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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Early Childhood Education: Federal Policy Issues

Early Childhood Education: Federal Policy Issues

Date: February 20, 2004
Creator: McCallion, Gail
Description: This report examines what we currently know about preprimary programs including numbers of children served and their family characteristics; as well as data on the efficacy of preprimary programs in enhancing later learning and other life skills. Current federal programs that serve preschool age children are described, and policy issues which may arise as the federal role in early childhood education is debated, are discussed.
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Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Federal, State, and Local Programs

Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Federal, State, and Local Programs

Date: January 7, 2005
Creator: Kuenzi, Jeffrey J.
Description: The recruitment and retention of a high-quality teaching force is critical to the future success of our nation's school system. To address this issue, a wide range of programs have been put into place at the federal, state, and local levels in recent years. This report is to review the range of these efforts nationwide and provide a context for the issues that may yet arise during HEA reauthorization.
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: March 20, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: March 25, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: April 21, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: May 23, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: July 11, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: August 1, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: February 4, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Date: March 27, 2002
Creator: Mages, Lisa
Description: None
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Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Date: October 15, 2003
Creator: Mages, Lisa
Description: None
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Elementary and Secondary School Teachers: Action by the 106th Congress

Elementary and Secondary School Teachers: Action by the 106th Congress

Date: August 22, 2000
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: The quality and quantity of public elementary and secondary school teachers are of increasing concern to the 106th Congress. Although states and localities are responsible for most aspects of teacher preparation, recruitment, and employment, the federal government supports a wide array of programs for teachers. Several of these programs are being considered for amendment and extension by the 106th Congress including the Eisenhower Professional Development program and the Class Size Reduction program. The 106th Congress has before it a wide array of legislative proposals to address teacher issues. Action has occurred on several proposals. This report tracks such action and will be updated as it occurs.
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: June 28, 2002
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: August 7, 2002
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: October 7, 2002
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: November 5, 2002
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: December 9, 2002
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: September 12, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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Performance-Based Pay for Teachers

Performance-Based Pay for Teachers

Date: January 11, 2001
Creator: Stedman, James B & McCallion, Gail
Description: None
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Assessment in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Primer

Assessment in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Primer

Date: April 9, 2009
Creator: Caffrey, Erin D.
Description: This report provides a framework for understanding various types of assessments that are administered in elementary and secondary schools. It broadly discusses various purposes of educational assessment and describe comprehensive assessment systems. The report also provides a description and analysis of technical considerations in assessments, including validity, reliability, and fairness, and provide a discussion of how to use these technical considerations to draw appropriate conclusions based on assessment results.
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Head Start Issues in the 108th Congress

Head Start Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: August 14, 2003
Creator: Gish, Melinda & Butler, Alice
Description: This report examines various legislative issues regarding Head Start, which is a federal program that has provided comprehensive early childhood development services to low income children since 1965. The program is administered by the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Head Start Issues in the 108th Congress

Head Start Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: June 25, 2003
Creator: Gish, Melinda & Butler, Alice
Description: This report examines various legislative issues regarding Head Start, which is a federal program that has provided comprehensive early childhood development services to low income children since 1965. The program is administered by the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000: Forest Service Payments to Counties

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000: Forest Service Payments to Counties

Date: October 8, 2008
Creator: Gorte, Ross W.
Description: This report describes the issues that Congress has debated relating to The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-393), which may again arise when the program expires in 2011, and explains the changes enacted for the program.
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K-12 Education: Highlights of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110)

K-12 Education: Highlights of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110)

Date: January 15, 2003
Creator: Riddle, Wayne
Description: This report outlines major highlights of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA). Only the most basic provisions of this act are briefly described in this report; other CRS reports provide more specific and substantial analyses of the major provisions of the NCLBA.
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