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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.; Rosenstiel, Leah – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the primary source of federal aid to elementary and secondary education. The ESEA was last reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95) in 2015. The Title I-A program has always been the largest grant program authorized under the ESEA. Title I-A grants provide supplementary…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
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
Pompa, Delia; Park, Maki; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2017
Enactment of the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) in 2015 introduced opportunities to use federal funds to strengthen the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce as a means of better meeting the needs of the growing and increasingly diverse young child population. Children under the age of 5 who have at least one parent or…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
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 Government Accountability Office, 2016
Voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs fund students' private school education expenses, such as tuition. In school year 2014-15, 22 such school choice programs were operating nationwide, all but one of which was state funded. Under two federal grant programs, one for students with disabilities and one for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, Federal Aid
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
Roza, Marguerite; Lake, Robin – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
Congress enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." The most expansive federal education bill ever passed, it was developed as redress, establishing that poor children needed more educational services than wealthier children. Title I of the ESEA…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty