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Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Few would quarrel with the goal of increasing parents' and families' engagement in education in the name of school improvement. But there is far less consensus on what that engagement should look like--and on how educators and policymakers should be promoting it. Those questions are evident in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Parent School Relationship, Educational Legislation
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on the largest-ever federal investment in fixing low-achieving schools that is now flowing to states, raising the pressure on district leaders to make tough--and quick--decisions about firing principals, replacing teachers, or shutting down schools entirely. Since March, the U.S. Department of Education has been sending states…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Change, Grants, Educational Finance
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2009
The eagerly awaited federal guidelines on some $100 billion in stimulus funding for public education aim to pump money out quickly, while giving the U.S. Department of Education leverage to demand improvements from states and districts. But those same states and districts are also warned not to expect the hefty sums for K-12 programs in the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Public Education, Educational Finance
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2009
The prospect of sharing in the $100 billion in federal economic-stimulus aid has companies unleashing their sales pitches. Pittsburgh-based Apangea Learning, which offers online one-on-one tutoring, is offering school districts three years' worth of services for the price of two, to "help schools win new federal funding that is part of the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Districts, School Business Officials, Elementary Secondary Education