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Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2021
As part of both the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and the recently passed 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), the U.S. Department of Education (USED) made available almost $4.2 billion for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER). Governors across the nation…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics
Matthews, Lowell, Jr. – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2021
The first College Acceleration Playbook, "Accelerating Students from High School to College and Careers: A Playbook for State Policymakers" (ED612490) identifies a series of non-negotiables that states, colleges, universities and schools can use to strengthen their college acceleration programs to benefit all students --especially those…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Preparation, High School Students, Dual Enrollment
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2021
This is the executive summary for the report, "College Acceleration in Action: Five School Perspectives." The first College Acceleration Playbook, "Accelerating Students from High School to College and Careers: A Playbook for State Policymakers" (ED612490) identifies a series of non-negotiables that states, colleges,…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Preparation, High School Students, Dual Enrollment
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
With school campuses shuttered due to COVID-19, the rate and level of quality of student instruction varies across the nation, states, regions and even neighborhood to neighborhood. It's now almost certain that the 2019-20 school year -- as it was meant to be executed -- is now over. Given this fact, the questions on many state leaders' minds are…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Schedules
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
The 2019-2020 school year began with business as usual. Most students attended traditional brick and mortar schools, congregated with friends during class changes and attended sporting events to cheer on their school's teams. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the "fourth quarter" quickly shifted to remote learning at varying degrees of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
The philosophy of education choice is the belief that every child deserves access to a quality education that fits their needs. Education choice includes public, private, and non-traditional schooling options like open enrollment public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling, online learning, vouchers, tax-credit…
Descriptors: School Choice, Open Enrollment, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
This brief describes a new method for states to determine how well their charter school facility needs are being met with state policies, both at present and in the future as the number of charter schools increases. The brief also illustrates how this new approach, called a Charter Facility Index, can be used in practice, with three state…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Facility Requirements, Educational Facilities, State Policy
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
Excel"in"Ed has developed a methodology called the Charter Facility Index by which states can assess whether they are addressing the full facility needs of charter schools. The Charter Facility Index allows states to determine how well charter school facility needs are being met with existing state policies. The index also helps states…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Facility Requirements, Educational Facilities, State Policy
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
As governors across the country decide how to spend their Emergency Educational Relief (GEER funds), some are also applying to the US Department of Education's (USDE) "Rethink K-12 Education Discretionary Grant Program." At $180 million, this program is comparatively small compared to the other funding streams available under the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, COVID-19, Pandemics
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the U.S. Department of Education made available almost $3 billion for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER). Governors across the nation must be strategic with their use of GEER funds to support education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1.5 billion children around the world were displaced from their brick and mortar classrooms. In response, some school districts were able to seamlessly transition to remote learning, while others were hindered by a lack of digital devices and broadband Internet access for their students. Resulting…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, COVID-19, Pandemics
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
With school campuses shuttered due to COVID-19, the rate and level of quality of student instruction varies across the nation, states, regions and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, state leaders are considering important questions: (1) When and how should schools reopen (after it's safe from a…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
On April 27, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos clarified that although COVID-19 school building closures create significant challenges for the special education community, she would not recommend any waivers affecting the core tenants of IDEA, which guarantees a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities. As the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Access to Education
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy establishes support and intensive reading interventions for K-3 students to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The policy also requires third grade students to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. For students severely below grade level and who do not…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Grade 3
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the American education system in ways few educators and policymakers could have imagined. Forced to shutter their doors in the spring, most schools pivoted to some version of remote learning but were unsuccessful in helping students grow (or even remain on track) academically. Even if the overall education…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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