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Atchison, Drew; Baker, Bruce; Levin, Jesse; Manship, Karen – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
Concerns about the equitable distribution of school funding within and across school districts have led to new federal data collections on school-level expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) required states to collect and report, for the first time, school-level data on both personnel and non-personnel expenditures…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Expenditures, School Districts, Data Collection
Wayne, Andrew; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Brown, Delphinia; Boyle, Andrea – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
In recent years, federal education programs and policies have increasingly focused on teacher quality as a means for closing achievement gaps, in part by directing states to measure teacher qualifications and performance and to promote equitable access to qualified and effective teachers among schools within a district. This report provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, State Government, Equal Education
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has developed the "Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All" (Guide) to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades. The second section of this Guide is a handbook for parents of immigrant children in early…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Community Organizations
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Next Generation High Schools are schools that redesign the high school experience to make it more engaging and worthwhile for high school students. In order to create such Next Generation High Schools, schools, districts, and States should utilize evidence-based strategies to transform high schools in ways that engage students and help prepare…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instructional Design, Learner Engagement, Evidence Based Practice
Manship, Karen; Farber, Jonathan; Smith, Claire; Drummond, Katie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Participation in high-quality preschool can improve academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for students of varying backgrounds, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g., Andrews, Jargowsky, and Kuhne 2012; Barnett 2008; Camilli et al. 2010; Karoly and Bigelow 2005; Reynolds et al. 2007). However, some studies…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Primary Education, Alignment (Education), Individualized Instruction
Schmidt, Rebecca Anne; Caspary, Kyra; Jonas, Deborah – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Nationally, 28 percent of all public elementary and secondary schools were in rural locations in 2013-14, serving 18 percent of all K-12 students (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics 2015). Rural schools serve students in sparsely populated areas and have smaller overall populations than schools in other…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
Stullich, Stephanie; Morgan, Ivy; Schak, Oliver – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
This policy brief examines state-by-state trends to compare the extent to which state and local governments are investing in education and in corrections. More specifically, this brief uses extant data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and other sources to present a snapshot of the…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Diversity is inherently valuable. Research shows that diversity in schools, including racial diversity among teachers, can provide significant benefits to students. While students of color are expected to make up 56 percent of the student population by 2024, the elementary and secondary educator workforce is still overwhelmingly white. The most…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Whites, Minority Group Teachers, National Surveys
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
In 2013-14, the high school graduation rate reached a record high of 82 percent (U.S. Department of Education 2015a). Despite the gains, over half a million students still drop out of high school each year (U.S. Department of Education 2015b). High schools have adopted various strategies designed to keep students who are at risk of not graduating…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, At Risk Students
Humphrey, Daniel C.; Gallagher, H. Alix; Yee, Kaily M.; Goss, G. Kyle; Campbell, Ashley Z.; Cassidy, Lauren J.; Mitchell, Nyema M. – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) supports projects that are designed to reform teacher and principal compensation. Initially, the Department of Education (the Department) made two rounds of awards, in 2006 and 2007, to a total of 34 grantees. The specific goals of TIF were to reward teachers and principals for improving student achievement,…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Teacher Motivation
Faulkner-Bond, Molly; Waring, Sara; Forte, Ellen; Crenshaw, Rhonda L.; Tindle, Kathleen; Belknap, Bridget – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) contracted with Synergy Enterprises, Inc. and edCount, LLC, to complete a study titled Language Instruction Educational Programs (LIEPs): Lessons From the Research and Profiles of Promising Programs. This study includes a review of the foundational literature related to LIEPs, case studies…
Descriptors: School Districts, Case Studies, Vocational Education, Literature Reviews
Cook, Gary; Linquanti, Robert; Chinen, Marjorie; Jung, Hyekyung – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"), as amended by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" inaugurated important changes in assessment and accountability for English Learner (EL) students. Specifically, Title III of the law required states to develop or adopt English-language proficiency (ELP)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, Federal Legislation
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Soga, Kay; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Golden, Laura; Petroccia, Megan; Toplitz, Michele; Taylor, James; O'Day, Jennifer – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to ensuring access of English Learner (EL) students to a meaningful education. As early as 1968, the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") contained provisions for supporting the education of EL students and in its 1974 landmark decision, "Lau v.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Tanenbaum, Courtney; Boyle, Andrea; Soga, Kay; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Golden, Laura; Petroccia, Megan; Toplitz, Michele; O'Day, Jennifer; Taylor, James – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
This appendix presents the data collection instruments used for the "National Evaluation of Title III Implementation: Report on State and Local Implementation" study. The purpose of this study is not to monitor Title III implementation, but to describe the implementation of Title III in states and school districts across the country. The…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Data Collection, Academic Achievement
Cook, Gary; Linquanti, Robert; Chinen, Marjorie; Jung, Hyekyung – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2012
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 inaugurated important changes in assessment and accountability for English Learner (EL) students. Specifically, Title III of the law required states to develop or adopt English-language proficiency (ELP) standards aligned with language demands of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation
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