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Programs for Minority Serving Institutions Under the Higher Education Act

Description: This report describes the several programs devoted to financially assisting minority serving institutions (MSIs) under the Higher Education Act (HEA). First discussed is how the various HEA MSI programs are funded. It then provides a description of each program, organized by the type of MSI to which the program is available. Included in each program description is a discussion of eligibility criteria for program participation; a description of authorized uses of financial awards; and administra… more
Date: September 12, 2017
Creator: Hegji, Alexandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA): A Primer

Description: This report discusses the function, history, and funding for the Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) as a means to equip adults with a primary and secondary school education. The report also describes the conditions to acquire a grant from the program. Requirements for the grant are also outlined in the report such as specifying that 82.5 percent of each state's grant must be sub granted to local providers of educational services.
Date: April 8, 2013
Creator: Collins, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Higher Education Act (HEA): A Primer

Description: This report discusses the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA; P.L. 89-329) that authorizes numerous federal aid programs that provide support to both individuals pursuing a postsecondary education and institutions of higher education (IHEs).
Date: January 2, 2014
Creator: Hegji, Alexandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Brief History of Veterans' Education Benefits and Their Value

Description: This report reviews the evolution of veterans' education benefit programs and describes the types of education benefits that have been made available under these programs. The first section provides an historical overview of education benefits for military veterans, beginning with the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (GI Bill of Rights). The second section is an analysis of the estimated value of veterans' education benefits relative to average college prices. This section focuses on the e… more
Date: July 3, 2008
Creator: Smole, David P. & Loane, Shannon S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY2016 State Grants Under Title 10A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Description: This report provides final FY2016 state grant amounts under each of the four formulas used to determine Title I-A grants. Overall, California received the largest FY2016 Title I-A grant amount ($1.8 billion or 11.98% of total Title I-A grants). Wyoming received the smallest FY2016 Title IA grant amount ($34.8 million or 0.24% of total Title I-A grants).
Date: June 21, 2017
Creator: Skinner, Rebecca R. & Rosenstiel, Leah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Class Size Reduction Program: Background and Status

Description: This report provides an overview of the structure and status of the CSR program, the issues raised about the program, early reports on its implementation, and relevant legislative action by the 106th Congress. It also considers emerging results from the California class size reduction effort, the state effort most closely watched by proponents and opponents of the federal CSR program.
Date: July 6, 2000
Creator: Stedman, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act: Major Statutory Provisions

Description: This report summarizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) as the main piece of federal legislation that supports basic education for adults. Specifically, the report discusses the AEFLA in the context of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and its reauthorization under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The report also discusses the process of how states obtain grants.
Date: November 17, 2014
Creator: Collins, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adult Education and Literacy: Overview and Reauthorization Proposals of the 109th Congress

Description: This report discusses the reauthorization of federal adult education and literacy programs being considered by the 109th Congress. The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) authorized these programs through FY2003. The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) provided a one-year extension of authorization through FY2004, and annual appropriations have continued AEFLA programs since.
Date: January 23, 2007
Creator: Irwin, Paul M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220

Description: This report is concerned with the federal adult education and literacy programs authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The report covers funding and spending in the program and how it is budgeted. The report also discusses the consequences of the AEFLA repealing the Adult Education Act (AEA) but continuing some of the programs that were under it.
Date: March 25, 1999
Creator: Irwin, Paul M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House and Senate Floor and Committee Action to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: 1966 to Present

Description: The report provides vote information on comprehensive Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bills that have been considered in the committees of jurisdiction or on the House or Senate floors since the enactment of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Date: October 22, 2014
Creator: Skinner, Rebecca R. & Loane, Shannon S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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21st Century Community Learning Centers in P.L. 107-110: Background and Funding

Description: This report summarizes the major provisions of the reauthorized 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. It includes sections on fundings, national reservations, formula grants to states, competitive local grants, history, program effectiveness, and relevant legislation in the 107th Congress.
Date: March 16, 2004
Creator: McCallion, Gail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B: Key Statutory and Regulatory Provisions

Description: This report discusses the IDEA Act which regulates special education programs and services for children with disabilities. Part B contains provisions relating to the education of school aged children (the grants-to-states program) and state grants program for preschool children with disabilities (Section 619). There are three sections in the report covering services for children with disabilities, procedural safeguards, and funding, expenditure requirements and compliance.
Date: June 14, 2017
Creator: Dragoo, Kyrie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Information Technology and Elementary and Secondary Education: Current Status and Federal Support

Description: CRS Report for Congress entailing information about the current status and federal report of information technology and elementary and secondary education. Topics include, recent action, major issues, federal policy questions etc..
Date: January 8, 2001
Creator: Osorio-O'Dea, Patricia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Bilingual Education: An Overview

Description: The U.S. Department of Education(ED) administers the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), the federal education program specifically intended for limited English proficient (LEP) children. The Congress considered several proposals to reauthorize the BEA in the 106th Congress. The 107th Congress has again been considering legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), including the BEA. H.R. 1, the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” was passed by the House on May 23, 200… more
Date: June 7, 2001
Creator: Osorio-O'Dea, Patricia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Information Technology and Elementary and Secondary Education: Current Status and Federal Support

Description: CRS Report for Congress entailing information about the current status and federal report of information technology and elementary and secondary education. Topics include, recent action, major issues, federal policy questions etc..
Date: June 9, 2000
Creator: Osorio-O'Dea, Patricia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Elementary and Secondary Education: Reconsideration of the Federal Role by the 107th Congress

Description: This issue brief provides an overview of legislation to reauthorize the ESEA, ERDDIA, and NESA. Most of it will focus on the ESEA, since it is much larger in scale. We include a summary review of relevant legislation acted upon during the 106th Congress. This issue brief will be updated regularly to reflect current legislative activity. Other issue briefs and reports, listed at the end of this brief, provide more detailed information on individual programs or types of proposals and analyses of … more
Date: January 24, 2001
Creator: Riddle, Wayne C. & Stedman, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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