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Accountability Under No Child Left Behind

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No Child Left Behind includes stringent requirements for testing and accountability. States that have applied for and received waivers from the U.S. Department of Education are subject to alternative accountability…

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Adult Basic Education

Educational services funded by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) are divided into three distinct programs: 1) Adult Basic Education (ABE) that target adults at very low literacy…

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Adult Education

Federally funded adult education programs help individuals over the age of 16 who are not currently enrolled in school, lack a high school credential, and/or do not possess the literacy,…

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Adult Education Accountability

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) established a performance accountability system that requires states to track program participation and the following three core indicators: Improvement in literacy skill levels…

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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Federal support for adult basic education dates back to the Adult Education Act of 1966, which formed part of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty. The 1991 National Literacy Act…

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Adult Education Funding

Federal support for adult basic education dates back to the Adult Education Act of 1966, which formed part of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty. The 1991 National Literacy Act…

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Adult Secondary Education

Educational services funded by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) are divided into three distinct programs: 1) Adult Basic Education (ABE) that target adults at very low literacy…

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Advance Appropriations for Education Programs

Advance Appropriations for Education Programs refers to Congress’s practice of funding part of overall federal education spending in a different fiscal year. Congress regularly provides partial funding for four K-12…

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Advance Appropriations Point of Order

An advance appropriations point of order enforces the spending allocations set for each congressional committee in the annual budget resolution. Decisions about spending, revenue and budget processes established in a…

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Advanced Certification/Credentialing Program

Advanced Certification/Advanced Credentialing is a competitive grant program that provides grants to develop and implement activities that encourage and support teachers seeking additional training through the National Board for Professional Teaching…

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American Opportunity Tax Credit

The two main higher education tax benefits for individuals are the Lifetime Learning Credit and the American Opportunity Credit. Individuals enrolled in post-secondary education can select one of the two credits to decrease…

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) refers to the $787 billion bill intended to stimulate the economy signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. Nearly $100…

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Appropriations Current Status

The appropriations status describes the status of the budget for the current fiscal year.   March 13, 2013: The House Budget Committee marks up a budget resolution from House Budget committee Chair Paul…

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Appropriations Process

The appropriations process refers to the steps Congress takes from passing a budget resolution to setting the total federal allocations for education each year. Once the House and Senate pass a…