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Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
REL Pacific is one of ten Regional Educational Laboratories established and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Their region encompasses approximately 4.9 million square miles and serves seven Pacific island entities, including American Samoa; the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; the Federated…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Programs, Regional Programs, Regional Characteristics
US Government Accountability Office, 2011
U.S. compacts with the freely associated states (FAS)--the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, and Palau--permit FAS citizens to migrate to the United States and its territories (U.S. areas) without regard to visa and labor certification requirements. Thousands of FAS citizens have migrated to U.S. areas (compact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Immigrants, Costs
Brener, Nancy D.; Demissie, Zewditu; Foti, Kathryn; McManus, Tim; Shanklin, Shari L.; Hawkins, Joseph; Kann, Laura – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
This report summarizes 2010 Profiles data. For each middle or high school that was sampled, the principal and the lead health education teacher (i.e., the person most knowledgeable about health education at the school) each completed a self-administered questionnaire. This report presents information from 47 states, 19 cities, 4 territories, and 2…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Programs, Profiles, Institutional Characteristics
Lazara, Alex, Ed.; Danaher, Joan, Ed.; Kraus, Robert, Ed.; Goode, Sue, Ed.; Hipps, Cherie, Ed.; Festa, Cathy, Ed. – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
With the passage of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and subsequent amendments, states and jurisdictions have made great strides in the provision of services to young children, ages 3 through 5 years, with disabilities. As of Fall 2009, America's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Disabilities, Equal Education
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2010
This seventh report on the quality of America's teacher preparation programs and novice teachers presents data reported to the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) in October 2007 by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the outlying areas, which include American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2014
This is the 36th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 2014. Section 664(d) of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA") (P.L. 108-446), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Else, Iwalani; Andrade, Naleen; Nahulu, Linda – Death Studies, 2007
The authors present a comprehensive review on U.S. Pacific Islander suicide and suicide-related behaviors to extend the knowledge and understanding of suicide and suicide-related behaviors among the indigenous peoples of the state of Hawai'i, the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Pacific…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Pacific Islanders, Phenomenology, Suicide
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Ryan, Jennifer; Keir, Scott – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2008
This technical brief describes the large-scale assessment measures and practices used in the jurisdictions served by the Pacific Regional Educational Laboratory. The need for effective large-scale assessment was identified as a major priority for improving student achievement in the Pacific Region jurisdictions: American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the…
Descriptors: Measurement, Educational Assessment, Norm Referenced Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests
Shaw, Frederic E., Ed. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" ("MMWR") Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data in the weekly "MMWR" are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. This issue of "MMWR" contains the following studies: (1) Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Albus, Deb; Thurlow, Martha – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2013
This is the fourteenth report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) that analyzes public reporting practices for assessment data for students with disabilities in K-12 schools in the United States. This report includes information about both the 50 regular states and the 11 unique states (American Samoa, Bureau of Indian Education,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Iding, Marie; Skouge, James – TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 2005
This paper describes technology issues that educators, teacher educators and students in the Pacific Islands confront, specifically in American Samoa (a U.S. territory) and Chuuk (one of the Federated States of Micronesia). It will also briefly mention issues relevant to Yap and Kosrae (two other states in Micronesia), and the Marshall Islands.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Educational Planning
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Heine, Hilda C.; Emesiochl, Masa Akii – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2007
The provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 for teacher quality direct that all students in U.S. public schools be taught by highly qualified teachers. Although the Pacific Region entities are trying to meet this teacher-quality mandate, most are still far from fulfilling the minimum education requirements for their teachers. By…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Teacher Retirement, State Departments of Education
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Mabbett, Arthur N. – Journal of Environmental Health, 1975
In 1972, a water quality survey of the eastern end of Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands was conducted to determine the water quality of selected lagoon and open ocean sites and provide guidance for the construction of a sewerage system. This study revealed that lagoon waters were moderately to severely contaminated. (BT)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Environment, Oceanography, Pollution
Lumelume, Seriema; Todd, Elizabeth S. – Compare, 1996
Profiles the "Ready to Read Project," a literacy program developed in 1988 and implemented throughout several South Pacific islands including Fiji, Western Samoa, and the Marshall Islands. The program established a whole-language approach to English literacy based on principles and philosophies grounded in local and international reading…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange
Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted Education International, 1993
A theoretical approach to talent development in emerging nations is proposed, based on principles of curricular intervention derived from qualitative research. Implementation of such a culturally appropriate curriculum in Ebeye, Marshall Islands, illustrates the approach. Adaptations to other cultures are suggested. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations
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