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- How Comprehensive Reform Legislation Can Improve Secondary Schools. Odden, Allan; Marsh, David // Phi Delta Kappan;Apr88, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p593
Examines how comprehensive educational reform legislation may improve secondary schools in the U.S. Provision of policies governing the scope and magnitude of curriculum and instruction; Process for initiating and implementing educational reform; Structural elements of a local improvement...
- Education Reform 'Has to be Led by States'. Goins, Pam // Capitol Ideas;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p31
The article offers information on the issues facing U.S. states related to education in 2011. Education issues include college and career readiness, achievement gap closure among racial and ethnic groups, and public education funding. Moreover, it mentions that the reauthorization of the federal...
- STATE JOURNAL. J. R.; H. D. // Education Week;1/13/1993, Vol. 12 Issue 16, p29
The article reports developments related to education and state in the U.S. The Washington Education Association is withholding its endorsement of an education-reform package developed by Governor Booth Gardner. The relationship between governors and teachers' union in other states, is discussed.
- States Face a December Deadline To Submit Special Education Data. Samuels, Christina A. // Education Week;11/9/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p29
The article reports that the state special education officials in the U.S. are scrambling to meet a massive data-collection deadline, mandated by the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, that will change the way the states have traditionally tracked...
- Texas Governor Proposes Education Finance Plan Ahead of Suit. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;4/13/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31861, p29
Reports on the school finance package proposed by Texas Governor Rick Perry in April 2004. Efforts of the state government to revamp its public education funding laws; Background on a lawsuit filed against the state due to its funding laws; Scope of the proposed school finance package.
- Keeping the Policy Burden In Check. Christie, Kathy // Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2004, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p262
Focuses on the enactment of provisions in education bills in U.S. states. Role of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) in tracking the enactment of provisions, which states are most active, and the number of gubernatorial vetoes; Enactment of policies in the top tier of activity,...
- ECS Gives Mixed Marks on 'No Child' Efforts. Richard, Alan // Education Week;7/28/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 43, p20
Few states are on track to meet the teacher-quality requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but many states are moving quickly to improve student achievement, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS). The report arrived as the ECS, a Denver-based nonprofit...
- Gov. Napolitano Looks to Business For Help on All-Day Kindergarten. Bowman, Darcia; Gehring, John; Zehr, Mary Ann; Scoon Reid, Karla; Hoff, David J.; Richard, Alan; Viadero, Debra; Fine Goldstein, Lisa // Education Week;1/22/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 19, p16
Presents developments related to education in various U.S. States as of January 22, 2003. Details of the school improvement programs of Kentucky; Endorsement of academic standards of Indiana by the Governor of the state; Adoption of schools by business enterprises in New Hampshire; Others.
- NCLB report card. Decesare, Dale // State Government News;Apr2003, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p14
Discusses the progress made by states in the U.S. towards the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act despite crises in their budget. Major sections of the NCLB Act that determine states progress; Requirements of the NCLB Act; Analysis on the results of a study conducted by the...