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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
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Nearly half of students who drop out do so as a result of adverse conditions in the school, while 37% of dropouts are pulled out of school by challenges like financial worries, family needs, or employment. Only 14% of dropouts did so for reasons that can be described as failing out of school due to a lack of interest or academic progress (Doll,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Homeless People, Credits, Barriers
Muenchow, Susan; Weinberg, Emily – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2016
Worried about the large number of young children from low-income families entering school in their communities, many city and county leaders wonder whether quality preschool might help close the school readiness gap. Longitudinal studies of model programs that began decades ago show that these programs improved not only these children's school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Kiarie, Mary W. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
In terms of the number of students served and the overall quality of special education services provided, it is clear that special education has, from its early beginnings in the late seventeenth century, advanced at various rates in the different countries of the world. Data from the United States Department of Education (2007) indicates that 12%…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Policy, Special Education, Disabilities
Wang, Margaret C.; Wong, Kenneth K.; Kim, Jeong-Ran – 1999
The National Study of Effective Title I Schoolwide Programs was initiated to address the lack of information on how schoolwide programs affect teaching and learning and student outcomes and to develop a critical empirical base for strengthening the implementation of Title I programs in service of students in high poverty schools. This paper…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Wong, Kenneth K. – 1990
It is argued that both economic concerns and political factors can be synthesized within a new framework to improve city policymaking. This approach is based on a systematic empirical study of policymaking in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Baltimore (Maryland) in the 1970s and early 1980s. Numerous government documents and extensive interviews with…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Peterson, Paul E.; And Others – 1983
This document presents findings of an independent committee that was organized by the Twentieth Century Fund to study the Federal role in shaping educational policy, and includes the comprehensive background paper (prepared by Paul E. Peterson) on which the task force discussions were based. The report describes current problems in elementary and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
McLaughlin, Milbrey W.; Shields, Patrick M. – 1986
Strategies to involve parents in the schooling of their children, especially parents of economically or educationally disadvantaged youngsters, are generally either advisory or collaborative. Advisory strategies structure parental involvement through councils at the school or district level. Collaborative strategies pursue various methods for…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Federal Programs
Cichon, Donald J.; And Others – 1981
A setting is described in which an evaluation was used with significant impacts on policies and programs. Some of those impacts are delineated, types of utilization employed by staff within the system are illustrated, and conditions under which the evaluation was conducted to obtain such a high level of use are discussed. In the 1979-80 school…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Information Utilization
Kean, Michael H. – 1979
The Educational Amendments Act of 1974 added an evaluation requirement to Title I legislation. Models of evaluation were required to specify techniques and criteria which facilitate comparisons of programs on a statewide or nationwide basis. The School District of Philadelphia conducted simulated studies of three evaluation models to determine…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs
Schrader, William B., Ed. – New Directions for Testing and Measurement, 1979
This conference was organized around four policy concerns: (1) the needs of handicapped, gifted, and bilingual students; (2) the use of test results to allocate federal compensatory education funds; (3) the validity of minimum competency testing; and (4) the demand for increasingly sophisticated evaluations. Garry L. McDaniels discussed the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Bilingual Students, Compensatory Education
Timpane, Michael, Ed. – 1978
This book contains papers first presented at the September 1976 Symposium on the Federal Interest in Financing Schooling. Participants responded to three questions. First, given what we know about federal goals in education, how appropriate are the areas in which federal involvement is currently concentrated? Second, how effective are existing…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Cross, Christopher – 1979
Although the evaluation of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs was mandated with its passage in 1965, the emphasis on evaluation increased in 1974 with the incorporation of Section 151. That section was redesignated in 1978 as Section 183. Section 183 included the directive that evaluations be conducted every third year, to…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Evaluation Needs, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Vanecko, James J.; And Others – 1977
The Compensatory Education Demonstration Projects are a three-year study of the effects of changes in ESEA Title I fund allocation at the intra-district level. Thirteen Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are cooperating in this research. During 1975-76 these school districts conducted their Title I programs under current federal Title I guidelines.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Compensatory Education, Data Analysis, Demonstration Programs
Vanecko, James J.; And Others – 1977
This demonstration project, concerns the study of Title I intra-district fund allocation changes. It also examines the effect of these changes on a number of dependent variables such as program delivery and associated costs, student composition, student experiences, and community response. Thirteen Local Education Agencies (LEAs) participated in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Compensatory Education, Data Analysis, Demonstration Programs
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