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Gonzalez, Alejandro – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Migrant families have long been victims of their unusual lifestyle. High poverty conditions combined with constant mobility in search for agricultural work have contributed to their challenging lifestyle. As a result, Latino migrant students are among the least likely to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. However, in spite of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Migrant Children, Migrants, Poverty
Katzman, John – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
It's no surprise that, 28 years after the publication of "A Nation at Risk," school-reform efforts have generated so little effect. The nation's schools have proven, over the past century, adept at resisting change. Recent attempts to inject accountability and innovation have brought an important opportunity. No Child Left Behind helped…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Public Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, is the largest federal education funding source for kindergarten through grade 12. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I grants to school districts to improve educational programs in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
McLendon, Lennox L.; Murphy, Garrett W.; Parker, James – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2006
The four papers in this series were commissioned for the first meeting of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, which met in Nashville on November 14, 2006. The first paper, "Adult Education and Literacy Legislation and Its Effects on the Field," provides the basic provisions of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA,…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Federal Programs, Demonstration Programs, Adult Education
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1999
This volume discusses "Educational Excellence for All Children Act of 1999, the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was established in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" program. The proposed 1999 Act builds upon the 1994 reauthorization of ESEA titled "Improving…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education