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Policy Guidance

EDITOR'S PICKS
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Editor's Pick  State and Local Report Cards Under Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance, February 9, 2013
This guidance is written to assist State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) in understanding and implementing the report card requirements under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Guidance in this document replaces previous Title I non-regulatory guidance on SEA and LEA report cards issued on Sept. 12, 2003. GO >
Editor's Pick  Recovery Act Guidance
Guidance, legislative language, fact sheets, and other information related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. GO >
Editor's Pick  NCLB Policy
Policy documents on accountability, choice, SES, teacher quality, and other elementary and secondary policy issues. GO >
Editor's Pick  School Improvement Grants
Guidance for schools and state and local education agencies regarding implementation of the final requirements of School Improvement Grants authorized under Title I of ESEA. GO >
Editor's Pick  Title I, Part A ARRA Funding
Guidance on $10 billion in new funding made available under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for programs under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (March 2010) GO >
Editor's Pick  RTI: Recovery Act Funding Under Title I and IDEA
Guidance for implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) to improve student achievement using funds from Title I, Part A and Title III of the ESEA and Coordinated Early Intervening Services under the IDEA. (September 2009) GO >
Editor's Pick  Title I Regulations to Strengthen NCLB
These regulations focus on improved accountability and transparency, uniform and disaggregated graduation rates, and improved parental notification for Supplemental Education Services and public school choice. (October 2008) GO >
Editor's Pick  Graduation Rate Guidance
Guidance for implementing a uniform and accurate measure of the high school graduation rate that is comparable across states. (December 2008) GO >
Editor's Pick  Differentiated Accountability Pilot Program
Pilot program to help states differentiate between underperforming schools in need of dramatic interventions and those closer to meeting NCLB goals. (March 2008) GO >
Editor's Pick  Final Interpretations of Title III of ESEA
These interpretations include annual English language proficiency assessments for limited English proficient students, measurable achievement objectives for states and subgrantees receiving Title III funds, and Title III accountability provisions. (October 2008) GO >
Editor's Pick  Balancing Privacy and Safety
Guidance and brochures to help schools, colleges, and parents balance students' privacy rights with school safety concerns. (October 2007) GO >
Editor's Pick  Accountability for LEP Students
Guidance on regulations regarding assessment and accountability for recently arrived and former limited English proficient (LEP) students. (May 2007) GO >
Editor's Pick  Measuring the Achievement of Students with Disabilities
A summary, final regulations, and guidance allowing states to develop modified academic achievement standards for certain students with disabilities. GO >
Editor's Pick  LEA and School Improvement
An update and expansion of January 2004 guidance explaining school and LEA improvement provisions in the NCLB Act and Title I regulations. (July 2006) GO >
Editor's Pick  Growth Models
Peer review guidance for NCLB Growth Model Pilot applications. (January 2006) GO >
Editor's Pick  Students with Disabilities and Modified Achievement Standards
Proposed regulations permitting states to develop modified achievement standards and assessments for certain students with disabilities. (December 2005) GO >
Editor's Pick  Adjusting LEA Allocations for Title I, Part A
ED has revised its school year 2006-07 state and local educational agency (LEA) Title I, Part A allocations. (November 2006) GO >
Editor's Pick  Improving Teacher Quality
Guidance on Title II Part A, state plans and progress on HQT goals, and more. GO >
Editor's Pick  Designing Schoolwide Programs
Guidance for creating schoolwide programs, which aim to improve the entire educational program in a Title I school. GO >
Editor's Pick  Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk Children
Non-regulatory policy guidance for Title I Part D, which focuses on prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk. (February 2006) GO >
Editor's Pick  Special Ed Guidelines and Common-Sense NCLB Policy
Details of new No Child Left Behind policy designed to help states assist students with disabilities and provide states with additional alternatives and flexibility. (May 2005) GO >
Editor's Pick  Alternate Standards for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Non-regulatory guidance on alternate achievement standards for students having the most significant cognitive disabilities. (August 2005) GO >
Editor's Pick  Equitable Services for Private Schools
Guidance on implementing equitable services for private school students and teachers for those programs governed by the Title IX uniform provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (March 2009) GO >
Editor's Pick  Access to Student Information by Military Recruiters
Answers questions about the requirement that military recruiters be given access to secondary school students and students' information. GO >
Editor's Pick  Calculating Participation Rates in Assessments
New policies for calculating "participation rates" under No Child Left Behind?the percentage of enrolled students who participate in an assessment program. GO >
Editor's Pick  Charter School Program Guidance
Addresses questions about provisions the Charter Schools Program related to student admissions, the use of lotteries, private school conversions, and the involvement of for-profit organizations. GO >
Editor's Pick  Education of Migratory Children
How state and local education agencies can use Migrant Education Program funds to develop and implement supplemental educational and support services for migrant children. GO >
Editor's Pick  English Language Learners
Two policies give states and school districts greater flexibility to assist Limited English Proficient students. GO >
Editor's Pick  Even Start Family Literacy Programs Guidance
Assists states and local projects in understanding, administering, and implementing Even Start family literacy programs. GO >
Editor's Pick  Gun-Free Schools Act: State and Local Responsibilities
Guidance on changes made by the No Child Left Behind Act. GO >
Editor's Pick  Highly Qualified Teachers
Three new policies give teachers greater flexibility in demonstrating they are highly qualified under NCLB. GO >
Editor's Pick  Identifying Eligible Title I Schools and Attendance Areas
Outlines how local educational agencies identify eligible Title I school attendance areas and schools and allocate funds to those attendance areas and schools. GO >
Editor's Pick  Serving Preschool Children Under Title I
Provides the rationale for using Title I dollars for preschool services, identifies the components of a quality program, and addresses many administrative issues. GO >
Editor's Pick  Including Students with Disabilities in State Accountability Systems
How states can seek an exemption to the one percent cap on the number of proficient scores from alternate assessments that may be included in calculations for determining adequate yearly progress. GO >
Editor's Pick  LEA and School Improvement Guidance Webcast
ED staff and two experienced educators from prominent school districts discuss LEA and school improvement, from theory to practice. GO >
Editor's Pick  Parental Involvement
Assists SEAs, LEAs, and schools in administering the parental involvement provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESEA. GO >
Editor's Pick  Policy Letters to States
Letters on accountability, Title I, and other topics related to implementing provisions of No Child Left Behind. GO >
Editor's Pick  Public School Choice
Highlights key aspects of the public school choice component of Title I and offers guidance that may be useful in implementing the requirements. GO >
Editor's Pick  Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants
Draft guidance for schools, districts, and states implementing state grants under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program. GO >
Editor's Pick  Impact of New Title I Requirements on Charter Schools
How NCLB accountability, choice, supplemental services, and other requirements affect charter schools. GO >
Editor's Pick  Standards and Assessments Peer Review Guidance
Information for states and peer reviewers on evidence to satisfy standards and assessments requirements in NCLB. GO >
Editor's Pick  Supplemental Educational Services Guidance
Guidance on supplemental educational services, which refer to additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. GO >
Editor's Pick  Title I Paraprofessionals Guidance
Questions and answers on requirements for and assessment of paraprofessionals. GO >
Editor's Pick  Title I Services to Private School Children
Guidance on school districts' responsibilities in making sure that eligible private school children receive equitable services under Title I, Part A of ESEA. GO >
Editor's Pick  Transferability Authority
Guidance for state and local education agencies on the use of this flexibility authority to transfer program funding to meet their unique needs. GO >
Editor's Pick  Unsafe School Choice Option
Ensures that students attending a persistently dangerous public school, or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend, are allowed to attend a safe public school. GO >
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