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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2020
This fact sheet outlines States' responsibilities to English learners (ELs) and their parents during the extended school closures and, in some cases, the move to remote learning due to the national emergency caused by the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A local educational agency (LEA) should collaborate with its State educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Access to Education, Communicable Diseases, Public Health
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) understands that, during this COVID-19 national emergency, State educational agencies (SEAs) and local operating agencies (LOAs) may be experiencing challenges in conducting Title I, Part C - Migrant Education Program (MEP) activities in the same manner they are typically conducted. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Public Health, Disease Control, Migrant Children, Migrant Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2019
Tragic events in recent years underscore the need for school to be a safe and positive learning environment for every student. In the absence of a safe and positive learning environment, a student may feel disconnected, disregard consequences, and engage in bullying or other destructive behaviors. These conditions can foreshadow acts of violence…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, School Policy, Discipline Policy
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2017
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Resource Materials, Educational Legislation
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2016
Great teachers, principals, and other school leaders (collectively, educators) matter enormously to the learning and the lives of children. The Title II, Part A program is designed to provide students from low-income families and minority students with greater access to effective educators. It is critical that State educational agencies (SEAs) and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Minority Group Students
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2013
This guidance is written to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in understanding and implementing the report card requirements under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Although each SEA and LEA may consider this guidance in developing and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Departments of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is authorized by section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Under section 1003(g)(1) of the ESEA, the Secretary must award grants to States to enable the States to provide subgrants to local educational agencies for the purpose of providing assistance for school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2010
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is authorized by section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Under section 1003(g)(1) of the ESEA, the Secretary must "award grants to States to enable the States to provide subgrants to local educational agencies for the purpose of providing assistance for school…
Descriptors: Guidance, Grants, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2007
In September 2006, the U.S. Department of Education amended the regulations governing programs administered under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), related to both the assessment of, and State, local educational agency (LEA), and school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2006
This Non-Regulatory Guidance explains how State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and State agencies for higher education can effectively and correctly use "Title II, Part A" funds to ensure that all teachers are qualified and effective. The Guidance in this document supersedes all prior guidance issued by the Department…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Qualifications
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2000
The United States Department of Education's (Department or ED) Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP) provides support for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; the evaluation of the effects of charter schools; and the dissemination of information about charter schools and successful practices in charter…
Descriptors: State Agencies, School Districts, Educational Planning, Program Design