used as a technical assistance approach for bringing together multiple stakeholders to address complex issues facing special education. The IDEA Partnership has pioneered the use of a website for its national…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Federal Legislation, State Agencies, Internet
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2007
This paper responds to a request asking for an annotated bibliography of articles and resources concerning Response to Intervention (RI), with a focus on 1) RtI monitoring tools; and 2) RtI in the upper grades. Information on RtI state activity is also provided. The articles in this paper were obtained through searches on EBSCO Host and Google…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Internet, Response to Intervention, Educational Legislation
Educational Testing Service, 2006
Innovations, ETS's corporate magazine, provides information on educational assessment for educators, school leaders, researchers and policymakers around the world. This issue on how classroom assessments in five U.S. states and several foreign countries expand educational opportunities for all students. Articles in this issue include: (1) Keeping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Periodicals, Educational Testing
American Federation of Teachers, 2005
This document suggests changes to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in four targeted areas. Regarding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) supports: (1) Setting challenging but demonstrably attainable student progress goals; (2) Judging school effectiveness by measuring progress of the same students over…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Internet, Incentive Grants, Class Size
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2005
Three years after a federal law required states to collect a host of education data, much of that information and more will now be available in one place--giving the public a newfound resource and giving educators headaches over how schools can be compared. On a free Web site to be launched on March 29, 2005, a public-private partnership will post…
Descriptors: State Officials, Research Tools, Internet, Federal Legislation
Council for American Private Education, 2004
This document presents the September 2004 issue of the Council for American Private Education's (CAPE's) newsletter. Articles in this issue include: (1) Students' Views of High School Vary by Type of School; (2) Action Needed Now on Title V; (3) Survey Looks at Teens--Online and Off; (4) Report Examines Teacher Turnover; (5) School Choice Setback…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Internet