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 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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Elementary and Secondary Education: Accountability and Flexibility in Federal Aid Proposals

Elementary and Secondary Education: Accountability and Flexibility in Federal Aid Proposals

Date: September 6, 2001
Creator: Riddle, Wayne C
Description: The 107th Congress is considering proposals to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Much of the debate over these proposals has been focused on issues related to state and local accountability for, and flexibility in the use of, federal aid funds. Current federal elementary and secondary education assistance programs have a broad range of accountability requirements, including: targeting of resources on specific “high need” pupil groups, localities, or schools; limitations on the authorized uses of funds; fiscal accountability requirements, such as maintenance of effort; procedural requirements, such as parental participation or equitable treatment of pupils attending non-public schools; staff qualifications; reporting; outcome; and evaluation requirements.
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: June 16, 2004
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: August 25, 2003
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: March 26, 2003
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: September 23, 2002
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: July 8, 2002
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: January 24, 2002
Creator: Stedman, James B
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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Education Vouchers: Constitutional Issues and Cases

Education Vouchers: Constitutional Issues and Cases

Date: May 20, 2003
Creator: Ackerman, David M
Description: This report details the constitutional standards that currently apply to indirect school aid programs and summarizes all of the pertinent Supreme Court decisions, with particular attention to Zelman. It also summarizes the pending case of Davey v. Locke and other recent and ongoing state and lower federal court cases concerning vouchers.
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